10 disruptive individuals who are reshaping the mobile industry

The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.

Swype on a tablet

Nuance in talks to acquire Swype for $102.5M

A new SEC document filed by communication technology company Nuance today reveals that the company paid $102.5 million to acquire Swype — with $77.5 million  paid upfront and the remaining amount in 18 months.

Swype brings its fast touchscreen keyboard app to all Android phones (Updated)

Swype, makers of innovative touchscreen text-input technology, will bring its software to all Android devices tomorrow, the company told TechCrunch, a technology blog. It’s not a full release of the software — its feature-set will be limited, and it will only be available for a few days.