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Facebook is modifying code for its mobile site to speed development and help offer common features across all phones. Now that the service sees 250 million monthly active users on mobile devices, the changes will help with a “write once, run on nearly any handset” approach. Read more »

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Mozilla’s new Firefox Mobile 4 browser is available for Android and Maemo, boasting faster speeds, desktop synchronization and more, although support for Adobe Flash is missing. The mobile app could offset Mozilla’s falling desktop browser share, but chances are that most Android owners will stay stock. Read more »


Aircell, the company behind Gogo in-flight Internet Wi-Fi service is ready to add smartphones in airplane seats. Today the company announced an Android device for voice calls on the GoGo Biz Voice service that could be used to sell apps and services to a captive audience. Read more »


To save on mobile broadband costs, hotspots are becoming more attractive than ever but finding them can be tough. Boingo’s new Wi-Finder software for Windows, OS X, Android and iOS now finds out of network hotspots. Wi-Finder can notify when near a hotspot and automatically login. Read more »

Irfan Khan, Sybase, at Structure Big Data 2011

Estimates say that 90 percent of all data was created in the last two years alone. That staggering figure can lead to analysis paralysis for some organizations, but those that can sift through, analyze and take action on information faster than others will enjoy competitive advantages. Read more »

Alfred Spector, Google, at Structure Big Data 2011

Google may have more distributed data than any other company but it still takes user input to create smarter machines. Google’s Voice Search speech recognition, for example, began to improve when the service started to train itself and improve accuracy through the use of end-user data Read more »

Jeff Jonas, IBM at Structure Big Data 2011

As the amount of captured data grows, how can businesses make more sense of it, use it for accurate predictions and better understand their customers? The answer may lie in the world of physics: the concept of space-time paired with data improves predictions through context. Read more »


After failing to deliver the first functionality update to its Windows Phone 7 devices earlier this month, it appears Microsoft is ready to push new software out. Aside from the addition of copy / paste functionality, there are handful of other improvements once the update arrives. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook

Research In Motion’s PlayBook Wi-Fi tablet is available for pre-order at the same pricing as Apple’s iPad 2. The device arrives on April 19 at more than two dozen online and brick-and-mortar retailers. That answers some questions, but others about the device still remain. Read more »


Join Matt and Kevin this week as they share hands-on thoughts of Apple’s iPad 2, the HTC Arrive and the Dell Venue. See if they think a Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom will sell and will Samsung’s new Galaxy Players have a shot against Apple’s iPod touch! Read more »

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