Academy Awards Will Stream Live Online –

RollingStone.comAttention, Oscars obsessives on-the-go: This Sunday’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards will be available to stream live online and through mobile devices. But there’s a catch (or two): Viewers … Read More

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from … Read More

Google announces dev conferences for Project Ara modular phone kit – Register

RegisterGoogle says it is planning a series of three developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division. … Read More

IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile … Read More

Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and … Read More

IBM’s Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge – PCWorld

PCWorldIBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its … Read More

The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show: … Read More

Apple Starts iBeacon Certification Under ‘Made for iPhone’ Program – The Mac Observer

The Mac ObserveriBeacon Apple has begun certifying devices for the “iBeacon” mark under its MFi (“Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad”) licensing program. According to BEEKn, manufacturers can now apply to use Apple’s … Read More

Was WhatsApp really worth the $19 billion price? – VatorNews

VatorNewsFacebook’s purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week, for a jaw-dropping total of $19 billion, is a big damn deal, to put it mildly. I don’t mean that … Read More

Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such … Read More

A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the … Read More

WhatsApp Back up After Going Down – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceWhatsApp The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp is back up after having gone down for three hours on Saturday. The ad-free service had been purchased earlier in the … Read More

Apple, Samsung fail to reach settlement in US patent infringement case – Business Standard

Business StandardApple and Samsung have reportedly failed to agree on a US patent dispute settlement and will be facing each other again in court on March 31. In a joint … Read More

Apple Issues Patch for Security Risk in iOS7 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalApple released a software update for iOS 7, its mobile operating system, to patch a potential security risk for users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. In its … Read More

High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in … Read More

Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS – Register

RegisterUpdated2 Apple has updated its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blows apart the integrity of encrypted connections. Versions 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, available now for download, fixes … Read More

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even … Read More

Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was … Read More

WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much … Read More

In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can … Read More

Fresh Off Super Bowl Launch, Raleigh’s Yillio Preps for Golf’s US Open – ExitEvent

ExitEventThe Raleigh mobile app startup that made a splash with its Super Bowl launch last month announces today its second major event partnership, this time targeting the 400,000 visitors expected … Read More