• AP Mobile News Geared For iPhone & Others

    The Associated Press had announced their new “Mobile News Network” at its annual meeting in Washington back in April, with only six newspaper companies working to help develop the new service. Now, more than 100 of its member newspapers have joined, and have launched a...

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    Google Simplifying Mobile Search and LBS Services

    Google is serious about mobile, there’s no question. The thing they have to do, is lay the ground work for the mobile landscape they’ve had pictured in their mind for some time, which is simplified mobile search, and simplified mobile applications that work across the...

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    The Good & Bad of Google Offering Nationwide WiFi

    With Google’s interest in securing a section of the upcoming wireless spectrum that becomes available after the digital switch, there’s been some speculation that the main intention on Google’s mind is to offer a free nationwide wifi network based on the high-power frequencies usually reserved...

  • The Future of Ad Formats Remains Fuzzy

    A few days ago I posted a blog about the Mobile Marketing Association’s announcement of new guidelines for mobile ads. The first substantial hitch, however, to a “universal application” of those guidelines was observed almost as soon as they were announced. The four proposed banner ad formats outlined differed in size from Google’s mobile image …   Read More

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    Maybe Google Got Exactly What They Wanted Mike

    I’m not convinced that Google walked away empty handed Mike, I think this is maybe what they wanted short of a totally open Internet like mobile network. Android is going to be the vehicle to deliver the Google products and if I read your C-Block...

  • Mobile Barcodes, A New Generation of Mobile Marketing

    Although not as widely used in the US, mobile-barcode scanning is still gaining traction with mobile advertisers. They’re slowly realizing the potential in allowing customers the ability to scan the barcode that already exists on virtually every consumer product on the market. This, in addition...

  • SMS Payment System Patent Application From Google

    IntoMobile sez, “Say What”? Looks like IntoMobile was one of the first to report this too, it’s been 2 hours and they’re still the only story on Google News when searching for GPay, it’s also on TechMeme. Here’s the Patent Application. I included legal on...