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Dónde Raises A Million For A Smarter Mobile Store Locator That Tells You Where Products Are Located

“Mobile is opening up new opportunities in ‘boring’ products,” Dónde co-founder and CEO Anthony Nicalo once said. His company, which makes a mobile product and store locator service for brands and retailers, may be one example of that. But it’s not as boring as you think, as the company has …

Used By Wooga, Pocket Gems And More, Apportable Lands $5M To Help Developers Automatically Convert iOS Games To Android

With the methodical proliferation of smartphones into what seems like every pocket, we now find ourselves living in the Golden App Age — or App Era, whichever you prefer. However, as mobile platforms and their native app economies mature and expand, and the App Age enters Phase 2, a new generation …

German patent troll demands $2B from Apple for using a mandatory emergency phone standard

Demands from patent trolls – companies that invent nothing, but simply buy up patents in order to demand cash – are just a fact of life for any large company, and Apple doubtless receives hundreds of them each year. Some are, however, audacious than others.<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that German patent troll …

Celery Raises $2 Million To Help Makers Accept Pre-Orders And Take Payments When Ready To Ship

It’s now easier than ever for hardware manufacturers to crowdfund new products, thanks to platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But what happens when those crowdfunding campaigns are over? Increasingly, hardware startups hope to carry forward the momentum from successful campaigns to accept …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 now rumored to arrive in April

Microsoft is currently preparing a PC-focused "Update 1" to Windows 8.1. While an early version of the update leaked online earlier this week, the software maker is now believed to be preparing a final release in April. Initial reports suggested Microsoft would aim to deliver Windows 8.1 Update 1 …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Launch This Month

Samsung is expected to introduce the latest generation of the Galaxy S line at Mobile World Congress this month.<p>According to the NYT, the Galaxy S5 is a more conservative flagship offering than earlier generations, which had seemingly gimmicky software features. If you recall, the Galaxy S4’s …

Firefox announces “Firefox Launcher”, powered by EverythingMe

It looks like Mozilla is preparing to release its own Android launcher, aptly called the Firefox Launcher. The new launcher is designed to use your location, the time of day and frequently used apps to create an ever-evolving home screen experience that helps you access the right apps when you need …

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Cisco: The U.S. officially enters the gigabyte era of mobile data consumption

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergey Nivens<p>Mobile users the world over came close to doubling their mobile data consumption between …

Why Google’s results page may soon look a lot different in Europe

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan<p>The European Commission said on Wednesday that it is satisfied with Google(s goog)’s …