ISIS and Social Media Warfare: Aidan Cassidy Comments

Social media’s meant to be all fun and games, right? Aidan Cassidy, a social media expert and city councilman from North Carolina, notes that the recent activity of the terrorist group ISIS on social media platforms, particularly Twitter, suggests otherwise. ISIS has demonstrated an ability to use social media not only to interact with its own followers, but also to spread its message to the greatest number of people. The group’s involvement with social sites reveals a dark side of social media.
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Backflip Studios’ Nerf Hoops Shoots onto iOS

Mobile developer and publisher Backflip Studios has partnered with Hasbro to release Nerf Hoops on iOS devices. The flick basketball game sees players flicking their finger on their screen to shoot a ball at a basketball hoop, but unique obstacles will sometimes stand in their way. The game offers four settings, each one more difficult than the last, and simply challenges players to earn a high score by successfully completing shots.

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Selfies Anonymous is a club for Selfieholics

selfieSelfie aficionados turned selfieholics should inquire with the Selfie Anonymous Club in this comedy sketch. It might not be a real club, but it represents the best, or worst, of our Instagram addiction.

Let’s get started.

“Hi, my name is Tyler, and I am a selfieholic… ” (more…)

Irish pub using only Snapchat to seek potential job applicants

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Perhaps it’s time to heap some affections onto the temporary messaging app Snapchat. After all, some lucky bartenders might use it to find an ideal job at a pub.

The pub is called Sober Lane, a Dublin bar opening in July, whilst making an offer some job seekers might not be able to refuse. The pub’s owner, Ernest Cantillion has received no fewer than 2,000 messages regarding the job openings since announcing it publicly via Twitter. Literally, “Make an impression if you want a profession.” (more…)

New Competition for Mobile App Advertising: Who Will Win?

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Facebook’s mobile app advertising has been a game-changer, delivering undeniable success for both Facebook and the apps using its mobile app install ads. But as of the last few weeks, Facebook is no longer the only game in town. Google, Twitter, AOL, and Yahoo have disclosed plans for dedicated advertising products for app marketers. But, as we saw with the early days of mobile ad networks, even a rapidly growing market will have some winners and some losers.

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Mobile ad platform Flurry launches new video ad solution to increase publisher revenue

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Mobile analytics and advertising platform Flurry has announced its next-generation video advertising solution for publishers, aimed at maximizing app revenue via a series of customizable user experience options. Flurry’s latest SDK offers major benefits for publishers, which combined to result in a 5x lift in revenue during the solution’s beta testing.

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CleverCards, WOOFipedia team to deliver doggy digital cards

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The American Kennel Club announced today a partnership with CleverCards, enabling all WOOFipedia community members the ability to transform their dog photos into digital and printed greeting cards. (more…)

Join us at Social Gambling & Gaming Summit Dec 10-11: Register Now to Save $250

Social Gambling & Gaming Summit is right around the corner! This two-day conference, focused on casino-style social games, mobile gaming, and virtual goods, will explore recent issues and successes within the industry.

Taking place at the MGM Grand Las Vegas on December 10-11, the Social Gambling & Gaming Summit will feature panels and discussions concerning the interaction between social games and online gambling, user experience, the evolution of mobile social casino development and more. View the full agenda here. (more…)

One Week Left to Save $250 on On-Site Prices for Inside Mobile Apps in NYC

 

With the mobile app market set to hit $27 billion in 2014, there is no better place and time to set your mobile strategy than at Inside Mobile Apps conference in New York City on December 3-4, 2013. Gain insight and advice for your mobile strategy alongside other mobile app experts and innovators, and register before December 3rd to save $250 on on-site registration prices.

Mobile apps continue to play a larger role in mainstream culture; and Inside Mobile Apps is the perfect venue to explore the opportunities and challenges the successful yet growing industry faces. The two-day conference will provide insight, analysis, and opinion on the key areas defining the mobile and social app ecosystem.

Attendees of Inside Mobile Apps will have the opportunity to network and engage with the impressive roster of speakers, including Evan Schwartz, CEO and Founder of ActionX; Jill Duffy, Technology Analyst and Writer of PCMag.com; and Gary Delfiner, President of Digital Distribution at Screen Media Ventures.

One of this year’s featured speakers will include David Pakman, Partner at Venrock, who will discuss what investors are looking for in potential developers during his session “Investing in Mobile Apps”. Joining Pakman in this panel discussion are Brad Farkas, General Partner at i-Hatch Ventures; Daniel Keoppel, Executive Director at Verizon Ventures; and Eric Goldberg, Managing Director of Crossover Technologies.

 

Featured sessions include:

Emerging Trends in Game Design

Mobile Health Apps/Games

Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers

Mobile Apps in International Markets

Platform Choice for Developers

 

Check out the full program and speaker list for more details. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this innovative and engaging event. Register today to save $250!

ViddiPop offers video messaging with themed endings on iOS, Google Play

Image via ViddiPops

Image via ViddiPops

As the mobile video messaging craze continues to grow, app developers must add something new or unique to make their video messaging app stand apart from the rest. That’s what Viddi, Inc. has tried to do with its take on the idea, ViddiPops, which focuses on video themes as its “hook.”

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