Sony Ericsson to preload barcode scanning app; Apple hints at Maps revamp

> Sony Ericsson will begin shipping phones preloaded with NeoMedia's barcode-scanning application. Article

> An Apple job posting calls for an iPhone software engineer to join its new Maps team, potentially indicating the computing giant is poised to revamp the smartphone's mapping technology. Article

> Over half of Android developers are dissatisfied with their app profits; with Android's growth expected to continue next year, there's no time like the present for Google to make Android Market a more hospitable environment for software sellers and buyers alike. Commentary

> Google announced the winners of its second Android Developer Challenge. Article

And finally... Looking to relax this holiday season? Author Deepak Chopra has a new stress-relief guide--as an iPhone app. Release