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PlayPhone Partners With Sprint for Preloaded Social Games Store

PlayPhone has partnered with Sprint to preload its social games store on some of the U.S. carrier’s new devices. Sprint is the fourth such carrier to partner with PlayPhone, after Verizon, AT&T and Claro Brazil. Games in the store, which must integrate PlayPhone’s SDK, let players quickly connect with gamer friends via a built-in menu, and support direct carrier billing if the developer so chooses. The visibility of a preloaded store means better discovery for participating developers, PlayPhone says, and carriers like having alternatives to the two juggernaut mobile app stores, Apple’s and Google’s.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik