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Yahoo Does App Search Yahoo Does App Search

Who says Yahoo doesn’t care about search anymore? The company has introduced two new ways to search for mobile apps: Yahoo App Search for the PC and the AppSpot mobile app for iPhone and Android. On Yahoo’s Yodel Anecdotal blog, …

Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features
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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release. New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete …

Apple iWork Apps Come to iPhone, iPod Touch Apple iWork Apps Come to iPhone, iPod Touch
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Apple has announced the availability of its iWork productivity apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. These apps include Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. The apps have been redesigned for the touch interface of iOS (which will be getting an …

Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android

If the Indianapolis 500 is your thing, you might be interested to know that Verizon has launched an Android app called IndyCar Mobile. It has timing and scoring during races, live audio feed during races, race schedule and points standings, …

Google Search App for iOS Gets Update Google Search App for iOS Gets Update

Google today introduced some new changes to its search app for iOS, including some speed adjustments and a new look and feel for search results. The app itself was launched back in March, aimed at presenting a faster search experience …

Twitter Announces Web App Redesign Twitter Announces Web App Redesign
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Twitter has just announced on their blog that they are in the process of rolling out the new web interface for mobile devices. For those who access the service through twitter.com on their mobile browsers instead of through an iPhone …

Google Docs for Android Finally Available Google Docs for Android Finally Available
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Android has been lacking an official Google Docs app until now. It always seemed strange, and the web version on mobile isn’t the most user-friendly experience. Now, Android users don’t have to use the web version on their phones anymore, …

RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service

BlackBerry makers Research in Motion (RIM) have acquired Tungle for an undisclosed sum. Tungle is a cloud-based calendar and scheduling service, which works with Google, Yahoo, Facebook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. RIM VP, Collaboration and Social …

Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype
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Qik, the mobile video company that Skype recently acquired, has launched a new version of its Android app and an update for its iPhone app, which allow people with Android devices and iOS devices to video chat with one another. …

Twitter’s New Log-out Page Promotes Mobile Apps Twitter’s New Log-out Page Promotes Mobile Apps
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Wednesday, Twitter launched a brand new homepage for users before they log-in. The emphasis on the new homepage is to “follow your interests,” as Twitter wants to engage new users to be frequent, active users.  Twitter has now updated their …

Rough Launch, But Color-full Future Rough Launch, But Color-full Future
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iPhone mobile application Color recently had one of the most talked about startup product launches in a long time. A lot of that was due the fact that they raised $41M prelaunch, have a well-known team, and the mobile photo-sharing …

Build for Android or iOS? Why choose? Build for Android or iOS? Why choose?
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A high profile VC and a well-known mobile application developer were recently involved in a debate about whether to build for Android or Apple mobile platforms. The answer it turns out is, it depends, or both, or simply build for …

Foursquare Partners with American Express
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Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare. WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how …

MapQuest Android App Launched

MapQuest has unveiled a new Android app that comes with voice-guided/turn-by-turn Navigation, voice search, a map toolbar (making it easily find restaurants, gas stations, etc. with one click), walking/driving directions, recommendations for the best routes, rotating maps, and live traffic flow/incidents.

Twitter for Android Becomes More Like Other Twitter Apps

Twitter has launched a new version of its Android App. The company says its designed to feel more like its other official Twitter apps to provide a more consistent experience. 

Facebook Looks to Get More People Using the Site on Phones
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Facebook has launched a new mobile app for feature phones in order to get more people in the world using Facebook via their mobile devices. This should help with that. 

"We want people to have a great mobile experience no matter what type of phone they carry," said Facebook program manager Mark Heynen. "Smartphones have offered better features for sharing with friends but aren’t used by most people around the world."

Google Places with Hotpot App Released for iPhone

Google has launched Google Places with Hotpot for the iPhone. Given the iPhone’s pending availability to Verizon customers, this should provide a huge boost in use for Google’s recently launched local offering. Google Places with Hotpot has been available in Google Maps for Android, but now it’s a standalone iPhone app too. 

Bump CEO Talks Future Plans

Mobile app maker Bump Technologies has raised a $16m series B round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, and including investments from Sequoia and others. Netscape founder Marc Andreessen will also be joining their board along with Greg McAdoo from Sequoia.

Netflix Spotted on Android Device, Doesn’t Mean Yours Will Get It

A Netflix app for Android was spotted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wrapped up yesterday. Verizon, showing off its new LG Revolution 4G phone with Android, showed evidence that the app is indeed in existence. 

Android users have been waiting for a Netflix app for quite some time, and have had to wait idly by while apps for the iPhone, iPad, and even Windows Phone 7 were released. UnwiredView.com posted the following video of the demo, which is now making the rounds: 

Is Augmented Reality the Future of E-Commerce?
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eBay has launched a new version of its eBay Fashion iPhone app. This one lets users virtually try on sunglasses by using their phone’s front-facing camera to capture an image of themselves and fit the sunglasses to their faces. 

Amazon Appstore for Android Apps Should Help Android
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Amazon has launched its Appstore Developer Portal, aimed at letting Android developers submit apps for the launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android. The date of this launch is still undetermined.