More new speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the fourth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Tim Merel, managing director of Digi-Capital, Sana Choudary, co-founder of YetiZen game startup accelerator, and Jennifer Lu, director of business development at TinyCo.

Yahoo wants to navigate the flood of mobile apps

“Discovery” is one of the most common complaints about the ever-growing number of smartphone apps: With hundreds of thousands of apps, how can people find the best one for whatever they’re looking for? Now Yahoo is making an effort to solve the problem, both on your computer with a new Yahoo App Search service, and on iPhones and Android devices with a new Yahoo AppSpot app.

HTC Desire owners upset about lack of Android Gingerbread update

HTC UK on Tuesday announced on its Facebook page that the popular HTC Desire smartphone would not get an update to the latest version of Android because there isn’t enough RAM on the device to run both Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and HTC Sense, the skin HTC has on all its smartphones. Hundreds of users on Facebook have complained about HTC’s inability to issue the update.

Check out the latest speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the third set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Bing Gordon, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the former chief creative officer at Electronic Arts; Daniel Terry, chief executive and co-founder of mobile game maker Pocket Gems; and Tim Chang, partner at Norwest Venture Partners.

Is Android RIM’s backup plan?

Many are worried about the long-term viability of BlackBerry given its shrinking market share. Of course, Research in Motion is still making money and selling lots of phones. But the competition from iPhone and Android is intense, and it has to do something to be seen as a “next gen” smartphone supplier if it wants to regain its luster.