Stealth startup Tomfoolery raises $1.7M for mobile enterprise applications that make “work awesome.”
The most trusted companies in America include HP, Amazon, IBM, eBay, and Microsoft. But Apple and Google, the two companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution, didn’t make the cut.
Apple may be winning the smartphone battle stateside, but Android is winning the global smartphone war being fought all over the world.
Global phone shipments hit 1.6 billion units in 2012, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, with Samsung shipping an massive 396.5 million phones last year.
Both grew spectacularly, with Samsung up 28.9 percent, and Apple up 13.6 percent, while HP and Dell dropped 12.7 and 13.4 percent, respectively.
YouSendIt is best known for its software to help users send and receive large files via a desktop PC. But today, it launching a suite of mobile apps for iPhone, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, so you’ll be able to access documents, videos and presentations on the move.
Guest Post As of Wednesday night the stock was down about 3 percent, after having been down as much as 5 percent. And over the past three months, it’s down 22 percent, equivalent to $130 billion in market cap.
Advertising on mobile platforms continues to grow, and SponsorPay is one of the companies at the forefront.
Smoke, meet fire?
Will the iPhone 5 be coming to China Mobile’s 700 million subscribers? Apple needs this, sure, but make no mistake: China Mobile needs it just as bad.
Paradoxically, the new, cheaper iPhones are supposed to come with a bigger 5″ screen and a brand-new form factor. And, a new CPU: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
Guest Post 2013 is the year of mobile-first development. What does this mean for you and your team?
Google has released five major Android updates since 2010, most named for something sweet. Today, Android’s developer site revealed that for the first time, more than 10 percent of Android smartphones in the market are running Jelly Bean, the latest version.
Guest Post When picturing the average gamer, I wouldn’t blame you if your mental image depicts a teenage male. He’s got the latest gaming console and the greatest mobile gadgets – loaded with every imaginable game app – all but surgically attached to his hands.
The beefed-up show will offer a wider range of content — and it won’t compete with other Q1 mobile events like Mobile World Congress and CES.
If you’re thinking of launching an app this year, consider making it a New Year’s resolution. And, perhaps, take advantage of Ooomf’s new Launch This Year: a personalized step-by-step guide to making it happen.
Sponsored Post SAP’s Sanjay Poonen makes his predictions for the big trends for 2013.
Guest Post Imogen Heap, the statuesque singer-songwriter who recently scored a massive hit on her own with the a cappella “Hide and Seek,” is a gadget and technology super-fan.
Conventional wisdom has it that Android market share is growing massively and quickly. According to mobile marketing and advertising technology provider Velti, however, none of that market share is translating to usage share.
The Defense Intelligence Agency is looking for anyone who can break into a phone and exploit it.
Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group.
Health and wellness app developer Noom raises $2.6M in “pre-Series A” financing to enter the Korean market.
Apple’s smartphone marketshare is growing slower than the overall smartphone market, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said today in a research note to investors. That fact will push Apple to release a cheaper iPhone for mass markets.
Guest Post As 2012 comes to a close, we bid farewell to one “year of mobile” and get ready to embark on another. The industry keeps saying this will be the year, and then it isn’t. What gives?
Facebook slipped an update to its iPhone app under the door last night, just after releasing a completely rebuilt non-HTML5 Android version earlier today.
You may not be able to get Instagram photos inside Twitter, but at least now you can have them on your iPad. And your TV. With music. And … in a slideshow.
Editor’s Pick In the battle for mindshare which leads to market share which leads to revenue share, Google has a huge advantage.
63 percent of video-watching on mobile phones, the study said, happens right at home sweet home.
As rumored earlier tonight, Google Maps is now available on the iOS app store. It’s completely revamped and, from my early experience, better than ever.
Editor’s Pick Today Grokr is releasing a Google Now for iOS. Except … not exactly. Actually, it’s much better than Google Now, and it is likely to stay that way for a long time.
Refreshing honesty from an executive, or hubris?
The iPhone 5 probably won’t sell as much as Samsung’s Galaxy S III this year, but it did win another coveted prize: Time Magazine’s gadget of the year.
A pair of former media company executives will act as co-CEOs of Mindshapes.
A rare interview with Larry Page offers some insight into his thinking and management style.
Guest Post A breakthrough in computer displays that are both flexible and inexpensive is poised to make Minority Report a reality with a tablet flexible, rollable tablet, researchers say.
Mobile payment company Bango has integrated Google Play billing with carrier billing, announcing Australian carrier Telestra as its first client.
In 2008 a French engineer in Silicon Valley started a newsletter about a fascinating new slice of the technology market: mobile apps. Today, his company regularly drives 250,000 downloads for featured apps … and sometimes more than 500,000.
Remember when Japanese carrier NTT Docomo was the darling of the wireless world, could do no wrong, and was the subject of every adoring U.S. report on how mobile in Japan rocked in every possible way?
I have the much-discussed Apple-HTC cross-licensing contract in my greasy little digital fingers. It’s a powerful document that has kiboshed upwards of 40 lawsuits between the two companies.
With streaming media websites like Netflix and iTunes virtually wiping out Main Street’s DVD rental stores, Dish Network has found an alternative use for Blockbuster, the chain it acquired last year.