Here are the most addictive social Android apps in the US

Mar 05

The App Economy is tricky business. How can you tell how sticky an app is? By heading to the app store and taking a look at install volume and store rank? These are easily manipulated vanity metrics, and they only give part of the picture. So what happens to an app after an install? The new standard of app valuation measures actual user behavior – like usage...

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Google releases a new API for real-time messaging between services

Mar 05

Google is today launching a new tool to make it easier for applications and services on and off of its Cloud Platform to communicate with one another: Google Cloud Pub/Sub. The API – still in beta – is designed to offer real-time, reliable messaging as a stronger alternative to hard wiring service dependencies. Google says the technology behind it has already...

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Zap brings the business card into the digital age; lets you make it rain

Mar 05

Everyone hates business cards, right? Remembering to actually take them to events and not losing those that others give to you isn’t exactly easy. Zap for iPhone wants to bring the business card into the smartphone age. Zap lets you create a virtual business card in a few seconds from your social profile — like LinkedIn or Twitter — then makes it shareable...

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LG plans to release a high-end smartphone above the G-series

Mar 05

LG had all but confirmed in advance, that it won’t be unveiling the G4 at MWC and indeed, we didn’t get to see the next-gen flagship in Barcelona. Instead, the company showed us four smartphones spanning the entire midrange, as well as the LG Watch Urbane and Urbane LTE. That should in no way lead you to believe the South Korean corporation isn’t...

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