[Update: Wozniak has said he was slightly misquoted during the interview to gadget blog Engadget.]
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.
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.
Popular mobile check in application Gowalla today announced a new partnership with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
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.
A new smartphone app that allows marketers and event organizers to enlist the crowd in pinning down the best photos during an event is garnering a lot of attention from marquee-name companies, co-founder and chief executive Jon Fisher of CrowdOptic told me today.
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.
Are you an app developer with a creation that’s ready for the klieg lights? VentureBeat has partnered with Intel to provide a new showcase for your mobile app: VentureBeat’s Mobile App Spotlight.
Dear Google: If you keep this up, I won’t have any more excuses to be unproductive on my phone in transit.
A much craved-for feature by mobile users, microblogging platform Twitter has finally taken notice and added push notifications for mentions to your username (dubbed @mentions) in its iPhone and iPad apps, as well as through SMS.
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.
Layar today announced it has landed another $14 million in its second round of fundraising from Intel Capital to help make it easier to discover new places, like shops and restaurants, through its augmented reality interface.
Sponsored Post SD Forum presents “The Mobile Internet Tsunami” on Friday, December 10, 2010 at Microsoft in Mountain View, California.
Tech executives seem eager to pile on the criticism of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion, elaborated on his past statements denouncing Apple’s approach.
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.
Adobe chief executive Shantanu Narayen (pictured with chief technology officer Kevin Lynch) today denied reports that he has been negotiating with Microsoft about a possible acquisition.
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.
PapayaMobile is launching a set of tools today that will make it easier for developers to make Android games.
Google today announced on its blog the release of Hotpot, a recommendation engine for local businesses based on you and your friends’ ratings. Hotpot is an addition to the company’s Google’s Places initiative, a campaign to get local business owners to claim their venues, verify information and engage with customers.
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.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Palm made a last-ditch effort to take on the iPhone with the Palm Pre. What we got was a pretty slick phone with multitasking and a mobile operating system, WebOS, that wasn’t quite a match for the iPhone but which would go on to do much greater things.
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.
SimpleGeo, a service for adding location-based features to applications, just announced that former Digg CEO Jay Adelson will be its new CEO and join its board of directors.
Kik, the hot mobile chat application we wrote about two weeks ago that was seeing explosive growth, has been pulled from the Blackberry app market App World.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Graphics chip makerNvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang thinks Google’s Android team is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.
Shopping startupRetailigence says it’s creating a “bridge” connecting real-world “brick-and-mortar” stores with mobile and web applications. Now the Palo Alto, Calif. company has enlisted some well-known investors to fund its efforts: Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund.
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.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has returned to active duty at Twitter and is involved in “fixing” the product, according to a report in Business Insider that cites “three industry sources.”
SoGeo, a service that collects and analyzes location data for users, today announced the launch of Whatser. It’s a free mobile application that suggests where to go based on places that you like and that your friends like.
Dear Google, please announce the Nexus S already so I can dump my iPhone 4.
Comcast got into the social TV game in June with the launch of a new service called Tunerfish. Today, the company announced a bunch of upgrades that general manager John McCrea said should lead to more sign-ups and growth.
About a third of the top grossing apps in the Apple App Store are now making their money through the sale of virtual goods within the application after being free to download, according to research done by tech blog GigaOm.
YuMe, a well-funded video advertising startup, announced today that it’s bringing its technology to the mobile world.
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.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
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.
In the age of the iPhone, smartphones have beautiful touchscreens. But try to play a 3D game on these phones and the graphics suddenly make these devices feel primitive.