After lagging behind Apple’s iPhone for some time, Google’s Android platform is now tied for the lead spot in ad impressions on Millennial Media’s network, according to the company’s October Mobile Mix Report.
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Changes are afoot with Dell’s mobile communications group. The company announced yesterday that the division’s chief, Ron Garriques (pictured right with singer Bono), is leaving Dell as the company integrates the group into its “core operations”, Reuters reports.
Image tagging startup Stipple announced today that it has scored $2 million in seed funding, just three months after its launch in August.
Verizon is considering charging users based on the speed of their wireless data connection as well as the amount of data they consume every month, the Wall Street Journal reports.
AT&T finally has a MiFi, a device which lets you share mobile internet to multiple wireless devices, of its own. The company announced today that it will offer the Novatel MiFi 2372 starting November 21 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
It looks like rumors of a cheaper Hulu Plus subscription, the video streaming site’s premium offering, were true after all. Hulu announced the official launch of Hulu Plus today at $7.99 a month — two bucks cheaper than the $9.99 subscription offered during its preview period.
As with many cellphone manufacturers trying to figure out how to make the leap into superphones, LG’s bet on Google’s Android operating system is turning out to be a wise decision. The company announced today that its budget-minded Optimus One is its fastest-selling phone ever, hitting 1 million units sold worldwide in 40 days.
It’s been a long haul for Google, but now iPhone owners can finally download an official Google Voice iPhone app – giving them access to even more Google Voice features than the current web app, although still not as many as Android users enjoy.
We’ve previously reported that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile were gearing up to have your cellphone replace your credit card — now it’s official. The companies today announced the Isis mobile commerce network, which uses near-field communication (NFC) technology to let you make purchases with your phone.
Cash payment service PayNearMe, formerly known as Kwedit, announced today that it has grabbed another $16 million in funding and is launching a new mobile payment option.
Facebook can’t remind us enough that its new messaging service, announced today, isn’t an email killer. Instead, it’s an all-encompassing messaging system that works across Facebook chat, email, and text messages.
Google may have selected Motorola’s upcoming 7-inch “Motopad” tablet as its flagship Android 3.0 device, according to Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin.
Path, a photo-sharing startup by former Facebook executive Dave Morin that launched today, is one of those companies that carries with it a tremendous amount of hype — due both to its pedigree and its secrecy.
The comparisons between Microsoft’s Kinect body-gesture motion-control system and the cool gesture-controlled computer in the 2002 sci fi movie Minority Report are getting old, but I can’t help but think of that film when looking at developer Florian Echtler’s multitouch interface hack (see video below) for Kinect.
Facebook is following in the footsteps of rival social network MySpace and gearing up to unveil its long-rumored webmail product — referred to internally as a “Gmail killer” — on Monday.
If you thought you were safe from hearing more about Microsoft’s ill-fated Kin phones, think again. Verizon is apparently gearing up to offer the phones a second chance on its network, except this time in a stripped-down feature phone capacity, according to a leaked Verizon road map revealed by mobile site PPC Geeks.
In a bid to simplify music discovery for Twitter users, Twitter today announced a partnership with Apple’s beleaguered Ping social network.
Dear Google, please announce the Nexus S already so I can dump my iPhone 4.
After seemingly ages in release limbo, streaming video startup Boxee has started shipments of its Boxee Box set-top and has announced new content partnerships with Netflix and Hulu.
The mobile SkyFire browser for the iPhone sells itself: It lets you play Flash video on the iPhone. Who wouldn’t want that? So it’s no surprise to learn that the browser has already raked in $1 million since it hit the App Store last Thursday, TechCrunch reports.
Research in Motion’s business-focused BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will retail for under $500, the company’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed in an interview with Bloomberg.
New York-based PetFlow is aware of the stigma around pet-centered startups, but it believes it can avoid the fate of spectacular flameouts like Pets.com. The company announced today that it has landed $5 million in funding from Westwood Ventures.
In lieu of actual first day US sales numbers from Microsoft, everyone seems to be predicting doom and gloom for the Windows Phone 7 platform. Microsoft may have sold as few as 40,000 phones on Monday, a “market research source” tells the financial site TheStreet. Meanwhile, CNet reporters noted that a San Francisco T-Mobile store didn’t have much luck pushing its WP7 wares.
YouTube just got more couch-friendly. Google today announced YouTube Remote, an Android application (available for free from the Android Market) that will let you send YouTube videos from your smartphone to Google TV devices and computers.
Samsung’s Galaxy S selling spree continues, as the company announces it has shipped 3 million of the Android phones to the US since they first went on sale in July, Reuters reports.
The newly launched Twezr iPhone app (free on the App Store) has an ambitious goal: To combine all of your communication with friends and close contacts, including email, Facebook and Twitter, in a single iPhone application.
Amazon announced today that qualifying newspaper and magazine publishers will soon be able to earn 70-percent from sales on the Kindle store.
Hanvon, China’s largest e-book manufacturer, will be debuting the first device to use a color E Ink display on Tuesday, according to a report by the New York Times.
In yet another blow to the Symbian platform, the non-profit Symbian Foundation announced today that it will transition to a licensing-only role, while Nokia will continue development of the mobile platform on its own.
Today is Windows Phone 7 day in the US — the day when consumers will finally be able to throw down some coin and snag a WP7 device of their very own.
If you live in the US, don’t rely on your iPhone’s alarm clock to wake you up on time Monday morning.
Apple is getting out of the server room, sort of. The company announced today that it’s dropping the Xserve rackmounted server, but at the same time it’s also introducing a new Mac Pro Server configuration.
In an inauspicious start to the day for Research in Motion, three major BlackBerry clients have announced that they’re moving to new devices.
Raise your hand if you could stand to be better about task tracking. Keep your hand raised if you rely on email entirely to manage your tasks. IssueBurner, a service developed by the data-management company Webyog, aims to bridge that divide by letting you use emails to easily track tasks, issues, and anything else you need to follow-up.
As promised, Google has brought its wicked fast Google Instant search to mobile devices with support for the iPhone and Android, the company announced today on its blog.
Even though Hulu’s paid offering, Hulu Plus, doesn’t appear to be a smashing success, the streaming video site is still pushing forward by dropping the need for invites, adding more content, and supporting more devices.
Apple’s new MacBook Air laptops may be gorgeous, but they’re not without problems, according to users complaining about screen issues. Now there’s word that Apple is aware of the problems and is working on a software fix, according to an internal memo published by the gadget site Boy Genius Report.