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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.

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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.

Microsoft Buys MFA Provider PhoneFactor

October 5, 2012 6:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired phone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider PhoneFactor.

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.

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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.

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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.

Mozilla Preps Launch of Firefox Mobile OS

July 2, 2012 7:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla today confirmed plans to launch a new open mobile OS based on HTML5 and it has the support of some big names in the industry, including Sprint, Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom.

Oh Facebook, Say It Isn’t So

June 1, 2012 9:16 am | Blogs | Comments

For better or worse, reports surfaced again this week that Facebook is developing its own phone.  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard talk of “the Facebook phone.” The New York Times says this latest effort would be

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...

DOJ Threatens to Sue Apple, Publishers for eBook Price Fixing

March 8, 2012 6:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has threatened to sue Apple and others for colluding with publishers to fix eBook prices.

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...

Facebook Sweetens IPO with New Offerings, Ads

March 1, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Investors looking to get in on Facebook's forthcoming IPO are no doubt hungrier than ever today...

Foursquare CEO: There's More To It Than Meets the Eye

February 29, 2012 6:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A lot of people know foursquare as a check-in service, CEO Dennis Crowley said it's a lot more than that.

Facebook Goes to Bat for Mobile Developers

February 27, 2012 7:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook's Chief Technology Officer, Bret Taylor, today announced a proactive initiative at Mobile World Congress...

Apple, Google Agree to Privacy Pact

February 23, 2012 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Six top tech companies have signed on to privacy guidelines for mobile applications that will provide consumers with more information about how their personal information is being used...

Banjo Strums Its Way to 600K Users

February 23, 2012 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social network aggregators come and go. There's no end to mobile apps that coral all your friends' posts from Twitter, Facebook and the rest of them.

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