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

Google refreshes Gmail for Android, adding card-style conversation view

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Google is rolling out an overhauled version of its Gmail application for Android, highlighted by a retooled conversation view that adopts the virtual index card-style user interface first introduced via the company's Google Now personal assistant service.

Apple device users blame iOS 7 for causing motion sickness

Consumers are blaming new zooming features and animations introduced in Apple's overhauled iOS 7 for triggering severe cases of motion sickness.

PlayPhone challenges the app store status quo

PlayPhone describes itself as a social gaming service with more than 350 titles from Big Blue Bubble, 11Bits and several other independent developers. The company has signed up Verizon Wireless and most recently Sprint to offer its store pre-loaded on select Android smartphones. Feature

eMarketer: Mobile ad spending surges 80% year-over-year in 2013

Worldwide advertising spending will increase 2.8 percent annually to $517.1 billion in 2013, buoyed by increasing digital spend, research firm eMarketer reports.

Rovio's ToonsTV channel tops 1B views, 'Angry Birds Toons' Season 2 on tap

Rovio Entertainment will begin airing the second season of its Angry Birds Toons animated series in 2014, concurrently premiering a new series spotlighting the publisher's Bad Piggies franchise and its popular Stella the pink bird character.

Square integrates Intuit's QuickBooks accounting tools

Square is integrating Intuit's QuickBooks small business accounting software into its Register point-of-sale system, enabling merchants to automatically import transaction data into their QuickBooks customer account.

Twitter extends push recommendations to iPhone, Android apps

Twitter is expanding its new personalized recommendations feature to its mobile social networking applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Amazon launches Fire OS 3.0 'Mojito' with new Kindle Fire tablets

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Amazon is rolling out a revamped version of its Android-based Fire mobile operating system in tandem with new editions of its Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets.

NQ Mobile expands to gaming with 'Gods & Dragons' for iOS

NQ Mobile Chief Commercial Officer Gavin Kim spoke to FierceDeveloper about the company's gaming aspirations, the keys to successful monetization and the importance of localization. Developer Workshop

Google expands Android Device Manager with remote lock, password reset

Google is enhancing its fledgling Android Device Manager security tool, enabling consumers to remotely lock down lost or stolen smartphones via the Internet.