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Twitter acquires mobile engagement platform OpenBack to enhance push notifications

Twitter is acquiring Dublin-based mobile engagement platform OpenBack, the social media giant’s head of consumer product, Jay Sullivan, announced on Tuesday. The financial terms of the deal were

Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone

Tim Cook thinks people should get off their iPhones and decrease their engagement with apps. The Apple CEO, speaking at the TIME 100 Summit today, was discussing the addictive nature of our mobile dev

Firefox can now block those annoying notification requests

Virtually every random site you go to these days wants you to subscribe to its push notifications. It’s one of the many small annoyances on the open web, but thankfully, those pop ups may not be

OneSignal raises $7M for its free push notification tools

Push notifications are one of the main ways we connect with our apps —  but according to OneSignal CEO George Deglin, most of the tools for managing those notifications are too expensive without o

AI on your lock screen

For the last 10 years, news feeds have been the main way -- the mainstream user interface -- to discover interesting and relevant digital content. Today, news feeds, from Facebook and Twitter to Link

Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

As developers build apps, the hard part becomes not only attracting sufficient audience to justify the exercise, but also finding ways to keep that audience engaged and coming back to your app. Today,

Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offered

Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel

<a target="_blank" href="http://wizrocket.com/">WizRocket</a>, which helps companies increase user engagement by fine-tuning mobile, web, and e-mail notifications, has raised $8 million in new funding

Parse Rolls Out A/B Testing For Push Notifications

Facebook subsidiary Parse is rolling out Parse Push Experiments, a new feature aimed at marketers and developers whose apps use the Parse SDKs that lets them A/B test different messages and times for

For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App

Two new applications, Drop and Push, want to save you from having to download multiple news apps or browse dozens of websites just to keep up with the topics that interest you. But what makes these tw

Snapchat Pushes You To Watch Friends’ Stories

Snapchat Stories are a huge hit, with the photos and videos you post to your profile now more popular than Snap messages. But they’re still easy to forget about since they’re pull and not

Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app

Roost Takes On Twitter, RSS With A Platform For Web-Based Push Notifications

A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Roost wants to succeed where RSS readers perhaps failed with the introduction of a new service that lets consumers subscribe to websites using browser-based pu

Fanout Emerges From Private Beta, Provides Real-Time Push Service

Fanout, a company that has been in private beta since its inception in 2011, will be available to the general public this week. According to company founder Jason Karneges, Fanout provides real-time d

Mobile Marketing Startup Kahuna Raises $11M From Sequoia

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.usekahuna.com">Kahuna</a>, a startup that helps marketers test and automate their push notifications, is announcing that it has raised $11 million in Series A fundi

Gillmor Gang: Mo’ Beta Blues

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the summer solstice with a dip in the gene pool. With Google Glass two months new and iOS7 in developers' ha

Google Brings Its Cloud Messaging Push Notification Service To Chrome

At last year's I/O, Google <a target="_blank" href="http://gizmodo.com/5921766/android-messaging-is-headed-to-the-cloud">launched</a> its Cloud Messaging push notification service <a target="_blank" h

Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

Following Monday's <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/10/29/live-from-microsofts-windows-phone-8-event-in-san-francisco/">reveal</a> of Windows Phone 8, the most recent update to Microsoft's mobil

New Twitter Apps Are Here: Push Notifications From Your Favorite Tweeters, Better Expanded Tweets, More

Twitter is <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.twitter.com/2012/07/expansive-experiences-in-latest-mobile.html">adding</a> more features for iOS and Android today, allowing users to receive push noti

Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers

Real-time push notification service <a href="http://boxcar.io/">Boxcar</a>, currently available on both iOS and Mac OS X, has just closed on a $150,000 seed round with <a href="http://kimaventures.com
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