App Industry Roundup: Apple and Adobe sharpen campaigns, NYT on Android, Ngmoco acquires Stumptown

May 13, 2010
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As if the hot war between Apple and Adobe were not public enough, the two companies today are taking their battle to the advertising arena. Also in today’s App Industry Roundup, we look at the New York Times’ new official Android application, tell you about the best way to access Facebook on your iPad, and detail […]

As if the hot war between Apple and Adobe were not public enough, the two companies today are taking their battle to the advertising arena. Also in today’s App Industry Roundup, we look at the New York Times’ new official Android application, tell you about the best way to access Facebook on your iPad, and detail top iPhone game developer Ngmoco’s acquisition of partner Stumptown Game Machine. 

Apple and Adobe engage in commercially-driven warfare

WordFu) purchased partner Stumptown Game Machine for undisclosed sum. The two firms collaborated on the development of the popular Touch Pet Dogs game. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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