Not Enough App Stores For You? Just Wait

PocketGear, a major mobile app store, sees more opportunity in powering other app markets than in selling directly to consumer. The company is relaunching itself as Appia, a white label app store provider to take advantage of a potential explosion in app stores.

The End of the Search Box in Mobile?

A host of downloadable offerings are helping users of high-end handsets locate the nearest hardware store, check the local weather forecast or scroll through the latest headlines. The phenomenon is leading some observers to claim that apps are better suited for mobile use than traditional search engines. But to claim that the new applications threaten Google or any other online search provider misses the point.