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Apps are on Fire: Too many apps, too little time to sort through them all? Appsfire can help. Appsfire is an app discovery startup that just received $3.6 million in Series A funding from French investors Idinvest. Appsfire works on both iOS and Android systems and helps users find apps that suit their interests based on the apps they already have on their phones. Appsfire suggests apps on an Appstream, a live wall of apps that categorizes recommended, featured and hot apps. Users can tailor streams to their own preferences. NYT


Out With the Old: RIM shareholders are worried about the company’s declining performance and as a result may be pushing out founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. Ouch. TechCrunch


Not Good For Nokia: Things aren’t looking so hot for Nokia.The mobile phone maker just announced lowered sales and profit outlooks for 2011, sending its shares down 15 percent. Reuters


Android on Top: According to a recent Nielsen survey of smartphone consumers, Android is the most popular smartphone OS in the US coming in at 36 percent of smartphone devices, followed by Apple iOS smartphones at 26 percent, and RIM smartphones at 23 percent. Nielsen

Android Security: Google has removed about 24 apps from the Android Market that were found to contain malware, which can compromise personal data and mobile security. An estimated 30,000 to 120,000 Android devices were affected by these malicious apps. CNET
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