• Ministry of Sound Plots MVNO Launch

    If you’re hitting the U.K. dance clubs until the sun comes up, then the best way to reach you might be on a Ministry of Sound branded phone. And this could be in the cards, as the popular U.K. based independent record label and dance club brands considers becoming a mobile virtual network operator. Fans of the electronica music brand will have the option to make calls, send text messages… Read More

  • ESPN Employees Can’t Have Verizon

    According to a leaked memo, which is circulating online, ESPN employees can’t get a corporate phone that is on Verizon, despite the fact that Verizon features a branded ESPN MVP. This comes after ESPN closed down its own MVNO, only to relaunch again on Verizon. What’s the reason? Here is what the memo says: Question: With the switch to Verizon for ESPN phone content, will our… Read More

  • Sprint and Clearwire to Build Nationwide WiMax Network

    Today Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have announced plans to jointly construct the nations first mobile broadband network using WiMax technology, and to further promote the global development of WiMax-based services. This network is being designed to deliver mobile broadband services across the nation, including urban, suburban and rural areas, and Sprint Nextel and Clearwire expect to build… Read More

  • Google Rolling Out Mobile Search for Mobile Content

    Users of mobile browsers are often at odds with the search features mobile search engines employ. While the search engine itself is adapted well to the small screens and bandwidths of mobile phones, the results often are not. Yahoo! has had some luck with adding a “Search Mobile Web” option to its search results, but has yet to come out with a dedicated utility. Google is filling… Read More

  • SanDisk Announces Extreme Ducati Edition Drives

    We normally wouldn’t bore you with USB flash drives, CF and SD cards, but being the MotoGP and Ducati fan that I am you’re just going to have to deal with it. SanDisk is getting tons of exposure on a global stage by being one of Ducati’s Corse MotoGP team sponsors and it doesn’t hurt that Casey Stoner is currently ranked #1. Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Microsoft's Cell Phone with Touch Screen

    What if the Zune was a cell phone? What if it had a touch screen on the back of it? What could you do with it? Microsoft slipped in a patent application covering a cell phone that can be used as a touch screen computer mouse for your PC. After searching on the topic, we’ve uncovered Microsoft-two-sided-cell-phone-touch-screen-control-your-PC-by-WiFi patent application goodness. Whew… Read More

  • MSMv2.0 Hits Helio And It's Hot, Hot, Hot

    Earlier today I hinted that Helio might be releasing some mind blowing new features in the coming weeks and lookie lookie what I found while tinkering with my Ocean. MySpace Mobile 2.0 has been released and it’s made the MySpace experience on a mobile so simple that even a monkey could use it. A stupid monkey! Read More

  • Vodafone Holding Out for 3G iPhone

    Many analysts believe that Vodafone could be in a good position to get an exclusive, pan-European lock on the new Apple iPhone, but there is a catch. The iPhone does not operate on fast 3G networks, and isn’t expected to bring out a 3G version until next March at the earliest. The iPhone operates over slower 2.5 generation networks in the United States, and as Vodafone has invested… Read More

  • Beijing Olympics To Be Fully Mobile

    The games of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing next year will utilize some advanced technologies, reports China Knowledge. Representatives of the Beijing Olympic committee and China Mobile Ltd. have announced that technology such as 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and WiMax will be used during the games. Media reporters, participants and even the audience will be able to access the various wireless… Read More

  • TechCrunch Acquires InviteShare

    Getting invitations to private betas can be a frustrating experience for early adopters. If you don’t know someone who’s already in the beta it could end up being a very long wait. Over the last few years invitations for some betas were so hard to get that they ended up for sale on eBay – Gmail is the most famous example but recently Pownce invites were also put up for… Read More

  • King.com and RealNetworks Announce Exclusive Partnership

    Games provider King.com and RealNetworks will today announce that both companies have entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership that will integrate gaming content across both companies gaming portals. Under the deal, King.com will be the exclusive provider of skill-based games for Real at RealArcade.com, GameHouse.com and Zylom.com. In return, Real will also be the exclusive provider… Read More

  • Motorola to Cut 7,500 Jobs

    The big M is slimming down. While they had previously cut 4,000 jobs, Reuters is reporting that the employees at Motorola may be facing additional layoffs. The company could be cutting up to another 7,500 jobs. This was brought on by the second quarterly loss in a row, and severe price competition. As a result Motorola will up to 7,500 jobs, or about 11 percent of its workforce by the end of 2007. Read More

  • Samsung’s Transforming Game Phone

    What is keeping mobile from being the dominant game platform? Well, it isn’t numbers. Mobile phones have a larger install base than all the major consoles combined. But what they have in numbers mobile handsets lack in interface. Playing complex games, even puzzle games (or maybe more accurately especially puzzle games) with a keypad just doesn’t work. But apparently Samsung wants… Read More

  • Sony BMG Release Geometry Wars Exclusively on Verizon Wireless

    The popular arcade game Geometry Wars is now available for play on mobile handsets, but you’ll need to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber to get in the game. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has announced the exclusive release of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Mobile for Verizon. The game was developed by Bizarre Creations, and is faithful to the original console version. The controls will… Read More

  • Study: iPhone Has Video Potential

    Well file this under information we probably already knew. A recent survey from media research firm Intererpret, LLC, suggests that the iPhone has the potential to deliver growth for mobile video usage. The studies finding show that 63 percent of iPhone owners have already used the widescreen-enabled device to watch video. “Apple has already made a name for itself as a top destination… Read More

  • DVB-H Gets Boost from HiWire Act

    The de facto mobile TV standard situation in America may have cleared up just a bit as HiWire has announced a 24-channel lineup using the DVB-H standard in Las Vegas. This content will include seven channels from Discovery Communications including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Kids and Discovery Mobile; along with six channels from MTV Networks with MTV, CMT, Comedy… Read More

  • SendMe Launches Online to Mobile Game

    Today SendMe, a provider of direct-to-consumer mobile entertainment, announced the launch of SoLow, an online to mobile game that has players compete to get down to the bottom. Users can place free bids for prizes, enter a sweepstakes, and in a unique twist the lowest unique bid wins. “The concept behind SoLow has exploded elsewhere in the world with hundreds of thousands of… Read More

  • Another Bad Break for T-Mobile at The Tour de France

    Yet another reason to post about the Tour de France on MobileCrunch this week: German state television channels ARD and ZDF have pulled race coverage following a positive drug test by German cyclist Patrick Sinkewitz, a rider for the T-Mobile sponsored team. The German Cycling Union, the BDR, said there were possible signs of abuse of the male hormone testosterone. The pulling of the race is… Read More

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  • TechCrunch Partners With SeedCamp Europe

    We’re pleased to announce that TechCrunch has partnered to support the launch of SeedCamp in Europe. Inspired by YCombinator and the OpenCoffeeClub, Seedcamp will be a week long event in London, September 3-7, for twenty young entrepreneurs to showcase their early-stage strategies and product concepts. The mission of Seedcamp is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in Europe… Read More