Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

 Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known for its Android-based Cyanogen OS — is launching MOD today, a new developer platform that… Continue Reading

Google Decouples Play Games From Google+, Lets Gamers Choose Their Own Names And Avatars

 Until today, you needed a Google+ account to use Google Play Games, Google’s online gaming service for bringing online multiplayer gaming, video recordings and social features like profiles and leaderboards to Android games. Today, Google is launching an update to… Continue Reading

Lyft, Cabify, 99Taxis & Others To Integrate Waze’s Routing Software In Their Own Apps

 Waze, the popular Google-owned navigation app that helps drivers route around traffic and alerts them to other road hazards in real-time, is today announcing partnerships with half a dozen companies in the on-demand and  transportation space worldwide, including Lyft, who will… Continue Reading

FiveStars Gets $50M To Help Small Retailers Run Loyalty Programs Like Their Bigger Rivals

 FiveStars, a five year-old startup that has built a platform and app to run loyalty programs and shopping analytics for small brick-and-mortar retailers, has received a reward of its own: the company has raised a round of $ 50 million, funding… Continue Reading