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Skydeck to launch ad campaign promoting new call-tracking services

Skydeck is targeting road warriors and other high-powered smartphone users with new premium services that build on its free call-tracking offering.The San Mateo, Calif.-based startup introduced features that track missed calls, transcribe received voicemails and deliver text-message information via a Web interface. The new...

25 YEARS: Mobile content history scores lots of hits and misses

Editor's Note: Welcome to our coverage of 25 years in wireless. RCR Wireless News is celebrating with a package of stories detailing the advances of the past three decades. For full coverage please visit RCRWireless.com/25years.The history of mobile data teems with unrestrained hyperbole and...

Japanese mobile content firms continue to struggle in the U.S. market

Vindigo appears to have turned out the lights, but the closure of the Japanese-owned firm may have more to do with cultural differences than the fact that mobile content is a tumultuous space.A pioneer in the early days of mobile content, Vindigo was acquired...

Developers applaud open-access plans

Verizon Wireless's plans to take a wrecking ball to its garden walls got plenty of attention. What the move means for developers, though, is far from clear.The most closed mobile operator in the United States vowed to publish technical standards next year that will...

Developer reaction mixed on Verizon Wireless news

Verizon Wireless said it will take a wrecking ball to its notorious garden walls, opening its network to third-party devices and applications. What that means for developers and consumers, though, is far from clear.The nation's No. 2 carrier-generally the most closed mobile operator in...

What’s in a name?: Verizon Wireless introduces opt-out policy to share calling records

Verizon Wireless is requiring customers to opt out of allowing the carrier to share their customer proprietary network information (CPNI), a new policy that could spark protest from the carrier's customers.CPNI comprises users' calling records and includes the numbers of incoming and outgoing calls...

VZW intros new opt-out policy for dissemination of calling records

Verizon Wireless is requiring customers to opt out of allowing the carrier to share their customer proprietary network information (CPNI), a new policy that could spark protest from the carrier's customers.CPNI comprises users' calling records and includes the numbers of incoming and outgoing calls...

Zingy bows to Vindigo brand

Former ringtone purveyor Zingy is shuttering its mobile personalization business and will reorganize under the resuscitated Vindigo brand.Zingy, a longtime player in the mobile content space, merged two years ago with Vindigo, which offers consumer applications such as MapQuest Mobile and Vindigo City Guide....

Developers tepid on open-access realities

THE FCC'S RULES FOR NEXT YEAR'S auction of 700 MHz spectrum could change the game substantially for wireless content owners and application developers. Then again, maybe not.Chairman Kevin Martin last week seemed to avoid drawing the ire of any of the major players-or would-be...

Finding magic, money with VC

Wireless entrepreneurs looking to scrape up venture capital would do well to recall a college radio hit from a few years ago: it's all about chemistry.There's been no shortage of investment cash in wireless lately. More than 40 mobile players raked in a total...

Zingy going direct to consumer in tightening content market

Zingy is hoping to find some stability in the direct-to-consumer market. The New York-based mobile content provider launched an Internet storefront targeting 13- to 21-year-olds with both a la carte and subscription pricing models for ringtones, images, games and applications. Zingy said it will...

Zingy going direct to consumer in tightening content market

NEW YORK-Zingy is hoping to find some stability in the direct-to-consumer market. The New York-based mobile content provider launched an Internet storefront targeting 13- to 21-year-olds with both a la carte and subscription pricing models for ringtones, images, games and applications. Zingy said it...

Zingy touts bright prospects despite CEO’s resignation

NEW YORK—Wireless content vendor Zingy lost its second chief executive officer in six months as Andy Volanakis stepped down over differences with Japanese parent company For-Side.com. A former general manager of one of Sprint PCS’ content businesses, Volanakis joined the content aggregator in 2003...

Zingy, Vindigo combine businesses

NEW YORK-Two U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese mobile-content conglomerate For-side.com Co. Ltd. have integrated operations in what may be a first step toward an initial public offering. Zingy Inc., which offers ringtones and other mobile music, said it has merged with sister company Vindigo, a...

Zingy, Vindigo combine businesses

NEW YORK-Two U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese mobile-content conglomerate For-side.com Co. Ltd. have integrated operations in what may be a first step toward an initial public offering.Zingy Inc., which offers ringtones and other mobile music, said it has merged with sister company Vindigo, a developer...

Content firm For-side.com considers IPO for U.S. subsidiaries

TOKYO-Japanese mobile content conglomerate For-side.com Co. Ltd. may take its U.S. subsidiaries public during the next few months, according to company documents.In a company report dated June 20, For-side.com said it plans to expand its U.S. business by listing several companies on an American...

For-side buys iTouch for $343M

LONDON-Japanese mobile giant For-side.com will acquire U.K. content provider iTouch plc for $343 million, the companies announced Thursday.For-side, which already owns 4.5 percent of iTouch, has agreed to pay a 27-percent premium for the remaining 95.5 percent. The Tokyo-based company plans to use the...

Vindigo wades into mobile gaming waters with Shadowgate

The mobile-gaming waters got even more crowded last week as New York-based publisher Vindigo said it will dive in with "a broad selection" of adventure and casual games later this year. Vindigo, which is best known for a variety of wireless news and local...

Vindigo enters wireless gaming with ‘Shadowgate’

NEW YORK-Mobile application publisher Vindigo strolled onto the gaming playground Tuesday, announcing its intention to release a "broad selection" of adventure and casual games this year.Infinite Ventures' "Shadowgate," a fantasy graphic adventure game based on the noted franchise, is the first title slated for...

24/7 teams with Vindigo for wireless advertising

NEW YORK-Interactive marketing company 24/7 Real Media Inc. and wireless content vendor Vindigo announced an innovative teaming that will add advertisements to Vindigo's WAP pages."As the leading provider of mobile media, Vindigo is poised to capitalize on the burgeoning market of mobile advertising," said...

MapQuest service sends maps to cell phones

DULLES, Va.-MapQuest Mobile subscribers can now send color maps and driving directions from the company's Web site to their mobile phones. The location-based services company announced Send to Phone, enabling users to request and access maps and directions directly over their handsets. Mobile publisher...

Developers find carrier relationships-and apps-define success

SAN FRANCISCO-Mobile music, games and enterprise applications are beginning to flood the market, creating a buzz the industry hasn't seen in years. But while insiders salivate over "hockey-stick" projections for wireless data revenues, developers that haven't cultivated relationships with established carriers, publishers or well-known...

Verizon offers restaurant info. with new service

BEDMINSTER, N.J.-Verizon Wireless users can browse restaurant recommendations, read reviews and get driving directions with a new service launched Tuesday.Verizon teamed with software developer Vindigo Studios, location-based services provider MapQuest and travel and lifestyle Web site Gayot.com to offer the application, which is available...

Verizon Wireless reorganizes Get It Now apps. menu

BEDMINSTER, N.J.-Verizon Wireless said it has reorganized its Get It Now downloadable applications menu in an attempt to make it easier for customers to browse and select from the 500 unique applications the carrier offers from its wireless data service. The reorganization includes the...

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