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Netbiscuits, a cloud software service for cross-platform development, publishing, and monetization of mobile sites and apps, today announces the "HTML5+" extension of its Rich UI Development Framework. A set of new rich user interface components allows Netbiscuits' developers to create the most advanced user experiences for mobile web applications using the latest in HTML5 technology.

Posted Feb 15, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is completing its line of AccessMyLibrary apps with the release of the College and School editions of its Android applications. The apps join the AccessMyLibrary School Edition application for the iPad, which became available in early January. These most recent additions make Gale library resources accessible from all the major mobile device platforms.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Mobile workforce data protection leader attracts funding to fuel growth after signing multiple new channel partnership agreements.Datacastle, a provider of mobile workforce data protection solutions, announced completion of a $2 million financing. The company's latest funding round is led by CM Capital and Haag Ltd., both of Australia. The financing comes on the heels of several recently-announced agreements including relationships with Seagate i365, Systemax MISCO Germany, and Computerlinks to distribute Datacastle's endpoint backup and data protection solution - Datacastle RED.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

Consider the value if you could learn about the world around you based on where you are using the GPS capability in your smartphone. Imagine for a minute holding up your phone and having relevant content delivered to you based on your physical location at any given moment. There are complex and useful applications of the location dynamic beyond simply communicating "I'm here."

Posted Feb 03, 2011

inMotion, a provider of B2B approval management solutions, launched its first iPhone application. inMotion's app lets decision-makers review and approve content and creative proofs from their smartphones.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

Mobile Apps for Law is a comprehensive database on the web covering legal research and utility apps for all types of mobile devices. Law apps are available for iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, BlackBerries, Android devices, or Palm PCs.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

e-Spirit will present its AppCenter for its CMS, FirstSpirit, at CeBIT 2011 in Germany from March 1 to 5. The AppCenter supports interface integration of virtually all web applications whether from cloud and SaaS (software as a service) environments or from the desktop directly into the CMS.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

GigaSpaces Technologies, provider of virtualized application platforms, announced the launch of eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) 8.0, featuring openness and continuous scaling. XAP 8.0 leverages features of existing technologies, keeping access to future technologies in mind while ensuring applications can be updated and can scale with no interruption.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

Accumulate UK Limited announced that it has rebranded as Flexion. The move comes in response to the huge success of the Flexion product. Through its wrapper technology Flexion enables a range of additional services, especially billing and DRM, to be applied to mobile content without changing the original source code.

Posted Jan 27, 2011

IBM announced the Virtual Desktop for Smart Business, a new work-force mobility offering that provides anytime, anywhere access to personal desktops from mobile devices—including tablets, netbooks, laptops, and thin clients.

Posted Jan 25, 2011

FatWire Software announced the next generation of its FatWire Mobility Server, giving organizations the ability to enable their mobile web presence. With the server, organizations can incorporate a mobile channel as a key component of their marketing and customer experience initiatives.

Posted Jan 18, 2011

The NPD Group, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire In-Stat, LLC, an analyst-based research company focused on the mobile and digital entertainment industries. The acquisition will expand NPD's global coverage of analyst businesses in these markets. NPD also owns DisplaySearch, an electronics market research and consulting firm.

Posted Jan 06, 2011

VIZIO is expanding into the mobile market with the VIZIO smartphone and tablet. The two devices are part of the VIA Plus ecosystem, a system of apps and technology from VIZIO that features a unified user experience across multiple devices, including HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones, and tablets.

Posted Jan 04, 2011

According to a report released by ABI Research, mobile devices might turn out to be the best delivery method for bringing 3D technology into the mainstream market. The company contends that 3D mobile devices will comprise over 11% of the total mobile devices market by 2015.

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Amazon delivered an update to its Kindle for Android app that enables users to buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle-based newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Atlantic. Users can choose to buy a single issue or subscribe to newspapers and magazines, which will then be automatically delivered to an Android-powered device.

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Springer announced the Springer API Challenge 1.0, a competition for original, noncommercial applications using Springer metadata and content APIs. The challenge is a bid to offer users new ways to find data from Springer's content database. Springer created the API Challenge in the interest of product development.

Posted Dec 16, 2010

Copia book clubs have gone virtual, allowing members to read each others thoughts in the margins of their ebooks and to create discussions online about the books they are reading. Readers can share thoughts, highlight important or moving passages, recommend books, and engage with their peers and community in a digital manner.

Posted Dec 09, 2010

HighWire Press launched the HighWire Mobile Web Interface for six American Heart Association journals. The Mobile Web Interface is a publication website optimized for smartphone devices and is the first of a suite of mobile products from HighWire, which includes full text apps for iPhone and iPad, as well as an RSS-driven iPhone app and support for the Kindle reader.

Posted Dec 02, 2010

New research from Parks Associates finds preferences for mobile apps over web browsers are growing among younger demographics, impacting the market for mobile content, and accelerating the flow of advertising dollars to app-based content services.

Posted Nov 30, 2010

The app economy has officially arrived. The hard truth: It's not a single market, and one-size-fits-all app schemes won't deliver. Will app stores be on-deck (operator-managed) or off-deck (direct-2-consumer)? Or will the prevailing model be paid apps or ad-supported apps? So many open questions and the answers are "all of the above" and everything in between.

Posted Nov 22, 2010

The United Nations-based World Summit Award announced the winners of its contest to determine the best mobile content and apps. The winners will be called on stage at the Abu Dhabi Gala on December 6th. India and the United States led the field with 4 awards each in the 8 categories of the WSA-mobile. Russia and Germany scored high in content quality with 3 winners each. The contest saw participation from more than 420 products from nearly 100 UN member states.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

Cambridge Journals Online, the online publishing service for journals at Cambridge University Press, has launched a mobile version to help readers browse or carry out research on the move. CJO Mobile (CJOm) offers a streamlined version of the journals platform CJO and allows users to search for journal content, read articles, save favorite articles, and register for journal content alerts on their hand-held devices. Anything saved in mobile can be picked up again when back at a desktop machine, and vice versa.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

On Monday, Facebook revealed the details of its rumored "Project Titan," a communication project that was speculated to be a rival to Google's popular Gmail service. The service, which will exist within Facebook itself and give users the option to acquire a email address, seeks to combine several different forms of communication into one interface, including SMS, email, and instant messaging.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

Atypon, a provider of publishing and media software, announced that Informa Healthcare selected Literatum for Mobile to provide its mobile content delivery strategy. Informa Healthcare, which is a division of Informa plc, publishes authoritative research and analysis, as well as up-to-date news for all sectors of the healthcare and life sciences community.

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Adeptol, a developer of document viewing technology, released a new mobile viewer based on HTML5 technology that lets users view documents on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and other mobile phones and tablet devices. Adeptol's Mobile Viewer is a high-speed mobile and smart phone document viewing program built with HTML5 technology, which lets users send a document link to anyone and let them view the document on their phone or tablet device without the need to download a client or application.

Posted Nov 11, 2010