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Mobile payment company Boku on the bidding block- Apple and Google reportedly fighting for control

November 3, 2010

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(Fierce Mobile) Archrivals Apple  and Google are reportedly circling around mobile payment solutions firm Boku, with both tech giants in talks to acquire the startup or at least hammer out a wide-ranging partnership agreement. Citing sources familiar with the negotiations, TechCrunch reports Boku president and CEO Mark Britto and co-founder Ron Hirson have met with […]

Oracle tells Google- Not so fast on that Android use of Java- talk to my lawyer!

October 28, 2010

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This has been going on for a while (even though the lawsuits are fresh!) and here is the latest update. Keep tabs on this if for no other reason than its interesting to watch the big guys fight. If you want to keep score, Oracle and Google have roughly the same revenue at 25- 26 […]

The research is in- Mobile users prefer the browser over an APP

October 27, 2010

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Nothing new here from this writers perspective, the Universal APP is the browser and the sooner that is understood, the faster a business can get mobilized for real reach and frequency. This same thing happened on the internet with PC’s (if you remember), mobile will follow some of those same adoption trends. For a variety […]

Google Launches Boost, Easy Local Advertising With Artificial Intelligence

October 27, 2010

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(NYT) Google announced initial availability of a new advertising program called Boost today, beginning in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago. Boost automatically determines what keywords your business ought to bid on and recommends a range of monthly advertising budgets based on the competitiveness of your business sector. It then runs Cost Per Click ads in […]

Garmin drops handsets in favor of APP’s- no news here, handsets are a tough business

October 27, 2010

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland & TAIPEI, Taiwan–(Release) — Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. today announced a strategic decision to alter their current co-branded business model for location-centric mobile handsets. The two companies will not introduce any new co-branded handset models going forward, but will continue to sell and support models that have already been […]

Android reaches 100K APP milestone

October 26, 2010

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(Fierce) Almost two years to the day after Google first opened the doors of its Android Market application storefront, the digital services giant reports the store now boasts more than 100,000 apps optimized for Android smartphones. A post on the AndroidDev Twitter account confirms the benchmark. As recently as early September, Android Market featured 80,000 applications, […]

AdMob introducing interactive video to Android

October 26, 2010

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Google-owned mobile advertising network AdMob is introducing interactive video and interactive interstitial ad units optimized for applications running across the Android smartphone platform. According to AdMob, the rich media units identify a device’s screen resolution, size, and network connection speed to serve users the optimal viewing experience; ads may be placed either at app-open or in-app. […]

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