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 email@example.com.
Articles by Jason Ankeny
Amazon launched Coins, a new virtual currency designed to drive purchases from its Appstore for Android.
Walt Disney Company-owned ABC is poised to begin streaming primetime and local programming to mobile subscribers in select U.S. markets, becoming the first major American broadcaster to simulcast live content to connected devices.
Google is expanding its Android gaming efforts, introducing a series of multiplayer and social features to rival Apple's Game Center platform for iOS, Android Police reports.
Google is halting plans to introduce a physical credit card connected to its Google Wallet mobile commerce network, All Things D reports.
Apple's much-rumored streaming music service remains in limbo as a result of ongoing licensing negotiations with the major record labels, The Financial Times reports.
Flipboard is rolling out an overhauled version of its free social magazine application for Google's Android, adding tools allowing users to create and share their own customized digital magazines.
Facebook is extending its fledgling Home launcher to several high-profile Android smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia ZL.
Google unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube paid channels pilot program, enabling content creators to monetize their video efforts across a range of digital platforms.
Merchant Customer Exchange--the proposed nationwide mobile commerce network spearheaded by retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and 7-Eleven--continues to build out its ranks, announcing Southwest Airlines, Brinker International (parent company of Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy), Pacific Convenience & Fuels and RaceTrac will support its forthcoming digital wallet.
Close to three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports.