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
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One Mobile Device Stat You’re Not Going to Believe + MORE

It may seem difficult to believe, but the findings of a new study tell us its true. eMarketer reported Thursday that approximately half of all U.S. parents will gift eReading devices this holiday season to their children. The data is derived from a recent study conducted by PlayCollective with Digit.... More »

Mixpanel launches in-app notifications tool to increase and track user engagement + MORE

Mobile analytics company Mixpanel has announced its new in-app notifications tool, allowing developers to target specific groups of users and broadcast messages to them instantly. These messages help users stay up-to-date with developer notifications, and may include prompts to download app updates.... More »

‘Showrooming’ challenges businesses to keep up with an increasingly mobile shopping world + MORE

Image courtesy Parago With the widespread adoption of smartphones, brick and mortar retailers have been forced to accept an increasingly large amount of “showrooming,” a shopping behavior that sees customers entering retail locations to look at items in person, only to find the item for cheaper.... More »

Execution Labs announces convertible note program for independent mobile developers + MORE

Execution Labs, hybrid incubator and accelerator for indie mobile game developers, today announced its participation in BDC Venture Capital’s convertible note program. It will give new game development companies the funding they need to survive until they work to create their own sustainable reve.... More »

SmartNews Launches in the US on iOS, Android + MORE

Popular Japanese news app SmartNews has announced its official rollout in the US, giving users a hub of information across a variety of topics, from popular news sources around the web. The app doesn’t display every news story from every outlet; instead, it uses “proprietary algorithms and real-.... More »

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