games people play

App Scratch Fever: Friskies iPad and Android Games for Cats

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 16, 2011 12:30 PM

Mobile apps for cats aren't new, but Friskies is getting in the game with its iPad and Android tablet games for cats at (you guessed it) Above, the Nestle-owned brand shows some feline fans playing games including Cat Fishing, Tasty Treasure Hunt and Party Mix-Up (Wonderland Quest II too difficult?) One word of warning: you might want to use these kitty games on an Android tab until Apple finally decides to use Corning's scratch-proof Gorilla Glass in the iPad.

brand news

Brands to Watch: Schwarzenegger, Palin, Facebook and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Maria Shriver (who recently hinted she's in transition) and Arnold Schwarzenegger prepare to divorce as he announces movie comeback and their son Patrick responds on Twitter.

Bristol Palin lands reality show on History Channel's BIO cable channel.

Facebook asks to be exempt from US political advertising rules.

Audi launches roadside assistance app.

Australian advertisers face opposition on self-regulation and children's marketing.

BMW launches eBay store in the UK.Continue reading...

app watch

Apple Dominates as Paid Apps are Moving on Up

Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 10, 2011 05:30 PM

As Google aims its bow at Apple and reveals a slate of new services for Android, consider the latest research report from IHS iSuppli, on the state of the mobile marketplace.

iSuppli projects that revenue from the four top app stores - Apple's iTunes store, Google's Android market, Nokia's Ovi app store and RIM's BlackBerry App World — will reach $3.8 billion in 2011, up 77% from last year. The total number of downloaded applications this year is projected at 18.1 billion, and by 2014, to almost double to an estimated 33 billion.Continue reading...

mobile brands

Google Takes Apple Bite With Mobile Music and Movies for Android

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 01:00 PM

Google's Music Beta service was the big news from the Android team at the Google I/O developers conference today.

The good news: it's live. The bad: It's accepting a limited number of requests to check it out — but only in the US.Continue reading...

brand news

In the News: Skype, Google, Greece and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 10, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype CEO Tony Bates will become president of Microsoft Skype.

Google launches license-free Music Beta cloud-based online music service.

Greece is on the brink of another financial disaster.

Android surpasses iPhone in Japan.

Apple and Google face US lawmakers on location tech today.

Bank of America has billions of dollars in new losses at stake.Continue reading...

app watch

Uber Your Ride via a Tap on an App

Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 6, 2011 12:30 PM

Formerly known as UberCab, Uber is an app for urbanites, acting as a virtual concierge to summon your ride with a touchscreen tap of an app on your iPhone or Android OS smartphone.

The brand dropped the "cab" part of its name to avoid hassles with local taxi licensing commissions in the US, particularly after officials in its hometown of San Francisco complained.

Moving on, the brand's quickly ramping up its promise of a quick and painless – albeit pricey – option to overcrowded public transit and a growing dearth of regular taxis.Continue reading...

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tech in the spotlight

Sony Unveils Android-Based iPad Challenger

Posted by Shirley Brady on April 26, 2011 06:30 PM

Sony is getting into the tablet business, with the hopes of taking a piece of the iPad's market share. The Japanese tech giant is developing two models, slated for fourth quarter release, that were unveiled today at a press event in Tokyo.

Codenamed the S1 and the S2, the touchscreen tablets run on the Android 3.0 OS and are PlayStation-enabled, with one designed for mobile and the other for rich media entertainment. Take a closer look in the teaser video, below.Continue reading...

brand news

Brands to Watch: MySpace, Best Buy, Friendster and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on April 26, 2011 06:15 PM

In the News

Amazon misses Q1 earnings estimate. 

American Apparel gets $15M investment.

Apple's white iPhone 4 hits Best Buy on Wednesday.

Arizona Sun Devils ditch logo in rebranding.

AT&T CTO John Donovan talks up its cloud services.

CBS News anchor Katie Couric confirms to People she's stepping down.Continue reading...

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