Google Play’s End of Summer Sale outed by discounted apps, lets the Lorax speak for the savings

By Sean Buckley posted Aug 31st 2012 4:11PM It looks like a handful of select apps have outed Mountain View’s Labor day plans: Google Play’s End of Summer Sale. SwiftKey 3, The Lorax — Dr. Seuss, Square Enix’s Crystal Defenders, and other apps are now brandishing deep discounts, almost uniformly attributing the savings to the End of Summer Sale. Not every title on discount claims to be part of the unannounced...

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Facebook to allow apps to send notifications to users

Facebook is tweaking its development platform to allow third-party applications to communicate directly with their users by sending notifications to their profiles. A new Notifications API (application programming interface), now in beta testing, will allow developers to send “short, custom” messages to users of their Facebook applications. “Notifications are a great way to re-engage users by informing them of...

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YouTube live streaming this year’s London Paralympics in the US and Canada

By Edgar Alvarez posted Aug 31st 2012 4:37PM Now that the Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps show in London is well behind us, it’s time for this summer’s Paralympics to get started — in fact, they’ve been underway since this past Wednesday, August 29th. But in case you’ve been missing out on all the action due to shortage of viewing options, YouTube just announced it’ll be streaming over 500 hours of...

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Mountain Lion Downloads Top Three Million

CUPERTINO, California—July 30, 2012—Apple® today announced that downloads of OS X® Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history. With more than 200 innovative new features, Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system and is available through the Mac® App Store™ as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for...

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WSJ: Amazon is building an ad-supported tablet

By Sean Buckley posted Aug 31st 2012 4:40PM If you can’t quite scrounge up the $200 it takes to buy a quality 7-inch slab these days, Amazon may have a solution for you: sell them your attention. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company plans to develop a ad-supported tablet that would display advertisements whenever the screen is turned on. Sound familiar? Like the ad-supported Kindle readers Amazon’s already...

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