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Facebook now has 399 million users who login only from mobile devices

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Facebook revealed in its second-quarter earnings today that it has 399 million mobile-only monthly active users (MAUs). That’s about 30 percent of its active user base of 1.3 billion. More than a billion users sign onto Facebook from a mobile device in a given month, but the number of mobile-only accounts saw a significant jump last quarter. The company picked up 58 million mobile-only users in the second quarter of this year. Considering that Facebook only added 41 million overall users and 62 million mobile users during the period, there’s a clear trend away from Facebook’s desktop services. The bulk…

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Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 1.23.51 PM Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook’s stock is now in the green after-hours. Driving its strong financial performance in the period was high average revenue per user, or ARPU. Facebook set records around the world for how… Read More

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The Amazon Fire Phone Is A Shopper’s Delight But Not Much Else

Amazon Fire Phone For the better part of a decade, Amazon has been rolling out e-readers, tablets, and a box that you hook up to your TV while building up a library of content available on all of them. Now they’re hoping they can replace the device you always have on you and spend the most time on: your smartphone. Read More

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Apple’s Busy Year-End Could Include A Fitness Wearable, 12″ Retina MacBook And 4K Products

 Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both have claimed excitement about the fall, but we have yet to get a glimpse at the total product pipeline. New reports from 9to5Mac claim a whole host of new info around specific launch timelines, however…

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Skype for Android will soon sync with your address book

Skype for Android got an update today that will add support for importing your address book into the app. While the feature is listed in the latest Google Play change log, it will switch on “in the coming weeks.” You’ll need to verify your phone number, and then your address book contacts will show up alongside your existing Skype friends. If you’d like to opt out of continuous friend search, you can do so from the settings. I’m actually surprised that the functionality didn’t exist before, but a Skype FAQ explains the previous process for adding contacts: manually typing in numbers….

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Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding

gp+samsung1 Samsung’s venture arm has contributed to a round of funding that adds $13 million to the total raised by BlueStacks, the virtualization startup that debuted its GamePop platform earlier this year to offer over-the-top mobile gaming for living room and TVs. Samsung’s investment backs the company’s vision of delivering GamePop as a white-label solution aimed at TV makers and… Read More

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Amazon Expands Prime Music Catalog By “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Songs

prime-music One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company’s new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits. Today, Amazon is taking a small step towards remedying that problem with an announcement of an expansion of the Prime Music service, which now has grown by “hundreds of… Read More

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Apple is giving one million Mac users access to the OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow

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Apple will soon allow any Mac user to download the beta version of OS X Yosemite, the latest version of its desktop operating system. To access Yosemite, you’ll need to head to the OS X Beta Program page and submit your details. As Engadget reports, only one million people will be accepted into the scheme, so if you’re interested sign up now. By registering an email address, Apple says it will notify you shortly about the OS X Yosemite beta. The early preview should be available at around 1PM Eastern/10am Pacific tomorrow (July 24), meaning there’s just over 24 hours for…

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