Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • A Billion Mobile Ads Served

    All that’s missing is the golden arches: “Over 1 Billion Served.” Except this isn’t hamburgers, this is mobile ads and that’s the monthly figure. AdMob announced that it had served up more than five billion targeted ads since its launch in December of last year, and that one billion of those ads were in July alone. “AdMob’s growth is a testament to… Read More

  • Scientific American Launches Mobile Web Site

    Need to search for daily news in science, technology, space or find interesting science related trivia… and need to do this while on the go? Now all this is as close as your mobile browser. Scientific American has launched a new mobile Internet site. Designed with mobile searches and browsing in mind, the search offers a listing of current articles in the newsstand issue, as well as links… Read More

  • T-Mobile: Cash for Old Cell Phones

    Last week we reported that mobile phone could be the toxic waste of tomorrow, but now comes news that some mobile companies are looking to do something about it. T-Mobile has launched a new initiate in the U.K. to get people to recycle their old phones. Under this effort T-Mobile is asking Britons to send their own phones, whether they work or not, and possibly even get some cash for doing so. Read More

  • Alliance for Fair Roaming’s Statement on FCC Action


    Yesterday the Alliance for Fair Roaming Access issued a statement on the FCC action regarding roaming obligations of wireless carriers. This was in response to the Federal Communications Commission unanimous vote to require automatic roaming services for voice, SMS and push-to-talk at “just, reasonable and non-discriminatory rates in agreements of wireless providers.” The… Read More

  • Road Warriors Unhappy With Mobile Phone Service

    The title of the survey only sounds like it could be the script for a post-apocalyptical film set in the outback. But In-Stat’s recent study “Road Warriors 2007: Love Them or Lose Them” actually has some bad news for wireless operators. High average revenue per user (ARPU) customers in North America are unhappy with their service, but is that really a surprise? Over 60%… Read More

  • Diner Dash 2 Serving Up This Fall

    Glu Mobile Inc, the publisher that brought you Diner Dash, plans to release Diner Dash 2 around the world this fall. This will be Glu’s third title developed and published with its partner, PlayFirst, Inc., a publisher of casual games. The original Diner Dash went mobile in 2006, and over one million people have been slinging electronic hash ever since. “The Diner Dash franchise in… Read More

  • Drunk Drivers Perceived As Dangerous As Text Drivers

    Are you one of the millions of drivers who can’t wait to send a text message? A survey released today by Pinger, Inc. and conducted by Harris Interactive finds that 91% of American adults think sending text messages or mobile emails while driving is as dangerous as driving after a few drinks. State Legislators across the nation are looking at laws to combat this scourge of the… Read More

  • Will Vodafone Keep Verizon Wireless?

    The will it or won’t it question of the week is whether mobile phone giant Vodafone Group will sell off its stake in Verizon Wireless. Reuters is reporting that it seems unlikely that Vodafone will part with it stake, quoting a source as saying that “Vodafone has decided to hang onto Verizon Wireless for now.” The key words are “for now,” and it is possible that… Read More

  • Bush Administration Upholds 3G Ban, Qualcomm to Appeal

    The Bush administration had declined to overrule the ITC decision to ban imports of new phones containing QUALCOMM chips following the commission’s decision in favor of Broadcomm in its patent infringement case. In response QUALCOMM today announced that it will appeal and renew its request for a stay of the International Trade Commission ban, maintaining that none of Broadcom’s… Read More

  • One-Click Photo Upload From PeerMe

    Today we’re hearing about PeerMe’s One-Click Photo Upload tool. This is a newly launched Java app allows users to transfer pictures taken on their handsets directly to their Facebook pages, or for one-click blogging integrated with Twitter. Any other photo or blog site can also integrate PeerMe’s APIs and offer users the same type of ease of use functionality too. “We… Read More

  • Juniper Forecasts Mobile Broadband Users to Pass One Billion by 2012

    Within just five years there could be a full one billion people using mobile broadband worldwide according to a new study by Juniper Research. This new report adds that HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) will dominate mobile broadband deployments over the next five years, and globally nearly one in three mobile users will be using a mobile broadband headset, with most of the demand from North… Read More

  • Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War… or What Happens After

    This end of the world is here! At least in the new mobile handset game Shadow Zone, which chronicles life the day after the big one falls. In this new mobile game from Ojom GmbH players have to collect rare artifacts, battle mutated creatures and traverse the ominous forbidden zone to reach the epicenter. Only here in the Shelter players can stop a fate worse than the… Read More

  • Digital Chocolate Rolls out D Choc Café Series

    This week Digital Chocolate announced the launch of their D Choc Café Series of casual games, and are currently available for AT&T, T-Mobile and 3, and in the coming weeks will be released for Alltel, Nokia (including the N-Game platform), O2, Orange, Telefonica, SFR, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. The first five games available in the D… Read More

  • March of the Penguins: First Linux Handsets Coming in 2008

    The penguin is on the march to mobile. Specifically the Linux penguin. The LiMo Foundation this week announced that the first handsets using the Linux-based platform will likely appear during the first half of next year. This collaborative project announced on Monday five new core members and seven associate members to the organization. The new core members include Aplix, Celunite, LG… Read More

  • Disney Mobile Gets Two New Handsets

    Mouse House mobile users have two new handsets. Samsung has just unveiled two new mobile phones for use with the Disney Mobile MVNO series. As with other Disney Mobile handsets the DM-S105 and DM-S110 are geared at the tween and teen markets, and include a built-in VGA camera and 128×160 LCD screen. The new phones are compatible with Disney’s Family Center services including… Read More

  • Low-End Handsets Drive Down Chinese Mobile Revenue

    Here is something unexpected. Lower-end foreign handsets are on the rise in China, and are actually driving prices down! According to a new report from CCID Consulting some 71.478 million domestic-made handsets were sold in China in the first half of 2007. Due to continuous price drops and the introduction of low-end products revenues have actually fallen year to year, while over all profits… Read More

  • Visto Pushes Chinese Mobile E-mail

    Tianjin MIE Productivity Center (MPIC) and Ke An Vehicle Satellite Location Network Technology Corporation (Ke An) announced that they have selected Visto to bring push e-mail to China’s mobile workforce. The Visto Mobile will bring push e-mail to more than 30,000 mobile professionals in China, where MIPC will now offer real-time access from the GPS application implemented by Ken… Read More

  • Democracy Wireless MVNO Launches

    Left-wingers People for the American Way and Working Assets Wireless have launched the right-bashing MVNO Democracy Wireless this week. This new MVNO runs through Sprint, and lets subscribers make “free speech” calls of up to 30 minutes a month to the White House at no additional charge. Additionally, we’re hearing that a portion of all monthly charges are donated to… Read More

  • Nokia and Microsoft Partner on Protection

    Today mobile-phone maker Nokia and software giant Microsoft announced that Microsoft’s copy protection software will be used boost the use of wireless entertainment content, including music and videos. Nokia will license Microsoft’s digital rights management (DRM) technology and incorporate it in its own S60 operating system software, which is built on the mobile phone software… Read More

  • FIBA and Nokia Announce Partnership

    Today Nokia and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced a partnership to create mobile services for FIBA, including the basketball championship events in 2007. The new mobile FIBA service will let fans check scores and schedules and even watch interviews from their mobile handsets. And this is limited to Nokia-produced devices either. The FIBA mobile content can be seen… Read More