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New Smartphone Apps Let Politicians Call for Cash

March 15, 2010 8:16 am | by Yolande Cole, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Smartphone applications that allow users to donate money and participate in political polls are shaping up to be the next tool in the media kit of politicians who are literate in social media.

Hearst Bets on Apps

March 12, 2010 6:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Hearst Corporation is betting on apps and Apple's App Store as a possible source of revenue.

VZW Joins NFL for Mobile Football

March 9, 2010 7:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Rumors have been flying about a possible mobile version of the NFL's RedZone Channel for a long time. However, no one knew where it would finally land.


Doodle Jump Scores 3M Downloads

March 9, 2010 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Doodle Jump, that "insanely addictive" app for the iPhone, has jumped its way to 3 million paid downloads.

New Windows Phones Won't Run Current Apps

March 8, 2010 6:56 am | by Peter Svenssson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. has said its new software for smartphones, Windows Phone 7 series, is a "clean break" with the past.

Ovi Store Welcomes Skype

March 3, 2010 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Users of Symbian-based smartphones will now be privy to VoIP via Skype's service.

NBC: Mobile Takes Gold in Vancouver

March 2, 2010 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to stats from NBC, the Games saw 87 million total mobile page views versus the 2008 Games in Beijing, which saw 52 million total mobile page views.

Survey: 26% of Americans Get News via Phone

March 1, 2010 7:09 am | by Andrew Vanacore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Just over a quarter of American adults now read news on their cell phones, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.


Popular LBS Market Draws Scrutiny

February 25, 2010 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The location-based services (LBS) market has come a long way over the past year.

Crowdsourcing Provides Answer to App Testing Dilemma

February 24, 2010 12:31 pm | by Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest | Articles | Comments

Even the smallest flaw can ruin a mobile app (and the company behind it). So why do some mobile developers ignore the critical application testing phase?

Check This Out: Deposit Money by Taking a Photo

February 24, 2010 7:16 am | by Andrew Vancore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the near future, you might not even have to visit a bank or an ATM to deposit a check. You'll simply snap a couple of photos of it with your cell phone.

PocketGear Acquires Handango, Expands Open App Store

February 23, 2010 7:32 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

PocketGear announced it has acquired Handango, creating what is believed to be the world's largest cross platform, open app store.

eBay Launches Android App

February 19, 2010 6:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

eBay yesterday launched an app for Android phones.


Amazon Launches Kindle App for BlackBerry

February 18, 2010 7:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments today introduced "Kindle for BlackBerry," a new application available as a free download from

Report: Video Still Tops in Data Consumption

February 17, 2010 6:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to an annual report from ByteMobile, the mobile internet solutions company, video continues to dominate as the main source of mobile data traffic.

VZW Says Skype App Coming in March

February 16, 2010 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Unlikely partners, Verizon Wireless and Skype, today held a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Alacatel-Lucent Unveils cloud-based Dev Platform

February 16, 2010 7:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent today announced a new cloud-based developer platform and business model that it says "flips the traditional API aggregation approach on its head."

RealNetworks Sets Out on Reorg Path

February 12, 2010 7:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Straightforward and deliberate might be adjectives to describe Bob Kimball's delivery of his first quarterly conference call with investors since being appointed acting CEO of RealNetworks.

ChaCha: Teens Liked Doritos Commercial

February 8, 2010 7:09 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

ChaCha says a poll of its users, primarily teens and young adults, who asked questions during the big game showed that their favorite commercials were for Doritos.

Target Offers Mobile Gift Cards

February 8, 2010 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Target apparently feels that physical gift cards are passe. According to a press release, the retail giant will now offer Mobile GiftCards.

SurfKitchen Adds T-Mo to Roster

February 8, 2010 7:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The Reading, U.K., company is supplying T-Mobile USA with technology to power a storefront for customers using the Nokia 7510.

AT & T to Allow SlingPlayer over 3G

February 4, 2010 7:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T will finally allow iPhone users to stream video through a new version of the SlingPlayer mobile app.

GetJar Now Offering White Label Solution

February 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

GetJar, the mobile app store, today announced the launch of App Catalogue Express (ACE) – a white label mobile app catalog for carriers, aggregators and partners...

Multi-Touch Enabled on Nexus One

February 3, 2010 7:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Googlers just can't help but poke and prod Apple these days. First they did an end-around with the HTML5 version of Google Voice, and now...

Nokia's Free Nav Passes 1 Million Download Mark

February 3, 2010 7:37 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Did Nokia make a game-changing move when it followed in Google's footsteps and started giving navigation away for free?

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