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from http://venturebeat.com/ 622 days ago

Above: Opera Mediaworks chief executive Mahi de Silva. Image Credit: Opera MediaworksOpera Mediaworks chief executive Mahi de Silva is on a roll. Silva heads up one of the biggest mobile ad platforms in the country. Opera Mediaworks bought AdColony in June for a sum that hasn’t been publicly disclosed. Owned ...

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As Square acquisition rumors heat up again, Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to proclaim that Square is not in talks with PayPal. This contradicts a report which claimed that “PayPal CEO Dan Schulman is apparently exploring several potential acquisitions, including the purchase of Square.” And perhaps PayPal is, only according ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 622 days ago

Image Credit: TV image via ShutterstockPeople ages 18-34 are leading the pack when it comes to watching original TV programming on a device other than a traditional television set, according to a new comScore report released today. The results of the report show that 44 percent of millennials (18-34 age ...

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Today Hailo chief Tom Barr announced that the company will pull out of North America “where the astronomical marketing spend required to compete is making profitability for any one player almost impossible.” This decision, of course, is the result of Hailo failing to steal market share from competing startups Uber ...

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Image Credit: VineFollowing the promise in June of many more apps coming this year, Microsoft today announced that Vine is now available for Xbox One. You can download it by visiting the Xbox Store on your console. Unfortunately, the app is available only to Xbox Live members. As a result, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 622 days ago

Above: Anki Drive Image Credit: AnkiAlmost two years after it launched on Apple’s devices, the Anki Drive smartphone racing game is debuting on Android today. Anki’s robotic car toys are following a familiar pattern for the mobile sector: Products debut on Apple’s platforms as exclusives, and then they launch later ...

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Above: "Look honey, you're wasted."Measuring blood alcohol level might be just as important to some people as measuring steps or heart rate. It’s a relatively new metric in the “quantified self” movement, but it makes sense. Breathometer today unveiled a new device in its line of breathalyzers — a wearable ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 622 days ago

[Andrew: Trying to build and launch dating apps is a favorite pastime of 20-something tech entrepreneurs. However, dating products are notoriously hard to grow because it requires people to be "in-market" and also they don't necessarily want their friends to know they're online dating. Today, we have a great piece ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 622 days ago

[Andrew: There's very little data out there on mobile, and so in the last few weeks, I've had guest posts on the % of users who opt-in to push notifications, as well as clickthrough rates of push. Today, I have some new metrics around retention, including for the first time, ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 622 days ago

[Andrew: A few weeks ago, the folks at Kahuna released some great data showing that up to 60% of users opt-out of push notifications. Now they're releasing some new data on the click-through rates of push notifications, showing the differences between app categories and breaking down the reasons why some ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 622 days ago

Why startups are all going iPhone-first There’s been a number of articles over the last year that reiterate a simple fact: The best new apps are all going iPhone-first. Here’s three popular articles on this topic over the last few months: iOS First. Android Much, Much Later (Aug 2014) The ...

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Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 33 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include OpenH264 support as well as sending video content from webpages to a second screen. Firefox 33 for the desktop is available for download now over on Firefox.com and all existing users should be able to upgrade ...

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Image Credit: Snapchat Promo VideoAfter the dump of roughly 200,000 hacked Snapchat user photos last week, Snapchat issued a blog post today promising to update its security and warning users not to trust third party apps. “We’ll continue to do our part by improving Snapchat’s security and calling on Apple ...

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Image Credit: Thomas Hawk Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here’s a list of today’s biggest funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to ...

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Image Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatAmazon hasn’t forgotten about the importance of cheap devices even as it struggles to be taken seriously as a high-end smartphone maker. Amazon’s first Fire tablet was one of the first $200 Android tablets. It wasn’t all that fast or attractive, but it proved that Amazon could ...

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