Mobile Morning Coffee (01/24/12)

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


How Words With Friends Beat Scrabble At Its Own Game (via Fast Company)
The creators of the social Scrabble-like smartphone and tablet game offer insight into their reinvention of board game night.

What would 1M Windows Phones sold mean for Micro-kia? (via GigaOM)
Is it a morale boost or the start of a positive trend?

Yo, RIM: Where’s your sense of urgency? (via GigaOM)
Is RIM’s problem a lack of execution or a lack of fire?

Polar Mobile bets on HTML5 with new $6M funding round (via GigaOM)
The funding will be used to help Polar launch its MediaEverywhere product, an HTML5-based solution aimed at delivering content to an even wider range of devices.

Xobni Brings Contact Manager Smartr To The iPhone (via TechCrunch)
The Smartr Cloud automatically extracts all contacts from your iPhone’s email data (currently integrated with Outlook or Gmail), as well as data from social networks, and makes them easily searchable.

Onavo’s Data-Compressing Mobile App Raises $10 Million Series B From Horizons, Motorola Ventures (via TechCrunch)
Onavo is a cross-platform mobile application which runs in the background, monitoring the data usage on your mobile device. When you use your phone’s data connection, the app steps in to route the data in a compressed format through its own cloud servers, before the data reaches the carrier.

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