BlueStacks runs Android apps on a desktop

BlueStacks, which lets users run Android applications on any x86-based Windows PC, is the latest in a string of attempts to bring the bells and whistles of a mobile operating system to traditional computers.

Apple hints it wants to tax content, not software

Apple recently dropped another hammer on iPhone app developers by requiring them to use a subscription payment plan similar to Apple’s in-app purchasing plan.

Cloud storage provider Box.net’s iPad app gets a makeover

Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie might have a soft spot for Android, but he has to go where the money is. So his company is unveiling a slew of new features for its iPad application today before it gets to work on pumping up its Android application.

Video-calling app Tango raises $8.7M

Tango, a video-calling app for the iPhone and devices running Google’s Android mobile operating system, has raised $8.7 million of a $10 million funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

How Zendesk’s iPad app makes customer support child’s play

Zendesk operates a Web-based help desk service that lets companies track customer complaints across most of the web. It’s one of a number of startups that are trying to bring the ideas behind consumer-facing technology like Twitter and Facebook to the enterprise space. And today it’s launching a mobile version of its app for the iPad.