"The characteristics of Twitter make it a perfect tool for use in emergencies - both for disseminating updates and information, and for coordinating help efforts such as contacting friends and relatives"
148Apps is a good resource for iPhone apps and they have just created a tribute page for the current 10,000+ iPhone Apps. Around 2,500 new apps are being added every month. The site lists various statistics including the average price - which is approx $3 with the vast majority priced at $1.99 and below.
There's a great article in the NYTime about data being extracted from mobile phone usage.
Also on the subject of the NYTimes, they now claim to have around 10,000 paid subscribers on Amazon's Kindle
Finally, be careful what you get up to in public Pieter DeCrem's defense "I would like to use this occasion and "non event" to point out a dangerous phenomenon in our society; we're living in times where everyone is allowed to publish on blogs, when they please and without any form of responsibility.." did not cut it with blogosphere and even a FaceBook Group was formed to ridicule the minister protestations.