Emojis are evolving into their own language and are gaining just as much popularity as selfies. Isn’t it time they got their own documentary? This one is not even two-minutes short, but it captures the future growth of emojis, their potential assimilation into our lives, and their vague, graphical symbolism. (more…)
Core mobile and web game developer 5th Planet Games has announced it has raised $3 million in funding from Sacramento-based DCA Capital Partners and Moneta Ventures. The funding is the first for the company, which has grown to more than 70 employees with the success of its core role playing games like Dawn of the Dragons and Legacy of a Thousand Suns.
Minuum works by predicting what you’re likely to type next. Using its intelligent word-recognition technology, Minuum may offer smartwatch users the ability to type easily – but should they? (more…)
FitStar has announced the development of FitStar Yoga for iOS devices. The app will feature Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles, and is being designed for all users, with all fitness and expertise levels. FitStar Yoga will offer customized video-based sessions led by Stiles, with the goal of helping users increase their flexibility, build strength and reduce their stress levels.
My.com has released a new email usage report, tracking how users engage with email, including on their phones. The data comes from a survey of 1,000 American internet users, and found that 72 percent of users check their email on mobile devices, including both phones and tablets. Of those respondents, 48 percent use Android as their main mobile platform, followed by iOS at 38 percent and Windows at 9 percent.
Mobile translation company Muuzii has released its real-time, free-form translation service in the North American market, via a partnership with AT&T. Muuzii’s technology has been in development since 2009, with a version of the service already available in China. It allows mobile users to enter phrases via text message to receive accurate translations in return, while taking into account jargon, misspellings, auto-correct errors and more.
An iPhone robbery turned deadly when a girl died after sustaining injures trying to save her phone. The teenager, Rubi Rubio, was only 15. She was walking with her 7-year-old sister when a stranger approached the girls and asked for the time. He then took the phone away from Rubio by force. (more…)
Mobile publisher platform PubNative is focused on native mobile advertising, and it’s raised a 7-digit investment from mobile games marketing platform AppLift to continue the growth of its service. The Berlin-based PubNative is a supply-side platform that gives publishers access to over 20 advertising assets, which are used as building blocks when creating native ads. The service is accessed through an API, and does not require the integration of an SDK.
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