Mobile Ad Revenues Will Top $11.4 Billion In 2013, Up 19% On 2012. India, China And Display Fuelling The Boostview story

http://techcrunch.com – The growing popularity of free mobile content — largely in the form of apps — is having a big impact on mobile advertising, the route that many developers and publishers are taking to monetize that content. (IT news)

Vodafone BlackBerry Users In Europe, Middle East And Africa Hit By Email Outage; Service Being Restored Now Says Vodafoneview story

http://techcrunch.com – BlackBerry users on the Vodafone network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have not been receiving emails today as RIM’s network suffers another outage. Early this morning Reuters reported that email delivery issues were affecting Vodafone BlackBerry users, and the carrier confirmed the problem in a statement: “We are aware that some BlackBerry customers are experiencing issues. (IT news)

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 KDE RC. Linux Mint 14 KDE KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. (Distributions)

Google’s Romanian Domain Gets Defaced By Algerian Hacker MCA-CRB. Google Says: “We Were Not Hacked”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Looks like Pakistan is not the only place where major internet companies’ domain names can get hacked hijacked. This morning, google.ro was taken over, with the credit being taken by “Algerian Hacker” MCA-CRB, a serial website defacer. The site looked like the picture above for at least an hour, according to our tipster. (IT news)

Adobe promotes Phibbs to EMEA roleview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: PeopleAdobe Systems has promoted Mark Phibbs to the role of vice president, marketing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. (IT news)

Motorola to close dedicated websites for some marketsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   Not too long ago Motorola reported they were going to be downsizing a bit after Google bought them. Looks like some of that downsizing is going to come in the form of website consolidation in other countries. (IT news)

biNu Raises $4.3M To Bring Apps to Feature Phones, Launches Credits Programview story

http://techcrunch.com – Mobile app platform biNu just announced that it has closed a $4.3 million Series A round of funding. Back in August, the company said it had raised $2 million from Eric Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures, along with the Savannah Fund, David Risher, and Paul Bassat. (IT news)

The Facebook Mobile Plot Thickens: Orange To Offer ‘Party Call’, A Social Calling Service Starting Summer 2013view story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook Phone it may not be, but today we have one more example of how users will be able to use Facebook on their phones — and in place of traditional phone services. Today, multinational French carrier Orange announced that it would offer “Party Call,” a “social calling” service on the social network. (IT news)

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” RC. Linux Mint 14 Nadia For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. (Distributions)

Apple Adds 8 New Currencies Supported In App Store, Including Russian Ruble, Indian Rupee And Saudi Riyalview story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple continues to go global with its App Store ambitions: the company has made eight additions to the list of supported currencies. The new currencies are the Russian Ruble, Turkey’s Lire, India’s Rupee, Indonesia’s Rupiah, Israel’s New Shekel, Saudi Arabia’s Riyal, South Africa’s Rand, and United Arab Emirates’ Dirham. (IT news)