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Verizon reportedly spending $80M to market Go90 video service at launch, but app falls in App Store rankings

Verizon's Go90 mobile video application launched late last week and is reportedly being abetted by an $80 million marketing campaign to get the word out and drum up users, especially among its prized millennial demographic. However, Go90 dropped in app-tracking company App Annie's rankings of apps in Apple's App Store after its debut.

With $50M in ad commitments, Verizon's Go90 launches to #14 in iOS entertainment app rankings

According to app-tracking company App Annie, Verizon's Go90 mobile video service landed at No. 14 in the "entertainment" category of Apple's U.S. App Store in its first 24 hours of availability, behind the likes of Netflix (No. 1), Hulu (#2), Kylie Jenner Official App (#8), Recolor- Coloring Book For Adults (#9) and Triller- Music Video Maker (#13). However, the app did end up ahead of Comcast's XFINITY TV Go (#19) and HBO NOW (#28).

Google, Facebook, others to face fees to advertise to Digicel's mobile users

Digicel, a wireless carrier that counts roughly 13 million customers across 31 markets in the Caribbean and South Pacific, said it will begin blocking display and video ads in mobile web pages and in apps. The carrier said the move will reduce its customers' data usage by 10 percent. And, importantly, the carrier said it will charge companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook to bypass the block so they can deliver their ads to Digicel customers.

Apple's Cook: We have no intention to blend Mac and iOS operating systems

Speaking today at a Box corporate event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company doesn't have any plans to integrate its two main operating systems, Mac and iOS. "These operating systems do different things. We have no intention to blend them," he said, according to Re/code.

The beginner's guide to creating tvOS apps for Apple TV

At one point in time, there were dramas and sitcoms so valued by their audience that  they were sometimes referred to as "appointment television." Later, major networks described some of their shows as "must-see TV." It's not exactly clear, though, how we'll convey the tvOS apps that all consumers should download for Apple TV.

Apple devs on Twitter: About that Xcode malware issue...

Malware attacks are never fun, and developers sounded less than amused by a security issue in Apple's App Store involving a modded version of Xcode.

Poll: 12% of Android users would consider switching to Apple's next iPhone

The next iPhone could lead 12 percent of Android users to consider switching, according to Phoenix and SessionM's mobile insights platform  mXP. The stats are based on a one-question poll that ran for 24 hours last month.

Developers are all in on Google Go 1.5, based on Twitter comments

The outlook from developers on social media couldn't be more clear: As far as adoption for Google's nascent programming language is concerned, it's Go time.

Apple reportedly prepping Force Touch actions on forthcoming iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Apple is widely expected to release new iPhones in September, likely during a media event Sept. 9. And, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple will bring the Force Touch technology currently available on its Apple Watch into its new iPhones.

App Annie: Video streaming apps push Entertainment category to No. 1 in iOS revenue

Video streaming apps have moved the Entertainment category to the No. 1 position in terms of iOS revenue and make up three out of the top five iOS apps in China, according to App Annie. The company released its App Annie Index: Market Q2 2015 report based on data collected across its mobile analytics platform.