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Flurry Raises $7 Million

January 12, 2010 7:26 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile applications analytics firm Flurry closed a Series B financing round of $7 million.

NTIA, RUS Launch Matchmaking Site

January 11, 2010 7:04 am | News | Comments

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have launched a new Web site for broadband stimulus fund applicants that helps them find partners for broadband projects.

Ford Unveils New Connected Apps

January 7, 2010 10:04 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Ford is shaking up the handheld navigation market as well as the application space with new offerings unveiled during a keynote at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today.


Apple Deal Shines Spotlight on Mobile Ad Space

January 6, 2010 7:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Yesterday's news that Apple is acquiring Quattro Wireless is further proof that the mobile advertising space continues to be competitive as well as ripe for terrific growth.

App Stores – Wave of the Future?

January 5, 2010 10:33 am | by Arvind Venkateswaran, Geodesic | Articles | Comments

App stores are "all of the rage" right now. They existed quietly for years with alternative stores like Handango, and then gained prominence when Apple launched its App Store.

8 App Store Predictions for 2010

January 5, 2010 10:25 am | by Mike Merrill, Smartphones Technologies | Articles | Comments

If 2009 was the year of the App Store Gold Rush, the year ahead is shaping up to deliver more excitement to the industry, along with a dose of reality. Here are my predictions for 2010...

App Store Tops 3 Billion Downloads

January 5, 2010 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple today announced that more than 3 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store.

Apple Acquires Quattro Ad Network

January 5, 2010 7:09 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Quattro Wireless has confirmed that Apple has acquired the mobile advertising company.


Glu Mobile Gets New CEO

January 5, 2010 7:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Glu Mobile yesterday announced that Niccolo de Masi, former CEO of Hands-On Mobile, has taken on the role.

ChaCha Closes Another Round

January 4, 2010 8:09 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The ad-supported answering service ChaCha reports that it closed a $7 million E round of funding on Dec. 22, a move the company expects will allow it to reach profitability.

LBS: In Search of New Directions

January 1, 2010 10:35 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

When Google announced it would offer Google Maps Navigation Beta for Android devices for free, it looked like the kiss of death for anyone trying to peddle navigation services as a subscription or paid application.

Nokia’s Symbiosis with Symbian

January 1, 2010 9:45 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Next to the Symbian Foundation itself, no one has been a bigger proponent of the platform than Nokia. Symbian and Nokia have become practically synonymous since Nokia spent just under $400 million of its own funds to found the operating system’s standards body, the Symbian Foundation, in June 2008.

10 iPhone Apps That Last

December 29, 2009 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

 As the Apple App Store nears 100,000 downloadable applications, it’s becomes less likely that any of the top 10 lists out there will offer a convincing portrait of the best iPhone apps of the year. iPhone apps are relatively cheap,


App Review: Nuance Voice-to-Text Nails Dictation

December 11, 2009 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Dragon Dictation, which was released Dec. 7 and is currently available for free at the App Store, is a voice-to-text application that allows users to dictate texts, e-mails and notes.

Playboy Goes Live at App Store

December 11, 2009 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The App Store is officially growing up. Playboy today announced an app for the iPhone.

Opera Unifies Browser Experience

December 10, 2009 6:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Opera Software today released Opera Mobile 10 to operators and OEMs.

EA, Gameloft Top App Store 2009 Games List

December 9, 2009 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's that time of year again, when everyone and there brother is tallying up the best and worst of the year.

Orange Launches App Shop

December 9, 2009 6:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The app store madness continues to spread, as Orange announced the launch of the Orange App Shop.

Google Tags 'Places' with 2D Barcodes

December 8, 2009 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Internet giant announced that it will be sending 2D barcode window decals to 100,000 of the most searched for local businesses across the country.

10 Helpful Holiday Apps

December 7, 2009 10:39 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Well, the Christmas tree is up, the Menorah is on display, the Festivus pole has been erected. Whatever your denomination or beliefs, perhaps you’re looking for a little bit of an edge in preparing for the holidays. Here’s a list

App Review: Business Card Reader from Shape Services

December 7, 2009 8:55 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

It seems like printed materials of all kinds are approaching obsolescence, and business cards are no exception. Try Business Card Reader, an app for the iPhone from Shape Services, and you'll know what I mean.

HTC 2010 Roadmap Continues WinMo, Android Tradition

December 7, 2009 7:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to leaked slides of the OEM.s 2010 roadmap on, HTC will continue with its impressive line of Windows Mobile and Android devices.

Bold Comes Preloaded with Ontela.s Camera Connect

December 7, 2009 6:55 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Ontela is celebrating a win today with the announcement that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile USA comes preloaded with Ontela.s camera connection services.

GetFugu Sues Foreign Nationals for Libel, Extortion

December 4, 2009 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

GetFugu says it filed suit against foreign nationals Simon Davies, David Warnock and others for trade libel, defamation and other claims arising out of an alleged smear campaign against GetFugu and its executives.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Bing for Mobile Voice Search

December 3, 2009 6:50 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday unveiled its free Bing voice-enabled search app, powered by its Tellme subsidiary, for Windows phones.

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