Aug 6, 2014 — A phone network of families that spans continents is helping get the word out: To protect yourselves from Ebola, don't eat bush meat, get sick loved ones medical treatment and avoid their body fluids.
Sep 16, 2013 — Two years ago Pakistan's Punjab province was hit with one of the world's worst dengue outbreaks. This year the number of recorded cases has plummeted. Many leaders credit a mobile phone app that tracks mosquito populations and city workers' efforts to contain them.
Sep 3, 2013 — Microsoft is spending $7.2 billion for Nokia's mobile phones business. The thinking, analysts say, is that to succeed in other areas — tablets and PCs — Microsoft needs to build its Windows Phone business.
Sep 3, 2013 — Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business and licensing key patents for $7.2 billion. Microsoft is aiming to boost its share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The deal may also provide a hint of who will take over when Microsoft's CEO leaves.
Aug 28, 2013 — State and local public health departments are turning to apps as to help them reach people when they need help the most. Birth control finders, recipe tweakers and searchable restaurant inspections are in the mix.
Nov 10, 2012 — Approximately three-quarters of the world's population now have access to a mobile phone, and the majority of those subscriptions are in developing countries. But those phones don't usually have data plans. Now, Google and Facebook are offering free apps on these devices to get users hooked on social media.
Jul 24, 2012 — Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones. As the city plans to add more wireless-enabled kiosks, companies say advertising may pay for the Wi-Fi — and maybe even for free phone calls.
Jun 2, 2010 — NPR launched its Android app six months ago. Now we want you to help make it better. Join our open source community.
May 26, 2010 — Oil Reporter, a new mobile phone app, allows users to report oil sightings along the Gulf Coast.
Dec 23, 2009 — By Demian Perry Earlier this week, when our Washington office was closed and buried under two feet of snow, we compiled and released our first Android app to the Market, Android's version of the iTunes app store. Within seconds, the app was live...