The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • MusicStation Up and Running

    Swedish mobile phone users won’t have to wait until the arrival of Apple’s iPhone to get tuned up. UK based mobile music company Omnifone has launched MusicStation in the Scandinavian country, and the service, which will work on about 80 percent of new mobile phones, will make a global rollout to Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa in the coming weeks. The revolutionary… Read More

  • Dual-Mode Phone Wanted

    Market research In-Stat has found that nearly half of the respondents in a recent survey of U.S. early adopters planning to replace their cell phones want to see Wi-Fi functionality with their handsets reports MobileTechNews. To meet this demand the Wi-Fi Alliance hopes to have more than 100 different models of Wi-Fi/cellular phones in the marketplace by the end of the year. The In-Stat… Read More

  • Mobile Payment Testing

    Motorola signed on to participate in the GSMA Pay-Buy-Mobile Initiative in Europe. Motorola will participate in trials to develop mobile payment activities, and provide feedback to GSMA Near Field Communications (NFC) Technical Guidelines white papers. The trails will also work under the standardization bodies such as ETSI and the NFC Forum. Motorola sees the NFC and associated… Read More

  • The Duke Arrives on Verizon Wireless

    While the still in development Duke Nukem Forever for the PC remains solidly vaporware at this point (enough that many have labeled the game “Duke Nukem Whatever”), the Duke has made his debut on the third screen. SkyZone Entertainment and MachineWorks Northwest have announced that Duke Nukem Arena 3D is live on select Verizon Wireless Get It Now enabled phones. The game, which… Read More

  • Ubiquitous Communication

    College students these days often times have numerous devices, and far too many messages to manage. But clearTXT has recently introduced Ubiquity, a distributed information delivery system meant for colleges and universities. It is currently used by more than 70 educational organizations, including University of Cincinnati, Seton Hall and University of Memphis. This program requires no… Read More

  • Novarra and Vodafone UK Partner to Deliver Mobile Internet

    Navigating the Web on a mobile handset can be hit or miss, but soon Vodafone users won’t be limited in the sites they choose to surf. Vodafone UK has partnered with Chicago-based Novarra to use its Vision server to power Mobile Internet Services for the mobile carrier, which will provide the transcoding of regular Web sites so that these can be viewed on Mobile browsers. The Vision… Read More

  • Michiganders Opposes Mobile Fees

    Residents of the big mittens aren’t too happy with new state, county and even local fees that are being imposed on their mobile services. A new poll released today by reveals that 78 percent of voters in the Wolverine State feel that they’re already paying enough for their mobile services, and don’t believe that they should pay more. The poll was commissioned… Read More

  • MizPee: When You've Gotta Go

    Sometimes you’re outside, enjoying a nice day, and then you’ve just got to go to the bathroom. Where do you go? Those in the know at MizPee will tell you if you text 415-350-2290, or point your phone to You can type in the address or the details of what block you’re on, and the site will return a list of all local toilets, with ratings on cleanliness. You… Read More

  • U.S. Open Tees Off NBC Sports on Mobi TV

    NBC Universal and MobiTV partnered to create NBC Sports Mobile, a new channel on MobiTV. The channel’s launch will happen today, live on the green of the U.S. Open Golf tournament with Tiger Woods. Additional sports events planned for the channel include Wimbledon and portions of the upcoming NFL season. NBC already has NBC2Go, a sports-centric mobile site found at… Read More

  • All About meemo

    E-mail on the go is no longer limited to those who shell out for a Blackberry, Treo, or Windows Mobile device. Canadian company OnceanLake Commerce, just debuted memo, a mobile e-mail service compatible with any Web-enabled handset that can receive text messages. Set up the service to watch your e-mail, and it will send a text message to your phone with a link to a an inbox Web page. Meemo… Read More

  • Pink Mobile Power

    These phones may not sport a pink ribbon, but Qwest said in August it will sell two limited edition, pink SANYO phones to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer. Qwest and SANYO together will donate 10 percent of retail sales from the two handsets through October; a minimum of $50,000, and a maximum of $100,000. The SANYO handsets are the Katana II and the SCP-3200. Read More

  • Cost to the MNOs

    Phones are subsidized to sell services, but what’s behind the pricing? What’s the mobile network operator’s (MNO) overhead? The mobile operator capital expenditure (CAPEX) includes coverage, capacity, customer demand, convergence and IP and next generation networks (NGNs) like 3G technologies such as UMTS/HDSPA and EV-DO. Phew. To lay out the state of the top 15 MNOs from… Read More

  • Extreme Mobile Weather Alerts

    Impending rain? The weather channel is there for you. Sign up for free weather alerts via SMS/Text or e-mail. You’ll be notified of severe weather, rain, extreme heat, extreme cold, pollen count, icy precipitation, snow, daily current and marine conditions. Of course there’s simply the daily forecast, which will also let you know when it’s good beach weather. Pick which… Read More

  • T-Mobile Pulls Tour de France Sponsorship in Lieu of Drug Testing

    What a difference a couple of years make! First Lance Armstrong retires and then the drug scandal rocks the Tour de France. Now T-Mobile pulled its one-million-euro sponsorship of the German TV coverage of the Tour de France on ARD and ZDF TV channels. It plans to use the money to strengthen the country’s national anti-doping agency. The Team T-Mobile will still compete in the… Read More

  • Smart Email Newsletter Solution

    Do you read newsletters on your Blackberry? It’s not fun. SmartBrief, publisher of 62 industry-specific newsletters across 18 industries serving more than one million subscriptions is offering an early solution. Subscribers can open the e-mail on a Blackberry, Treo or Windows Mobile device, then click on “Wireless Version” to format the newsletter to fit the small screen. Read More

  • Adderton Out at Amp’d

    mocoNews is reporting that Peter Adderton has left the building! The embattled CEO has stepped down as CEO of Amp’d Mobile, and the company’s president Bill Stone is main company figure in the bankruptcy proceedings. Amp’d Mobile, which was founded and funded by Adderton before any VC funding, is now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and further management overhauls are rumored to… Read More

  • Sony PlayStation Phone in the Works?

    Rumors of a possible PlayStation phone are circulating as Sony files for a patent. Reuters is reporting that Sony Ericsson has filed a U.S. patent application for a mobile handeset with video game features. But the company has said it is not poised to launch a phone based on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) video game brand. The company hasn’t ruled out such a device, but just said it… Read More

  • More than Meets the Eye on Mobile This Summer

    With content that promises to be “More than Meets the Eye” the TRANSFORMERS will arrive on mobile phones this summer in time for the big-screen movie from director Michael Bay. Glu Mobile Inc, a global publisher of mobile games, today announced that it will release the mobile game and personalization content based on the film on July 4, 2007. “As buzz builds for the… Read More

  • START MOBILE to Pimp Out Your Phone

    Yo, yo, yo! Independent mobile content company START MOBILE announced today the launch of their new mobile widget, which is powered by XLR8 Mobile’s WapItUp! Mobile commerce platform and will deliver mobile content from any Web site to mobile phones anywhere. This is done through their proprietary commerce system that features a micro-site widget storefront. “The START MOBILE… Read More

  • Fox Soccer Scores Mobile Rights to Premier League

    In America most of us think of soccer as that game kids play, and moms go to watch. Well, at least that use to be the case, as interest in the game the rest of the world calls football is rising. Now U.S. fans of the English Barclay’s Premier League will be able to tune in to catch the long matches with low scores on their mobile handsets. This newly signed deal gives the Fox Soccer… Read More