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An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi on February 10, 2014. (Hoang Dinh/AFP/Getty Images)

Addictive ‘Flappy Bird’ Game Expected To Return This Summer

A wildly-popular smartphone-based game that mysteriously shut down earlier this year will soon return with multi-player functionality, according to the game’s creator.

05/15/2014

Facebook Holds Its Fourth f8 Developer Conference

Larry Magid: Facebook Offers More Security with 3rd-Party Apps

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social media site is offering more privacy to its users when they log into third-party apps.

04/30/2014

The feature allows users to find their friends, who are nearby. (Facebook)

Larry Magid: Facebook Launches Friend Finding Feature

Nearby Friends allows users to see what city and neighborhood a friend is in, how many miles away they are, and how long ago they were there.

04/17/2014

AT&T Park (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

AT&T Park’s New Features For Giants’ Home Opener, From Seats to Organic Garden, Apps, and an Exclusive Club

As a new season arrives, so does new amenities for Giants Fans…

04/07/2014

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen & Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei (credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO)

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Brings Down HBO GO App

Many HBO GO users were sent back into darkness when the app crashed…

04/07/2014

The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters with those in their social network. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Cloak App Helps Users Avoid People

The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters, by using location check-ins on Instagram and Foursquare.

04/03/2014

Mickey Mouse (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Disney’s Purchase of YouTube Video Supplier ‘Maker Studios’ a Boon For LA Startups

The $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios marks a positive sign…

03/25/2014

A BART police officer at the Oakland Coliseum station on August 11, 2005. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Developing App That Will Allow Riders To Report Crime Discreetly

The smartphone app will allow riders to take a picture without sound or flash, and communicate with police if they need to in a quiet manner.

03/13/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Tech Company Develops App To Access Homeless Services

The first technology company to take advantage of San Francisco’s so-called Twitter tax has unveiled a smart phone app that makes it easier to connect the city’s homeless with social service programs.

02/28/2014

An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi on February 10, 2014. (Hoang Dinh/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: ‘Flappy Bird’ App Closes Up Shop

Our technology analyst ponders why the game developer behind the Flappy Birds app is shutting down shop for what he’s reportedly calling an addictive pastime.

02/12/2014

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