Mobile Morning Coffee (12/20/11)

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

Today: Apple wins litigation battle with Android, Nuance acquires Vlingo, and the Kindle Fire is serving a lot of mobile ads.

Apple Wins Patent Victory Over Android, but Does It Matter? (via Mashable)
Is a symbolic victory over Android enough for Apple?

After Years Of Patent Litigation, Nuance Acquires Vlingo (via TechCrunch)
Voice-to-text Siri competitor acquired by the company that almost certainly powers Siri.

Siri, where did my mobile ad revenues go? (via GigaOM)
Apple’s new voice assistant hasn’t eliminated the need for visual interaction with a smartphone, but its effects are already being felt on search portals.

How Siri could help boost location-based services (via GigaOM)
LBS like foursquare and Yelp could reap the benefits that mobile search portals are losing with Siri.

Kindle Fire On Track For Hundreds Of Millions Of Monthly Ad Impressions; Growing Faster Than The iPad In Early 2010 (via TechCrunch)
The Kindle Fire tablet is seeing ad impressions grow at an average daily rate of 19% since its launch.

Zynga shares fall in second trading session (via Reuters)
Zynga shares fell as much as 13 percent below their IPO price, in their second trading session, as investors worried about the online game publisher’s growth prospects.

Distimo’s Year-End Report Shows Why Developers Love iOS: iPhone 4x Android Revenue, iPad 2x (via TechCrunch)
Significantly, both platforms have over 50% of the revenue of the top 200 grossing apps coming from freemium applications.

In Online Advertising, 2011 Was the Year of Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC] (via Mashable)
Over 100,000 developers made money from AdMob ads in 2011.

Sunday Is The Best Day To Launch Your Mobile App (via TechCrunch)
42 percent of the iOS apps released on a Sunday made it into the top 240, while 11 percent of Android apps did the same.

Mobile Payments Platform Intuit GoPayment Allows Merchants To Receive Money On A Prepaid Visa Card (via TechCrunch)
For smaller businesses or individuals who don’t have a business bank account and still want to conveniently separate the money they make with GoPayment from their personal finances, this could be a good option.

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