Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

  • Clippz.com Offers Free Device-Optimized Mobile Video Downloads

    Clippz.com 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 Clippz.com 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 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


    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    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 behindthebuyouts.org. 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

    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


    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

  • Flat Rate Mobile Data Plans, Not so Flat

    This month Vodafone in the U.K. announced it would offer flat-rate data plans to its subscribers. I have seen Vodafone’s director of new business development Frank Boulben speak a handful of times this spring, and he can’t stop talking about how the service will encourage mobile Web usage, and says it’s an industry breakthrough because the Vodafone price point beats some of… Read More

  • Kevin McCloskey of MobileAware: "Who put Vodafone in charge of mobile content?"

    Last week we posted about the recent announcement by Vodafone that it would be utilizing a transcoding application from Novarra for better viewing of traditional Web sites on mobile phones. Since that time, there have been numerous responses that “this transcoding process reduces every Web site to the lowest common denominator.” And more importantly some industry watchers have… Read More

  • Phone-Based Recruitment

    You can use a mobile phone to play games, take photos, even order lunch. But now you can use it as a tool to help search for employees. Head Resourcing, the U.K.’s fifth fastest growing company, has now become the first recruitment company to launch a mobile phone-based service. HEADMobile uses the AD360 mobile platform created by Rapid Mobile to give employers and potential employees a… Read More

  • Clusty Optimized for Mobile Devices

    The Web search site Clusty.com has been optimized for mobile devices, according to an announcement from Vivismo, a provider of search software and developer of the popular search site. Clusty Mobile (m.clusty.com) offers increased navigational capabilities and featured sources for the most common searches performed by mobile users. The search results are organized by relevant topics and… Read More