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Yahoo said it had bought PlayerScale, a small gaming infrastructure startup for cross-platform gaming. Yahoo has been on a bit of a tear in buying up small companies for low prices, to strengthen its talent and expertise in a wide variety of arenas, including mobile, productivity and gaming. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but PlayerScale said on its blog that it would “continue to support our existing product,” which is Player.IO.
Twitter is stepping up its video ads plans by adding a new list of advertisers to a program it has been tinkering with for the past few months, and giving the product a name: Twitter Amplify. New partners include Discovery, Time Inc. and Major League Baseball; they join previously announced deals with distributors like Fox and BBC America.
Mailbox, the iPhone email app that some folks really love — and that Dropbox loves so much it paid many millions for — is now available for the iPad. The swipe-to-triage service still only works with Gmail, but it has been modified with panels to fit the larger screen. No Android yet.
News Bytelaunching in Japan, the company announced on Thursday. Japanese merchants can get a Square Reader for free and can start accepting payments with it for 3.25 percent of each transaction. The launch comes a day after Square confirmed to AllThingsD that Alyssa Cutright, its vice president of international, left the company in March after just one year on the job. Cutright oversaw Square’s launch in its one other international market, Canada. Square’s arrival in Japan comes one year after PayPal announced that its Square competitor PayPal Here would be available in the Asian country.
News Bytesaid in a release. LifeProof’s 250 employees will remain in San Diego, where the company is currently headquartered. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.