Roadhouse Interactive offers digital publishing services to indie game developers – VentureBeat

ARM Showcases Technology for Expanding the Mobile Gaming Experience at … – Business Wire (press release)

Google makes Android more friendly to game developers and players – Polygon

Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCheck out the most (and least) impressive gadgets and developments from the year’s biggest mobile confab. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The…

Apple software to drive smart Ferrari – CNBC.com

CNBC.comFirst the mobile phone, now the car. Having revolutionised personal communication Apple now wants to change the way we drive. The technology group will next week launch its first in-car…

Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy Awards – The Post-Standard

Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy AwardsThe Post-StandardAnd our friends at The Star-Ledger have shared a game for everyone to play while watching the Academy…

Rodeo Parade takes over downtown Houston today – abc13.com

abc13.comif you can’t make it to downtown Houston, we’ve got you covered. You can tune in at 10am on ABC13. If you’re on the go, you can also check out…

Academy Awards Will Stream Live Online – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comAttention, Oscars obsessives on-the-go: This Sunday’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards will be available to stream live online and through mobile devices. But there’s a catch (or two): Viewers…

CTV to Live Stream Academy Awards – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterTORONTO — Canadians will be able to watch the Academy Awards online for the first time ever on Sunday, after the CTV network agreed to unlock the live stream…

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from…

Court: No-phones traffic law does not apply to apps – BBC News

BBC NewsA California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court has ruled. The appeals…

Man arrested in triple stabbing in Lynnwood – The Seattle Times (blog)

The Seattle Times (blog)UPDATE 10:55 a.m. | A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbings at the mobile home park. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton wrote…

Justin Bieber, ‘Fraping’ and 50 things we hate about modern life – The Independent

The IndependentThen there’s his army of acerbic Twitter trolls (23) – the Beliebers – each one no doubt the possessor of a Justin Bieber mobile ring tone (3) and, you…

A Mobile Streaming Guide To The 2014 Academy Awards – AppAdvice

A Mobile Streaming Guide To The 2014 Academy AwardsAppAdviceThe 86th Annual Academy Awards arrive on Sunday, March 2 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Want to see every…

Google announces dev conferences for Project Ara modular phone kit – Register

RegisterGoogle says it is planning a series of three developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division.…

IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile…

Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and…

IBM’s Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge – PCWorld

PCWorldIBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its…

The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show:…

Apple Starts iBeacon Certification Under ‘Made for iPhone’ Program – The Mac Observer

The Mac ObserveriBeacon Apple has begun certifying devices for the “iBeacon” mark under its MFi (“Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad”) licensing program. According to BEEKn, manufacturers can now apply to use Apple’s…

Nokia Asha 230 is Nokia’s cheapest yet (hands-on) – CNET

CNETBARCELONA, Spain — Of the new Nokia phones announced at Mobile World Congress, the Nokia Asha 230 is the only one to run the company’s Asha mobile platform. Although this…

Entrepreneur’s Social-Media Site Is Tailor-Made for Myanmar – Forbes

ForbesWith a background in mobile gaming and social networking, Nguyen is helping to fuel an internet revolution, just as the country starts to build out its 3G networks. Squar was…

Was WhatsApp really worth the $19 billion price? – VatorNews

VatorNewsFacebook’s purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week, for a jaw-dropping total of $19 billion, is a big damn deal, to put it mildly. I don’t mean that…

Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such…

A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the…

WhatsApp Back up After Going Down – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceWhatsApp The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp is back up after having gone down for three hours on Saturday. The ad-free service had been purchased earlier in the…

Apple, Samsung fail to reach settlement in US patent infringement case – Business Standard

Business StandardApple and Samsung have reportedly failed to agree on a US patent dispute settlement and will be facing each other again in court on March 31. In a joint…

Apple Issues Patch for Security Risk in iOS7 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalApple released a software update for iOS 7, its mobile operating system, to patch a potential security risk for users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. In its…

High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in…

Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS – Register

RegisterUpdated2 Apple has updated its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blows apart the integrity of encrypted connections. Versions 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, available now for download, fixes…

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even…

Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was…

WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much…

In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can…

Fresh Off Super Bowl Launch, Raleigh’s Yillio Preps for Golf’s US Open – ExitEvent

ExitEventThe Raleigh mobile app startup that made a splash with its Super Bowl launch last month announces today its second major event partnership, this time targeting the 400,000 visitors expected…