Real-time information about farming, health and trading will be available to mobile users in Uganda with new technology services developed by the Grameen Foundation, Google and mobile operator MTN Uganda, notes the Seattle Times.
Microsoft will offer around 600 certified applications when it opens its mobile app store later this year, according to a Washington Post report, despite the Windows Mobile platform having more than 20,000 applications developed for it overall.
The Federal Communications Commission, the US telecoms regulator, is seeking clarification as to why Apple has barred Google's voice application from its App Store, reports Reuters.
Telefonica has become the latest major mobile operator to launch its own applications store. The store - known as 'mstore' - will launch initially in the operator's home market of Spain (via its 'Movistar' mobile brand) but plans to be eventually rolled-out across its entire global footprint, serving over 200 million subscribers.