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Vringo Files for IPO

January 29, 2010 6:53 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Video ringtone company Vringo, which has a library of more than 4,000 video ringtones, has filed to raise about $64 million in an IPO.

Apple Answers Google, Opens 3G VoIP API

January 28, 2010 7:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple's release of the new iPhone SDK came with a little surprise, namely an open VoIP API that will enable applications like Skype to operate over 3G.

Elevations to Invest $100 Million in Yelp

January 28, 2010 7:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Yelp, the community-led local search site, announced that private equity firm Elevation Partners has agreed to make a $25 million investment in the company...


Like It or Not, iPhone Gets Google Voice

January 27, 2010 7:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday rolled out a new browser-based HTML5 version of its popular Google Voice service.

Good Technology Buys CloudSync

January 27, 2010 7:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Good Technology announced it has acquired CloudSync, a Denver -based mobile device management company.

The Key to Strategic Mobile Deployments

January 26, 2010 12:57 pm | by Willie Jow, Sybase | Articles | Comments

It wasn't so long ago that mobile devices were considered rogue elements in the enterprise – more a cause of consternation than of celebration. Fast forward just a few years and the mobile enterprise is now mainstream.

Consumers Want Control of Their Content – On Any Device

January 26, 2010 12:42 pm | by Michael Wallace, Qualcomm | Articles | Comments

Today's mobile market is vastly different from the one we saw one year ago. Using history as a guide, we can expect the market will be markedly different in the coming year.

Deloitte Forecast: 2010 a Grim One for Carriers

January 26, 2010 10:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 Deloitte took its annual look at what the next year holds for carriers, and came up with one definitive point: It’s going to be a rough one.


Appcelerator: Devs Like Apple Tablet

January 26, 2010 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Appcelerator, a company that provides a platform for developers to build native mobile and desktop applications, says the tablet revolution will be big, and it will begin with Apple.

Review: Remote Desktop Apps Highlight Connected Devices

January 25, 2010 8:59 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

There are definitely times when you're on the road and need that one file you left on your desktop back at work. Unfortunately, you're doing 85 mph in a New York City taxi and all you've got is your smartphone. Solution? Enter a bevy of new remote desktop apps for your phone.

Seven Reports Full Year of Profitability

January 25, 2010 7:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile e-mail and messaging solutions provider Seven reports today that it achieved a full year of profitability in 2009.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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