Apple’s obsessive control over the apps that can be sold through its online store has come back to bite them.
Apple, Pandora and Dictionary.com were sued in federal court Monday for allegedly helping advertisers create secret profiles of iPhone users without their consent.
According to Wired’s Ryan Singel, “The tracking is possible because Apple Read More
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NYC-based StickyBits has been rolling out major promotions over the past two weeks, and fans of the the barcode-scanning app are reaping the rewards. Ben and Jerry’s is offering a free t-shirt when you scan a pint; Altoids was giving away $10 iTunes gift cards.
StickyBits is an app for Android and iPhone that Read More
Looking for a classy place to spend a boys’ night out this weekend?
Playboy hopes you’ll turn to their new geo-local app, Scout, for suggestions.
As Kara Swisher notes, this is an attempt by the ailing media company to break into the digital world.
Like Foursquare, Scout uses GPS to make recommendations to users Read More
Facebook made a major mobile announcement today — and no it’s not a new phone.
The key is single sign-on, which lets mobile users log in once with their Facebook username and password. After that, users can enter any mobile app by simply clicking a “login with Facebook” button.
This gives third-party developers the ability Read More
A week after running a front-page story about how Facebook was leaking users’ private data to advertisers, The Wall Street Journal has published basically the exact same story about MySpace, but neglected to give it the same fanfare in print or on the web.
Both pieces focused on the fact that these social networks Read More