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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Facebook’s Chris Cox on Publishers, Auto-Play Videos, Virtual Reality + MORE

Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox discussed several topics during the Code/Media conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Calif., Tuesday, including the social network’s work with publishers, auto-play videos and the company’s virtual-reality plans. Cox told Re/code’s Peter.... More »

Injustice Gods Among Us, Vine, Toy Truck Rally 3D and more on this week’s top free app charts + MORE

Developer NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us, which is a fighting game featuring DC Comics heroes and villans that launched last Thursday, nabbed the No. 1 spot on the top free iOS apps charts. Twitter’s video sharing app Vine surged up the charts this week, landing at the .... More »

Emergency Webinar Will Address Urgent Matters in Mobile Marketing + MORE

On October 16th, the Federal Communications Commission will begin enforcing a strict new set of rules governing marketing calls and text messages directed at consumers on their mobile phones. The new rules, for example, will make it incumbent upon marketers to gain written consent from a consumer pr.... More »

Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 Billion + MORE

The rumor mill was vindicated late Wednesday when Google confirmed it is selling the hardware component of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. The deal, which is valued at $2.9 billion, will still allow Google to possess ownership of a wide array of valuable patents that Google obtained during its initial .... More »

Natsume reveals E3 mobile lineup, including Gabrielle and Reel Fishing games

Video game developer and publisher Natsume has revealed its lineup of upcoming mobile titles, which will be on display at this year’s E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. The lineup includes entries in the company’s “Gabrielle” and “Reel Fishing” franchises, with Natsume looking.... More »

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