Here’s the latest action:
Apple OS on the rise among advertisers — Apple OS requests increased by 36 percent in June, according to a survey of millions of mobile web users conducted by mobile ad network Millenial Media. Android requests also jumped 23 percent during the month.
Firefox comes to the iPhone — The new free Firefox Home application, available for iPhone and iPod Touch, organizes your desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs. You can view the sites you want in the app or via Mobile Safari too.
Both Apple and RIM flubbed Palm buy — Hewlett-Packard bought Palm for $1.2 billion in April, but it had to beat out Apple, Google and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. According to Business Insider, Nokia wasn’t interested at all.
Flirtomatic owner lands $9M — Handmade Mobile Entertainment, the company that operates online and mobile dating and flirtation network Flirtomatic, has just raised $9 million in a third round of funding, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Twitter updates alert emails — For a while now, the email you receive when a new person starts following you on the micro-blogging site has been the same. They are finally getting an overdue update that now includes information about your new follower so you can more easily weed out spammers and bots.
Spotify on the rise — The online music streaming service now counts more than 500,000 subscribers and continues to grow rapidly. The company is still on schedule to launch its U.S. branch of the service before the end of 2010, the Telegraph reports.
MySpace gets an overhaul — The aging social network has just refreshed the look and feel of its profile pages, what could be the first step in a series of makeovers hinted at by recent talent acquisitions.
BP lands biofuel deal — The demonized oil and gas company responsible for the tragic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is trying to green its public image, most recently with the acquisition of Verenium’s cellulosic ethanol business, including its demonstration-scale facility in Louisiana.