Musings on the Mobile Web: Commerce, Apps, and More

<img src="" />Ever since I started contributing to the TechCrunch empire, my inbox has received a pretty steady stream of pitc

In Mobile, Fragmentation is Forever. Deal With It.

<img src="" /> Mobile data is on fire. Despite a few false starts, we are now in the midst of a transformative <a href="http://www.slid

Japanese cell phones for all: NEC and Panasonic plot overseas sales plans

<img src="" /> Japan, the world's second largest economy with the third biggest Internet population, and the many, many early adopte

Best Buy Black Friday VIP winners announced: Lots of strange ‘I love shopping!’ essays

Best Buy had some sort of Black Friday VIP contest going on where the chain invited people to send in their best Black Friday essay. I know. The winners get a $1,000 Best Buy gift card, a trip to a st

Tales of a teenage Christian robot

John Brownlee at BBG has written one of the most compelling posts of the past forty five minutes to an hour. His essay, essentially recounting his starring role as a Christian robot in a school play a

Have way too much money? Buy a Dior phone!

If you’re on the market for a phone that costs more than a down payment on a Honda and does nothing other phones can’t, luxury clothing retailer Christian Dior has the phone for you! Jumpi

Video coming to Sidekick LX/Slide?

In the above screenshot of this help page, T-mobile is kindly helping visitors figure out how to navigate through their Sidekick LX’s menus to determine how much memory is available for pictures

Human Hearing Basis for Audience’s Voice Processor

Whether you believe in evolution or creationism, it is hard for technology to beat the natural world when it comes to design and function. Often it is best to study nature and try to emulate its wonde

Some guy says cellphones and other closed devices ruining the Internet

According to Jonathan Zittrain, the Internet is being locked down by unhackable devices. In a Reuters interview, Zittrain, an Internet law expert, believes that devices like the iPhone and PCs are cha