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Hardware accelerator gives mobile owners new set of tools

Accelerators and incubators are now launching plenty of new software startups into the tech world, but fewer programs target companies looking to build cool new pieces of hardware. HAXLR8R, an accelerator specifically designed for hardware startups, debuted its first class of nine projects on Monday.

Strava for iOS and Android: Gold medal app or a bust?

As a daily runner, I use mobile tech to track exercise so I can learn more about what training methods are working compared to those that aren’t. Strava Run, for both iOS and Android, is a mobile application I recently tested. Is it a winner?

viaCycle: Bike Sharing in a Tech-Enabled Box

ViaCycle aims to take the idea of bicycles on demand, strip out the pricey infrastructure, amp up the location-based services, and deliver a system that will let universities and municipalities implement bike sharing programs with more flexibility and lower cost.

Nokia Taunts Market With Delayed Smartphone

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is still reeling from having to delay its latest smartphones based on concerns that the latest Symbian platform is not rea…

Nokia Unveils Smartphones For The Masses

One of the more obvious opportunities in mobile is getting the smartphone past the affluent, early-adopters — and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the la…

RIM Buys Dash Navigation

Research In Motion has acquired navigation firm Dash Navigation for an undisclosed sum, according to The Boy Genius Report quoting GPS Busin…

Networks In Motion Buys TrafficGauge

Navigation and LBS company Networks in Motion has paid an undisclosed sum to purchase TrafficGauge, which provides traffic information in Se…

App Review: Caught You! — Make Your iPhone Rat Out Thieves

[appreview] title=Caught You! image=http://gigapple.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/picture-115.png price=$2.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304886281&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] Oh the sheer horror of it! I’m feeling uneasy at the very thought of…

TomTom Decides To Outsource Its Apps

TomTom is focusing its mobile strategy on building a platform for developers to use rather than creating its own apps, said CEO Harold Goddi…

Vodafone Completes WayFinder Purchase

Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) has obtained 98.13 percent of the shares in Swedish navigational software firm WayFinder Systems, mostly coming from it…

Sprint Launches Push-To-Send Location Service

Sprint (NYSE: S) has launched NextMail Locator for its Nextel Direct Connect customers, which lets them push-to-send their location, date, t…

Mobile Ad Startup AppLoop Shut Down

Mobile start up AppLoop has closed down, citing both financial and legal reasons for its demise a short five months after its launch in June…

Google Releases Street View Maps For Mobile

Just in time for Android, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) said today it has upgraded its Google maps mobile application to include “street view,” walkin…

Nokia Buys Location-Based Social Net Plazes

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is continuing on its social media related acquisition trail: it has now bought out Zurich and Berlin-based social networki…

Yahoo's Suggestive Search

Yahoo (YHOO) rolled out some major upgrades to its search engine today. Dubbed “Search Assist,” the addition to the interface integrates audio,…

Sprint Adds LBS To High-End Plans

Sprint (NYSE: S) has added its new location-based services to some of its high-end plans, reports RCR News. As well as adding the services t…

Vodafone To Offer Google Maps

Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) plan to develop a “location-based version of Google Maps” for its mobile customers, to “offer c…