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September 1, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Google goggles around Seattle

It was hard to resist Google’s blatant pitch for publicity. The search giant was asking if I wanted to roam around downtown Seattle, starting at Pike Place Market, for a mobile demonstration of the Goggles application for Google’s Android platform. (Here’s a video of the demo) Goggles, which has steadily added new capabilities since it debuted…

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June 28, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Kindle for Android app released by Amazon.com

Amazon.com today announced an Android version of its popular app that continues to extend its Kindle reading and book-shopping software beyond its Kindle e-reader device. The Android Kindle app comes as Amazon and Google, backer of the open-source device platform, are increasingly competing in digital media and cloud computing services, wooing the same consumers, publishers…

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April 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Nokia dangles $1 million for mobile entrepreneurs, apps

Seattle has to have a few contenders for a new contest Nokia is running. It’s offering a $1 million investment in the best mobile business idea submitted to its Growth Economy Venture Challenge. That’s a lot of Finnish cheese for a phone app. But it can’t be another mobile game or Twitter client — Nokia wants to…

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September 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM

Starbucks pulls double shot of iPhone Apps: find and pay

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard about Starbucks working with Apple, but the coffee giant today is releasing two iPhone apps, including a mobile payment system it’s testing in Seattle and Silicon Valley. The first app, “myStarbucks,” is a locator that shows where you can find a Starbucks in case there isn’t one across the street….

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July 22, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Casual Connect: PopCap’s free iPhone “Bejeweled” upgrade

Seattle casual game giant PopCap is offering a bonus to people who bought its top-selling “Bejeweled 2” application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. In a month or so, the company plans to issue a free upgrade to the application that adds the ability to compete in short “Blitz” matches between players using an iPhone and…

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