Google’s “automatic approval” policy for the Chrome Web Store and Android App Market is great for growing the number of available apps. But the low barrier to entry also means developers can sneak in with apps that are malicious or buggy.
It also means developers can coast on someone else’s good name. Read More
The latest startup from Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter, is a hit.
Square is a device that plugs into a smartphone and lets users accept credit card payments.
Microbusinesses love the thing, NPR reports, and Square is now processing millions of dollars every week.
The Square dongle seems to be a Read More
Snap Interactive, creator of the popular Facebook dating app AreYouInterested, is not like most New York startups. For one thing, the firm has never raised a dime from venture capital firms or angel investors. Secondly, it’s a public company, traded as a penny stock on the OTC BB. And last but certainly not least, the Read More
It took Robert Nay a month of coding at the public library to develop “Bubble Ball,” a free, physics-based puzzle game that has been downloaded more than two million times in two weeks.
Mr. Nay is 14, in eighth grade and lives in Spanish Fork, Utah. Last week, Bubble Ball knocked the Read More
Food porn went mobile in 2009 when Alexa Andrzejewski (Adaptive Path), Ted Grubb (Get Satisfaction) and Soraya Darabi (New York Times) launched Foodspotting, an app for reviewing specific dishes instead of restaurants.
Foodspotting only wants the good stuff, though. Users upload photos of dishes (“noms”) they love, tagging each with a location. Read More
In the wake of Goldman Sachs monster investment in Facebook, shares of New York startup Snap Interactive rose an astonishing 1000%.
The company is capitalizing by raising funds, selling $8.5 million in securities to institutional investors through a private placement.
Snap Interactive is tied to Facebook through AreYouInterested, one of the top dating apps on Read More
Foursquare gave its users an early christmas present this year, adding photos and comments to its mobile app for iPhone and now Android.
According to founder Dennis Crowley, users are already uploading close to one photo every second, and that’s not even counting the Android users who will start taking photos today.
As Mark Zuckerberg Read More