Category: Content


Jumbuck says mobile matches made in heaven

Jumbuck, an Australian VAS firm, is trying to translate the love affair people have with their phones into real life social relationships. “The mobile phone is a device that has a wonderful intimate relationship with the users,” said David Gibbs, the firm’s CEO, noting that as a device the phone had become “absolutely critical.” The […]

by sylvie barak Posted in Carriers, Content, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing0 Comments


Mobile video is the future of VAS says Dialogic

Mobile video is the future of mobile value added services (VAS) according to Eamonn Kearns, VP of sales at Canadian communications firm Dialogic. “Video is the new voice,” said Kearns speaking to RCR Wireless News in Singapore recently. The deployment of 3G on a global scale is what is really giving video a boost, as […]

by sylvie barak Posted in Carriers, Content, Mobile Content, Video0 Comments


MEF Asia announces board elections, five open seats

The Mobile Entertainment Forum in Asia is hosting its annual board elections during Communicasia in Singapore next week, with hopes that some US based companies might be interested in running, to get their foot into Asia. The MEF, a global trade association for the mobile media industry, says it is looking for industry leaders “who […]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, Events, Industry, Mobile Content0 Comments

Exclusive: Yahoo, Alibaba reach deal over Alipay

Reuters | May 31, 2011 | Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc has resolved a dispute with Alibaba Group over the Chinese company’s transfer of its online payment system, Alipay, to Chief Executive Jack Ma, two sources close to the matter said. …. Read full article here via Reuters

by Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba Posted in Content, Finance, Industry0 Comments


North Korea rejects South charge it was behind bank cyber attack

Reuters | May 15, 2011 | Jack Kim (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday rejected allegations by the rival South that it was behind a cyber attack that paralyzed the computer network of a South Korean bank last month and accused Seoul of inventing a conspiracy to justify physical confrontation. ….. Read full article here via Reuters

by Jack Kim Posted in Content, Industry0 Comments


DOCOMO to Develop New Services by Working with Twitter

DoCoMo | May 13, 2011 | Press Release TOKYO, JAPAN, May 13, 2011 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. today announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter, Inc. under which DOCOMO will leverage its mobile expertise, with support from Twitter, to develop innovative applications and services incorporating Twitter™ features for DOCOMO feature phones and smartphones. One of the […]

by Sandra Cuya Posted in Carriers, Content, Mobile Content0 Comments

Tech 24: Facebook finds new ‘friends’ in Africa and Asia

Tech 24 | April 21, 2011 | Eric Olander With almost 700 million users, Facebook would have the world’s third largest population if it was a country. Now the social networking site is heading south to find even more “friends”. This week on ‘Tech 24’, hosts Rebecca Bowring and Eric Olander report on the site’s […]

by Eric Olander Posted in Content, Video0 Comments


WSJ: Softbank’s Son Stills Twitter to Protest New Japan Internet Rule

Wall Street Journal | April 13, 2011 | Yoree Koh This much is clear: Masayoshi Son has been an angry man these past few days. While Japan’s richest man has recently used Twitter to share news of his philanthropic activities in the post-quake relief efforts, the strong-willed founder of SoftBank Corp. is now using the micro-blogging service […]

by Yoree Koh Posted in Content, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing0 Comments


HTC Appoints Shashi Fernando to Head up Content Division

HTC | March 21, 2011 | Press Release Saffron Digital CEO Moves to HTC as Chief Content Officer TAOYUAN, Taiwan, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the appointment of Shashi Fernando as chief content officer at HTC, Fernando was previously CEO at Saffron Digital. Fernando will report directly to Peter Chou, […]

by Sandra Cuya Posted in Content, Devices0 Comments


Taiwan Mobile to sell EA games on Android-powered smartphones

Focus Taiwan | March 21, 2011 | Jeffrey Wu Taipei, March 21 (CNA) Taiwan Mobile Co., the country’s second-largest telecom operator, launched high-definition (HD) mobile games by U.S. video game producer Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Monday to become a major player in the rapidly growing market. Eight HD games, including the popular “The Sims3 HD” […]

by Jeffrey Wu Posted in Content, Devices0 Comments

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