Apple's App Store generated revenues 2.6x greater than the rival Google Play storefront during the first quarter of 2013, down from a multiple of 4x during the fourth quarter of 2012, analytics provider App Annie reports.
Second screen interfaces on connected TVs should mimic what users are getting on their smartphones, George Panayotopoulos, Google's industry manager for entertainment sales, said at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London. There is a dual-edged sword involved here. Many users--especially young ones--are moving away from TVs altogether, which leads to something of a conundrum when determining which TVs should look more like mobile devices when those devices are already replacing the TVs.
NEW YORK--Facebook will bring the Chat Heads messaging multitasking feature of its Home launcher for Google's Android to Facebook app for Apple's iOS this week, according to a senior Facebook executive.
NEW YORK--Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that Motorola Mobility's upcoming products will be innovative and described them, somewhat mysteriously, as "phones+"
Mobile browser page load speeds have accelerated around 30 percent over the last 12 months, Google reports.
New research shows that smartphones continue to drive consumers' wireless purchases, with 35 percent of respondents to a new survey saying that they purchased their phone in order to obtain the "latest and greatest device," up from 25 percent last year.
Google rolled out an updated version of its YouTube video application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by support for live streaming.
NEW YORK--Google is working on ways to enhance how mobile advertisers can track how effective their mobile ads are, even as consumers move between mobile devices and desktop computers, according to a senior Google executive.
NEW YORK--Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the company's Firefox OS-based smartphones will be available in June in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, before coming to 11 more countries this year.
Microsoft is working on its own smart watch design, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal .