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iOS developer Tapulous acquired by Disney

Disney agrees to buy iOS developer Tapulous, which makes the Tap Tap series, Riddim Ribbon, and Twitter app Twinkle.

By July 1, 2010


How Apple made programmers cool -- and rich

Chris Stevens left CNET UK to make cool apps. Now he's written a book, Appillionaires, about the app scene -- here's an exclusive extract.

By November 16, 2011


Developer coalition aims to ward off Lodsys, others

A new project aims to help protect mobile application developers with a new group that will pool together resources to fight back against patent infringement suits.

By August 1, 2011


Justin Timberlake an investor in MySpace buy

MySpace's new owners say they'll divulge the details of where they're taking the social network a little later this year. In the meantime, they're putting investor and pop star Justin Timberlake in charge.

By June 29, 2011


iPhone 4, App Store nab Guinness World Records

The iPhone 4, along with Apple's App Store, have been given world record awards from Guinness as, respectively, the fastest-selling portable gaming system and the most popular application marketplace.

By May 13, 2011


Japan's DeNA buys iPhone game company Ngmoco

The iPhone game manufacturer has sold for a mix of cash and stock that may reach $400 million based on employee performance.

By October 12, 2010


Disney taps Yahoo exec to bolster Web efforts

Jimmy Pitaro, who is leaving his position running the powerful media properties at Yahoo, has taken a job as co-president of Disney Interactive Media Group, as Disney seeks to clarify its Web strategy.

By October 3, 2010


Tapulous and the shadow social network

Tap Tap Revenge and Twinkle are just the beginning.

By July 31, 2008


Raising the stakes in social gaming

What does it mean when big tech companies are going nuts over game manufacturers that let people build virtual farms? Well, things start to get a little bit nutty, that's for sure.

By July 28, 2010


RIP Sidekick

Google hopes to simplify flight searches with its acquisition of ITA, Sex.com is offering itself up yet again, and T-Mobile kills off the Sidekick.

By July 2, 2010