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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Everyplay game recording network comes to Android + MORE

After a successful launch on iOS devices, Applifier has launched its Everyplay mobile gaming network on Android 4.1 and up. The network allows users to record and share replays of their favorite gaming moments on social networks, which works to encourage new players to download those same games. Bu.... More »

Execution Labs Raises $6M to Help Growth of Game Studios + MORE

Game accelerator and investment platform Execution Labs has announced it has secured CAD $6 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Toronto-based Corus Entertainment Inc. Existing investors BDC Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital also participated in the round. This funding will hel.... More »

Study shows men more likely to choose electric shock over alone time with no phone + MORE

Being jolted by electric shock is painful, but less painful than being left alone in a room without a phone or any kind of distractions. Most men would rather experience electrical shock just to relieve the boredom. Oh the boredom! Just put someone in a room without any connections to the outside w.... More »

PlayHaven touts overwhelming success of Magmic campaign + MORE

Image via Magmic What’s the best way to convert free-to-play gamers into paying customers? That’s the billion dollar question facing game publishers these days, but mobile games studio Magmic thinks they’re on the right road after teaming with business engine PlayHaven on a highly-targeted mar.... More »

Decorate and caption your photos with InstaText + MORE

InstaText is an iOS app from App Channel, also known as iLegendSoft and Top Rank Apps. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and there’s also a paid “Pro” version available for $0.99. App Channel’s product is not the first app to be called “Ins.... More »

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