Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

    Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

    Tune, a company that bills itself as “the enterprise platform for mobile marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Founded by twin brothers Lucas and Lee Brown (pictured above with CEO Peter Hamilton), Tune was previously known as HasOffers — it rebranded last summer, giving it what Hamilton called “a more flexible, bigger name.” Read More

  • Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap’s 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

  • ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it’s a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space. Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013. Now, Whistle is expanding its position with the acquisition of a competitor in the pet wearable space, Tagg, and adding another $15 million to its… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Office For Android Tablets Comes Out Of Preview

    Microsoft’s Office For Android Tablets Comes Out Of Preview

    Last November, Microsoft launched a beta of its free Office apps for Android tablets and announced that it would make them generally available for Android tablets in early 2015. It’s now early 2015 and today Microsoft is living up to its promise by launching Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. The updated apps should arrive in the Google Play store over the course of the next… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Outlook For iOS And Android

    Microsoft Launches Outlook For iOS And Android

    Microsoft today launched Outlook for Android and iOS phones and tablets, based on the application it acquired when it bought Acompli last December. These new applications will go live in their respective app stores over the course of the next few hours. These new applications will go live in their respective app stores over the course of the next few hours. Read More

  • More Than Half A Billion People Access Facebook Solely From Mobile

    More Than Half A Billion People Access Facebook Solely From Mobile

    It seems that with every earnings report, we hit another milestone in Facebook’s shift to mobile. Here’s the latest one: 526 million of its monthly active users access Facebook solely from their mobile devices. That’s up from 456 million in the previous quarter, and it’s an increase of around 78 percent from the 296 million mobile-only users that Facebook saw during… Read More

  • Facebook Beats Estimates In Q4 With $3.85B Revenue, User Growth Up To 3.2% QOQ To Hit 1.39B

    Facebook Beats Estimates In Q4 With $3.85B Revenue, User Growth Up To 3.2% QOQ To Hit 1.39B

    Facebook beat the street’s estimates for the 10th straight quarter in Q4 2014. It now has 1.393 billion users, up 3.18% quarter over quarter, which was a little faster than Q3’s 2.2% but slower than Q2’s 3.125%. The company brought in $0.54 EPS on $3.85 billion in revenue. Mobile made up 69% of ad revenue compared to 66% last quarter, showing its business is now firmly… Read More

  • Kids App Maker Fingerprint Acquires Two More Mobile Education Companies

    Kids App Maker Fingerprint Acquires Two More Mobile Education Companies

    Kids’ app maker Fingerprint, which was backed by Dreamworks last summer with a $10.9 million round of funding, has put some portion of that cash to use with the acquisition of two children’s mobile education companies, Cognitive Kid and Scribble Press, the company announced this morning. With the new additions, Fingerprint’s library of kids’ apps is now at 800 – or… Read More

  • Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed Snapchat quietly acquired a QR code startup called Scan.me late last year, and now we know why. Yesterday alongside Discover, Snapchat launched a new feature called Snaptags that creates a unique QR code for every Snapchat user. When someone points their Snapchat camera at a Snaptag, the app adds the corresponding person as a friend. Read More

  • Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from “billions” of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets. The company claims that it’s able to save users as much as 40 percent on flights, and in 95 percent of cases will get you a cheaper flight or one that’s at least the same price as you would… Read More

  • App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    Mobile analytics provider App Annie, the market leader in the app measurement business today, is out this morning with its annual report that takes a look back at the app trends that defined the past year. The report includes a look at app category growth, like the expansion of mobile messaging services, mobile video streaming, “sharing economy” apps and more, as well as growth of… Read More

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