Mobile payments now account for more than 10 percent of all transactions across Starbucks stores nationwide, the coffeehouse chain said Tuesday.
Travel site TripAdvisor has acquired GateGuru, a mobile application touting real-time information on flights and airports across the globe. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Tuesday with Samsung Electronics President J.K. Shin to explore potential mobile partnership opportunities, Bloomberg reports.
Amazon is expanding its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited digital media service, adding family-friendly offerings from content partners including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts.
A&E Television Networks is introducing new Android applications spotlighting cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, offering consumers access to full episodes of hit programs including Duck Dynasty , Storage Wars and Army Wives . Fast Company reports Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers also will be granted access to previous seasons of numerous A&E-produced series.
It seemed like a long time coming, but the latest billion-dollar app acquisition has the developer community focused on the road ahead for mapping, big data and many other opportunities. Google confirmed its takeover of Waze, a social app that lets users improve their driving experience through crowdsourced traffic reports and turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
Skype is introducing free video messaging features across its mobile applications for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and BlackBerry, also extending the feature to the Windows and Mac desktop platforms.
BlackBerry issued the beta release of its BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2, introducing support for applications running Google's Android 4.2.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Google is in the crosshairs of European regulators alleging that the company built up its market-leading Android mobile operating system by means of cut-rate licensing and exclusivity agreements.
Google is updating its Google+ social networking platform to sync notifications across mobile and the desktop.