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Generation Wireless: The future of entertainment

Editor’s Note: Looking to bring a younger perspective to the mobile space, RCR Wireless News has tapped Jeff Hawn to provide insight into what’s on the minds of the tech-savvy youth of today. Wireless technology and interconnectivity are redefining how mass media and entertainment will...

EA acquires Angry Birds publisher Chillingo for up to $80 million

In another major vote of confidence for iOS app developers, Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) has acquired Chillingo for as much as $80 million.The publisher of the runaway-hit Angry Birds sold for less than $20 million in cash, according to The Los Angeles Times, but...

Fox Mobile Group heads for the auction block

The mobile unit at News Corp. (NWSA) has apparently become such a drag on the company that it's now willing to part ways with the business after four years in the space.During a call with investors, News Corp. COO Chase Carey said the company...

Nielsen: Obama’s Biden announcement delivered to 2.9M cellphones

Barack Obama has added one more record to his historic bid for the White House.Nielsen Mobile estimates that 2.9 million mobile subscribers received the Democratic Illinois senator's text message announcing Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), as his choice for VP, according to a news release.Nielsen...

Obama to announce VP choice using text messaging

Barack Obama is using text messaging to keep his supporters informed of his choice of a running mate.The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign is sending notes to potential voters asking them to sign up to receive e-mail or text alerts notifying them of Obama's choice...

Big movies on the small screen: Industry struggles with pushing movies to mobile

A handful of mobile players are trying to cram the silver screen onto the third screen. But whether there's a business case to be made for mobile movies is far from clear. The first wireless films came online for U.S. consumers in December 2005...

Life in 2013

I'm no prognosticator, nor do I have any special powers that allow me to see into the future. But I am really good at guessing. After laying that all on the table, I would like to provide my general view of the wireless space...

Private Media takes adult content direct to consumers

Private Media Group Inc. launched a direct-to-consumer mobile storefront for its adult content wares.The site, www.private.mobi, allows consumers to use a credit card to access a variety of images and video clips. The offering is powered by Mobile Streams, a wireless entertainment company with...

Amp’d Q attacks walled garden with Orb, Sling software

Mobile virtual network operator Amp'd Mobile Inc. announced it will begin selling Motorola Inc.'s Q smartphone starting next month. And the device has the Amp'd approach to wireless entertainment written all over it-the Amp'd Q marks the first time a U.S. wireless provider will...

Icahn gives Motricity cash, credibility boost

Motricity Inc. once again added to its bank account, pocketing $50 million in equity funding from controversial investor Carl Icahn. Whether the cash will be enough to see the company through the troubled wireless entertainment waters is uncertain, as the mobile content space increasingly...

More than an MVNO? Amp’d continues mobile content push

Amp'd Mobile Inc. continued to expand its impressive content portfolio, inking deals with actor Jack Black and "24" producer Howard Gordon to offer original, made-for-mobile programming. The news stands atop a number of similar agreements signed in recent days, which may indicate that made-for-mobile...

CBS creates wireless entertainment division

The interactive arm of CBS said it is creating a new division to focus on building the company's wireless entertainment properties.The creation of CBS Mobile is the latest step in CBS' mobile video strategy. Already CBS has inked deals to distribute its video clips...

MAKING MADE FOR MOBILE: Wireless firms continue push for exclusive content for cellphones

Amp'd Mobile Inc. continued to expand its impressive content portfolio, inking deals with actor Jack Black and "24" producer Howard Gordon to offer original, made-for-mobile programming. The news stands atop a number of similar agreements signed in recent days, which may indicate that made-for-mobile...

Study: High content pricing stifling adoption

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-Steep prices are keeping U.S. mobile consumers from buying wireless entertainment offerings, according to a study from IDC.The market research group found that 47 percent of the coveted 18- to 24-year-old market complained that mobile data services are "too expensive," and nearly three-quarters...

VCs pour more money into content firms, even as established players hit bumps

For mobile content players, these are either the best of times or the worst of times. Or, in some cases, both. Investment money continues to flow into wireless content and marketing. Thumbplay Inc., a direct-to-consumer aggregator, hauled in $10 million in a third round...

Entertainment revenues mere fraction of data ARPU

Wireless data revenues are surging for U.S. carriers, but whether network operators can cash in on mobile entertainment is far from certain. It's no secret that network operators are wagering vast sums on wireless data to offset ever-slimming margins from voice, and those bets...

RealNetworks ponies up $350M for WiderThan

RealNetworks Inc. is buying itself a bigger space on the wireless entertainment playground with a $350 million acquisition of South Korean-based developer WiderThan Co. Ltd. The Seattle-based digital media company said it will spend $17.05 per share to acquire WiderThan, which provides ringback tones,...

RealNetworks drops $350M for WiderThan

RealNetworks Inc. is buying itself a bigger space on the wireless entertainment playground with a $350 million acquisition of South Korean-based developer WiderThan Co. Ltd. The Seattle-based digital media company said it will spend $17.05 per share to acquire WiderThan, which provides ringback tones,...

Mobile Streams to buy Mobilemode for $10M

LONDON—Mobile Streams plc said it will spend more than $10 million to acquire Mobilemode Ltd. in an effort to tap the Asia-Pacific market. Mobile Streams, which provides wireless entertainment content in Europe, the Americas and Australia, said it will pay $1.8 million in cash...

Eminem wraps up ringtone lawsuit with settlement

DETROIT—Rapper Eminem settled a lawsuit with a Colorado-based content provider accused of illegally selling ringtones of the hip-hop star’s tunes. Michigan-based Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated said they struck an agreement with Cellus USA Inc., one of five direct-to-consumer content companies targeted by...

Mobile content firms aim for sweet spot

LAS VEGAS-Mforma Group Inc. is the latest mobile-game publisher to get a makeover, dropping its name in an effort to become more consumer-friendly.The San Francisco-based developer is rebranding as Hands-On Mobile and expanding its portfolio to offer a variety of lifestyle applications in addition...

Mforma becomes Hands-On Mobile, expands market reach

LAS VEGAS—Mforma Group Inc. is the latest mobile-game publisher to get a makeover, dropping its name in an effort to become more consumer-friendly. The San Francisco-based developer is rebranding as Hands-On Mobile and expanding its portfolio to offer a variety of lifestyle applications in...

Global Wireless Entertainment acquires SkinIt

LAS VEGAS—Global Wireless Entertainment Inc. said it acquired SkinIt Inc., which provides on-demand and custom physical personalization of mobile devices. GWE, which manages celebrities and brands in the mobile media environment, said SkinIt has merged with its Cellfan.com business. Together the businesses will provide...

Glu acquires wireless gaming company iFone

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Wireless game-maker Glu Mobile announced it acquired iFone, a wireless entertainment publisher based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.The transaction is just the latest in a long string of merger-and-acquisition activity in the wireless gaming market....

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