Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Fox Interactive Media Launches Free Mobile MySpace

    Fox Interactive Media Launches Free Mobile MySpace

    Need to check your MySpace page while on the go? Need to check someone else’s MySpace page while on the go? Doing a big of MySpace surfing has gotten a tad bit easier. Fox Interactive Media has announced that MySpace Mobile is now in beta and will be available to consumers this week with a wider FIM rollout planned in the coming months. And it will be free to use. Of course you’ll… Read More

  • pa.gd (Paged Mobile) shortens Web for Mobile

    pa.gd (Paged Mobile) shortens Web for Mobile

    When recently asked, “have you ever tired to enter a long Web address without using a standard QWERTY keyboard” I was reminded of my visit this summer to the City of Light. Paris is many things, but a high-tech metropolis it is not. The cybercafés were crowded and very few had “western” QWERTY keyboards. So I was reduced to trying to use my Blackberry and… Read More

  • Mobile Users Come out Thumbplay

    Mobile Users Come out Thumbplay

    Did you see something really funny on the street? Like a jogging Elvis or roller blading nun? Those are the sort of things we see all the time in New York (and things I like to talk about seeing). And do you want to share what you see? Well, you could send it to America’s Funniest Home Videos – I can’t believe that show is still on the air, nor can I believe anyone watches… Read More

  • Visto for Lotus Domino

    Visto for Lotus Domino

    Many road warriors – of the business kind that is, not the clad in leather Mad Max variety – swear by Lotus Domino, and this week mobile e-mail provider Visto Corporation has announced a marketing and enablement relationship with IBM. This will leverage the IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and help enable delivery of Visto’s Mobile for IBM Lotus Domino. “In an age of… Read More

  • No Contract Unlimited Calling from Sprint-Nextel?

    Sprint’s chief executive Gary Forsee told a Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday that Sprint is thinking about expanding the test area for an unlimited calling plan that doesn’t require customers to sign a contract. Customers pay a monthly fee for as long as the service is required or affordable. Rivals Leap Wireless and MetroPCS already offer commitment free unlimited… Read More

  • Access MySpace with T-Mobile’s New Danger Powered Sidekick

    T-Mobile has tapped into Danger’s programming geniuses to provide an enhanced MySpace experience for the T-Mobile application Sidekick. Now, instead of using a Web browser to visit MySpace, customers can download the new MySpace application to enjoy a unique MySpace experience on Sidekick. This is being touted as the most powerful mobile MySpace service available. Users have complete… Read More

  • Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Anyone who says that the mobile Web is following the same path as the World Wide Web clearly doesn’t remember the mid-1990s. The Web didn’t launch with massive retailers, interactive forums and powerful search engines. The whole reason for the new vernacular of terms such as “surfing,” was because this was generally uncharted territory filled with small, and often… Read More

  • Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    While every couple of years there is fresh competition in the electronic entertainment space in the living room, the real sleeping giant with video games is mobile handsets. Unlike even the Nintendo or Sony platforms, cellular phones, PDAs and other devices are purchased by people who aren’t otherwise “gamers.” Gaming is also one of the leading revenue streams for mobile… Read More

  • Mobile Game News 9-19-07

    Mobile Game News 9-19-07


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This Week’s Headlines: Save the World With Heroes; Stewie’s Arsenal Set to Ambush; Skyzone Scoops Out the Action; Glu’s New Political Knockout; EA Hits the Board; Konami’s Contra Contest Read More

  • PlayPhone Gets Platinum Studios’ Archive

    If you are a fan of comics and graphic novels, you may be excited to learn that PlayPhone now offers comics, ringtones and cell phone wall paper from Platinum Studios’ archive, the world’s largest collection of independent comic characters. Popular series such as Cowboys & Aliens, Hero By Night and KISS 4K will be available for download across all major wireless carriers. Read More

  • Mobile Audience Composition from M:Metrics and Admob

    M:Metrics, a mobile media measurement firm, and Admob, the largest mobile advertising firm, released a study today on audience composition for mobile advertising. Research shows that mobile advertising reaches the lucrative and elusive media consumer ages 18-34. This age group makes up 65% of respondents on the AdMob publisher network. The research shows that AdMob’s mobile network… Read More

  • Style Kick Delivers Fashion News to Handsets

    Style Kick Delivers Fashion News to Handsets

    Fashion commentator and actress Finola Hughes has kicked things up in the fashion world with the announcement of Style Kick with Finola Hughes, a new fashion application that will be offered exclusively on Verizon Wirless beginning in October. The mobile magazine is being developed in conjunction with mobile software creator Emdigo Inc. And similar to a traditional magazine, Style Kick will… Read More

  • Myxer Works with AmieStreet on Ringtones

    Myxer has been at this weeks TechCrunch conference (the flagship of all the Crunches) showing its wares, when it announced yesterday that Myxer has been hired by AmieStreet to create and distribute mobile ringtones. The Myxer platform simplifies the delivery of any professional or user-generated content (including ringtones, images, audio and video) to mobile devices, no matter which carrier… Read More

  • Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    It is everywhere… advertising, and escaping ads and marketing campaigns might just get a little harder. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Because, while Google may not have invented online advertising, its efforts certainly brought ads to sites that wouldn’t have otherwise been able to sell any sort of banner ads or generate other forms of revenue. Now the mobile Web… Read More

  • iPhone Goes British on November 9

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today that the iPhone will be available to British customers on November 9 of this year. The O2 network has the exclusive carrier rights to the iPhone brand in the British Isles. As MobileCrunch reported last month, Apple to Share Operators Revenue, it is believed that other European carriers are working on exclusive licensing agreements for the iPhone brand. Read More

  • Text Message Favorite Artist on Stage with Pocketfuzz

    The last concert I went to was a Black Sabbath reunion at Oz Fest. When Sabbath came on stage lighters flickered in the night and the air was filled with the aroma of oregano incense. The crowd swayed to the music and sang along with the lyrics. Bras flew onstage and television cameras captured the perky woman bouncing on their boy friend’s shoulders. No one there could afford a mobile… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Buy Roaming Partner SunCom Wireless

    T-Mobile announced today that it will pay cash and assume the debt of SunCom Wireless, a company that T-Mobile is using as a roaming partner. The merger will cost T-Mobile $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. Under the agreement, sanctioned by both boards, SunCom shareholders will receive $27 per share. This purchase price represents 22.7% over the closing price of SunCom common stock on the… Read More

  • Mobile Dating Revenue on the Rise

    Juniper Research, a company that assesses the current and future status of mobile user-generated content, predicts that revenue from mobile dating and chat room services are expected to surpass $1 billion worldwide by 2010. As the world population increases, it looks as though people are being choosier with whom they date. Mobile phones are a perfect platform for dating services. If a match… Read More

  • Virgin America and AirCell Head to the Friendly Skies

    Virgin America and AirCell Head to the Friendly Skies

    As a frequent business traveler – actually a little less frequent these days – flying is seldom fun. I’m not the kind who likes to make small talk with the passengers around me, and watching the in-flight movie on a lousy six-inch 4×3 screen is not my idea of entertainment. And listening to other passengers talk turns even a short flight into an epic journey to the… Read More

  • Avatar Meets Mobile Ringtone

    Meez, an avatar (which literally means a descent of a Hindu god in visible form) service and Vringo, a company which specializes in video ringtone sharing, announced today an alliance to fully integrate Meez 3D avatars into Vringo’s video ringtone service. The gods are pleased; though appear much smaller than in stories past. Nearly 3 million people around the world have created their… Read More