Mobile application development

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FTC scolds Apple, Google and developers over (lack of) kids’ privacy

The Federal Trade Commission released its second report on mobile apps for kids, finding “little progress” on privacy issues. Listen to an expert in online media discuss the thorny issue with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee.


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Government investigating makers of cellphone apps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is investigating software companies that make cellphone apps to learn whether they are violating the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it.


Photo-sharing app Instagram expands to the Web

NEW YORK (AP) – Instagram, the photo-sharing app that was created for mobile phones, is expanding to the Web. The service, which is owned by Facebook Inc., said in a blog post Monday that it […]


Yahoo buys mobile-app developer Stamped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo Inc. has purchased a mobile app developer, Stamped, the first acquisition under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Stamped, a year-and-a-half-old startup based in New York, runs a website and mobile app […]



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