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PocketGear Pockets $15 Million B Round From Trident, Blackberry Partners, And Eric Schmidt When it comes to mobile app stores, there’s iTunes and then there is everyone else. PocketGear which bills itself as the “World’s Largest Mobile App Store,” closed a $15 million series B round. The round was led by Trident Capital, with the Blackberry Partners Fund and Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s personal investment vehicle, TomorrowVentures. PocketGear isn’t the prettiest app store in the world, but it sells apps for practically every smartphone platform except one (that would be the other App Store). PocketGear sells apps for Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and Java phones. It distributes more than 140,000 paid and free titles, and claims that it has sold more than $2.5 billion worth of apps total (which would make it bigger than iTunes, which just recently crossed the $1 billion mark).
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We have made the decision to end of life myOpenID. We will keep the service up and running until February 1, 2014, at which point it will no longer be available. Janrain created myOpenID to help make registration and login easier on the web for people. Since that time, social networks and email providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo! have embraced open identity standards. And now, billions of people who have created accounts with these services can use their identities to easily register and login to sites across the web in the way myOpenID was intended.