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Navigating the Post-Holiday Lull: A Guide for Mobile Game Developers

The Platform is an invitation-only guest opportunity that asks technologists and innovators to share big ideas. This week you are getting schooled by Jamie Evans (Advertising Account Manager) and Nate Barker (Publisher Relations Manager) from Chartboost. The holiday rush is over and as a mobile game developer, you’re left with a crippling eggnog addiction, tons of new users (hopefully), and questions about what to …

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Inside Hulu

Hulu is on a mission; a mission that droves of people have come to appreciate. That mission is to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium video content when, where and how they want it and it’s no small task. Needless to say, they are off to a good start. Hulu now offers content from over 400 companies including Fox, …

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Infographic: Evolution of Text Messaging on Mobile Phones

The evolution of text messaging dates back to pictographs and bird delivery systems, but it can be directly related to the Finnish innovator Matti Makkonen. In 1984 Makkonen revolutionized the way communication is realized for human beings with the SMS for cell phones. Find out why texting has become more popular than talking with teens, and how SMS messages have evolved from …

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The Lazy Consumer vs. The Mobile Experience

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Salvatore Salpietro, CTO Isebox.  This is getting ridiculous now. I just want to get my coupon. I want to spend money in your business, and partly because you offered me a coupon in your store – often via my mobile device. But when I try to get the coupon I am asked …

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100 Terrific Tools for Coders & Developers

Coding… the world runs on it these days. Want job security? Become a developer. Want fame and fortune? Learn to code! This post is #26 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 107. Time to compile: 6+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss …

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Is Facebook’s Future Bright or Dismal?

Despite the beating Facebook’s stock has taken recently, many people see plenty of opportunity in the company’s future. Mark Cooper, the co-founder and CMO of Offerpop says, “I believe Facebook is in a great position to reshape the digital marketing landscape, and we’ve only seen the beginning of what that might mean. Ultimately, it comes down to leveraging the power …

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Are Mobile Apps a Temporary Fad? Experts Say Andreessen is Wrong

There is a big debate raging right now over the future of native apps. In a recent interview with Wired, investor and web pioneer Marc Andreessen said, “Mobile apps on platforms like iOS and Android are a temporary step along the way toward the full mobile web.” Essentially, he’s calling native mobile apps temporary. I was intrigued by this and …

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Why Marc Andreessen Is Wrong About Mobile Apps Being a Fad

Editor’s note: This article is a reaction to a statement made by investor Marc Andreessen (of Andreessen Horowitz) in a recent interview with Wired in which he stated, “The application model of the future is the web application model. The apps will live on the web. Mobile apps on platforms like iOS and Android are a temporary step along the …

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Hmmm Debuts Personality-Based Sharing, Targets Facebook Lists and Google+ Circles

Hmmm is a new take on social sharing that flips the concept of “lists” and “circles” on its head by giving users the ability to create different Avatars based on the context of what they’re sharing and whom they’re sharing it with. I asked Archana Patchirajan, a cofounder who has a background in software programming and mobile development, how Hmmm’s personality-based …

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The Week in Mobile Presented by xAd – 6.8.12

Is Your Website Mobile-Ready? This week the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) launched a super cool new tool to help brands and businesses better understand how their websites are viewed through a mobile device. If you have a mobile-optimized site, this will most likely not apply to you. But for the masses still hesitant to spend money in mobile, this will …

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