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BBC defends mobile apps move

New Media Age reports that the BBC has dismissed critics who have questioned the public value of its plans to launch mobile apps

Study: Mobile apps revenue to hit US17.5B by 2012

The global market for mobile applications is forecast to reach US$17.5 billion in the next two years, according to a new report commissioned by GetJar, the world’s second largest app store

Report: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps

Mobile Crunch reports that Google’s Android Market application store now serves approximately 30,000 free and paid apps in total.

NSN launches TV software platform and gives smartphones a boost

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new software platform that allows users to watch television on multiple devices such as mobile phones and Internet-connected computers.

Report: DT to establish iTunes rival

Deutsche Telekom is set to launch its own music and applications storefront in collaboration with a number of other European operators, according to a report by Financial Times Deutschland.

Verizon to open apps store next week

Mobile Guerilla reports that Verizon Wireless’ app store – V Cast Apps – will make its debut with about 300 applications, with thousands more to come, on 29 March.

BBC told to delay iPhone apps

The Guardian reports that the launch of BBC News and BBC Sport smartphone applications is to be delayed

Apple tipped to enter mobile advertising fray

Apple’s unveiling later today of the new iPhone operating system software – iPhone 4.0 – may feature a mobile advertising platform, say experts.

Apple puts up another barrier for Adobe and Flash

A Wall Street Journal blog notes that Adobe, whose Flash video software is prominently not allowed on Apple’s devices, is getting ready to release a new version of its flagship Creative Suite software.

Apple unveils new iPhone OS and ad strategy

Apple yesterday unveiled the latest version of its iPhone operating system software which incorporates its high-profile move into the mobile advertising space. iAd is the result of Apple’s US$275 million acquisition of Quattro Wireless – a company that makes tools for embedding adverts in applications – in January.