Today in Mobile

HTC today announced that it has acquired cloud services startup Dashwire for $18.5 million. The pick-up underscores the growing importance of the personal cloud in mobile, where countless businesses are looking to become your go-to provider of contact information (among other data). Handset manufacturers (like HTC) as well as social networks (like Facebook) are competing in the space along with carriers, which until recently had a chance to corner the market. It will be very interesting to see who emerges as winners in the space — and how they leverage the valuable information consumers entrust to them.