By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.
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In its bid to boost its acceptance in physical retail stores, PayPal has introduced technology that will enable people running its app on smartphones to automatically check in at stores and restaurants.
China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.
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Developer tool company AppGyver loves the PhoneGap platform, but is convinced there is room for productivity and performance improvements and is working on products to achieve both.
Pocket Casts has proven itself to be the best podcatching app for Android.