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  • Hulu Plus app arrives for six Android phones

    U.S. video streaming service Hulu is expanding its reach to Android, but the <a href="">app only works on six smartphones</a> so far, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 June 11 23:25
  • Danish operators join forces on mobile wallet

    TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Three are cooperating on the launch of a digital wallet service based on NFC (Near Field Communications) in Denmark, the operators said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 June 11 23:23
  • UK mobile operators join forces on mobile wallet

    Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone plan to create a joint venture in the U.K. that will allow users to pay for goods using NFC-equipped phones, they said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 June 11 00:13
  • Nokia loses U.K. patent battle against IPCom

    Nokia is infringing on a patent owned by German company IPCom, the U.K. High Court ruled today. IPCom will be seeking damages and an injunction banning the sale of the Finnish company's 3G phones, it said in a statement.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 June 11 22:04
  • GetJar: Rewarding paying users key to Android app success

    If you are a mobile developer and not making any money on your Android applications, don't give up. A good name, focus and offering paying users the right incentives can help, according to<a href="">a blog post from application store proprietor GetJar.</a>

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 June 11 20:51
  • Adobe's CTO pitches 'apps near you' concept

    Next-generation applications will be location-specific, offering users information and features related to where they are at any given moment, Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch, said at the Open Mobile Summit conference on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 June 11 01:06
  • Rovio readies cookbook, new games, China push

    China will be a key market as Finland-based Rovio continues to build on the phenomenal success of Angry Birds, while starting work on new games and a cookbook, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka said in speech at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 June 11 02:06
  • Logitech's LifeSize aims for Android video soon

    Logitech's LifeSize division expects to bring one-way video streaming to Android devices in a few months and introduce a two-way videoconferencing system to tablets and smartphones later this year.

    Written by Stephen Lawson01 June 11 10:09
  • Software AG acquires mobile app platform developer Metismo

    Software AG has acquired Metismo, the U.K. creator of a mobile development platform that allows applications to be deployed natively on multiple smartphone operating systems, it said on Tuesday at its ProcessWorld event in Berlin.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs31 May 11 21:40
  • Mobile phones are great for phishers, researchers find

    Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.

    Written by Robert McMillan28 May 11 08:23
  • MasterCard exec says Google Wallet boosts choice

    The Google Wallet service announced by Google, MasterCard, Citi and several US retailers represents a bold move by Google to enter the world of brick-and-mortar commerce.

    Written by Stephen Lawson27 May 11 10:32
  • iPhone app uses facial recognition to secure your phone

    It there's one thing really irritating about leaving your iPhone out with friends, it's when they unlock to unleash all kinds of madness (usually on your Facebook) while your back's turned. You can always use a passcode, but maybe it's time to add an extra step to the "Slide to Unlock" screen, by adding facial recognition.

    Written by Elizabeth Fish19 May 11 07:46