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[Infographic] History of Mobile App Stores

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The rise of the app store has fundamentally changed the concept of software delivery. Gone are the days when zealous software companies sent users discs in the mail (oh, AOL, we remember you well) that ended up making better coasters than programs. Many computers these days do not even ship...
[Infographic] History of Mobile App Stores

RIM says BlackBerry App World has 60K apps, 13% of publishers earn more than $100K

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Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that its BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's App Store, beating out Google's Android Market....
RIM says BlackBerry App World has 60K apps, 13% of publishers earn more than $100K

Daily Wrap: Path Steps In It and more

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Path uploads your entire address book to their servers. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed...
Daily Wrap: Path Steps In It and more

Two years and 180,000 apps later, a close look at the App Store for iPad

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The Next Web got an exclusive first look at the latest report from app store analytics company Distimo, which zooms in on the App Store for iPad, roughly two years after Apple’s tablet computer hit the market. The report is largely based on United States-only data about the App Store...
Two years and 180,000 apps later, a close look at the App Store for iPad

Adobe to end new Android Flash installs on August 15

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Adobe's mobile Flash days are now numbered, as the company has announced that it will no longer accept new Flash Player installations through the Google Play application store after August 15 and will not support the upcoming 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Android....
Adobe to end new Android Flash installs on August 15

FCC tells Verizon you can't block tethering apps & Verizon settles for $1.25M

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Verizon customers will soon have the option of downloading Android apps that let them turn their phone into a mobile hotspot –apps that Verizon blocked initially because it didn’t want customers circumventing its $20 a month mobile hot spot fee. The FCC has determined that nation’s largest wireless carrier was...
FCC tells Verizon you can't block tethering apps & Verizon settles for $1.25M
Mozilla says Microsoft won't allow rival browsers on ARM Windows desktop

Popular media player VLC has been downloaded over a billion times

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VideoLAN, the company behind the popular media player VLC, has announced that its software has now been downloaded over one billion times since its launch in 2005. The software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and provides powerful playback functionality for free. According to the company, VLC is most...
Popular media player VLC has been downloaded over a billion times
Nokia-branded Windows Phone Marketplace spotted in latest Lumia 900 software

Amazon's new Appstore feature could be patent suit bait

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Amazon's new in-app purchase feature in its mobile application store has made developers on Apple and Google's platforms targets before, and it could happen again here. [Read more]...
Amazon's new Appstore feature could be patent suit bait
Facebook's App Center aims to make discovering third-party apps easier

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

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Intel supports LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased? LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is now offering LibreOffice...
Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?
Google Play is the new Android Market

Windows Mobile Marketplace is dead, long live Windows Mobile

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It is ironic that the demise of Windows Mobile Marketplace — part of the slow death of Windows Mobile — is creating such a stir, when the lack of a centralized application store is one of the many things which helped mortally wound it. Bloggers now write as if the...
Windows Mobile Marketplace is dead, long live Windows Mobile

How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

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This post is brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Grand Challenges Exploration. What’s This? For the private sector, making money isn’t enough anymore. It’s not enough for Walmart to have a market capitalization of $200 billion — more than the GDP of 147...
How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

AT&T Toggle lets you use any Android or iOS phone for work

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Corporations are increasingly allowing employees to bring their own devices to work. This allows corporations to save on the cost of buying hardware for employees and allows employees to use the hardware that they want and are most familiar with. Current setups leave much to be desired, however. Customers have...
AT&T Toggle lets you use any Android or iOS phone for work
Acquired by SweetLabs, Instagrille relaunches to make Instagram photos shine on PCs

Mozilla demos OWD platform with custom home screen on a phone

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Mozilla and Telefónica announced a partnership this morning to develop the Open Web Devices (OWD) platform, an operating system that is based on Mozilla's Boot2Gecko (B2G) project. Telefónica intends to ship the platform on low-cost smartphones aimed at developing markets. In a blog post this afternoon, Mozilla showed the...
Mozilla demos OWD platform with custom home screen on a phone

Android owners who buy online goods: Go. Get. Slice.

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One of the top apps for iOS landed on Android devices Thursday: Slice, a free on-line shopping organizer is now available in the Google Play application store. The software should appeal to any Android device owner that purchases goods on the web. Slice consolidates orders, providing one place to look...
Android owners who buy online goods: Go. Get. Slice.

My Kid is an Honor Student at Windows Phone AppCampus

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has some slick hardware in Nokia’s new Lumia line, particularly the ridiculously low priced 900. But its mobile application ecosystem continues to lag behind those of its rivals, so Microsoft is teaming up with Nokia to give it a boost. On Monday the two companies announced...
My Kid is an Honor Student at Windows Phone AppCampus

There’s an app for deals: Iddiction launches App-o-Day, dubs it the “Groupon for Apps”

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We all know it’s hard to find great iOS apps beyond your usual suspects as the App Store grows and grows and grows. It’s a problem many startups are trying to solve, and Apple has acknowledged the issue as well, in a big way, by acquiring Chomp precisely to make...
There’s an app for deals: Iddiction launches App-o-Day, dubs it the “Groupon for Apps”

Why the Windows Phone Marketplace is looking more like a slimy app cesspool every day

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A few months ago, I switched to a Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone as my primary phone. The phone and OS have its flaws, but most people would agree with me when I assert that Microsoft has done an amazing job at building a solid mobile operating system with...
Why the Windows Phone Marketplace is looking more like a slimy app cesspool every day

Facebook Permeates Everything; App Center Will Be Its Mobile Extension

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Facebook will soon have an application store...well, not exactly. Facebook will soon have an application repository. A display showcase. Those are probably more apt descriptions of what the social giant will unveil with App Center. Essentially, Facebook will turn itself into an application hub - a traffic director for social...
Facebook Permeates Everything; App Center Will Be Its Mobile Extension

Verizon begins testing new mobile payment solution

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Vantiv, a provider of mobile payment solutions, announced a new point-of-sale product on Friday that it will be rolling out in partnership with Verizon Wireless. The product, which is currently in field testing, includes custom tailored applications and an Android-based point-of-sale solution for accepting payments. The applications will be...
Verizon begins testing new mobile payment solution

Pharma’s Huge Threat (and Opportunity): mRx

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Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health platform business. You can follow him on Twitter @chasedave. It was only a...
Pharma’s Huge Threat (and Opportunity): mRx

Mobile Cloud Computing: $9.5 Billion by 2014

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According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the market for cloud-based mobile applications will grow 88% from 2009 to 2014. The market was just over $400 million this past year, says Juniper, but by 2014 it will reach $9.5 billion. Driving this growth will be the adoption of the...
Mobile Cloud Computing: $9.5 Billion by 2014

Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

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The number of mobile-friendly websites is increasing faster than expected, according to the latest data from Taptu, a touch-focused mobile search company. Not only is the touch web growing, it’s growing at a faster rate than Apple’s iTunes App Store, which currently has an annualized revenue rate of nearly...
Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

Mozilla Ponders an "Open" Web App Store (Implying that Google Chrome's Store Isn't?)

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Shared by Bud Simple fact, Google has whole lot more market presence and muscle than Mozilla. A post on the Mozilla blog yesterday has the company, makers of the Firefox web browser, pondering the creation of an "open" web application store and imagining what such a store should look like....
Mozilla Ponders an "Open" Web App Store (Implying that Google Chrome's Store Isn't?)

Mobile App Marketplace: $17.5 Billion by 2012

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According to a study commissioned by mobile application store operator GetJar, the mobile application market will reach $17.5 billion by 2012. By then, the number of mobile application downloads will have also grown to nearly 50 billion from just over 7 billion in 2009. Although those numbers may seem high,...
Mobile App Marketplace: $17.5 Billion by 2012

5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store

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For both users and developers the Android app store is the cream of the crop. For the last two years as I sat out my iPhone contract I have watched Android do things the way they should be done.Google is on the dead-right path with its app store, much more...
5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store
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