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It looks like Pulse SMS has been bought by Maple Media — get ready for intrusive ads?

It looks like Pulse SMS has been bought by Maple Media — get ready for intrusive ads?

If the name Maple Media doesn't ring a bell, it might be time to put the Californian company on your watchlist. Over the past few years, the startup has purchased many popular Indie Android apps like the podcast player Player FM, the photo collage maker Pic Stitch, and a whole bunch of games.

According to a TechCrunch investigation, the company's goal is to optimize existing IAP revenue streams and add its advertising network to its purchases, all while optimizing the apps thanks to shared code and developer expertise across the lineup. It looks like the latest product to become part of Maple Media's portfolio is Klinker Apps' PulseSMS, a Pushbullet competitor focused on cross-platform text message synchronization.

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Tony Hawk's Skate Jam is available for pre-registration

Tony Hawk's Skate Jam is available for pre-registration

The original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a game that many people remember fondly. Sure, it may not be the perfect skateboarding game, but it definitely nailed the fun of the sport to the point that it's now considered a classic. This is why I'm sure more than a few of you will be excited to hear an official Tony Hawk skateboarding game is coming to Android. It's called Tony Hawk's Skate Jam, and it just popped up on the Play Store for pre-registration.

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JRummy Apps, maker of various root tools, has been purchased by Maple Media

JRummy Apps, maker of various root tools, has been purchased by Maple Media

Those of you who like to root and mod your phones have probably heard of JRummy Apps. Probably best known for its Root Browser and ROM Toolbox apps, JRummy has been a staple of the Android enthusiast community for many years now. It's now been purchased by a company that specializes in app acquisitions called Maple Media.

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