How Nokia realized the Meego emperor had no clothes

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s bold plan to transform the company from a bumbling has-been to the premiere Windows Phone partner has always seemed like something out a Hollywood thriller — at least, to a gadget geek like me. Businessweek’s latest cover story, which details Elop’s struggle to revamp Nokia, is perhaps the most dramatic telling of that story so far.

Introducing our first wave of MobileBeat 2011 speakers

Preparations for our fourth annual MobileBeat conference are speeding along. Today, we’re announcing our first round of speakers for the event: Mihir Shah, president and CEO of the app monetization and distribution service Tapjoy; Jason Spero, director of mobile at Google; and Matt Murphy, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

Do@ may be the last mobile search app you need

Searching on mobile devices can be a tedious affair, especially if you’re plugging the same query into multiple apps. Do@ (pronounced do-at), a free iPhone app launching today, aims to solve that problem by letting you seamlessly search across multiple mobile web apps and services.