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Mobile Marketing Firm Cardagin Networks Raises $1 Million

Charlottesville, Va. - Cardagin Networks, the developer of a mobile marketing platform, has raised $1 million in its first round of funding, from private investors. Virginia-based Cardagin's mobile platform...

Google Releases Experimental Android "Gesture Search" App

Mountain View, Calif. - Google (NASD: GOOG) has released an experimental application for its Android mobile device platform, which allows users to perform "Gesture Search" on the devices...

Wizzard Media Acquires Gossip Junkie iPhone App

Pittsburgh - Wizzard Media, a distributor of podcasts, announced on Thursday that it has acquired exclusive distribution rights to "Gossip Junkie," which it says is the top...

Report: Mobile Use of Facebook, Twitter Surges Over Past Year

Reston, Va. - More people than ever are now accessing social networking sites Facebook and Twitter from their mobile devices, with mobile access to the sites...

WSJ: Sony to Target Apple With New Series of Portable Devices

Tokyo - Japanese electronics giant Sony (NYSE: SNE) is planning a series of portable devices aimed at capturing a slice of the growing market from Apple (NASD: AAPL),...

Washington Post Releases $1.99-per-Year iPhone Application

Washington - Nearly a year behind other national newspapers in releasing a mobile application, The Washington Post launched its first comprehensive iPhone app on Wednesday, which will...

THQ to Shutter Finland-based Mobile Game Studio Universomo

Agoura Hills, Calif. - Video game publisher THQ (NASD: THQI) has shuttered its mobile game studio in Finland, and says going forward it will source mobile game...

Netflix Polls Subscribers on Interest in iPhone Streaming

Los Gatos, Calif. - Online DVD rental service Netflix (NASD: NFLX) is polling its subscribers on their interest in seeing a Netflix application for Apple's (NASD: AAPL) iPhone, the...

Apple Sues HTC for Patent Infringement of iPhone

Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD:  AAPL) said on Tuesday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against HTC, the Taiwan-based manufacturer of Google's (NASD:  GOOG) Android...

Thumbplay Hires Former Apple Exec Calamera as CTO

New York - Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment distributor that recently launched a subscription music service, announced on Monday that it has hired former Apple (NASD: AAPL) executive Pablo...