Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”


Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.

Fake Social Media Accounts Have Flourished In The Wake Of The Malaysian Airline Disappearance.


With its route change, absence of radar signals from the plane, and the inscrutable actions of its pilots, the Malaysian Airline MH370 disappearance story reads like a thriller novel. Much like most such novels, the disappearance has attracted its fair share of controversy, conspiracy theories, and, not surprisingly, fake accounts.

America's Best Airlines (Full List)


Virgin America is the highest-quality major airline in the United States for the second year running, according to the 2014 Airline Quality Rating report, an annual study of airline performance. The privately owned airline –founded by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson– has only been operating in the U.S. since 2007, and has come out on top both times it has been included in the AQR’s analysis.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Twitter Following Facebook Into The Market For App Install, Launching Over A Dozen New Ad Types.

Twitter Following Facebook Into The Market For App Install, Launching Over A Dozen New Ad Types. The Twitter feed is about to become more cluttered.

Charge Your Phone 2x Faster With This Card

The LithiumCard is a "hypercharger" that can charge a smartphone at a rate of 1% per minute. Every necessary plug is included, and it's slim enough to fit in your wallet.

Twitter Buys MoPub For $350 Million, The Mobile Advertising Company.

Twitter Buys MoPub For $350 Million, The Mobile Advertising Company. MoPub, a startup that helps mobile publishers manage their ad inventory, has been acquired by Twitter, giving the social network another route into building its advertising business, specifically on mobile platforms. We’re hearing that the company was acquired for $350 million in stock and that Twitter won out over other bidders like ad network Millennial Media, which itself has been making more acquisitions itself, buying JumpTap last month for $200 million. Read More...

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future.


purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware supporter, giving the company the integrated mobile offering it's been looking for with Surface and other devices.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Twitter Is Going Public. Here's How It Makes Money. [Video]


Twitter Is Going Public. Here's How It Makes Money. As long anticipated, Twitter is going public. It almost goes without saying that the social network broke the news on Twitter. Its announcement came in five characters under the microblogging site's 140-character cutoff: The offering is expected to be the tech world's largest since Facebook went public in May 2012. Analysts valued Twitter at $10 billion earlier this year, and it may be worth a little more than that today. But as my colleague Matt Yglesias points out, the fact that it is filing confidentially implies that its annual revenues have not yet reached $1 billion.