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January 3, 2013
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  • Survey offers bullish sentiments on mobile payments
    The mobile wallet will finally come of age in the U.S. this year, say 200 industry executives, who also believe that consumers will look to social networks and location-based applications in large numbers, according to a Chetan Sharma Consulting survey. A panel of executives, developers and other insiders predicts banks, credit card companies and online payment outfits such as PayPal will dominate the arena. GigaOm (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Developer Economics 
  • Week after Christmas sees an app explosion
    Consumers reached for a record 1.76 billion iOS and Android mobile applications in the week after Christmas, a 45% increase from a year ago, according to the Flurry analytics firm's projections, which also report that users activated 50 million iOS and Android devices. The post-Christmas period also brought gains for Android-based tablets, Chitika Insights says via an analysis of Web advertising impressions. Apple's iPad slipped more than 7% in Internet use -- although the tablet dominates the market with a 79% share -- while Web traffic from Google, Amazon and Samsung Electronics devices grew during the week. Computerworld (1/3), CNET (1/2), VentureBeat (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Potter: Google-FTC settlement could help sideline "patent trolls"
    A potential agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google could "limit the uses of injunctions when royalty negotiations around standard essential patents are unsuccessful," Application Developers Alliance President Jon Potter writes. Fixing issues involving standard essential patents is necessary to combat the continued innovation-stifling activity of "patent trolls" -- companies that target app developers and others with nuisance patent-infringement suits to extract quick settlements, Potter writes. "The software patent system is one of the greatest challenges that app developers face," he writes. PandoDaily (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Spotlight 
  • Market for activity-tracking apps looks healthy
    The Jawbone Up, a wearable activity-tracking bracelet, is among the innovations making health and fitness exciting, Rip Empson writes. The Up competes with FitBit, the Nike+ FuelBand and Basis' wristwatch against pure applications such as Runtastic and Lift, which use mobile-device platforms, Empson writes. TechCrunch (1/2)
  App Developers Alliance News 
  • Flurry's Source13 (San Francisco, Jan. 17): Free Passes!
    We are giving away a limited number of passes to Alliance member Flurry's Source13: A fast-paced, highly interactive session led by top journalists, revealing how the best of the best are thriving in the new mobile-first economy. E-mail for your pass. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you miss the chance, you can still get 25% off registration as an Alliance member. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 AT&T Developer Summit at CES: Get a free pass from the Alliance
    Coming to CES? The Alliance is providing free passes to the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit that will be held on Jan. 6 and 7. If you're interested, e-mail our Marketing Manager Mike Schwartz at Hope to see you there! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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