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VZW Will Shutter Apps Store

November 6, 2012 5:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said yesterday it will close its application storefront, Verizon Apps.

Nuance Evolves Dragon Virtual Assistant

October 24, 2012 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Apple has never confirmed that Nuance's technology is behind Siri, many believe Siri is nothing more than a Dragon in an administrative assistant's business suit.

Isis to Launch Oct. 22, App for T-Mobile Goes Live

October 17, 2012 7:44 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Isis has confirmed it will launch trials of its NFC-based mobile payments service in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City on Oct. 22 after delaying the summer debut of the app.


Slack Consumer Demand Top Hurdle for Mobile Wallet

October 11, 2012 11:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Consumer adoptions remains the single greatest hurdle to mobile payments, a group of panelists reported on the final day of CTIA’s fall conference.

Isis Scraps Summer Mobile Payments Launch

September 14, 2012 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Isis has scrapped plans to launch its NFC-based mobile wallet before summer ends next week.

Tango Expands, Adds Games, Messaging and Photo Sharing

September 10, 2012 7:35 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Tango, a provider of the over-the-top video calling, announced additional features today including text messaging, picture sharing and an interactive gaming experience.

Mobile Wins Gold for US Audience

August 7, 2012 6:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Luckily for American audiences, NBC is providing extensive online and mobile offerings for those who want to catch Olympic action live and in real-time.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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