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.
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.
Starting today, Nokia is offering turn-by-turn vehicle – and pedestrian – voice-guided navigation for free on 10 of its best-selling smartphone devices.
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.
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 is getting into the app space with the planned release of its software development kit (SDK) for the Kindle.
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 shoppers are using their cell phones to make purchases more and more frequently.
Apple is in talks with Microsoft about integrating Bing as the default search engine on the iconic device...
Now Opera Software says it has acquired AdMarvel, a mobile ad firm based in San Mateo, Calif.
Amazon.com Inc. says it will begin offering authors and publishers a bigger cut of book sales on its Kindle eReader...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Developers finally got the green light to start working with all of what Android has to offer.
Mobile applications analytics firm Flurry closed a Series B financing round of $7 million.
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 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.
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 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.
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...
Apple today announced that more than 3 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store.