Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Mobile Game News 9-26-07


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This Week’s Headlines: GOSUB Goes for the Bullseye; I-play Rolls Out Q4 Line Up; Eidos Lights the Way; Castlevania: Order of Shadows Now Available; D3Publisher Developing Connected Games With SNAP Mobile Platform; Artificial Life(like) Top Model; Alltel Customers Can Now Axcess Games Read More

  • Is Apple Fighting iPhone Pirates?

    Apple announced today that iPhone customers who use programs to unlock their handsets may cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software when Apple supplied software is updated, and an upgrade is coming this week. Users who make unauthorized changes to the iPhone software violate their software license agreement and void the warranty. Those people who gleefully unlocked their… Read More

  • Tailgate on Your Mobile Phone

    Emdigo announced that NFL Team Tailgate 3D is now available to Verizon Wireless and Alltel Communications customers. If you are a true football fanatic, Tailgate 3D is the application for you. Users can show the world that they aren’t just fair weather fans. All 32 professional teams and their players are featured on Team Tailgate. Users can get their favorite players to perform… Read More

  • DoubleClick Clicks Through To Mobile

    Look out Third Screen Media and AdMob. There is a new player on deck, and things are about to get interesting. This week digital advertising agency mobile made it official and announced the launch of DoubleClick Mobile, which will extend its digital advertising business to the mobile masses. And the ad giant didn’t miss a step in making this sound like a revolutionary move… Read More

  • Barcode Fun for your Mobile Phone

    A wide range of companies send information to the MobileCrunch offices, and one came today that made me stop and think, “I wish I would have thought of that.” The idea has been around for a few years but hasn’t made much of a splash in the United States. MobileCrunch first mentioned the idea in October 2006, with the last update coming in May of this year, Pilot Program… Read More

  • VeriSign’s Mobile Banking Now Utilizes ClairMail Platform

    VeriSign, a company which operates digital infrastructure services across voice and data networks, announced today that it will tap into ClairMail’s 2-way mobile customer interaction platform for VeriSign Mobile Banking Solution. This agreement is only one part of a global technology alliance between the two companies. VeriSign sees that the world’s financial institutions are… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Media Launches Free Mobile MySpace

    Need to check your MySpace page while on the go? Need to check someone else’s MySpace page while on the go? Doing a big of MySpace surfing has gotten a tad bit easier. Fox Interactive Media has announced that MySpace Mobile is now in beta and will be available to consumers this week with a wider FIM rollout planned in the coming months. And it will be free to use. Of course you’ll… Read More

  • pa.gd (Paged Mobile) shortens Web for Mobile

    When recently asked, “have you ever tired to enter a long Web address without using a standard QWERTY keyboard” I was reminded of my visit this summer to the City of Light. Paris is many things, but a high-tech metropolis it is not. The cybercafés were crowded and very few had “western” QWERTY keyboards. So I was reduced to trying to use my Blackberry and… Read More

  • Mobile Users Come out Thumbplay

    Did you see something really funny on the street? Like a jogging Elvis or roller blading nun? Those are the sort of things we see all the time in New York (and things I like to talk about seeing). And do you want to share what you see? Well, you could send it to America’s Funniest Home Videos – I can’t believe that show is still on the air, nor can I believe anyone watches… Read More

  • Visto for Lotus Domino

    Many road warriors – of the business kind that is, not the clad in leather Mad Max variety – swear by Lotus Domino, and this week mobile e-mail provider Visto Corporation has announced a marketing and enablement relationship with IBM. This will leverage the IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and help enable delivery of Visto’s Mobile for IBM Lotus Domino. “In an age of… Read More

  • No Contract Unlimited Calling from Sprint-Nextel?

    Sprint’s chief executive Gary Forsee told a Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday that Sprint is thinking about expanding the test area for an unlimited calling plan that doesn’t require customers to sign a contract. Customers pay a monthly fee for as long as the service is required or affordable. Rivals Leap Wireless and MetroPCS already offer commitment free unlimited… Read More

  • Access MySpace with T-Mobile’s New Danger Powered Sidekick

    T-Mobile has tapped into Danger’s programming geniuses to provide an enhanced MySpace experience for the T-Mobile application Sidekick. Now, instead of using a Web browser to visit MySpace, customers can download the new MySpace application to enjoy a unique MySpace experience on Sidekick. This is being touted as the most powerful mobile MySpace service available. Users have complete… Read More

  • Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Anyone who says that the mobile Web is following the same path as the World Wide Web clearly doesn’t remember the mid-1990s. The Web didn’t launch with massive retailers, interactive forums and powerful search engines. The whole reason for the new vernacular of terms such as “surfing,” was because this was generally uncharted territory filled with small, and often… Read More

  • Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    While every couple of years there is fresh competition in the electronic entertainment space in the living room, the real sleeping giant with video games is mobile handsets. Unlike even the Nintendo or Sony platforms, cellular phones, PDAs and other devices are purchased by people who aren’t otherwise “gamers.” Gaming is also one of the leading revenue streams for mobile… Read More

  • Mobile Game News 9-19-07


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This Week’s Headlines: Save the World With Heroes; Stewie’s Arsenal Set to Ambush; Skyzone Scoops Out the Action; Glu’s New Political Knockout; EA Hits the Board; Konami’s Contra Contest Read More

  • PlayPhone Gets Platinum Studios’ Archive

    If you are a fan of comics and graphic novels, you may be excited to learn that PlayPhone now offers comics, ringtones and cell phone wall paper from Platinum Studios’ archive, the world’s largest collection of independent comic characters. Popular series such as Cowboys & Aliens, Hero By Night and KISS 4K will be available for download across all major wireless carriers. Read More

  • Mobile Audience Composition from M:Metrics and Admob

    M:Metrics, a mobile media measurement firm, and Admob, the largest mobile advertising firm, released a study today on audience composition for mobile advertising. Research shows that mobile advertising reaches the lucrative and elusive media consumer ages 18-34. This age group makes up 65% of respondents on the AdMob publisher network. The research shows that AdMob’s mobile network… Read More

  • Style Kick Delivers Fashion News to Handsets

    Fashion commentator and actress Finola Hughes has kicked things up in the fashion world with the announcement of Style Kick with Finola Hughes, a new fashion application that will be offered exclusively on Verizon Wirless beginning in October. The mobile magazine is being developed in conjunction with mobile software creator Emdigo Inc. And similar to a traditional magazine, Style Kick will… Read More

  • Myxer Works with AmieStreet on Ringtones

    Myxer has been at this weeks TechCrunch conference (the flagship of all the Crunches) showing its wares, when it announced yesterday that Myxer has been hired by AmieStreet to create and distribute mobile ringtones. The Myxer platform simplifies the delivery of any professional or user-generated content (including ringtones, images, audio and video) to mobile devices, no matter which carrier… Read More

  • Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    It is everywhere… advertising, and escaping ads and marketing campaigns might just get a little harder. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Because, while Google may not have invented online advertising, its efforts certainly brought ads to sites that wouldn’t have otherwise been able to sell any sort of banner ads or generate other forms of revenue. Now the mobile Web… Read More