Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Trilibis Mobile Unveils Peepsnation 4.0, Mobile Social Network

    Today Trilibis Mobile announced the availability of Peepsnation 4.0, the newest version of its mobile social network, which launches on Virgin Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and Boost Mobile. This new network allows social consumers to connect with one another where they can rate, rank, tag and even meet-up. “For today’s hyper-connected youth, making new friends or finding dates has… Read More

  • Gothic 3 Begins on Mobile

    The popular role playing game Gothic will have its origins revealed on mobile handsets in early 2008 announced publisher JoWooD productions. The international publisher will bring the HandyGames release of Gothic 3 – The Beginning out for mobile next year. This game will allow players to visit the various locations of the fantasy world including Khorinis and Tirith, and will have the… Read More

  • mobileAct Unsigned Contest Launches in the U.K.


    Are we facing another British musical invasion? Not quite, but the upcoming “mobileAct Unsigned” local music marketing campaign was officially unveiled today in London, and there has been buzz by the organizers that this could introduce a new crop of thus undiscovered talent. But before you expect to hear the next Oasis or Manic Street Preachers, let’s take a second to… Read More

  • Mobile Viewers Open to Ads


    While many people go out of their way to avoid advertising on TV, either by using DVRs to fast forward through the commercials, or by using that time to hit the bathroom and/or kitchen, many mobile TV viewers are actually willing to watch the ads on their phones. According to a new study by Telephia nearly half of the mobile video subscribers polled said that they were willing to view ads… Read More

  • Crown Castle Pulls Mobile TV Plug

    Mobile TV in America is facing another setback. Crown Castle International has posted on its Web site yesterday that the spectrum used for Modeo will be leased to two private equity firms for $13 million a year. The tower operator has pulled the plug on Modeo, the mobile TV service based on the DVB-H standard. Crown Castle will lease the U.S. nationwide 1670-1675 MHz spectrum it used for Modeo… Read More

  • Nokia Buys Twango

    Nokia looks to be branching out beyond mobile handsets, reported the Wall Street Journal. Nokia Corp. announced yesterday that it had bought online photo- and video-sharing start-up Twango. The exact size of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but the Journal reported that it was likely less than $100 million. Five former Microsoft senior managers founded Twango in 2004, and the company currently… Read More

  • NewsGator Comes to the iPhone

    Buying an iPhone has started becoming the ticket to an exclusive club for a private web of specially crafted applications. iPhones are getting their own chat, chess, and dating applications. Now iPhone owners can sit back, sip their latte, and enjoy yet another delicious iPhone app from NewsGator. RSS reader NewsGator has released an iPhone version of their product today. Now when iPhone users… Read More

  • Glu Mobile Sticks with PopCap Games

    Mobile game publisher Glu Mobile is sticking with PopCap Games, the two companies announced today. Under the this new multi-year partnership Glu will continue to publish three of PopCap’s most popular titles including Zuma, AstroPop and Insaniquarium for new mobile handsets, and carriers throughout the world. “PopCap has pioneered the online casual game space and was one of the… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel in Last Place in Call Center Satisfaction

    The motto in the logo may say “Sprint Ahead,” but not so fast there. Because as a former Sprint subscriber this news comes as no surprise, Sprint Nextel came in last place in call center satisfaction in a survey published by Vocal Laboratories. This 15th quarterly SectorPulse study on the quality of customer service among America’s largest wireless carriers had Verizon in the… Read More

  • Groove Mobile Extends Handset Support


    Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has expanded the scope of its mobile music handset platform to support new handsets from Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson. The company, which provides full track mobile downloads, has upgraded its platform to support the top selling handsets. Groove Mobile offers its customers access to nearly two million songs from various… Read More

  • A&E Television Networks Launch Mobile Channels

    Whether you need to get your fill of Modern Marvels or are just a junkie for Dog The Bounty Hunter, you can tune in from a mobile handset. A&E Television Networks and MobiTV, Inc. have announced the launch of A&E Mobile and The History Channel Mobile. These made for mobile channels are available today on the MobiTV service via participating mobile carriers throughout the… Read More

  • BIO-key To Provide BART with Mobile Data Software

    Today BIO-key International Inc., a wireless public safety solutions provider, and its partner CYRUN, announced a contract award with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department for BIO-key’s mobile data software. Under this contract the MobileCop solution from BIO-key will be incorporated into CYRUN’s Alliance PD Central Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System. Read More

  • Chinese Mobile TV on the Rise

    Let the games begin! Next summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing will likely be the catalyst of mobile TV service in the land of the Dragon. Juniper Research predicts that mobile TV will grown from about $36 million in 2007 to nearly $100 million during next summer’s Olympic Games. The study’s findings suggest that sports related content will be the prime attraction for mobile TV… Read More

  • Amp’d Mobile Offers Some Answers

    We’ll be watching the Amp’d Mobile site very closely today. The MVNO has posted an FAQ page detailing its closure and offering some options for its current customers. What we do know is that the site might be shutting down tomorrow (July 24), and customer service will likely be hanging up later today. Amp’d Mobile FAQ Read More

  • Amp’d Shutting Down?

    This could be the final week for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Amp’d Mobile, which had previously filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. Last week Verizon Wireless, the carrier that provides the network services for Amp’d, had petitioned a judge to allow it to cease services to the MVNO. Amp’d had been behind on the charges it owed to Verizon, and it is the… Read More

  • Memory Card Compatible Handsets on the Rise

    Israel-based mPortico has conducted a survey that shows the global penetration rates of handsets with mobile memory cards has increased dramatically in the past 24 months. The research is based on 990 phones currently available in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The initial data further confirms that mobile devices with MicroSD and MiniSD expansion-slots currently make up the largest share of… Read More

  • moblog:tech Seeks Funding


    Last week moblog:tech announced that the company, which runs moblog.co.uk and bigartmob.com, is going into a funding acquisition round, and is seeking initial investment. The company currently offers mobile technology to let users take photos and videos with a camera phone and then post them to the Internet. To date the company is 100% management owned and debt free. [moblog:tech] Read More

  • Living in the 80’s!

    Did you love the skinny ties, new wave music and the era of Ronald Reagan? If so then you might enjoy the Bodacious 80’s Challenge, a new trivia game that will come out in August from Time Lapse Mobile for major North American carriers including Sprint, T-Mobile, Cingular and Bell Mobility. The game features more than 1,500 questions and images from the 1980’s from more than 100… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Google

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association responded to Google’s letter to the Federal Communication Commission. President and CEO Steve Largent issued this statement: “The veil has been lifted. Google’s letter to the FCC this morning highlights the Internet giant’s scheme to have the 700 MHz auction rigged with special conditions in its favor. If Google is willing… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA IPO Is Up

    Things are looking up for Virgin Mobile’s U.S. business, which is a joint venture of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. and Sprint Nextel. Virgin Mobile USA Inc. has raised its IPO offering to $506 million five times the original target. Part of the appeal is that the youth market has really embraced this MVNO brand, which was formed in 2002, and has successfully targeted… Read More