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Google Now Gets Upgraded With Cards From Your Favorite Apps

techcrunch.com — Google Now, Google's service focused on bringing you real-time information to your mobile device - including things like traffic updates, scores, stock changes, travel times, your flight status, and much more - is getting a notable update today. The company says that, going forward, the Google app will show users updates from their favorite apps, too.

“Zombie” Apps On The Rise - 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year

techcrunch.com — With the app economy showing no sign of slowing, the iOS App Store, too, continues to grow, and has now reached over 1.42 million apps, according to a new report out this morning from app analytics firm adjust.

Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

techcrunch.com — A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who's better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as "more of a hack than an app," saying that people are tired of trying yet another mobile application.

FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS

techcrunch.com — FullContact, a company offering a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding, it announced this morning alongside the launch of a new universal contacts app for iOS.

Nickelodeon To Debut A Subscription-Based Video Streaming Service This Spring

techcrunch.com — Kids' TV network Nickelodeon will soon take its shows directly to consumers with the launch of a subscription streaming service in March, according to comments made by Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman on the company's earnings call on Thursday.

Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

techcrunch.com — The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service's technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby's milestones, and more.

Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

techcrunch.com — Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap's 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to make available to its current lineup of retailers.

Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More

techcrunch.com — Starting today, Tumblr is rolling out a series of updates to its online blogging platform designed to make the service more attractive and useful for content creators, and specifically for those writing long-form content.

Kids App Maker Fingerprint Acquires Two More Mobile Education Companies

techcrunch.com — Kids' app maker Fingerprint, which was backed by Dreamworks last summer with a $10.9 million round of funding, has put some portion of that cash to use with the acquisition of two children's mobile education companies, Cognitive Kid and Scribble Press, the company announced this morning.

Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

techcrunch.com — A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from "billions" of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets.
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Jan 30, 2015

Google Now Gets Upgraded With Cards From Your Favorite Apps: ift.tt/1uJMiOX

Jan 30, 2015

“Zombie” Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year: ift.tt/1EuxnRl

Jan 30, 2015

Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information: ift.tt/1vfgJCl

Jan 29, 2015

FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS: ift.tt/18ziXCm

Jan 29, 2015

Nickelodeon To Debut A Subscription-Based Video Streaming Service This Spring: ift.tt/15YXmSH

Jan 29, 2015

Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom: ift.tt/1CCKjCC

Jan 29, 2015

Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million: ift.tt/1z6PIkj

Jan 28, 2015

Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More: ift.tt/1tt4MaZ

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