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Native ads in mobile games can work … if developers play ball

Gaming is an inherently trial-by-error medium for both players and developers alike. It’s common for gamers to fail a level over and over again before either getting good enough or lucky enough to solve the problem and move on. So it’s fitting that game developers are following the same learning process when it comes to monetizing free-to-play mobile games, first ... Read More »

Twitter’s MoPub is letting advertisers play with ad placement

Today Twitter’s MoPub announced integration with Namo Media’s technology, resulting in a new feature called location control. Twitter’s MoPub mobile ad exchange is now offering advertisers a chance to play with the placement of app ads without having to update the app. Advertisers will be able to adjust not only the positioning of ads, but also how often they appear in content streams. ... Read More »

Twitter’s MoPub is letting advertisers play with ad placement

Today Twitter’s MoPub announced integration with Namo Media’s technology, resulting in a new feature called location control. Twitter’s MoPub mobile ad exchange is now offering advertisers a chance to play with the placement of app ads without having to update the app. Advertisers will be able to adjust not only the positioning of ads, but also how often they appear in content streams. ... Read More »

Slack explains companies can turn off ‘feature’ which reveals internal team names

Popular corporate messaging service Slack today addressed reports of a security flaw which reveals the internal team names of its high-profile customers, including Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Mozilla. According to Slack, this isn’t a security flaw at all, but a “feature” which companies can turn on and off manually. In response to security concerns raised today, Slack acknowledged the oversight in a statement, ... Read More »

Slack explains companies can turn off ‘feature’ which reveals internal team names

Popular corporate messaging service Slack today addressed reports of a security flaw which reveals the internal team names of its high-profile customers, including Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Mozilla. According to Slack, this isn’t a security flaw at all, but a “feature” which companies can turn on and off manually. In response to security concerns raised today, Slack acknowledged the oversight in a statement, ... Read More »

HealthBeat 2014 looks inside today’s black bag

The beat-up leather black bag has long been a charming symbol of the caring family physician, but it also has a lot of equipment that’s of little use to today’s doctors. Metal stethoscopes and reusable equipment have been replaced by technology that makes the tools of George Clooney’s Dr. Ross look as archaic as the glass cups of bloodletting-physicians back ... Read More »

OneDrive for iOS updated with PIN code and Touch ID support, ability to sort files and folders

Microsoft today updated its OneDrive app for iOS with new features, including some only available to early adopters of Apple devices and software. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. The first feature, PIN code support, lets you prevent other people who use your device from accidentally making changes to your files. In short, this ... Read More »

Atlas raises $1.1M to power its Motion Genome Project, a motion database for wearables

Image Credit: Atlas Wearables In addition to a very cool activity tracking bracelet that we were thoroughly impressed with during its public debut last year, wearable tech startup Atlas Wearables is building a database to identify every unique body movement. The startup calls this the Motion Genome Project, which sort of harkens back to Pandora’s original music genome project, which was created ... Read More »

AT&T will refund $80M to customers after FTC ‘cramming’ complaint

AT&T will pay the Federal Trade Commission $80 million to provide refunds to consumers the company unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges, a practice known as mobile “cramming.” The settlement is the biggest chunk of a larger $105 million settlement the telecom giant will pay to the FTC for over-billing customers. The settlement also requires that AT&T pay $20 million in penalties ... Read More »