eBay, Telefonica Agree To Major App Deal

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Mobile purchases – which were already becoming much more common – may soon really increase in frequency in the UK.  eBay and Telefonica have struck a two-year deal that will see eBay apps and/or links preloaded on most of the phones O2 sells in the region. This move’s rather significant.  For starters, eBay’s already one of the first sites many …

Bing Needs Users to Break the Google Habit

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One of Bing’s Facebook fans brings up a good point about the search market. Google is simply ingrained in so many people’s online habits, Bing’s biggest challenge is to simply keep Google users from being sucked back into the Google way.  Have you tried to use other search engines besides Google, only to find yourself coming back? Was it for …

6 Verticals See Triple-Digit Growth in Mobile Advertising

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Millennial Media has released its latest monthly SMART report, looking at the mobile advertising landscape. The report looks at the top verticals (six of which had triple digit growth YoY). The report also looks at actions marketers are trying to get consumer to take when they see the ads. "Social media actions in particular had significant growth quarter-over-quarter, as  marketers …

Multiple Mobile OS Development Now at AppMakr

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Ready to create your first mobile app? DIY mobile app creation platform AppMakr announced it is adding support for both Windows Phone and Android operating systems. The addition of the two operating systems make AppMakr the only "no coding required" platform to enable aspiring mobile app devlopers to do so on multiple mobile… [[ This is a content summary only. …

Can Microsoft Compete with the iPad?

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Reports indicate that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil some new slates from Samsung and Dell at CES next month that are designed to compete with Apple’s incredibly popular iPad.  The company has not confirmed, and the sources of the info are unnamed, but evidently trusted by the New York Times, which reports:  The Samsung device is described …

What if Facebook Goes Search While Google Struggles to Go Social?

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Facebook and Google don’t much acknowledge that they’re direct competitors, though there’s no question that in many ways they are. Eric Schmidt recently said Bing was it’s main competitor, and Mark Zuckerberg said its new messaging system isn’t an email killer and that "Gmail is a really good product." It’s true that Bing poses a significant threat to Google’s search …

Is a Shake-Up Brewing in the Search Market?

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More WebProNews Videos Google has been dominating the search market for years. Simply put, if you ask most people to search for something on the web, their first instinct is to go to Google. More and more people might be getting reprogrammed to go to Bing, however. The "decision engine" still has a ways to go before it reaches Google-like …

WebOS Might Finally Get a Shot Under HP

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As we reported earlier today, Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to purchase Palm for $1.2 billion. The acquisition comes a few weeks after Palm put itself up for sale and less than a week after potential suitor HTC walked away from the table. The deal comes as a bit of a surprise, given that it was Lenovo, not HP, who seemed …

Windows Phone 7 Tablet: Giant Zune

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Whoa there, big boy! Windows Phone 7 isn’t even powering a real smartphone yet, and we already have a tablet concept based on the platform, created by designer Umang Dokey. It’s a sexy-looking beast, with an 8” screen, two joysticks on the back and a built-in stand that turns it into a coffee table-style PC. The designer has also envisioned …

No Copy And Paste for Windows Phone 7 Devices

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Talk about not learning from others’ mistakes. Apple has been bashed for months due to lack of copy and paste on its iPhone – never mind if you actually use clipboard or not (I bet most people don’t), it’s a smartphone, and not having this functionality makes the phone seem a lot less smart. Users gave Apple no rest until …