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Verizon Wireless revamps app store

US operator Verizon Wireless is working to improve is apps store with the introduction of a separate business-focused app store and by implementing better search for Android smartphones

Windows 8 sharpens focus on apps

Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system optimised for tablets, has apps at its heart thanks ...

Samsung sets developers converged app challenge

Samsung has launched a competition for developers to build the most innovative apps that work ...

Barnes & Noble expands NOOK app ecosystem

Barnes & Noble has partnered with cloud-based mobile app platform company Appcelerator to boost the ...

Social network app usage rockets

The use of social networking mobile apps has risen by 30 percent in the past quarter, making them the third most-used type of app by US smartphone users who download apps

Feature video: Mobile Money The Story So Far

The huge success of Safaricom’s M-Pesa has come to symbolise mobile money for many in ...

Microsoft includes NFC in new W8 OS

Microsoft will include NFC technology in Windows 8, its current name for the next version of its operating system, according to an announcement from its Build developer conference.

DeNA plans Vietnam game studio acquisition

Japanese social gaming company DeNA plans to acquire the Punch Entertainment Company game studio in Vietnam to expand its development for the Mobage mobile social gaming network.

Angry Birds hits a third of a billion downloads

Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile has said that all versions of game have now been downloaded more than 350 million times across all mobile platforms

Navmii navigation apps hit 3.2M users

GPS location-based app developer Navmii now has 3.2 million users, with 920,000 added in the past three months

Android developers can maximise revenue through business apps

Android developers can improve their revenue from apps by 900 percent above average if they focus on developing for less competitive but more price-intensive categories

Android Market direct operator billing comes to South Korea

Google is rolling out direct operator billing for its Android Market app store for operators in South Korea

Stuck in the middle

Is there a market for devices that sit between smartphones and tablets?

Brightcove: helping make content mobile

Earlier this year, Brightcove, a company best known for its cloud-based video delivery platform, announced ...

Monitise wins patent for virtual credit card

UK mobile payment technology firm Monitise has been granted a patent for “a new way ...

Second French city set for NFC

The city of Strasbourg will be the second in France to offer a commercial NFC service on 17 October, following the launch of the Cityzi service in Nice last year.

India mulls m-banking via USSD links

A senior official of the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has suggested that certain non-financial transactions such as balance enquires could be shifted from bank ATM machines to mobile phones. The NPCI is talking to mobile operators about using the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channel to inform users about their bank balances, according to Economic Times.

MIG acquires m-payment firm Zaypay

UK company Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) has acquired Zaypay, a Dutch firm which specialises in monetisation solutions for developers.

Mobile operator-backed Buyster launches commercial service

French payments venture Buyster launched its mcommerce service in its home market on September 13. The internet payment venture, which originally set itself a mid-2011 launch date, allows users to make purchases through both mobile and fixed connections.

GetJar intros free app download service

Independent app store GetJar announced GetJar Gold, a programme it says gives customers “free ongoing ...