Mobile Morning Coffee (11/30/11)

The most relevant mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Report: Microsoft To Bring Office To iPad In 2012 (via TechCrunch)
Microsoft will certainly be putting out its own native and complete solution alongside Windows 8, but the iPad’s prominence is too great to be ignored at this point.

The Kindle Fire Bests The iPad At BestBuy.com, Becomes The Retailer’s Best Selling Tablet Online (via TechCrunch)
At Best Buy, the $199 Fire sits higher the 16GB iPad as the top selling tablet on the retailer’s website.

FCC report slams AT&T’s proposal to buy T-Mobile: the highlights (via The Verge)
Although AT&T has withdrawn its application to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion while it regroups and evaluates its options, the FCC isn’t letting it go without a 109-page spanking.

Apple, Google absent from ESRB’s new mobile app rating system (via GigaOM)
The action is in the platform app stores, so without Apple, and Google (RIM isn’t participating either), ESRB would have relatively little impact.

Google turns on indoor mapping with Google Maps 6.0 for Android (via GigaOM)
Because we all need directions to the kitchen.

This 27-Year-Old Built One Of The Fastest Growing Apps Ever – Without Spending A Dime On Marketing (via Business Insider)
Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, doesn’t want people getting stuck with the idea that Instagram is a photo-sharing company.

TED Talks: Now an iPhone App (via Mashable)
TED Mobile for iPhone is the organization’s second mobile app. In October, it launched an iPad app that has since been downloaded 1.9 million times.

Foursquare Rolls Out Scoutmob Daily Deals (via Mashable)
Scoutmob joins the ranks of LivingSocial, Gilt City, AT&T Interactive, BuyWithMe and Zozi as a daily deal provider with Foursquare.

Brightcove launches cloud-based mobile app platform (via GigaOM)
It’s official: Brightcove isn’t just about video distribution anymore.

Microsoft Builds A Browser-Based Windows Phone 7 Simulator To Woo iPhone/Android Users (via TechCrunch)
For a laundry list of reasons, the simulator only scratches the surface of what Windows Phone 7 can do.




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