The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • JAJAH Introduces Free Global Calling That Isn’t Skype

    JAJAH Introduces Free Global Calling That Isn’t Skype

    Could a Skype killer be on the horizon? Possibly, according to the developers at JAJAH. The company has announced its No Headset campaign, and Web site, with the slogan “You Liked Skype, You’ll Love JAJAH.” This campaign is being launched to increase public awareness for the JAJAH service, and users are being rewarded with official clothing if they “creatively dispose… Read More

  • SEVEN Pushes E-mail for Telefónica

    SEVEN Pushes E-mail for Telefónica

    Push it, push it real good. That’s the word from SEVEN, a developer of push e-mail software. Today SEVEN announced the availability of push e-mail software for a variety of mobile phones and smartphones including the Nokia N95 to the Mail Movistar Empresas and Mail Movistar Profesional services, which are provided through the mobile unit of Telefónica in Spain. This will provide… Read More

  • Orange UK Partners with PhoneSpots

    Orange UK Partners with PhoneSpots

    Orange UK, a mobile provider of phone service and directory assistance, and PhoneSpots, a provider of mobile advertising technology for the local search market, have announced a partnership. Orange has selected PhoneSpots’ mobile advertising exchange to deliver enhanced listing information and targeted advertising to mobile phones that call the popular “118 000” directory. A… Read More

  • Google to Bring SMS Search to China

    Google to Bring SMS Search to China

    Searching for anything in China can be a long and somewhat complicated process, but we’re hearing that mobile searches might just a bit easier, as Google has announced plans to add mobile messaging functions to its online search in China. The message service will likely be free, especially as Google is interested in building marketshare. With a billion people that could be a huge market… Read More

  • The Fast and The Furious Races to Third Screen

    The Fast and The Furious Races to Third Screen

    The fourth title in The Fast and the Furious has just rolled onto the mobile platform. Since being launched in 2004 this franchise has been quite successful, pulling away with seven million paid downloads. And the latest title is available this week through an agreement with Universal Mobile Entertainment and I-Play. The Fast and the Furious: Fugitive is based on the time between the two… Read More

  • MSN Mobile Portal Redesigned

    MSN Mobile Portal Redesigned

    This week Microsoft officially unveiled the new face for MSN Mobile, which features a completely redesigned look. The portal offers access to e-mail, news, sports, entertainment, local movie listings, maps and directions and other Windows Live services including Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces. The content includes access to up-to-date content… Read More

  • 4INFO Closes Round of Funding

    4INFO Closes Round of Funding

    Today 4INFO has announced that it has completed a $10 million Series D found of funding led by Gannet, Co. Inc. Since the carefree days of VC money flowing are a thing of the past, we’re certain 4INFO will put this funding to good use, and the company plans to use the money for product development and to expand its sales and distribution teams, while trying to grow into a profitable… Read More

  • Innaworks Introduces alcheMO

    Innaworks Introduces alcheMO

    Software development on mobile has been essentially divided among two camps including Java ME (Java Micro Edition) and BREW, and this has made development difficult as software creators had to basically make two versions. Innaworks hopes to reduce the effort a bit with their new alcheMo, an automated Java ME to BREW porting solution, which the company is showcasing this week at the BREW… Read More

  • Offers Free Device-Optimized Mobile Video Downloads Offers Free Device-Optimized Mobile Video Downloads hopes to use their “Cascade” technology to let users “sideload” optimized video clips from the Internet to a mobile device, thus bypassing mobile carriers. We like the sound of this, and could be one to watch. The site deploys their proprietary (but still patent-pending) tech to deliver the video to more than 150 specific mobile video players… Read More

  • AT&T Cell Phones, Now with Live Video

    AT&T Cell Phones, Now with Live Video

    At the NXTcomm trade conference this morning AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson announced live video sharing on their 3G enabled handsets. If both users have a compatible handset and are in a 3G coverage area, you can invite the callee to see your video by just pressing your camera button. The functionality is based on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem and runs on compatible phones such… Read More

  • Fring Comes To Windows Mobile

    Fring Comes To Windows Mobile

    As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, Fring is getting about to announce that their free VoIP service will be able for Windows Mobile devices, including Windows Mobile series 5.0 and 6.0 handsets and PDAs. Watch their own blog for more details. Fring Read More

  • Glu Opens New Offices in Europe and China

    Glu Opens New Offices in Europe and China

    Glu Mobile is set to take on the world, or so it seems. We’re hearing that the company has opened a new development studio in Beijing, China, which is headed by Kim Daniel Arthur, former head of the Glu studio in London. This will allow Glu Mobile to expand in China and other Asian markets. Additionally, Glu Mobile is set to open offices in Milan, Italy and Madrid, Spain. It’s a… Read More

  • Get Alerted For Your Auctions

    Get Alerted For Your Auctions

    If you’re an eBay user, you already know that the final minutes can be the hardest part. Is someone going to jump in and snipe, will you have to put in a last second bid, and do you really want to pay THAT MUCH for that used Rolling Stones concert T-shirt from 1971? And don’t get me started about realizing you’re at dinner and the auction is going to end! The only feeling… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit Against Telemarketers to Mobile

    Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit Against Telemarketers to Mobile

    Verizon Wireless said it filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. against several Miami-based companies and individuals for leaving pre-recorded messages in Spanish through an unwanted and illegal telemarketing campaign. The defendants: Mega Travel Inc., Mega Travel, All Star Market Corp., Chile Insider Corp. are Miami-based agencies conducting travel-related… Read More

  • Turn Any Phone into an iPhone

    Turn Any Phone into an iPhone

    Apple fanboys aren’t the only one’s getting giddy over the iPhone. Opera has released a 4.0 beta browser (as we just reported) with 100% more iPhone, commercial parody and all. The new browser brings the iPhone’s surf and zoom web browser to even the humblest handset. More than 15 million people already have Opera installed on their handsets, according to their press release. Read More

  • Mobile Games Insider Show

    Mobile Games Insider Show

    A handful of stakeholders in the $3.3 billion mobile games industry have gotten together to organize an event to gather movers and influencers in the space. Digital Media Wire, I-play, Nokia and Qualcomm will host Mobile Games Insider on July 10 in Santa Monica, CA. The afternoon event’s goal is to explore the $3.3 billion mobile games industry and highlight the opportunities. It will… Read More

  • Opera Mini 4 beta Now Available

    Opera Mini 4 beta Now Available

    Opera Software is about to enter a new Dimension. The company has just released the beta version, codenamed Dimension, of their Opera Mini 4 mobile Web browser. This new version features a zoom option, based on the original Opera feature introduced on the mobile browser for the Nintendo Wii. “We are excited to share the beta with the fast-growing community of Opera Mini users,”… Read More

  • Alltel Execs Take the Money and Run

    Alltel Execs Take the Money and Run

    With the Alltel acquisition by Texas Pacific Group for $26.3 billion underway, execs of the regional cellular carrier are reportedly taking their $2 billion payout and go home, to their very nice homes, according to Service Employees International Union found at A release issued by the watchdog group for responsible corporate governance practices says five of the… Read More

  • QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    Three new handsets using the newest 65-nanometer (nm) chipsets are now commercially available, and more than 40 additional models using this new technology will be released from QUALCOMM this year. The company has announced this significant milestone in semiconductor process this week, and these new models offer greater power efficiency, slimmer form factors and greater support for high-speed… Read More

  • Online Classifieds Arrive on the Third Screen

    Online Classifieds Arrive on the Third Screen

    Scanning the classifieds in the paper is so last millennium, and even scanning online is last year’s news. Soon you’ll be able to search for used tennis rackets, sub-lets and other hard-to-find items via your mobile phone. Gumiyo and edgio announced a new partnership to bring online classifieds to the mobile space, and this will commence with edgeio’s real estate section… Read More