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Myriad opens Android app support to other platforms

Myriad Group announced Myriad Alien Dalvik, a version of the Dalvik virtual machine used by Android which will enable Android apps to run on devices powered by other platforms. The company said that “the launch opens up the Android experience to new audiences, generating new revenue opportunities for mobile operators, OEMs and app store owners.”

Conduit debuts mobile app platform for web developers

Conduit, which describes itself as “the fastest-growing network of web app publishers,” announced the launch of Conduit Mobile Platform, a “complete solution for developing, publishing, promoting and managing mobile apps on multiple devices.”

Report: Qualcomm backing entertainment app venture

TechCrunch reports that Qualcomm has partnered with entertainment talent agency CAA to establish Creative Mobile Labs, the intention of which is “to bring together the Hollywood talent CAA represents (writers, directors, graphics artists) who are brimming with ideas for mobile apps but don’t know how to execute them with mobile app developers, and vice versa.”

Mobile ad player acquires THQ Wireless

24MAS, a Sweden-based mobile advertising and app distribution company, acquired the wireless business of THQ, which develops mobile games.

Nokia: Trouble at the top

When the blood is spilled at Nokia, CEO Stephen Elop will need to be careful he does not lose more than he gains.

Qualcomm claims DLNA app first

Qualcomm said that its Skifta for Android application has become the first title to be certified under the Digital Living Network Alliance’s new software certification programme

Demand for Android development skills soars

Vacancies for developers with Android skills have rocketed by 424 percent in the space of a year, according to UK IT recruitment consultancy IntaPeople

Apple revamps App Store privacy terms; features refreshed

Website Bright Side of News reports that Apple has revamped the terms and conditions for its App Store for iPad users, in line with the introduction of several new features. Perhaps the most significant change is related to user privacy, in line with the introduction of support for in-app subscription purchases.

Antenna strengthens mobile internet play with Volantis buy

Antenna Software, an enterprise-focused app developer, has acquired mobile internet software company Volantis Systems.

Getting it right: Quality, not quantity

Quantity does not trump quality when serving the consumer market.

Reply.com buys app publisher adHUBs

US online auction company Reply.com announced the acquisition of adHUBs, which it describes as a “leading publisher of mobile applications.”

Gree partners with Tencent for Chinese mobile SNS

Reuters reports that Japanese mobile social gaming company Gree has partnered with Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings, in order to create a social gaming platform for smartphone usersr in China.

AT&T opens first developer centre

AT&T opened the first of three promised innovation centres, called AT&T Foundry and located in Plano, Texas.

PocketGear relaunches as Appia; focuses on white-label

Independent web store PocketGear announced a relaunch under a new brand, Appia, with the intention of focusing its activities to become “a pure-play white-label app store platform for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and mobile portals.”

In-app payments go live in BlackBerry App World

The latest version of RIM’s BlackBerry App World has gone live this week offering in-app payment support for the first time.

Google updates Android Market merchandising and billing options

Google has announced a number of updates for Android Market, adding a number of new merchandising and billing features for developers and consumers. The company has finally unveiled the addition of a web storefront, enabling users to find and share applications from a browser, in addition to the standard handset client.

Who could want a piece of Motorola Mobility?

Motorola Mobility (MMI) recently announced its first earnings results as a new and independent business entity. Although previous talk of a sale to a rival vendor has died down, it’s interesting to revisit this idea in light of its new found independence.

GSMA announces finalists in brand app contest

The GSMA has announced the finalists for its 2011 Brand App Challenge, in which developers compete to create the best app for three Coca Cola brands: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and Diet Coke.

Bump adds app sharing to iOS app

Bump Technologies, the company behind an app which enables customers to share contact details by bumping devices together, announced the addition of app sharing in its latest Bump 2.4 release for iOS.

PlayStation Suite could run on other mobile platforms, including iOS, says exec

Sony’s newly-announced PlayStation Suite, which will enable the company to offer PlayStation-branded games to mobile devices based on Android, could be made available to other platforms in the future including Apple’s iOS, according to a senior Sony executive.