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Nuance Launches Nina: Like Siri in a Suit and Tie

August 6, 2012 7:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Nuance's involvement in Apple's Siri virtual assistant has never been confirmed, the company is owning up to another enterprise-focused assistant with today's launch of Nina.

Amazon Keeps Pressure on Apple, Bolsters Ecosystem

August 1, 2012 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amid rumors of a possible smartphone offering to complement its line of eReaders and media tablet, Amazon continues to put pressure on Apple with its content and cloud-based offerings.

Google Firms Up Developer Rules

August 1, 2012 7:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

What was once deemed the "Wild West" of apps stores, Google's Google Play appears to be refining its policies some in an effort to give the store a bit more civility.

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The Daily Tablet Newspaper Lays Off Third of Staff

August 1, 2012 7:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Daily, a digital-only news publication championed by News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.

Google Maps Smithsonian's 17 Museums for Visitors

July 11, 2012 7:23 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest museum complex is being mapped room by room through a partnership with Google Inc.

EU Launches New App for Passengers' Rights

July 5, 2012 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union says it has launched a new smartphone application which allows air and rail passengers stranded in the EU due to cancellations or delays to immediately check on their legal rights regarding rebates and compensation.    

Waze Hits 20M Users

July 5, 2012 7:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Even as Apple preps the release of its own maps and turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, social traffic and navigation app Waze announced today via its official blog that it has 20 million registered users, with 10 million signing on in the past 6 months.

Report: Mobile Web Tops Apps for Retail

March 9, 2012 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Consumers more often turn to a company's mobile website than to an app for shopping, according to a report conducted by Nielsen...

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Sen. Schumer Calls for FTC Probe into Apps

March 5, 2012 7:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), is calling on the FTC to launch an investigation into the app download practices of Apple and Google/Android...

Looking For Work? There May be an App for That

February 7, 2012 6:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps.

Siri Says Hello to Evi

February 2, 2012 7:08 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

"The impetus wasn't to create a competitor to Siri," Tunstall-Pedoe says. "Evi is actually just the natural progression from what True Knowledge has been doing for the last four to five years."

Vizl App Aims to Digitize the Fitting Room

January 18, 2012 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Prosenjit Sen, founder and CEO of Vizl, thinks his company can fill a major void in the $500 billion fashion industry...

Report: In-App Purchases to Hit $5.6 B by 2015

January 17, 2012 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In-app purchases are the way to profits for developers, according to a report released today by IHS, which estimates that in-app purchases will rise...

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CBS Sports to Open Fantasy Platform to Developers

January 17, 2012 7:02 am | by Oskar Garcia, Associated Press | News | Comments

CBS Sports is opening its fantasy sports platform to third-party developers, allowing them to sell league-specific apps...

Report: Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps

January 4, 2012 6:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The total number of active applications worldwide in the Android Market reached the 400,000 milestone, according to app store analytics firm Distimo.

Game Fetches Help for Humane Society

January 4, 2012 6:53 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

If your New Year's resolutions include doing more charity work and having more fun, MindJolt SGN just might have the game for you.

Instagram Grabs Top 2011 Honors at App Store

December 9, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

At least a few happy developers are celebrating today after the iTunes App Store rolled out its picks for best apps of 2011.

T-Mobile Pulls YouMail, Cites 'Network Disruption'

December 8, 2011 12:04 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA has moved to block its customers from downloading YouMail, claiming the app causes "network disruption."

Microsoft Launches Xbox App for iOS

December 8, 2011 6:57 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday launched Xbox Live apps for both Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and Apple's iPhone.

Microsoft Pledges Windows Developers Generosity

December 8, 2011 6:55 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is stepping up its competition with Apple and plans to give developers who write software for Windows computers and devices a greater share of revenue...

Review: Apps to Make Holiday Shopping Easier

December 1, 2011 7:11 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Even if you love to shop, it can be a pain this time of year. Stores are crowded, gift options seem endless and it's hard to determine if you're getting the best prices.

A New Path for Path

November 30, 2011 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile social networking company Path today rolled out Path 2, the next generation of the company's mobile photo sharing app...

Apple Approves, Pulls iTether App

November 30, 2011 7:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple yesterday pulled a tethering app from the App Store less than 12 hours after it went live on the company's storefront.

CTIA, ESRB Launch Application Rating System

November 29, 2011 7:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As promised last week, CTIA and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) today announced a new rating system for mobile applications.

Good News From the Ghost of Mobile Christmas Future

November 22, 2011 10:07 am | by Chris Sellers, Mobeam | Articles | Comments

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, there is a lot of hype about the role mobile will play in this year's holiday shopping.

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