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Hasbro to Bring Their Characters to Life on Android

As a dad with kids who are as fascinated as I am with cool electronic toys, I am always on the lookout for apps that they can play and interact with as an alternative to just using them for gaming. During my morning rounds of the press releases for the day, I came across a presser from Hasbro and Ruckus Mobile Media, talking about how the two are coming together to bring characters from Hasbro like Tonka Chuck, My Little Pony and Transformers Prime to Android devices.

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Urban Airship Launches In-App Purchases for Android

One of the major sources of revenue friction for developers has been the lack of a mechanism for in-app purchases within Android applications.  Google recently announced that in-app purchases were

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Boost Mobile Getting Set to Announce Samsung Prevail?

This one can be put into the rumor column for now, but it looks pretty good as Boost mobile is set to hold a press conference in New York on

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Sprint Announces World’s First Dual Screen Smartphone – The Kyocera Echo UPDATE

The above video shows the newly announced Kyocera Echo Android powered smartphone from Sprint. It is an interesting concept, a phone that can turn into a “tablet like device” and back. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Echo, such as battery life for a dual screen device, which are sure to be answered as we get closer to release this Spring.

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Got an App Idea? Apply at Google

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that according to “sources close to the company”, Google is getting ready to hire a slew of Android app developers, building an in-house app lab to drive their Market push this upcoming fiscal year.

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Samsung to Manufacture the New Sidekick Device?

T-Mo News is reporting some interesting info that they have heard about the new “Sidekick” device coming to T-mo, and depending on how you feel about Samsung, it might not be good.

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EXCLUSIVE: BioLock To Bring True Biometric Authentication to Android [Video]

Many in the mobile community have heard the buzz surrounding an up-and-coming application called BioLock. Blue Planet Apps, the company behind BioLock, has been working tirelessly to bring the power

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Google Will Be King of Mobile Ads by 2011

As Gingerbread was announced today, every other piece of Google news that is presented to anyone will pale in comparison to Android 2.3. However, it may please many of you to know that Google, the wonderful creator of the thing we love, is predicted to pass Apple in Mobile Advertising in 2011 (which is really not that far away).

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Cox Isn’t Just Cable Anymore, Adds Android to Repertoire

Cable company Cox is breaking into the wireless business and is currently offering cellular service in select regions. Cox’s business plan is based around the user, offering great customer service and

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Shopkick and Retail Mobile Rewards

Just in time for the holiday season, we are seeing location based ad/rewards systems take off on the Android Platform.  The latest one to announce a new location based rewards

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The Great White North Gets Galaxy 550 on Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile, feeling left behind, finally decided to get more new Android powered smartphones. Virgin just announced they are ready to release the Samsung Galaxy 550. The Galaxy 550 sports

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Major Exploit in Google’s Android/PC Web Browsers!

IT Security-Researcher MJ Keith of Alert Logic has found an exploit in our beloved Android OS. This involves the use of an attack code “piggy backed” on a loading a

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Peapod Mobile Launches on Android

Peapod users rejoice!  The popular service has now launched a mobile app on Android.  If you’re not familiar with Peapod, it’s basically grocery shopping for people who are either too

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AdSense for Mobile Success Story: APNDroid

Martin Adamek, one of the developers of APNDroid, recently received an email from Google AdSense for Mobile Applications, letting him know that they’d made some subtle UI changes to the ads.

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Spring Design Teams Up With Google To Bring More Books To eReader

The developer of the  Android powered Alex eReader, Spring Design, are teaming up with the Big G to bring the more than one million Google Books to the device.  Set