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You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

To our dear readers: Thank you, thank you very much.

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Reach out and touch something.
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Despite Free-to-Play Explosion, Apple Puts Spotlight on Paid Games

Candy Crush can fend for itself.
Apple's iPad game of the year, Badland.

2013 Was a Huge Year for Android Gaming

And paid apps on both Android and iOS are falling deeper into obscurity.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Japan Overtakes U.S. in Apple/Google App Store Revenue

Japan is now the top country worldwide in revenue from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, according to a new report from App Annie. The app analytics company attributed the surprising shift to rapid smartphone adoption over the past year in Japan — where feature phones have held on for longer — and explosive growth in Google Play spending, outpacing global trends due to the availability of carrier billing as an alternative to credit cards.

Toca Boca CEO Bjorn Jeffery: Adults Don’t Understand How Kids Play

Well, most of them, anyway.
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Plantronics Says It Can Be a Wearable Computing Company, Too

Interested in wearables? Do let it go to your head, the company’s CTO says.
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Survey Says Mobile Gamers Prefer Kindle Fire Over Tablets With Google Play

But Android phones are still huge, and, thanks to the iPod touch, Apple is on top, overall.
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One Year In, Spaceteam’s Solo Developer Hopes Fans Will Fund Him Directly

The developer of a successful game that made no money plots his next course.
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AllThingsD Week In Review: AppSung 2, Internet Funneling and Inside Microsoft’s CEO Search

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Logitech’s iPhone Gamepad Case Goes on Sale Next Month, Costs $100

Machinima Looks Beyond YouTube for More Gamers, Partners With Twitch

AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

Google Is Working on Ingress for iOS, but It Won’t Be Ready Until 2014

Unu, Yet Another Android Gaming Device, Ships by November

Chartboost Taps Chung-Man Tam to Help Its Ad Products Cohere

Blue Goji Teams Up With MyFitnessPal to Get Cardio-Gaming Devices in Shape