Mobile Morning Coffee (02/08/12)

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


Why Path Pissed People Off (via TechCrunch)
Following news that Path is uploading user address books to its own database, Alexia Tsotsis proposes the most obvious solution: Apple should lock down the address book API and notify users itself when apps want to get their grubby fingers on it.

Video: Chrome for Android is faster and feature full (via GigaOM)
Note that Chrome for Android is in beta for Android 4.0 devices only; this won’t work on smartphones or tablets without Ice Cream Sandwich.

Siri accounts for nearly 25% of Wolfram Alpha queries (via BGR)
Apple partnered with the answer-engine for the company’s voice assistant that launched with the iPhone 4S and since then, the Wolfram Alpha staff has grown to 200 employees.

Siri Is Only The Beginning (via TechCrunch)
Dag Kittlaus, co-founder and CEO at Siri, talks about the future of the product.

Appsfire offers developers an in-app notification inbox (via GigaOM)
The idea is to give developers an unobtrusive way to talk back and forth with their app users, so they can share important information, promote their other apps and obtain feedback.

Sprint: iPhone brought 40 percent of new signups in Q4 (via GigaOM)
Sprint sold 1.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2011, or just a quarter of the number of iPhones that AT&T did in that same period.

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