News Archive for: ‘mobile’

Mobile Games Help Resurrect Vancouver's Video Game Industry

By Gillian Shaw for The Vancouver Sun Go mobile or go home. That could be the new mantra of Vancouver game studios trying to survive and even thrive in an increasingly tough market that is seeing studios flee to Eastern

The Games Industry Is Driven By Marketing Stories

By Tadhg Kelly for TechCrunch There were many significant games-related stories in 2012. On the one hand there were negative tales, from the breakdown of the social game model to the (not entirely surprising) revelation that the bulk of gamification doesn’t really work.

Peppa Pig Helps App Developer Pass 600K Paid App Downloads

By Stuart Dredge for The Guardian A lot of companies shy away from talking about sales figures for their apps. Some are scared of Apple, others are waiting for the right milestone, and others hide behind the “we’re a public

Is Apple Losing the Battle Over Rights to Use "App Store"?

The latest wrinkle in the ongoing battle over who can claim rights to “App Store” comes from independent mobile application download service GetJar, which says it will continue using the term. Apple has been trying to gain exclusive rights to

Broadband Content Delivery Draws Viewers, Revenues from Broadcast TV

Broadband content, accessed using new media tools like wireless smartphones and Internet streams, continues to draw people and money away from traditional media outlets like radio and TV, according to an annual report on the Canadian communications industry. Even so,

Hollywood Reporter: Business leaders question iTunes guidelines

Response leads Apple to reconsider previously rejected apps Apple’s haphazard app review process has led to a string of recent head-scratchers industry-wide. Apple in early June censored an iPad graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,”

Consumers Warming Up to Mobile Video: Study

The conventional wisdom used to be that the smaller the screen, the less likely it would be that consumers would want to watch video on it. And sure, when watching a live sports event or a summer blockbuster, they’re going

Animated Dilbert and New Yorker ‘Cartoon A Day’ Calendar Applications Launch on BlackBerry Smartphones

Fans of Dilbert and The New Yorker Cartoons Can View Animated Clips of the Comics With Their Daily Schedule Directly on Their BlackBerry Smartphone Santa Monica, CA / Waterloo, ONTARIO  – RingTales (, a digital media content company that produces

BREAKING: Google Acquires Mobile Ad Network AdMob for $750 Million

Just hours after Electronic Arts announced it was buying social gaming outfit Playfish for up to $400 million, Google has announced that it’s buying mobile ad network AdMob for $750 million in stock. Since its inception, AdMob has served more

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