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Greystripe raises US5.5M

mocoNews reports that San Francisco-based Greystripe, which helps to subsidise the cost of mobile games and mobile apps through advertising, has raised US$5.5 million in a third round of funding.

Skype for iPhone an instant hit, but operators wary

VoIP pioneer Skype has reported a phenomenal public response to the launch of its software for the iPhone on Tuesday, claiming that the software has been downloaded more than a million times in its first two days of availability.

AT&T unveils programme for apps developers

AT&T has launched the AT&T Apps Beta platform that will allow developers to test applications with AT&T customers and receive direct consumer feedback before making their applications broadly available, reports Telecompaper.

Skype for iPhone hits 2M downloads

Skype claims to have hit 2 million downloads of its ‘Skype for iPhone’ software since the mobile VoIP client debuted on Apple’s App Store on 31 March.

Verizon plans app store for Hub Web phone

The Verizon Hub, a new kind of home phone with some Web add-ons like weather and traffic reports, will soon come with an applications market, following a trend among mobile phone makers such as Apple to open up to third-party apps, reports Reuters.

Huawei wins second LTE trial in Norway

Telenor has awarded a contract to Huawei to deploy LTE radio access and EPC (Evolved Packet Core) equipment for its LTE trial in Oslo.

Nokia opens up mapping as Ovi Store launch looms

Nokia yesterday enhanced its mobile maps offerings and claimed to be on track for the launch of its high-profile application and content store, Ovi, by the end of May.

Nokia rolls out high-profile Ovi Store

Nokia announced today that its much-anticipated online software and content store, Ovi Store, has launched on time and is now available across more than 50 Nokia devices.

Technical issues plague Ovi Store opening

Nokia’s much-anticipated launch yesterday of its online software and content store, Ovi Store, has been overshadowed by technical problems.

Google hints at 20 Android phones by year-end

Google has forecast that there could be as many as 20 smartphones based on its Android operating system available on the market by year-end, reports the New York Times.