Shine gives up on mobile network ad-block threats, wants to play nice

So much for sticking "nuclear weapons" in carriers' dumb pipes. Shine, last year's enfant terrible of mobile ad blocking is pivoting (again!) -- in both tone of voice and business model. It's also reb

Shine’s Roi Carthy talks about media and peace

Roi Carthy has been a mover and a shaker in the Israeli tech scene for years. Most recently he joined as head of marketing for Shine, a smart ad blocker for mobile. This week on Technotopia we talk ab

Shine is rolling out on-demand life coaching via text message

A startup called Shine is rolling out a new service offering on-demand life coaching via text messages as a paid tier to its free, daily texting service. While a number of today’s chatbots and S

Shine signs Africa’s Econet to its network level mobile ad-blocking

Wannabe ad industry nemesis Shine has chalked up another telco to commit to deploying its mobile ad blocking technology which uses deep packet inspection to detect and eject ads at the network level -

Shine Signs First European Carriers To Its Network-Level Ad Blocking Tech

The ad-blocking wars are stepping up a gear today as mobile network-level ad blocker startup Shine has announced it's signed its first European carriers to roll out its tech.

Now Another U.K. Carrier Is Eyeing Mobile Ad Controls

U.K. carrier O2 is the latest tech firm to throw its hat into the ad-blocking ring, telling Business Insider it's actively testing a technology that can block mobile ads at the network level.

Pebble Teams Up With Misfit For Standalone Activity Tracking App

Smartwatch maker Pebble aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and today it’s deepening its appeal thanks to a new partnership. The hardware startup is teaming with another young gadget

A Week With The Shine, A Beautifully Designed Smart Activity Tracker Made From Japanese Metal

Fitbits. FuelBands. UPs. The market for smart, connected activity trackers continues to get ever-more crowded. And yet, there’s not an obvious winner yet. Misfit Wearables’ Shine is a new

Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin Says Crowdfunding Takes Down The “Gatekeepers”

Slava Rubin knows a thing or two about crowdfunding. Founded in 2008, his company, <a href="">IndieGogo</a> is a major funding powerhouse, bringing together su

AT&T pegs stars from "The Hills" for LG Shine commercial

Celebrity endorsements have been the norm for ages, but AT&T has taken this too far. I guess I understand the demographic they’re going for for the LG Shine, but, come on, seriously, a blond

Hands on: Special edition Iron Man LG Shine

We managed to get our hands on the special edition Iron Man version of the LG Shine and, boy oh boy, is it pretty. The back plate is 18k gooooooooold. I tried to walk away with it, but security tackle

LG Shine Wood: When new paint jobs attack

This is more about getting than word out than anything else. LG will add the LG Shine Wood (LB2500H) to the LG Telecom stable of cellphones. Its name comes from the wood grain pattern paint job. Other

Giz scores AT&T Shine spy shots

Many of the newer cellphones we’ve been covering, like the Tilt, have built-in autofocus with their digicams. That’s a good thing, because maybe it means the days of hyper-blurry spyshots

LG Shine Goes Back To Black

Welcome to another edition of: A Phone We’ll Never See in The US. Our guest today is the LG Shine Titanium Black. The first incarnation of the Shine set the world on fire with its sleek and ‘shiny

LG Wine Phone Has Nothing To Do With Wine, Is Entry Level

It’s either a phone made for drunks or for people who pretend they’re fancy, like our very own John here. It’s the LG Wine phone (or the LG-SV300) and, aside from the picture of a wi

New LG Shine Models Get T-DMB

LG continues its South Korean dominance with the addition of two new Shine models that both support the T-DMB multimedia broadcasting standard. The clamshell Shine is the one I told you about earlier

LG Shine Dipped In Gold And Folds

Just announced in SK are LG’s two newest Shine models. Details are skimp, but I don’t anticipate anything new or exciting from either. The Shine we’ve come to know and love has been dipped in go

LG Shine Hits England

Oh, England, you jerk! Making us all jealous. Not only do you guys get castles and high tea, but you also get the LG Shine before we do. The Shine is the one phone on our radar that might compare to t

Shiny Shiny Flashes the LG Shine

Girls, fire up your jealousy motors, because Susi from Shiny Shiny in the UK has gotten her well-manicured hands on a phone that you’re going to want (and most vain men, to boot): the LG Shine.

LG Shine Live And In Your Face

Here’s some video porn of the LG Shine… thought you might want to know since one of the mobiles from Korea I’ve told you about is comin’ here. Woot!
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