Mobile News Roundup – 06/11

Every week Big OraUntitled-1nge Software send out The Sonin Broadcast, a free weekly newsletter compiled with the latest mobile news. For our social media followers or people checking in for the first time to our site we’ve condensed the best headlines into the below blog post.

We strive to bring you the latest and innovative developments from the world of mobile so that you can see for yourselves how quickly the industry is evolving. If something has taken your interest, then we’ve succeeded in our task.

Industry News

Activision buys ‘Candy Crush’ King for $5.9 billion

Activision Blizzard has acquired King, publisher of mobile games including Candy Crush, for $5.9bn (£3.8bn) to create what CEO Bobby Kotick claims is “the largest, most profitable standalone company in interactive entertainment”…

Apple TV app store tops 1,000

Developers have been digging into the Apple TV App Store data in the absence of category listings and a Top Charts section on Apple’s newly launched version of its media player device, which now, for the first time ever, has opened up to third-party applications…

Apps

Snapchat will now store and use all selfies taken on the app 

Snapchat has added a new clause to its terms and conditions, which means that it now owns each photo taken on the app…

GIF sharers Giphy update their app to let you share to any platform

Giphy wants you watching and sharing more GIFs from your phone, so it’s launching a new version of its app today to make that happen. The app is called Giphy, and it’s basically a mobile version of Giphy’s website, a place to browse and search through its many, many GIFs…

Encrypted chat and call app Signal is coming to Android

Encrypted chat and call app Signal is coming to Android six months after it was first released on iOS. Developer Open Whisper Systems is rolling together two of its existing apps — TextSecure and RedPhone — over the coming days…

App of The Week

TomTom CURFER box and app aims to rate your driving ability

Shamed by your poor driving? The new TomTom CURFER gadget and app combo, £80 to you, sir ($125, AU$170), could help you improve, by tracking and scoring your performance when it comes to cornering, braking and more…