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FCC probes Apple rejection of Google Voice

The US FCC is investigating Apple’s rejection of Google Voice from its App Store.   The regulator sent letters to Apple, Google and AT&T last Friday to ask them about their role in Apple’s decision to turn away the Google app last week.

News In Brief: Deutsche Telekom, LG, Apple, HTC, Friendster, Nortel

Deutsche Telekom Asia CEO Calvin Lee, 42, died on the weekend while competing in the annual Singapore triathlon. Singapore-born Lee had been with Deutsche Telekom Asia for 12 years.

News In Brief: Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, NEC, BT, Apple

Japanese electronics vendors Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo and NEC each posted losses last quarter, as demand for their products continued to wane during the recession.

Report: GPS smartphone growth accelerating this year

Smartphone sales are expected to outpace the wider handset market, and analysts expect the devices to generate significant market changes. But what about the features smartphones enable? According to

Apple unplugs Google Voice apps for iPhone

Apple has removed a pair of third-party Google Voice applications from its App Store and has rejected Google's own client. Google Voice effectively replaces a device's native dialer, offering consumers transcripts of their voicemail and archiving all text messages sent and received in addition to bargain-priced international calls and access to Goog-411 directory assistance.

Apple developing touchscreen tablet: reports

Apple is reported to be developing a touchscreen tablet that will fill the gap between the iPhone and the MacBook Pro.

More developers turning the page to Objective-C

There are multiple different ways to assess the iPhone's impact on the software community--e.g., the massive catalog of applications available via the App Store, the 1.5 billion-plus application

Apple reverses promo code policy for 17+ apps

Apple has reportedly reversed a policy halting developers with iPhone applications rated 17+ from acquiring promo codes, again giving programmers the opportunity to pass along free copies of their

Report: Apple to offer a tablet device

Apple is working to release a tablet-sized device for the holiday shopping season, according to a Financial Times report. The device is reportedly going to be launched in conjunction with a push by

The rise and fall of app stores

Apple’s App Store reached more than 1.5 billion downloads just after its first birthday. Now everyone seems to want an app store – from handset manufacturers, operators and service providers. But is the app store game for everyone, and who might be in a better position to offer an app store.