Biography for Jason Ankeny
Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of Telephony and its sister publication Wireless Review--additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Jason Ankeny
Midasplayer International Holding Co., a.k.a. King.com--the publisher behind mobile and online games including the blockbuster Candy Crush Saga--has hired banks to explore a U.S. initial public offering, sources familiar with the move told The Wall Street Journal.
While Apple's revamped iOS 7 user interface generated most of the headlines out of last week's Worldwide Developer Conference, arguably the biggest news is the company's decision to support game controller hardware from third-party providers.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Tuesday with Samsung Electronics President J.K. Shin to explore potential mobile partnership opportunities, Bloomberg reports.
Amazon is expanding its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited digital media service, adding family-friendly offerings from content partners including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts.
A&E Television Networks is introducing new Android applications spotlighting cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, offering consumers access to full episodes of hit programs including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars and Army Wives. Fast Company reports Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers also will be granted access to previous seasons of numerous A&E-produced series.
Microsoft is updating its Bing voice recognition and search software, promising Windows Phone users significant improvements in both speed and accuracy.
Yahoo is in talks to acquire mobile video application developer Qwiki for as much as $50 million, All Things D reports.
Skype is introducing free video messaging features across its mobile applications for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and BlackBerry, also extending the feature to the Windows and Mac desktop platforms.
BlackBerry issued the beta release of its BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2, introducing support for applications running Google's Android 4.2.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Personal computing accessories manufacturer Logitech is building a game controller optimized for Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, according to a photo obtained by Kotaku.