Today in Mobile

Today’s must-read is this fantastic post from Forrester’s James McQuivey examining the new fees for mobile content subscriptions being imposed by Apple…

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5 Ways Apple’s In-App Purchase Rule Could Come Back to Bite

Cries of antitrust, lock-in and lock-out reverberated through the technology world this week after news of Apple rejecting Sony's new e-reader application surfaced. The move to require the inclusion of in-ap purchases for those selling content through the App Store will garner Apple more revenue in the near term, but here are five reasons why the folks in Cupertino could eventually regret this move.…

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Google’s Chrome OS: Dead Before Arrival?

Last week Google showed off its progress on Chrome OS. It introduced an apps store in support of it, and offered up a pre-release hardware trial program as a concession that real machines wouldn’t ship till mid 2011. But it’s likely all for naught. Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s objective of making Chrome OS a “viable third choice” in desktop operating systems looks doomed.…

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Today in Mobile

This morning’s big news comes from Apple, which surprised mobile onlookers by relaxing restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its…

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The mobile security firm Lookout is making headlines today with news that free Android apps are scraping users’ personal information and sending…

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Today in Mobile

Apple’s approval (or rejection) policies are making headlines again today after the company dumped the hot Pulse News Reader in response to…

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A Brighter Week Ahead for Flash

The growing anti-Apple alliance between Google and Adobe is likely to extend beyond mobile devices and apps, however. One collaboration that is surely in the works, even if its not ready to be announced this week, is the integration of Flash into Google's new Smart TV platform…

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The False Promise of Mobile App Unity

A group of two dozen carriers and handset manufacturers are working to deliver a platform that would enable developers to write a single application and sell it through multiple carriers and storefronts. It's a noble effort that is doomed to fail.…

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The battle of the connected devices operating systems is definitely heating up. The world’s largest TV maker, Samsung, said Monday it is…

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Why Cable Operators Need an Apps Strategy

Embedded app stores are finding their way onto connected HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players and set-top boxes, where streaming video apps are likely to predominate. With the number of connected devices expected to grow rapidly over the next five years, cable and satellite providers could again find themselves facing the threat of disintermediation.…

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Can iAd Help Publishers Kill Free Content?

Instead of the stark choice between putting up a paywall and suffering a loss of traffic on the one hand, or making content freely available in pursuit of traffic and suffering low CPMs on the other, Apple may finally offer publishers a realistic chance of generating high traffic while maintaining high CPMs.…

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