VoIP pioneer Skype has reported a phenomenal public response to the launch of its software for the iPhone on Tuesday, claiming that the software has been downloaded more than a million times in its first two days of availability.
The Verizon Hub, a new kind of home phone with some Web add-ons like weather and traffic reports, will soon come with an applications market, following a trend among mobile phone makers such as Apple to open up to third-party apps, reports Reuters.
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.