MasterCard Launches MasterPass at Mobile World Congress Monday + MORE

MasterCard is wasting no time this week as Mobile World Congress 2013 gets underway. This morning in Barcelona, MasterCard – as expected – introduced MasterPass, which is being hailed by the company as “the future of digital payments.” MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to [...]

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Plants vs. Zombies, Oscars, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and more on this week’s top paid app chartsThe Apple App Store’s featured PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies (which is free for a limited time) as its App of the week, propelling it to the No. 1 spot on this week’s top free iPad apps chart and to the No. 2 spot on the top free iPhone apps chart. Disney’s recently released endless runner game Monster, Inc. Run landed at the No. 3 position on iPhone and the No. 5 position om iPad…

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On Monday morning in Barcelona on the first day of Mobile World Congress 2013, Apigee released the findings of a new study showing exactly how dependent on mobile apps we’ve grown as a global community. According to the findings presented, 85% of people would rather go without water than their mobile apps. No, that wasn’t [...]

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Agenda and speakers announced for Inside Social Apps San FranciscoWant to network with like-minded peers while learning about key market trends and best practices from leading industry professionals? Join us at the Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, June 6-7 in San Francisco. Register early and save.
The two-day event will consist of panels, presentations, and workshops led by the brightest minds in the social and mobile app arena.
Topics include:
- The Challenge of Mobile App Discovery
- Maximizing Audience Engagement with Real World Incentives
- Monetization and Payments in Games
- Trends in Social and Mobile Advertising
- International Opportunities: Asia, Europe, and the Middle East
View the full agenda…

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EA launches Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar on iOS worldwide + MORE

Image via EA Electronic Arts has announced the worldwide launch of Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar on iOS. The spiritual successor to Ultima 4 is a real-time cooperative RPG, inspired by the 30-year history of the original Ultima franchise. Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is set 21 years a.... More »

NY Times limits content for non-subscribers, revisits app pay model + MORE

    (Photo credit: New York Times) Starting June 27, The New York Times will begin limiting non-subscribing, mobile app users to access only three articles per day. Prior to this change, the daily newspaper app would provide nonpaying users with 10-15 free articles from the Top News secti.... More »

Apple Projected to be the Biggest Driver of Wearable Band Shipments in 2015 + MORE

Apple will be the biggest driver behind wearable band shipments next year. That’s according to the industry analyst firm Canalys. Wearable band shipments will grow 129% year on year to reach 43.2 million units in 2015, of which 28.2 million will be smart bands and 15.0 million will be basic ba.... More »

Rovio’s Angry Birds Go! races to the top spot on iOS, Android

Image via Rovio Rovio’s Angry Birds Go is off to a fast start on iOS and Android, reaching the No. 1 spot in over 140 countries on the App Store and Google Play since its launch earlier this month. The game sees the franchise’s famous pigs and birds racing downhill in go-karts, collecting coins .... More »

The Inside Network Job Board: BrightRoll, WildTangent, RealNetworks and more

The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: BrightRoll, WildTangent, RealNetworks and more. Brigh.... More »

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