• iPhone and Android Users Score New Tool to Stop Robocalls

    This week, YouMail announced an update to the free YouMail Intelligent Call Management application for Android and iPhone that “automatically stops most annoying spam robocallers.” According to an announcement emailed to MMW, this Smart Blocking feature addresses “a critical and growing consumer problem, as the...

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    Samsung Sounds the Alarm: Sales, Exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 Halted

    CNBC confirmed late Monday that Samsung is expected to ask its global partners to stop all sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note 7. Amid widespread fire and explosion concerns that, despite being blown out of proportion by some media outlets, have warranted legitimate investigations...

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    IDC: Android Eclipses 80 Percent Global Market Share

    It was a milestone quarter for Google’s Android operating system. The IDC reported Wednesday that global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013 were heavily skewed in favor of Android. Data published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reveals that 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, and …   Read More

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    2013 App Revenues Projected to Top $15 Billion

    Mobile apps have taken their cash-generating prowess to an entirely new level this year. By the end of 2013, IHS projects that the app ecosystem will have raked in revenues totaling $15.5 billion. When it’s all said and done, 90 billion smartphone and tablet apps will have been downloaded in 2013. That’s nearly double 2012’s …   Read More

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    ABI: Android Mobile App Revenues Poised to Double This Year

    Between Google Play surging past 50 billion app downloads this summer and Android developers generously investing of themselves in the creation and marketing of quality apps, Android mobile app revenues are poised to double in 2013. According to the latest projections from ABI Research, app revenues are projected to reach almost $6.8 billion by the …   Read More

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    Tapjoy Teams with Children’s Publisher Zuuka

    On Thursday, mobile ad network Tapjoy confirmed a new partnership with award winning children’s publisher zuuka. According to details provided to MMW, the partnership will offer parents a new way to download their children’s favorite books… for free. The iStoryTime library app, available for iOS but coming soon to Android, will integrate the Tapjoy Mobile …   Read More

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    Fiksu: Mobile App Marketing Costs Continue to Climb

    Fiksu today published its latest Fiksu Indexes, which indicate the cost to acquire loyal users increased dramatically this summer – particularly in the month of July. In the process, the volume of mobile app downloads also inched upward. The July Index fluctuations reflect several factors, Fiksu reports. First, Apple’s recent incorporation of app ratings into …   Read More

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    Google Play Games See Higher Revenue Than Handheld Games

    This week, App Annie, in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), announced the release of the third edition of the ongoing quarterly App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report. In the new Q2 2013 report, App Annie is offering insight into the “continued shift of consumer spending from gaming-optimized handhelds to mobile devices.” Arguably, the …   Read More

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    Distimo Debuts New App Trends Data Service

    Distimo, the app store analytics gargantuan, debuted on Tuesday a new free-to-use resource that enables anyone to search for and view the daily download and revenue trends for any app. Distimo App Trends offers up daily ranking data for every app worldwide in any category where it is ranked in an app store. All data …   Read More

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    Google Play Tops 50 Billion App Downloads

    Two months ago, Apple announced that it’s App Store had reached 50 billion app downloads. “Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, education, communicate, create art, and so much more,” Apple said at the time. But Android can now say the same. In fact, given Android’s challenge of playing …   Read More