Category: Mobile News


Twitter acquires CardSpring to help fulfill ‘in-the-moment commerce’ dreams

Twitter probably isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think of mobile payments, but the company has just made a big play in the mobile commerce space. The microblogging site today announced the acquisition of payments infrastructure company CardSpring to help with “the future of commerce on Twitter.” CardSpring gives developers the


Candy Crush free to play

Google will stop calling free-to-play games ‘free’ in the EU

The European Commission confirmed in a statement today that Google has agreed to follow its recommendations on consumer protection as they relate to free and free-to-play games. Back in December, the European Commission presented a series of requests to Apple, Google, and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe, asking that: Games advertised as “free” should



Imagination promises longer lasting wearables with PowerVR GX5300 GPU

One of the biggest issues with wearables today is battery life. People don’t want to have to charge these companion devices as often as they have to charge their smartphone — and rightfully so! Unfortunately, that’s what most of them require, since they don’t last for multiple days on a single charge. PowerVR is hoping



Yo closes out $1.5 million in funding in seed round

About a month ago, Yo was one of the most talked about applications on the internet. This simple notification app went viral based on the simplicity of its function. All it does is let you send ‘Yo’ notifications to your friends. If you thought the app was pointless when you heard about it, you definitely


Glympse on Kik

Kik Messenger partners with Glympse to give its users real-time location sharing

Kik has partnered with popular location-tracking service Glympse to give its users real-time location sharing. The partnership will allow Kik’s 120 million users to share their location, or request a friend to share their location using Glympse directly from a Kik conversation. Glympse can also automatically update the shared location via a handy live map



ZTE launching its first smartphone in Canada, the Grand X, as a Bell exclusive

Another exclusive smartphone is heading to Bell this month. The ZTE Grand X, a 5-inch 720p device with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera and 1MP front-facing camera, will arrive in Canada on July 29th. While the device might not be for everyone, the specs are something to consider for the price, which is a respectable $149.95 no-term. The