Mobile computing is changing software and the PC – but don’t be afraid!

Even before Apple’s iPad reinvigorated what was an all-but-dead tablet marketplace, the exponential growth of computing capability on mobile phones was well underway. Now, with millions of tablets and nearly a billion smartphones circulating throughout our always-on world, mobile computing is not just on the rise but is truly the future of computing – both for consumers and business…

More rockstars at VB Summit: Twitter’s Michael Abbott, Verizon’s Nicola Palmer

Michael Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter, will be joining us for an opening fireside chat on Monday. Michael helps lead Twitter’s mobile efforts, working closely with co-founder Jack Dorsey. As such, he can speak to mobile product development. Yes, he was referenced in that recent article by Fortune about the leadership shuffles and strategy discussions happening at Twitter…

By the numbers: Apple's staggering results

Apple released its most staggering quarterly results in history today, with all parts of the business showing dramatic growth. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive numbers just released by the company on its fiscal second quarter earnings call.

Ninja Joe is kicking butt in Chile

It’s tempting for mobile app developers to focus solely on the United States when creating their products, but some developers are finding success abroad in markets that are less saturated and more open to quirky applications.

Can you see me now? 4 reasons why video calling is ready to take off

Editor’s note: This April 25-26, VentureBeat is hosting its inaugural VentureBeat Mobile Summit, where we’ll debate the five key business and policy challenges facing the mobile industry today. Participants will develop concrete, actionable solutions that will shape the future of the mobile industry. The invitation-only event, located at the scenic and relaxing Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, Calif., is limited to 180 mobile executives, investors and policymakers.

How the mobile web will win

Editor’s note: This discussion about the superphone app platform is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our discussion about HTML5 versus native, we’ll have top executives around the table, including Facebook, Google, Verizon, Sencha, AT&T and more.

The dilemma that Twitter has given new startups

A fundamental problem between third-party Twitter clients and Twitter itself is that the client owns its own interface and Twitter has to negotiate with that client to make money from its own users. This is a difficult situation for Twitter to find itself in, especially when it so badly needs those third parties, who help it to retain existing users and bring new ones in.

How "mobile ads 2.0" will let you take control of your monetization

Editor’s Note: This discussion about mobile economy is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our mobile “economy” session, we’ll talk about how monetization of mobile needs to move beyond just advertising, and we’ll have executives at table from the most important players, including Verizon, AT&T, Google, Zynga, Facebook Yahoo, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and many more.