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Google Sees Huge Potential in Mobile Web

January 22, 2010 7:13 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Google's foray into the mobile business came up during its fourth-quarter conference calls yesterday, and the company is confident it's pursuing the right path.

Muslim Holy Leader Prohibits Quran Ringtones

January 22, 2010 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A Muslim holy leader has prohibited the use of the Quran ringtones, according to the text of a fatwa that was obtained by Arabic news site Al Arabiya.

Nokia Offers Free Nav

January 21, 2010 7:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Starting today, Nokia is offering turn-by-turn vehicle – and pedestrian – voice-guided navigation for free on 10 of its best-selling smartphone devices.

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TomTom Shares Tank on News Nokia Will Compete

January 21, 2010 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares in Dutch navigation device maker TomTom NV fell sharply Thursday after Nokia Corp. said it will offer free navigation services for users of its smartphones.

Review: Google Navigation Good for Occasional Use

January 21, 2010 7:20 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

I have plenty of gadgets, so the thought of buying and carrying a separate GPS navigational device never appealed to me. Yet the thought of getting lost appealed to me even less.

Amazon Launches App Effort with Kindle SDK

January 21, 2010 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Amazon is getting into the app space with the planned release of its software development kit (SDK) for the Kindle.

Update: Opera Sees Room for Growth

January 21, 2010 7:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

So what does Opera Software plan to do now that it has acquired mobile ad firm AdMarvel? For one thing, it wants to be a friend to the operators.

eBay CEO: More Shoppers Using Cell Phones to Buy

January 21, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

eBay shoppers are using their cell phones to make purchases more and more frequently.

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Report: Apple Seeks to Bing the iPhone

January 20, 2010 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple is in talks with Microsoft about integrating Bing as the default search engine on the iconic device...

Opera Buys AdMarvel

January 20, 2010 7:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Now Opera Software says it has acquired AdMarvel, a mobile ad firm based in San Mateo, Calif.

Amazon Offers New Royalty Program for Kindle Books

January 20, 2010 6:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. says it will begin offering authors and publishers a bigger cut of book sales on its Kindle eReader...

BOKU Lands $25M in Venture Financing

January 19, 2010 7:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile payments company BOKU has raised a cool $25 million in a Series C funding round led by DAG Ventures and existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Gartner: Ad Sales Sluggish, App Sales Strong

January 19, 2010 7:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Global spending on mobile apps is expected to hit $6.2 billion in 2010, while ad sales will hit just $600 million, according to a forecast by Gartner.

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iVdopia Rolls Out Talk2Me Ads

January 14, 2010 7:04 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile video advertising firm iVdopia is adding a social networking component to its pre-app and in-app iPhone ads, so consumers can share ads with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Report: It's Quality Apps, Not Quantity

January 13, 2010 7:16 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Is the iPhone losing its edge in apps? According to one mobile app store on Facebook, other stores are catching up in terms of quality apps.

ESPN Mobile: Slam Dunk in 2009

January 13, 2010 7:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Shelving its MVNO doesn't seem to have hurt ESPN Mobile. In fact, ESPN says it was "overwhelmingly" the leading mobile Web sports site in 2009...

Google Releases Android SDK 2.1

January 12, 2010 7:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Developers finally got the green light to start working with all of what Android has to offer.

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.

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