Jason Ankeny

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 jankeny@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Jason Ankeny

Samsung adds PayPal support to simplify mobile app purchases

Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.

Yahoo acquires mobile sports app maker Hitpost

Yahoo is acquiring Hitpost, the developer behind sports-themed mobile social applications including Sports Bet and Fantasy Football Polls. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia launches incremental HERE map updates to reduce data consumption

Nokia is revamping offline mapping across its HERE real-time location services platform, introducing incremental updates designed to reduce data consumption.

Trend Micro: Android malware threats, high-risk apps eclipse 1M mark

Google's Android mobile operating is under attack by more than a million malware threats and high-risk applications, according to new data from security software firm Trend Micro.

Apple confirms iMessage glitch in iOS 7, vows fix coming soon

Apple confirmed that it is aware of a glitch affecting iMessage users who've upgraded their device to its revamped iOS 7 operating system, promising a fix in the works.

Facebook retools mobile app install ads to boost engagement, conversions

Facebook is overhauling its mobile app install ads program, unveiling a series of new features built to help businesses increase engagement and conversions within their applications.

Google Chrome for Android adds new touch gestures

Google is introducing a new version of its Chrome browser for Android, adding new touch gestures letting users more quickly navigate open tabs and access the menu.

How the 'acqui-hire' trend could reshape the mobile app segment

When game developer PlayFirst purchased mobile ad firm Big Head Mode last month, many outlets reported the deal as an "acqui-hire" instead of a conventional merger or acquisition.

Google AdWords launches Estimated Total Conversions to track multi-screen activity

Google is introducing Estimated Total Conversions, a new tool enabling AdWords advertisers to track how their search ads perform across various device screens.

Fiksu: Mobile app marketing costs climb to record high

Mobile application marketing costs increased 6 percent in August, reaching their highest recorded level to date, mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu reports.