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  • PocketGear buys Handango

    PocketGear on Tuesday said it acquired Handango, creating the biggest cross-platform mobile application store.

  • Biggest mobile operators join forces on app store project

    Twenty-four mobile network operators have formed the Wholesale Applications Community to avoid fragmenting the apps market and to give developers one point of entry to all the members, the GSM Association announced on Monday.

  • 10 top iPhone apps for IT pros

    While the frivolous iPhone apps usually get most of the media attention (yes, there really are over 175 apps that can produce rude bodily noises), there are quite a few apps that can help you do your job as an IT worker. While less notorious, they are worth your time to download and check out.

  • Sprint plans open app store

    Sprint Nextel next year will introduce a new, more open application store on its feature phones, turning to a third party to manage it with the goal of getting new offerings out to consumers in an average of one week.

  • Volkswagen revs up a new sales engine: Your iPhone

    On Wednesday Volkswagen launched its new 2010 GTI hatchback not via a television or radio commercial or an auto show floor presentation, but in Apple's App Store, thus becoming the first car company to announce a new car exclusively through a mobile device, according to the company.

  • Spotify iPhone app approved: Apple relaxing rules?

    Monday appears to mark an important Apple App Store milestone with the introduction of a European digital music service app called Spotify Mobile that competes squarely with iTunes. In the past Apple has barred programs from its App Store it viewed as offering features that duplicate functionality already available on the iPhone such as Google Voice.

  • Apple screws up again, censors iPhone dictionary app

    Just when you thought the iPhone App Store approval process couldn't possibly become more of a debacle, it did. John Gruber of Daring Fireball details the story of Ninjawords, an iPhone dictionary that Apple censored.

  • Apple draws FCC Inquiry with shady iPhone app rejections

    The Federal Communications Commission has begun an inquiry into Apple's rejection of the official Google Voice app for the iPhone and their subsequent removal of other Google Voice related apps which had already been approved. The FCC has asked Apple to justify why they chose to reject and remove the Google Voice app, as well as what influence AT&T had on the decision as the exclusive carrier of mobile service for the iPhone.

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