Kiip Lets Any App Reward You With Real-Life Prizes
What if you won prizes for getting Likes on Instagram, listening to songs on Pandora, or making Highlight connections around town? Today Kiip expands its real-world rewards platform to allow giveaways in any type of app, not just games. Since Kiip-client brands pay developers to promote through them, today’s launch will give lots of devs a new way to monetize without traditional display ads.


HTC One V for Telus Goes on the Record with Sense 4.0
Remember the Legend? That, now ancient, lip-laden Android device has found a rebirth of sorts in the One V -- HTC's entry-level bid for budget smartphone dominance. Initially unveiled at this past Mobile World Congress, the handset was up for a hardware hands-on only, as its unfinished Ice Cream Sandwich OS wasn't quite ready for primetime.

How Private Are Your Apps? Congress Investigates
Just what information is software sold in Apple‘s App Store collecting about its users? Two members of Congress are trying to find out. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) have sent letters to 34 top mobile software companies to find out “what, if any, information these particular apps gather, what they do with it, and what notice they provide to app users.”

RIM is Looking to Hire a Senior iOS Developer; BBM Finally Coming to iOS?
According to a recent job posting, Research In Motion may be looking to enter the iOS app market. The posting, which was spotted by AllThingsD, has since been removed, but a screen grab indicates that the company is seeking a Senior iOS Mobile Developer to build enterprise applications. More specifically, RIM needed “an experienced iOS/Objective-C developer capable of architecting, designing, developing and testing complex applications for iPhone and iPad devices.”