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$19 Billion For WhatsApp Could Be a Bargain

When Facebook’s (FB) Mark Zuckerberg negotiated the $1 billion deal for Instagram a couple years ago, he took about three days to pull it off. But as for his $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp – which is a top mobile messaging app

Where Does Mobile Design Go From Here?

The recent IPO filing of King – which is the maker of the “Candy Crush Saga” mobile game – is a stark example of how lucrative the app market can be. From 2012 to 2013, revenues skyrocketed from $164 million

Ka-Ching: Mobile Payments Predictions For 2014

There seems to be only one thing that matters in the tech world nowadays: mobile. It certainly has been the key for putting Twitter’s (TWTR) stock into the stratosphere.  But mobile has also rejuvenated companies like Groupon (GRPN). Yet what

Synchronoss CEO: Get Ready For The 5-Screen World

It’s turned out to be another solid year forSynchronoss Technologies SNCR +0.46%(SNCR), with the shares up a tidy 45%. It certainly helps that the company develops key infrastructure systems for mobileoperators. But to keep up the success, Synchronoss CEO Stephen Waldis has continued

Interview With Sungy Mobile President Xiangdong Zhang

Back in November, Sungy Mobile(GOMO) pulled off a successful IPO (up about 19%). The China-based company is a top app developer of launchers for Google GOOG +0.43%’s Android operating system. For the first nine months of this year, revenues spiked by 84.4% to $37.6

PlayPhone CEO: Cracking The Code On Mobile Gaming

When it comes to mobile, games are still the killer app, as seen with breakout hits like Candy Crush Saga. But there are also many companies that have hit the wall. Just look at the travails of Zynga. So how to build a

Medical On Mobile: The Future Is Here

One of the hottest categories in mobile is healthcare. Just look at the recent IPO of Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM), which is up about 38% since last week’s debut. The company is the developer of an iPhone-like device to provide