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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Billions: How exactly do Apple and Google count app downloads?   —  Yesterday, during the Google I/O keynote, Google announced that it had hit 48B downloads of apps on the Google Play Store.  During the same keynote, the counter on Apple's site ticked over to 50B App Store downloads.
May 16, 2013, 11:25 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google says it's working on a native Glass Development Kit with offline, direct hardware access and more   —  Today during a session at Google I/O, Google Senior Developer Advocate for Glass Timothy Jordan announced that Google was currently working on a native development environment …
May 16, 2013, 1:40 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google CEO Larry Page speaks at I/O about competition and negativity in innovation   —  “I was really lucky growing up,” said Google CEO Larry Page at the I/O conference today.  “My dad was really interested in technology.  One time we drove across the country to go to a robotics conference …
May 15, 2013, 3:10 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google previews next version of Google Maps for iOS and Android, including an iPad app coming this summer   —  Today, at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced a major update to its flagship Google Maps product for mobile.  —  The updates were announced by Daniel Graf …
May 15, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Kickstarter founders say Zach Braff film, Veronica Mars have brought $400k to other projects   —  Three co-founders of Kickstarter, Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler, have taken to the company blog to address a rather perplexing wave of controversy over a couple of high-profile film projects.
May 9, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
YouTube introduces subscription channels with a group of partners starting at $0.99/mo, will expand   —  YouTube has just announced that it will offer a pilot program for a ‘small group of partners’ to offer a subscription service that starts at $.99 a month.  The program will expand outwards from there.
May 9, 2013, 3:15 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Fullscreen BEAM: The first YouTube app for Google Glass comes with public or private sharing   —  I picked up my Google Glass this week, and one of my first instincts was to share one of the cool POV videos out to YouTube and blast a tweet to my followers.  I'm not always the most ‘on it’ when it comes …
May 3, 2013, 8:25 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was   —  Last week, Twitter launched its new social music discovery app #Music.  A lot of us thought that this was a long time coming, as musicians are a big component of Twitter's celebrity users, and many of them follow other musicians …
Apr 29, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple addresses WWDC sellout, says that separate Tech Talks are coming this fall   —  Apple has posted a new notice on its (public) developer news site acknowledging the sellout of its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and says that it will be holding Tech Talks in the fall in various cities ‘near you’.
Apr 26, 2013, 11:35 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
3D Leap Motion Controller device shipping date delayed 2 months until July 22nd   —  Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald today announced on a conference call that the shipping of the company's 3D Motion Controller would be delayed until July 22nd.  The reasons behind it, Buckwald says, were about ‘living up to expectations’.
Apr 25, 2013, 4:10 PMIn context

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