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US customers embracing social and location apps

Figures from the Pew Research Center show that social and location apps are being used by more than one quarter of US adults.

Has Yahoo missed the mobile bandwagon?

Despite the fallout from the sudden firing of CEO Carol Bartz this week, Yahoo is ...

IDC: App boom fuelling lifecycle tools investment

There is increasing investment in mobile application lifecycle services by third parties looking to meet demand for mobile applications

Verifone is bullish due to m-payments

US payment terminals manufacturer Verifone reported a 21 percent increase in its third quarter net revenues to US$317 million and expressed optimism that the current growth in mobile payments would boost its full-year figures.

BlackBerry App World 3.0 debuts

The latest version of RIM’s BlackBerry app store, BlackBerry App World 3.0, is now available. ...

iOS app marketing service looking to expand

US-based app marketing company iGiveaway is expanding its services to help iOS app developers boost the uptake and revenue for their products

BLOG: Its time to unblock the NFC logjam before its too late

Handset vendors have recently announced a new spate of NFC-enabled devices. That should be a ...

Apple app refund deleted without Asian division’s knowledge

A seven-day refund policy for downloaded apps for Apple devices in Taiwan has been cancelled without Apple Asia being informed

Every silver lining has a cloud

While a number of companies will undoubtedly benefit from the growth in in-app advertising, as ever success cannot be guaranteed.

GSMA gives apps boost in Global Mobile Awards 2012

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards 2012 will reflect the growing importance of mobile apps in ...

STMicroelectronics looks to boost presence in NFC market

Chipset vendor STMicroelectronics is eager to strengthen its position in the NFC market by extending ...

Leading UK bus operator to enable mobile payment

The UK’s largest bus operator FirstGroup is to invest £27 million in a new ticketing ...

Amazon ecosystem key to iPad tablet challenge

As more details emerge about Amazon’s rumoured Kindle tablet it’s becoming apparent that it has ...

Nigerias m-money services face major challenges

The size of the Nigerian market has major potential for the growth of mobile money ...

Appsfire calls for open UDID effort

App discovery company Appsfire launched its OpenUDID initiative, intended to provide developers with common tools ...

Microsoft Azure toolkit arrives for Android apps

Microsoft has launched a toolkit for Android developers to use its Windows Azure cloud-based platform as the basis for their applications.

Gree set for international expansion

Gree, a Japan-based mobile social gaming platform company, announced an international expansion which will see it establishing subsidiaries in five countries.

SIIA puts weight behind mobile app privacy group

The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) has joined the Future of Privacy Forum’s (FPF) ...

OpenFeint adds social features to SDK

OpenFeint added a GameFeed feature to its SDK, which it said provides access to “a ...

Vodafone names Mobile Clicks finalists

Vodafone Group named the finalists in its Mobile Clicks 2011 competition, which will now be invited to a final in the Netherlands later this month.