Please Direct Me To A Parking Spot

Mobile Mammoth points to an interesting new mobile media play that can help drivers in densely packed American cities find a place to park. The service is called Best Parking and it currently features a database of parking garages (and prices) in NYC, Boston and Philly. See the company’s slimmed down mobile site here.

The Airwaves Will Be Free Again…This Message Brought to You By the Good People at Google

The Washington Post took a look at this Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.) piece on Google’s move into cellular communications and decided to write its own article on the development. Google has developed a prototype cell phone that could reach markets within a year, and plans to offer consumers free subscriptions by bundling advertisements […]


According to The New York Times, eMusic is working with AT&T to deliver music from indie bands on the network’s mobile platform. Tracks will cost more than they do over the Internet — $7.49 for five songs, as opposed to $9.99 for 30 at the online site — because of the expense of sending them […]

AAMOF Mobile Is Personal

Allen Adamson, managing director of the New York office of branding consultancy Landor Associates, put together an outline for brands looking to go mobile with their messages. And what brand isn’t? Among other things, he says mobile “is very personal.” Unlike TVs and PCs, which may be shared with other family members, a cellphone is […]

Amp’d Customers So Not

According to Mashable, Los Angeles-based mobile service provider Amp’d will shut down at 12:01am Tuesday. Existing customers will be able to port their phone numbers to a new service, but Amp’d won’t help them do this, and their will be no customer service after Monday. Amp’d assets will be sold in an auction. The company […]

Mobile Reporting Devices Put To The Test

According to Stuart Elliott, mobile marketing is at a nascent stage in the United States, as evidenced by spending last year of just $150 million. But that figure is expected to grow to almost $1.3 billion by 2009, as more advertisers change their media choices to reflect the fast-moving shifts in consumer behavior. “The 15-to-24-year-old […]

Sprite Blazes Mobile Trail

News that Coca-Cola Co. is launching a new mobile social network called “Sprite Yard” is all over the intertubes. Information Week, Online Media Daily, RCR Wireless News and Adweek are all running with it. According to RCR Wireless News: Coca-Cola Co. is moving aggressively onto the mobile marketing playground with a kind of mobile MySpace […]

Push To Purchase

CNET looks at the desire people have to purchase things with their thumbs. Ads for the new CD by singer Tim McGraw carry a texting code, as do magazine writeups for the new Harry Potter novel coming this summer. Some concert halls are selling tickets by text message, and some charities are taking donations […]