There's definitely money in application stores. PocketGear, which acquired Handango earlier this year and now claims to be the world’s largest open app store and content marketplace, has arranged $15 million in new funding.
The money will come from Trident Capital and BlackBerry Partners Fund.
Mobile research company research2guidance has calculated that the first six months of 2010 have seen more mobile app downloads and more money generated by apps than all of 2009.
Its newest report shows that the worldwide application market was worth over $2.2 billion within the first six months of 2010, compared with a total of $1.7 billion for the 12 months of 2009.
Telecomms regulator Ofcom says recent growth in the use of wireless cameras in sports coverage has led to it taking another look at its plans for the 2.6GHz radio spectrum. It had originally left the 2500-2690MHz band out of its plans for the London 2012 Games (which take place from 27th July to 9th September 2012) because it had thought this band would be used for mobile data by then.
There's a new British World Record holder for sending text messages from mobile phones. Okay, so it's currently unofficial... and it's a promotional opportunity for Samsung and Swype... and it's just for touchscreen phones... but that's not stopped us celebrating.
The death of a man in India last week is being blamed on his mobile phone by many people, although a lightning strike is also being suggested as the cause. Gopal Gujjar died after taking cattle to graze near in the village of Kota. His death wasn't witnessed; he was found dead the following day, having suffered burns to his head. His shattered mobile phone was discovered nearby.