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Mobile Minutes: Microsoft courts Android app makers; Tencent’s mobile gaming; Mobile news’ rise; Apple Watch and tattoos

May 1, 2015

windowsMicrosoft courts iOS, Android app makers for Windows
Microsoft has released tools to make it easier for Google Android and Apple iOS developers to make their apps available for Windows phones as well, in a bid to turn around its struggling smartphone unit.
Read more on CNBC

Tencent pushes further in U.S. gaming with Glu Mobile stake buy
Tencent Holdings Ltd, the dominant social networking and online entertainment company in China, has agreed to buy 14.6 percent of mobile game developer Glu Mobile Inc for $126 million to expand in the U.S. gaming market.
Read more on Reuters

Mobile news on the rise as print decline continues
For news publishers, it’s a mobile world. More readers are coming from mobile devices than computers for 39 of the top 50 digital news sites, influencing publishers’ decisions on a wide range of editorial and advertising strategies, said a new Pew Research Center study released Wednesday.
Read more on USA Today

Tattoos may stop Apple Watch from working
Tattooed wrists can prevent the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor from functioning properly, according to some customers. Since the Apple Watch uses your heart rate to determine whether you’re wearing it, you might not be able to use Apple Pay, receive notifications, place calls, or use certain apps if you have tattoos on your wrists.
Read more on CNN Money

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