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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...

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....

Verizon Wireless first to illuminate Flash Lite

Flash Lite is finally here. Verizon Wireless last week became the first U.S. carrier to offer Adobe Systems Inc.'s wireless platform, introducing a stripped-down version of its popular Flash Player for computers. The technology, which will initially be supported by four high-end handset models,...

Paramount going mobile to hype “Nacho Libre”

LOS ANGELES-Paramount Pictures is using mobile phones to try to lure subscribers to its new film "Nacho Libre." The studio is teaming with digital marketing company Cellfish Media L.L.C. to market the new Jack Black comedy through a mobile search service from go2. Go2...

Paramount going mobile to hype ‘Nacho’

LOS ANGELES—Paramount Pictures is using mobile phones to try to lure subscribers to its new film "Nacho Libre." The studio is teaming with digital marketing company Cellfish Media L.L.C. to market the new Jack Black comedy through a mobile search service from go2. Go2...

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, VH1 debut made-for-mobile videos

LAS VEGAS—The made-for-mobile content scene expanded by two today: content vendor Zingy Inc. and cable channel VH1 both announced plans to develop video content exclusively for wireless users. The announcements highlight both the tech advancements in wireless—most phones sold today can support video—and the...

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Adamind Ltd. announced a three-year deal to provide mobile content production and delivery software to Universal Music Group subsidiary Universal Music Mobile U.S. The California-based developer, which also maintains a research and development facility in Israel, said the agreement calls for the integration of...

Sprint Nextel launches GPS app for locating movie theaters

NEW YORK-Sprint Nextel Corp. launched a location-based feature that allows users to access nearby movie theaters and listings by pressing a single button.The carrier added location capability to its MovieGoer application, which is powered by mobile media company Zingy Inc. Users can choose to...

Cingular updates wireless Web to feature custom, local info

Cingular Wireless L.L.C. is overhauling its wireless Web service in an effort to woo would-be mobile Internet surfers and boost content sales. The largest U.S. carrier said it is simplifying its Media Net offering by delivering local information and allowing users to customize their...

Cingular updates wireless Web

ATLANTA-Cingular Wireless L.L.C. is overhauling its wireless Web service in an effort to woo would-be mobile Internet surfers and boost content sales. The largest U.S. carrier said it is simplifying its MEdia Net offering, delivering local information and allowing users to customize their wireless...

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...

Mobile-content space hits choppy waters

The rising tide that is the mobile-content industry is hitting choppy waters for some publicly held content providers. Dwango Wireless is the latest company to get pummeled by the waves. The Seattle-based aggregator saw its shares plummet last week on news that it posted...

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...

M is for Mobile in MTV

If Van Toffler has his way, the "M" in MTV may soon stand for "mobile." Toffler, who ascended to the presidency of MTV Networks in October, has worked aggressively to move beyond simply selling ringtones and images of the latest hip-hop star. The company's...

Data spawns mobile music cottage industry

The overwhelming popularity of ringtones and ring backs has given birth to an unprecedented cottage industry: mobile music labels that deal directly with artists to create content for wireless phones. INgrooves became the latest entrant in the developing space last week. The digital record...

Zingy, MTV launch original ringtones with Timbaland

Mobile media company Zingy will team with MTV to launch an album of original ringtones by hip-hop producer Timbaland, the companies said.The offerings will include polyphonic and master ringtone beats, voice ringtones, ringbacks, voice mail greetings and images. Content initially will be available only...

Zingy, MTV launch original ringtones with Timbaland

Mobile media company Zingy will team with MTV to launch an album of original ringtones by hip-hop producer Timbaland, the companies said Friday.The offerings will include polyphonic and master ringtone beats, voice ringtones, ringbacks, voicemail greetings and images. Content initially will be available only...

Zingy signs mobile music deals sans record label

Mobile media company Zingy is expected to announce deals this week to bring exclusive mobile content from hip-hop artist Kanye West and late pop singer Aaliyah to wireless phones.West will provide screensavers, wallpaper, voicemail greetings, and voice ring tones and ringbacks for Zingy. The...

Billboard launches ringtone chart

SAN FRANCISCO-Billboard magazine and Consect, a mobile market analysis firm, announced the Billboard Hot Ringtones chart, an aggregated chart of U.S. polyphonic ringtone sales, which will premiere in the Nov. 6 issue of Billboard in the debut of the magazine's new Digital Entertainment special...

Billboard launches ring-tone chart

SAN FRANCISCO-Billboard magazine and Consect, a mobile market analysis firm, announced the Billboard Hot Ringtones chart, an aggregated chart of U.S. polyphonic ring-tone sales, which will premiere in the Nov. 6 issue of Billboard in the debut of the magazine's new Digital Entertainment special...

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