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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Mobile Gaming News Roundup

    Mobile Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. Electronic Arts will launch Need for Speed: ProStreet for the mobile phone community later this month. This high octane game will be available in Europe on October 26 and in North America on October 30. Players race 16 high performance cars at 11 famous street racing locations. Winners earn cash to… Read More

  • iPhone Unlocked to Outside Developers

    Apple announced that in February it will make a developer’s kit available to independent software makers. This will make it easier for developers not associated with Apple or AT&T to create games, navigation systems, screen-shot capture programs and other tools for the iPhone. A few weeks ago, the iPhone was updated over-the-air and independently developed software was erased in… Read More

  • Ericsson’s 3rd Quarter Profits down 36%

    Ericsson, a company which has 45% of the $35 billion market for mobile network equipment and software, announced that its third-quarter profits fell 36%. Ericsson said the lower profits were driven by weaker-than-expected demand in the United States and Europe. Operators in those markets are cutting costs by pooling and renting networks instead of building their own… Read More

  • MetaCafe Goes Mobile

    MetaCafe Goes Mobile

    MetaCafe has announced it will begin offering video download and streaming to mobile handsets. The offering which will debut next month in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands will also allow users to upload video directly from the handsets themselves. The new service is offered by way of a partnership with Peerbox whose solution goes beyond video download/upload to include social… Read More

  • Stay Connected while Waiting for Your Train

    T-Mobile’s HotSpot Wi-Fi service is now available at five Amtrak stations in the Northeast Corridor. Sitting in a train station may not be as posh a visiting a coffee house or book store but at least now commuters can enjoy the Internet while waiting for a connecting ride. The five stations include Washington Union Station, Baltimore Penn Station, Wilmington Station, Philadelphia 30th… Read More

  • Boost Mobile Partners with Mobile Complete to Create Boost Mobile VDL

    Mobile Complete, a company that provides mobile application testing, monitoring and support services, launched the Boost Mobile Virtual Developer Lab (VDL) today. Boost Mobile VDL is a remote testing service that utilizes Mobile Complete’s DeviceAnywhere service. DeviceAnywhere enables users to remotely press device buttons, view displays, listen to ringers and speakers, connect and… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Partners with Firethorn to provide Mobile Banking Services

    Verizon Wireless announced today that it will partner up with Firethorn Holdings so that Verizon customers can use Firethorn’s mobile financial services application. Verizon customers will be able to view and interact with their accounts while on-the-go in a secure environment. Verizon senior vice president of consumer products Jim Straight said, “After carefully researching… Read More

  • Nokia’s N95 8GB Device Ships Today

    Nokia’s N95 series got a memory boost with today’s shipping of the N95 8GB, which is being touted as a handheld multimedia computer. The 8 GBs of memory allows the user to save 20 hours of video or up to 6000 songs. The handset includes a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and a two-way slide. The N95 8GB also has a luminous 2.8” (230 x… Read More

  • Mobile Gaming News Roundup

    Mobile Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This week saw the first ever national mobile gaming championship that took place at the AT&T Plaza in Dallas, Texas. 48 thumb calloused competitors pounded their mobile keys while they played The Fast & The Furious: Fugitive. Ian Estes sped seamlessly through each level to take first place and… Read More

  • Attend Mobile Ad Degree Educational Series

    It was announced today that Ad Infuse and M:Metrics will be hosting an educational series called Mobile Ad Degree. The purpose of the series is to explain how the rapidly growing mobile advertising ecosystem operates. The first event in the series will be held October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2p.m., in New York City at the W Union Square.
    Scheduled panelists, including Maria Mandel, partner and… Read More

  • Lawyer Sues Apple Over iPhone Restrictions

    The controversy over Apple’s locking the iPhone has moved from the realm of hackers and pirates to the courtroom. It has been said that one lawyer with a briefcase can take more money than ten thugs armed with guns. Apple’s treasure chest may lose some pierces-of-eight if the suit is successful.

    Lawyer Max Folkenflik filed a class action federal suit in Northern California… Read More

  • Vringo Wins Award

    Congratulations go out to Vringo for winning this year’s “Best Mobile Service for Social Community & User Generated Content” Award given at the 23rd MIPCOM conference in Cannes. MIPCOM Mobile TV and Internet awards are given to the most compelling projects in each category and are judged by a panel of industry experts. Vringo was able to beat out 180 companies and 280… Read More

  • Is AT&T’s Bid to Buy 700 MHz in Jeopardy?

    The Associated Press reported today that AT&T is willing to pay $2.5 billion for Aloha Partners share of the 700 megahertz spectrum. The deal would give AT&T access to 196 million people in 281 markets around the United States. The company could use the old analogue television spectrum to expand wireless phone and data services or to add video content for mobile phones. But there may be… Read More

  • Ad Infuse Continues to Grow

    Ad Infuse, a company that delivers personalized mobile handset advertisements, announced today that it has closed 14 new mobile advertising and marketing deals and 22 new publishing deals so far in 2007. Ad Infuse hopes to finalize several more contracts by the end of the year. The company added that inventory across its content channels will exceed 160 million impressions per month as of… Read More

  • NEAT WIRELESS Files Antitrust Complaint against AT&T Mobility

    NEAT WIRELESS, a Wireless telecommunications company based in Northeastern Arkansas, filed a complaint against AT&T Mobility, which alleges that AT&T Mobility engaged in illegal conduct and behavior that resulted in NEAT WIRELESS failure to compete in markets it acquired from AT&T Mobility which facilitated AT&T Mobility’s merger with AWS in October 2004. NEAT… Read More

  • Nokia and Telefonica Collaborate on Mobile Internet

    Nokia and Telefonica Collaborate on Mobile Internet

    Nokia and Telefonica announced today that they are working together to provide Telefonica customers with new Internet services on mobile phones by providing customers with simplified access to both Telefonica and Nokia Internet services. Telefonica, which has a strong subscription base in Spain, Europe and Latin America, will collaborate with Nokia in areas such as menu customization… Read More

  • Slingo Quest Game goes Mobile with I-Play

    I-Play announced today that the popular game Slingo Quest will be available for mobile phone users. Slingo Quest is a combination of classic Slingo games, such as puzzle solving and casino type games, with an island hopping storyline that develops as the game is played. Slingo Quest has a lot of content. The game includes 60 levels, 300 rating stars to collect, and nine game achievements… Read More

  • Motorola to Supply Taiwan with WiMax Infrastructure

    Motorola has been hired by Far EasTone Telecommunications to supply Far EasTone with WiMax networking equipment for its Taiwanese venture. Taiwan has remote mountain villages and sparsely populated islands that makes land-line telecommunications and Internet service too expensive to invest in. As a way to combat this, the government started its M-Taiwan (Mobile) project which encourages… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel Looking for new Chief?

    Gary Forsee, the chief executive who headed Sprint’s merger with Nextel in 2005 may be in trouble with the Sprint Nextel Board of Directors. It is rumored that the board hopes to replace Mr. Forsee by December of this year. Poor stock performance, less than expected profits and low subscription rates are given as reasons for making an executive change. The board may be looking… Read More

  • Trakware Teams with Xora to Improve Mobile Workforce Management

    Adams Bros. Cabinetry is the first company to take advantage of the collaboration between Trakware and Xora. Trakware Systems is a provider of manufacturing and project execution solutions for complex engineer-to-order environments. Xora provides location-based mobile workforce management solutions. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced… Read More