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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • The Most Convenient Bank Offers Mobile Version

    The Most Convenient Bank Offers Mobile Version

    Commerce Bank, which bills itself as America’s Most Convenient Bank, has launched a Virtual Private Bank reports Mobile Weblog, making it the first Web-based private banking platform. Commerce customers will be able to access their accounts from PDA smartphones such as a Blackberry or Treo, or the upcoming iPhone. According to the company’s press release, “this technology… Read More

  • 3jam Widget for Web to Mobile

    3jam Widget for Web to Mobile

    Need to send and receive text messages from the Web to SMS? Tyler let us know about a nifty little tool from 3jam. This new widget lets you exchange messages, but you don’t even have to give out your mobile number. By putting the free widget on your Web page you can send and receive messages to your mobile, which still remains completely masked. 3jam Launches a Web Widget! [via Tylersworld] Read More

  • NBC2GO to Air Preakness Stakes

    NBC2GO to Air Preakness Stakes

    While the Preakness Stakes doesn’t get quite the hype of the Kentucky Derby, this race at Pimlico Race Course is still a big event in horse racing. It is also the second leg for Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense on his quest for the elusive “Triple Crown” of the famed Thoroughbred racing series. And this year’s event will serve as the debut event for NBC Sports, as… Read More

  • Nancy Drew’s Mobile Mystery

    Nancy Drew’s Mobile Mystery


    To help promote the upcoming Nancy Drew movie, AOL has launched “Nancy Drew and the AOL Mobile Mystery,” a new micro-site where fans can go to solve a mystery worthy of the teen sleuth. Those would be junior detectives who might need a bit of help can send an instant message from their Mobile AIM service to the Nancy Drew IM “Buddy.” By writing to this screen name fans… Read More

  • China Approves use of European and American 3G Standards

    China Approves use of European and American 3G Standards

    Today Telecomasia is reporting that the China’s Ministry of Information Industry has approved the use of foreign 3G standards for 3G cellular phones, including European and American standards, which are rivals to the China’s domestic TD-SCDMA standard. According to Yang Peifang, secretary general of the ministry’s telecommunication economist panel, “the three world… Read More

  • Catch up on ABC Series on Sprint

    Catch up on ABC Series on Sprint

    Missed an episode of LOST? Well all is not lost. You could download it to your iPod, watch it on ABC.com and soon you’ll be able to watch it on your. ABC, which was the first to offer their full-length episodes on Apple’s iTunes, and was one of the early supporters of Web-based replays is going mobile making shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, LOST, Desperate Housewives and Ugly… Read More

  • uLocate GPS Platform Gets $11 Million

    uLocate GPS Platform Gets $11 Million

    uLocate announced an $11 million investment from GrandBanks Capital and Kodiak Venture Partners across the business wire this morning. GrandBanks Capital and Kodiak Venture Partners. Venrock’s General Partner, Mike Tyrrell, also joined uLocate’s Board of Directors. uLocate’s products serve as an interface to mobile carrier’s various GPS location systems, enabling… Read More

  • T-Mobile and Google Web’n’Walk

    T-Mobile and Google Web’n’Walk

    T-Mobile, the largest mobile operator in Hungary, will now rely on Google’s search engine technology to power their web’n’walk portal. Previously the domestic Hungarian OK.hu search engine was used for mobile search, but now both T-Online and T-Mobile have made the switch to Google. T-Online and T-Mobile are also using Google as search engine (05/15/07) [Verizon Press Release] Read More

  • Verizon Picks up the ball for ESPN Mobile

    Verizon Picks up the ball for ESPN Mobile

    As our sister site is already reporting, Verizon Wireless will now offer ESPN Mobile application. This wireless venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone will be the first to sell the service since the Walt Disney Company shut down the ESPN-branded mobile phone service in September. That service had only launched in February of last year, using network space rented from Sprint Nextel. Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Launches Headliner

    Virgin Mobile Launches Headliner

    Music fans who use the Virgin Mobile USA service will now have a chance to subscribe to Headliner, a new application that is designed to be an interactive mobile music magazine, reports mocoNews. The service is $2.49 a month, and it offers a database of artists and bands from various genres, as well as tour dates, festival coverage and information on albums and show reviews. Breaking news… Read More

  • One Speech Recognition Company Eats Another: Nuance Acquires VoiceSignal

    One Speech Recognition Company Eats Another: Nuance Acquires VoiceSignal

    Nuance Communications, makers of speech recognition products, has signed an agreement to acquire VoiceSignal, also makers of speech recognition products(Business Wire). The difference? Nuance focuses on call centers and desktop software, VoiceSignal uses speech recognition for search. You may be familiar with Nuance from their Naturally Speaking desktop software. VoiceSignal adds their… Read More

  • O2 and Vettro Form Partnership

    O2 and Vettro Form Partnership

    UK mobile carrier O2 is partnering with Vettro, a global leader in mobile on-demand business applications. This will allow the Vettro 360 suite of mobile applications to be sold directly by O2 sales personnel. This partnership should strengthen O2’s portfolio of offerings, which are targeted at the growing population of mobile workers. This should provide Vettro an opportunity to gain… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    Remember the Web as it was in the 1990s? We were all getting our feet wet, figuring out how it was going to work. This is part of what makes the Web so powerful, the fact that it’s always evolving. One thing that keeps the motor running is unrestricted linking. You can link to any story on this blog, and we can link to any story on your site. We don’t have to like what you link to… Read More

  • AOL Acquires Third Screen Media

    AOL Acquires Third Screen Media

    AOL has closed a deal to acquire mobile ad network and mobile ad-serving platform provider Third Screen Media reports mocoNews. The companies have been in talks since February, but financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. mocoNews also reports that Third Screen Media will continue to be headquartered in Boston as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL. Breaking news: AOL Acquires Third… Read More

  • mFoundry and Verizon Working Together on Mobile Banking

    mFoundry and Verizon Working Together on Mobile Banking

    Mobile application platform provider mFoundry has announced that it is working with Verizon Wireless on a banking and financial services solution, and Verizon is expected to support the mFoundry Spotlight Financial Platform. The Spotlight platform allows for the accommodation of multiple types of financial services content, including support for banking, brokerage, credit and payment… Read More

  • Cartoonist Marc Tyler Nobleman Partners with Cellufun

    Cartoonist Marc Tyler Nobleman Partners with Cellufun

    Cartoonist Marc Tyler Nobleman, whose satirical look at life, work and play has appeared in more than 100 publications including The Wall Street Journal, is partnering with ad-supported global mobile community and game portal Cellufun to create Noble Mania. This new series will include cartoons created exclusively for the third screen. Topics will include anything that consumer’s talk… Read More

  • Bango Starter Eases the Selling of Digital Media

    Bango Starter Eases the Selling of Digital Media

    This week Bango removed barriers to selling mobile content by enabling anyone to start earning money with a new lightweight version of their service, which gives businesses and individuals alike the opportunity to offer digital content for the mobile Web. The Bango Starter Service provides numerous payment options including credit/debit card, PayPal or even the option for payment to appear on… Read More

  • Geezeo: Check Your Bank Account on the Go

    Geezeo: Check Your Bank Account on the Go

    Geezeo Mobile is the first in a suite of mobile financial applications aimed at the 18 – 35 and student demographic. The new application Geezeo Mobile lets you check you banking balance on the go. To get started, you can sign into Geezeo by setting up an account with them, or using your existing Gmail user name and password. Once logged in, you can add your various bank accounts to… Read More

  • No Land Line For One Quarter of Young Adults

    No Land Line For One Quarter of Young Adults

    Mobile phones are the only phone option for more than one quarter of young adults reports the Associated Press. The findings were from a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which shows that the portion of adults with only cell phones grew by more than two percent in the latter half of last year, to nearly 12 percent. In fact one in four people aged 18 to 24 had… Read More

  • Motorola Gets “Smellphone” Patent

    Motorola Gets “Smellphone” Patent

    Mobile phones can provide sounds easily enough, and even sights. If you count the vibration call alert that’s three of the senses covered, but soon Motorola mobile handsets could also provide smell! Information Week is reporting that last month Motorola received a patent for a “communication device having a scent release feature and method thereof.” This basically turns… Read More