Vietnamese mobile game Flappy Bird hits top spot on app stores

Flappy Bird, a mobile game created by Hanoi-Vietnam-based developer Dong Nguyen of dotGears Studios, hit the top spot of free mobile apps in the Google Play and iOS app stores, mainly because it is very challenging and frustrating.

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California-based startup YouBetMe launches app that helps keep track of casual bets

San Francisco, California-bases mobile betting startup YouBetMe is launching an app that helps keep track of casual bets, and is planning to raise Series A funding in the near future.

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Cygames invests $680K in Japanese indie game Airship Q

Japan-based games developer Cygames, the creator of top-grossing mobile game Rage of Bahamut, invested around $680,000 (JPY70 million) in Miracle Positive, the developer of Japanese indie game Airship Q.

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Orlando-based online code school Startup teaches users iOS design

Orlando, US-based online interactive education startup Treehouse launched a new course that aims to teach beginners how to create and design iPhone apps through tutorials and tests.

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San Diego entrepreneur nabs $50K on Kickstarter for solar charger

San Diego, US-based entrepreneur Ian Sells nabbed $50,000 on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first batch of StrongVolt, a solar charger he created for smart devices.

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US-based firm STOPit launches app to fight cyberbullying

American firm STOPit launched a mobile app that functions as a tool that students, parents, and schools can use to fight cyberbullying and report an incident to school officials, authorized adults, or law enforcers.

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Founders of Indian SMS-based offline search engine seek $500K in seed funding for Jelly rival

The co-founders of Bangalore, India-based offline search engine Innoz are seeking $500,000 in seed funding to build a rival app for Jelly which will target the US market.

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Israel's PowerUp Toys raises over $1M for smartphone-controlled paper plane

Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup PowerUp Toys raised over $1 million via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for a smartphone-controlled paperplane, with still eight days to go for the campaign.

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Apple to pay back $32.5M for in-app purchases

California, US-based tech giant Apple Inc signed an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pay out at least $32.5 million as refund for the parents of kids who racked up big in-app charges without explicit consent.

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Facebook snaps up New York conversation service startup Branch Media

Social media giant Facebook acquired New York, US-based social conversations platform Branch Media in a deal reportedly worth $15 million to form a Facebook Conversations group.

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Apple did not infringe on Google patent -US Court of Appeals

Tech giant Apple Inc did not infringe on a patented technology owned by Google to make the iPhone, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Silicon Valley's Glooko bags $7M funding for global expansion for its predictive diabetes care

California, US-based innovative diabetes management startup Glooko landed $7 million in a funding round led by Samsung Venture Investment Company and Lifeforce Ventures to expand its predictive diabetes care service.

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Singapore invests $500K in Ring.MD to improve health care access in Asia

Singapore's National Research Foundation has poured in $500,000 in funding in health care startup Ring.MD to give Asian residents easier access to healthcare services online.

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Brooklyn laundry startup FlyCleaners raises $2 million in seed fund

New York-based venture capital firm Zelkova Ventures and several angel investors have committed $2 million in seed funding for North Brooklyn on-demand laundry startup FlyCleaners.

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Minnesota's JAMF Software snags $30M for Apple's enterprise push

Minnesota-based mobile device management software maker JAMF Software, which focuses exclusively on Apple gadgets, has raised USD30 million to drive product development and expand industry partnerships.

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