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Wapple, a software provider for mobile websites, announced its expansion in the US with the launch of a North American subsidiary headed up by Ed Hoffman. Wapple announced that the expansion was precipitated by rapid growth in the US over the last 12 months.

Posted Jun 24, 2010

Altus, a developer of enterprise video search solutions, announced the release of vSearch Mobile, a SaaS video solution that lets users store, manage, and create searchable rich media from virtually any source. The app is designed for mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android-based handsets, and was engineered to help companies organize and share knowledge.

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Huddle, a provider of intercompany collaboration in the cloud, is launching its BlackBerry application. Huddle's BlackBerry app gives people full access to document sharing, project tasks, discussions, and whiteboards, as well as a complete view of the user's personalized dashboard

Posted Jun 15, 2010

IT services provider Sogeti announced the debut of the company's new global Mobile Solutions Lab (MSL). The MSL's first round of apps, now available, are now being delivered for free.

Posted Jun 08, 2010

The number of mobile app downloads will increase from 7 billion in 2009 to an astonishing 50 billion in 2012. That translates into a $17.5 billion market by 2012. Even if these numbers are wildly exaggerated, and there is no reason to believe they are, this is a huge market and it's no wonder content providers everywhere are clamoring for a piece of this action. These numbers are enough to get anyone's attention, but there are many roads that can lead to app success… or failure, so content players need to get an accurate lay of the land.

Posted May 26, 2010

Ebook distributor OverDrive announced that it will release a series of apps that will combine ebooks, audiobooks, and interactive and multimedia content into a single application. The apps will be available for both mobile and desktop operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry.

Posted May 20, 2010

Science, technical, and medical publisher Elsevier announced a new iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite). The app gives researchers mobile access to the searching and alerting features of Scopus, the company's abstract and citation database.

Posted May 18, 2010

Oracle consulting company Limited announced the upcoming release of an application for iPhone and iPad for monitoring, managing, and tuning Oracle databases. The mDBA app allows users to monitor performance data and options on the go from an iPhone or iPad.

Posted May 18, 2010

The latest version of PressReader, optimized for the Apple iPad, is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. PressReader's iPad incarnation offers a selection of more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 46 languages.

Posted May 11, 2010

Borders, having entered the digital space, is now taking pre-orders for the Kobo e-reader, and will unveil a new ebookstore of the same name next month. The ebookstore will be device-agnostic and feature more than a million titles.

Posted May 11, 2010

A lawsuit from Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia alleges that Apple infringed on five of its patents in the production of the iPhone and iPad. This suit follows an October lawsuit in which Nokia accused Apple of infringing on 10 of its patents.

Posted May 11, 2010

Digital publishing vendor YUDU Media announced that it has launched a cross-platform self-publishing solution that enables users to create their own digital publications that are viewable on the web, iPad, and iPhone via custom-built branded apps. The company also announced that the availability of self-publishing applications for all other major ereaders and mobile devices will follow in the coming months.

Posted May 04, 2010

Twitter announced the acquisition of Tweetie, a leading iPhone Twitter client. According to the company, Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and released for free through the iTunes AppStore.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Web publishing developer Vizrt has teamed up with Mobiletech to provide a simple process to modify Web content so that it will display properly on all devices, from desktops to the various forms of mobile internet device. The solution is built around the Escenic Content Engine, a high-performance content management platform.

Posted Apr 08, 2010

IP video technology company VBrick unveiled a fully integrated mobile broadcast system usable by both skilled technicians and and non-technical field journalists. The system contains everything needed to broadcast live stories, using live video contribution backhaul, in a single lightweight and portable back-pack.

Posted Apr 08, 2010 released its Cirrus App for iPad. The app features a landscape view, made possible by the iPad's accelerometer, and includes many of the features of the site.

Posted Apr 06, 2010

Digital publishing technology company Zinio announced the availability of its Zinio App for iPad on the App Store. The digital publishing company's app offers access to 2,400 magazines from across the world in full-color, multimedia format.

Posted Apr 06, 2010

LinkedIn announced the launch of the LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones through its website and on BlackBerry App World. The application complements LinkedIn's other mobile offerings for the iPhone and Palm Pre, giving users more choices on how to use LinkedIn away from their offices and computers.

Posted Apr 01, 2010

Software developer Openwave Systems Inc. will collaborate with Nielsen to create what the two companies are calling an "insight engine." This new product will use demographics and analytics to help mobile operators analyze, profile and target audience segments.

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Open Text Corporation, a provider of ECM software, announced that it would extend the reach of its ECM solutions to mobile devices in an attempt to help organizations harness the power of mobile workforces. The company is unveiling a new application called Open Text Everywhere, which will make the entire Open Text ECM Suite available via mobile devices. Focusing initially on BlackBerry smartphones, the company announced a first set of mobile applications with plans for more in the year ahead.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Offerpal Media, a developer of virtual currency payment alternatives, announced it has acquired Tapjoy, creators of the Tapjoy platform for mobile developers and a provider of monetization and distribution services on the iPhone, Android, and other emerging mobile platforms. As part of the agreement, the co-founders of Tapjoy will join Offerpal in leadership positions to help expand its mobile business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Military book publisher Osprey Publishing announced that five of its military history books are now available as "‘freemium" apps via the Apple App store.London-based digital publishing company Exact Editions oversaw the development of the applications.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

MobiTV, Inc. is offering a mobile and secure digital rights management (DRM) service to its customers. Using MobiTV DRM, users can download content to their mobile devices and watch it offline whenever they want.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

ChaCha, provider of the Answers Service, is extending that service with a social element that allows users to answer questions about themselves or their businesses. will extend the functionality of the company's Facebook app.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

HootSuite released a version of its twitter client for Google's Android mobile platform. HootSuite also announced plans to acquire Swift App, the company behind the development of its Android client.

Posted Mar 18, 2010