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Google Play

Google App Store Gets More Oversight

The tech company is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material.
Apps

Yo App Goes From Seriously Dumb to Surprisingly Useful

Yo just reinvented itself as a killer content clearinghouse.
Growth Strategies

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work

The rumored intraoffice communication platform is now available as part of a pilot program.
Mobile Apps

4 Steps to Launching a Mobile App Even If You Don't Know How to Build It

You don't have to know how to build an app to get a good idea for one. Just add hiring developers to your launch check list.
Young Millionaires

Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.
Music

YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name

Google's YouTube appears set to take on Spotify and Pandora.
Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird Creator Is Back With a New Game

It's called Swing Copters, and it looks just as frustratingly difficult to play as Flappy Bird.
Acquisitions

Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.
National Small Business Week

Need to Privately Instant Message Your Entire Team at a Conference? Try This Slick App

Serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber says you need this free, ultra-convenient mobile messaging app to seamlessly keep in touch with large groups at events.
Mobile Apps

Tapping Into the Expanding Mobile Opportunities of Emerging Markets

Marketers wishing to profit from the gigantic new customer base of the developing world need to understand how these consumers use smartphones and apps.
Technology

How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

Take these fast, easy steps to keep your mug out of Google ads.
PayPal

Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store

The move gives Android users another option besides Google's own Wallet service to make mobile purchases.
Technology

Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone

The tech titan has released a video introducing the team behind Project Ara and offering a glimpse into the project's breaking developments.
Google

Google Faces Lawsuit Over Kids' In-App Purchases

Google is on the receiving end of a class-action lawsuit brought by parents whose kids unknowingly paid a substantial amount of money for in-app purchases.
Pebble

Pebble (Finally) Opens Its App Store to Android Users

The popular smartwatch also announces partnerships for new, useful Pebble apps.