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

Report: 'Candy Crush Saga' maker King files for IPO at $5B valuation

Cross-platform social gaming company King has quietly filed for an initial public offering valuing the Candy Crush Saga maker at an estimated $5 billion, The Telegraph reports.

Google adding cross-platform push notifications to Search app for iOS

Google is poised to add push notifications to its free Search application for Apple's iOS, enabling consumers to generate alerts across multiple device platforms.

Beats Electronics unplugs HTC partnership with $265M buyout

Struggling mobile device maker HTC has agreed to sell its remaining 24.84 percent stake in Beats Electronics back to the audio technology firm for $265 million.

Facebook resumes mobile ad trials in third-party iOS, Android apps

Nine months after Facebook slammed the brakes on external mobile advertising trials, the social networking giant has revived the initiative in an effort to bolster its mobile revenue stream.

Apple squashes lockscreen security bug with iOS 7.0.2

Apple is rolling out iOS 7.0.2, a supplemental operating system update that resolves a security vulnerability enabling anyone to bypass the device lockscreen to access personal data.

ZeptoLab's 'Cut the Rope' tops 400M downloads, sequel coming soon

ZeptoLab said it will release a new version of its blockbuster mobile puzzle game Cut the Rope in time for the 2013 holiday season.

Google Play yanks unofficial iMessage app for violating store policies

The Google Play storefront has removed an application enabling Android users to access archrival Apple's iMessage chat service. The app, dubbed iMessage Chat and built by Android developer Daniel Zweigart, was removed for violating Play store policies, a Google spokesperson told Computerworld.

Relevant mobile offers override privacy concerns, users say

An overwhelming majority of consumers say they would consider handing over personal information to mobile marketers, a new mBlox survey reveals. Eighty percent of respondents worldwide told mBlox and survey partner Millward Brown Digital that downloading a company's app to their mobile device also meant they would be open to receiving location-based text or push notifications from that same company.

Twitter launches emergency alerts system across iPhone, Android apps

Twitter unveiled Alerts, a new emergency notification system rolling out across its flagship mobile applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

eBay acquires Braintree digital payments platform for $800M

eBay has reached an agreement to acquire digital commerce startup Braintree Payments Solutions for approximately $800 million in cash.