Archive for category: mobile

Apple Partnering with Alpine on Aftermarket CarPlay Unit
/ April 15, 2014 2:47 pm
Apple Partnering with Alpine on Aftermarket CarPlay Unit

VentureBeat reports that Apple is apparently partnering with car electronics manufacturer Alpine on an aftermarket CarPlay unit, according to Japanese business news site Nikkei. The unit will debut in Europe and the U.S. first and will retail for around $500 to $700, the report indicates. . Read More

Spotify Plans To Enter a Partnership Deal With Sprint
/ April 14, 2014 4:41 pm
Spotify Plans To Enter a Partnership Deal With Sprint

Re/code last week reported that Spotify is planning to enter a partnership with Sprint to provide streaming music to its mobile customers. According to the report, the partnership deal will look similar to the Beats Music deal with AT&T, including free Spotify trials for Sprint customers and access to the carrier’s billing system. . Read More

Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015
/ April 14, 2014 4:28 pm
Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015

Bloomberg reports that Line Corp., the operator of the most-popular mobile messaging app in Japan, plans to double its users to more than 1 billion globally by next year, according to its CEO Akira Morikawa who made the comment at a conference in Tokyo last week. . Read More

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
/ April 14, 2014 3:48 pm
Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Google plans to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based maker of high-altitude drones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Titan, which makes solar-powered drones capable of staying in the air for years on end, reportedly had been pursued by Facebook earlier this year. Read More

Amazon to Acquire Digital Comic Book Store comiXology
/ April 11, 2014 3:50 pm
Amazon to Acquire Digital Comic Book Store comiXology

TechCrunch reports that Amazon has announced that it will acquire comiXology, a service that provides digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others. Today, comiXology provides more than 50,000 comics for sale. . Read More

Crittercism Raises $30 Million to Monitor Apps
/ April 10, 2014 2:32 pm
Crittercism Raises $30 Million to Monitor Apps

VentureBeat reports that Crittercism has raised $30 million in its recent round of funding. The funding round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from InterWest Partners, Accenture, and VMware. Crittercism is the first mobile application performance management (APM) that provides both service monitoring and error monitoring solutions. . Read More

PapayaMobile’s AppFlood to Launch Real Time Market for Mobile Ads in Chinese Market
/ April 9, 2014 2:41 pm
PapayaMobile’s AppFlood to Launch Real Time Market for Mobile Ads in Chinese Market

VentureBeat reports that PapayaMobile is introducing a platform that will make it easier to make branded and targeted advertisements in an effective and automated style for the Chinese mobile gaming market. . Read More

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