According to Media Daily News, Zinio LLC, a digital publishing and distribution platform for magazines and books, has introduced a Zinio Mobile Newsstand for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. Touting Apple’s devices as a natural connection to print, CEO Rich Maggiotto said users will “benefit from having their magazines in a high-fidelity, portable format that […]

Futures of Entertainment 2: Content for and from Portable Multi-Platform Network Devices

CAMBRIDGE—It’s 10:00 am and already the man in suspenders has captivated his audience. But another star is now shining bright. Marc Davis, Social Media Guru at Yahoo and a graduate of the Media Studies program at MIT, is talking about mobile media in a panel on the topic at this, the second annual Futures of […]

Facebook Starts To Twitter

According to Ad Age, Facebook Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz said his company is offering new mobile software for use on the BlackBerry Curve smartphone. Facebook mobile users can push photos, posts or other comments to friends also using the devices. T-Mobile USA is the first wireless carrier to offer the new Facebook for BlackBerry application, which […]

Pushing The Buttons Of A Fussy Child

I don’t surf the mobile web, but Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 does. Thing is, he’s not fond of the experience. I’ve had it with all the hype about mobile being the next big thing — more to the point, I’ve had it with the mobile web. Here are five reasons why the web on […]

Apple Attacks Unlocked iPhones

Image courtesy of Flickr user, chealion Bummer, dude. Apple is fighting those who would dare to hack their precious iPhone. The New York Times’ Bits Blog puts it this way: There is something futile about the way Apple appears to be fighting some of its most ardent fans. A VC says: Reports that Apple is […]

I Learned A New Acronym. Happy Day.

Here’s an idea…let’s have our own branded cellphone service? You know, private label. That kind of thing. It’ll be hot. The Wall Street Journal reports that it is, in fact, not hot. A year after shuttering its ESPN cellphone company, Walt Disney Co. said it is closing its Disney cellphone service. Another mobile virtual network […]

Can You Hear Me Now? Not If You’re Pro-Choice

Businesses have the right to choose who they do business with to a certain extent, but this is a little creepy. From The New York Times: Saying it had the right to block “controversial or unsavory” text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon’s […]

Getting Creative With Mobile Content

The Japanese are reading novels on their mobile phones. Lots of novels. One of the country’s leading mobile publishers, Maho i-Land, has six million members and over one million titles to choose from. According to industrywide data cited by Japan’s largest cellphone operator NTT DoCoMo Inc., sales from mobile-book and comic-book services are expected to […]

Smart Phone From Finland Capable Of Finding American Customers

Nokia, the world’s largest mobile-phone marketer, awarded its global network account to JWT last week. JWT will support local efforts in more than 80 markets worldwide. One market that desperately needs support is the U.S., where Nokia lags behind the competition. According to Business 2.0, Nokia may not be a minority player for much longer. […]

IPG Invests In Mobile

An ansible is a hypothetical machine, capable of superluminal communication, and used as a plot device in science fiction literature. It’s also the name of a new mobile marketing firm owned by Interpublic Group of Cos. According to Ad Age, Ansible is a joint venture with Velti, a mobile-technology company. Larry Harris, formerly exec VP-director […]