Late News: Gmail App on BlackBerry, Top Name of 2011: Steve Jobs, ICM Registry Starts XXX Domain Landrush, ChevronWP7

From later this month, Google has decided to stop providing its popular Gmail app for BlackBerry. This can be viewed as a shock for RIM as they are putting in strong efforts to prevent customer defections to handsets that run on Android and iOS.

This year totally belonged to Steve Jobs who was almost omnipresent and this has been proven by Global Language Monitor, according to which the most-used name of 2011 is "Steve Jobs".

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has started accepting applications for the controversial .xxx domain names, which will be launched on December 6. Internet registries like Domain.com and ICM Registry have begun what is being called the Landrush process in which adult content producers and organisations who didn't qualify for a domain during the Sunrise A period can apply for the .xxx domain names.

Software giant Microsoft has decided to join a group of developers who had launched jailbreaking tools for its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. Initially, Microsoft was not pleased with the ChevronWP7 tool for Windows Phone 7.

A filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed that Amazon acquired Yap, the voice start-up, in the month of September this year. There was no official confirmation about this purchase from either company.