Cingular Space

Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest cellphone provider, has made a deal with MySpace.com that will allow MySpace users to access their profiles through Cingular phones. Under the agreement, cellphone users will be able to go to their MySpace.com page to edit it, post photos and get messages. For example, a MySpace.com user could take a […]

Do You Buy iTunes For Your iPod?

I actually prefer to buy CDs and load them into my iPod instead of buying them on the iTunes Music Store. I may not be the only one who’s doing that. Here’s an interesting story from The New York Times that takes a look at the numbers of iPods sold vs. the number of songs […]

Dialing Up Indie Film

ABC News reports that Sundance will push its indie films to the gloabl mobile platform, beginning early next year. Robert Redford plans on bringing indie films to the very small screen — specifically cell phones all over the world. In a new experiment starting in February 2007, the Sundance Institute will release five short films […]

Dude, Your Phone Rocks So Hard

Reuters points out that music for mobiles is turning into a masive business that device makers like Nokia are cashing in on. Consumers are increasingly snapping up mobile phones with built-in music players, and sales far outstrip shipments of dedicated MP3 music players. “The change in consumers’ habits has started. The best evidence is our […]

It’s Grind Time In Chicago

A leader in the promotion and delivery of urban/hip-hop digital music content, Chicago-based XtraMedium is launching a new text service called ‘Street Tags’ on its Aspire Music Network. Street Tags text messages are sent out to individuals who want to learn more about and stay-in-touch with artists, producers, and businesses such as theaters, restaurants and […]

Hold On, I Need A New Razr

According to USA Today, a robotic arm inside a glorified vending machine will gently “hand” consumers high end communications devices at ariports and Macy’s stores. The vending machine-like stores unveiled Wednesday will carry about 30 products, initially including 12 phones and 18 accessories, said Bob Many, Motorola’s director of automated retailing. Phone customers will be […]

Trade Ya

This is either a stroke of genius or an act of total desperation. I can’t tell at the moment. Virgin Mobile is willing to trade you free minutes on its wireless network. All one has to do is willingly watch commercials and pay attention while doing so. According to the New York Times: With the […]

No Texting In The Popcorn Line

Text messaging is hot. But will texters willingly text a data collection firm in return for freebies? The New York Times reports that one such company is prepared to find out. Starting in July, Nielsen Entertainment will begin using cellphone text messages to collect data on consumers’ opinions. The initiative will aim first at moviegoers, […]

Turning Text Into Dollars

Is That An Ad In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

From Ad Age: While there are about 200 million cellphone users in the U.S., only around 4 million are video-equipped, and marketers have yet to strike out and do for mobile what BMW Films did for the online in 2001. Nevertheless, a survey by Airwide Solutions, a mobile software company, suggests that there’s a huge […]