Mobile Morning Coffee (11/25/11)

Mobile Morning Coffee

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

BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch discount causes mayhem in Jakarta (via The Verge)
Excitement boiled over at a mall in Jakarta yesterday, with as many as 90 people needing treatment for minor injuries sustained in the resulting chaos.

AT&T pulls T-Mobile application from FCC, records provisional $4bn loss (via The Verge)
The FCC’s decision to request a formal administrative hearing into AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA has caused the US carrier to take drastic action

Apple vs. Samsung: The Patent Wars, Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] (via Mashable)
A pretty summary of a messy legal case.

Infinity Blade: How Two Brothers Made $20 Million From One Mobile Game (via Mashable)
Chair Entertainment creators talk about developing for iOS and iPhone 4S.

Bring On The Creepy! Is Building A New Facial Recognition Mobile App (via TechCrunch)’s upcoming app aims to recognize faces and then connect those faces to users’ social networking profiles, allowing you to friend and follow the people you see.

Mobile Game Monetization Platform Lunch Money Raises $1M From Google Ventures; Rebrands As Pocket Change (via TechCrunch)
Pocket Change offers a set of monetization and distribution tools for mobile game developers via an SDK than can be plugged into games.

AppBoy Raises A Cool Million To Let App Developers Better Engage And Understand Their User Base (via TechCrunch)
AppBoy offers a free mobile software development toolkit (SDK) for developers to expand, engage, and better understand their user base.

Walkie Talkie App Voxer Is Going Viral On iPhones And Androids, Trending On Twitter (via TechCrunch)
Voxer gives you the benefits of an iDEN phone, without the drawbacks of having an iDEN phone.

Having Survived Gowalla, SCVNGR’s Path Is Clear (via ReadWriteWeb)
Now with two million users and some strong brand partnerships, SCVNGR is not going to fade away. Will it thrive though? That remains to be seen.

Has the Windows Phone Marketplace Reached Critical Mass? (via ReadWriteWeb)
According to a new report by Distimo shows that the Windows Phone Marketplace has downloads of 101,000 free applications per day and 20,000 paid applications.

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