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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 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 ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 68 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 68 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, ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 68 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 ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 68 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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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

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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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

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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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

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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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

Image Credit: Ermolaev Alexander/ShutterstockGoogle first unveiled its Classroom in May as a preview and now it’s issuing the first updates to the product. The touched up product allows teachers to more easily integrate their digital assignments with in-class instruction. This new iteration adds five basic features: the ability to use ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

Check out our press release hub, powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop here.New Mobile App Offers Consumers a Simple, Secure Solution to Shop Hundreds of Top Brands and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

Above: EveryplayImage Credit: EveryplayAbout 1 percent of mobile gamers, dubbed whales, account for 29 percent of all spending in mobile games. That’s one of the facts that came out of Everyplay‘s survey of mobile gamers, who are fast becoming one of the most-studied groups in history.   Companies like Everyplay, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

Above: Map-D lets you visualize data, quickly.Image Credit: Map-DMap-D Technologies, a big data visualization startup, has raised $1.5 million from Nvidia, Google Ventures, and numerous angel investors. The company is hoping to disrupt the database market by building what it calls the world’s fastest big data analytics and visualization platform, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 68 days ago

Skype today launched Skype Qik (pronounced “quick”), a new video messaging app meant to be used alongside the main Skype app. The new mobile-only offering is launching simultaneously on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. You can download it now from Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Windows Phone Store. ...

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