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Microsoft links mobile users to services with AgreeYa deal

Microsoft is working with mobile engineering company AgreeYa Mobility to help mobile users connect to Microsoft services from different computing platforms, including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and webOS

Reliance: Localisation key to Indian content success

The need to create apps using local languages for the Indian market, in order to tap the market beyond those able to communicate in English, was highlighted by Suresh Jayaraju, VP and head of New Age VAS for Indian operator Reliance Communications.

Rovio rejected US2B Zynga takeover offer

Angry Birds developer Rovio turned down a US$2.25 billion acquisition offer from games developer Zynga

Shazam regains audio recognition IP

London-based music discovery app company Shazam has bought back its audio recognition technology and related patents that identify music on the Shazam service from US performing rights company Broadcast Music Inc

Operators taking mixed view to app store opportunity

LIVE FROM APPS WORLD LONDON: There were mixed opinions this morning as to whether operators ...

Telefonica mobile app allows users to add second number

An app that allows Telefonica customers to add a second number to their phone simply ...

Mobile industry embraces the spirit of Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, traditionally marks the end of the harvest season. The holiday is an expression of thanks from Americans for their material and spiritual wellbeing.

Vodafone launches mobile money service in India

Vodafone has teamed up local HDFC Bank to launch a basic mobile money service called M-Paisa in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is intended as the first stage of a national rollout of the service which is modelled on the successful M-Pesa service offered by Safaricom in Kenya.

EC fears m-payment fragmentation in Europe, says leak

Europe risks a fragmented mobile payments market unless it improves areas such as interoperability, security and collaboration between leading players according to an internal European Commission document obtained by Bloomberg.

Sibblingz launches new apps platform for Flash developers

Sibblingz has launched a new version of its Spaceport platform as it seeks to attract ...

UK set for m-payment apps launch

Payments processor Creditcall is set to launch an app-based white-label mobile payments service in the UK via an unnamed banking partner on 1 December. The app-based service, which is called CardEase Mobile, enables small businesses to accept credit and debit card payments on a BlackBerry or Android device.

Google refreshes iPad search app

Google has revamped its search app for Apple’s iPad, adding new features to make the ...

AppMobi open-sources mobile web app development tools

HTML5 development tool provider AppMobi has open-sourced three of its technologies in an attempt to drive the development of mobile web apps

Gameloft iPad games made available for rental on airline

Australian airline Jetstar has made 12 Gameloft iPad games available for passengers using its iPad rental service on flights

FT brings web app to India

The Financial Times (FT) has launched its web app in India as its seeks to maintain momentum behind its HTML5-based apps strategy.

Apple publishes weekly UK App Store chart

Apple has begun to publish weekly charts of the most downloaded paid and free apps from its UK App Store in collaboration with the Press Association

Vodafone in NFC trial in NZ

Vodafone has teamed up with Bank of New Zealand for an NFC trial involving staff ...

Research firm sees rising revenue from location-based mobile apps

Mobile location-based service (LBS) revenues in Europe are forecasted to grow from EUR205 million in 2010 at a CAGR of 13.4 percent to reach EUR435 million in 2016, according to a new research report by Berg Insight.

Zinio raises US20M funding to boost newsstand apps

US mobile reading app developer Zinio has raised US$20 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing made this week

Big Fish subscription app removed from App Store

A subscription service app for Big Fish Games has been removed from Apple’s App Store ...