Archive | November, 2007

Vodafone, Telefonica Invest in Mobile Ad Startup

Further cementing the idea that mobile operators want to own the mobile advertising space, Vodafone and Telefonica have invested in Amobee, a startup that’s developing a mobile advertising platform. Amobee’s site describes its offering for operators like this: Amobee’s single centralized ad server enables precise contextual and behavioral targeting across all users on all handsets […]

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New Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location, Even Without GPS

Via Om Malik, Google has released another upgrade to Google Maps for Mobile, which in addition to GPS support, can now show users without GPS their location. As Google notes, it doesn’t have the accuracy of GPS, but it’s free, and it’s likely to be good enough to be useful in many cases. A quick […]

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Mobile Enterprise Market Still Looking For Somebody To Pull It All Together

From Cellular-News today: Many mobile service providers are failing to capitalise on potentially lucrative corporate contracts because they don’t focus enough on client’s business needs, according to Gartner. Service providers that don’t update their sales strategies to provide tailored solutions to businesses risk losing valuable corporate customers and becoming chiefly consumer players, analysts warned. From […]

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links for 2007-11-28

Tube to launch phone-swipe Oyster scheme | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited (tags: RFID oyster nokia o2) Good Christmas sales ahead for cellphones: Gartner – Yahoo! News (tags: handsets stats q4-2007) Europeans switching to mobile phones, study shows – Yahoo! News Almost one in five European Union households has gone wireless, cutting off their landline […]

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Verizon’s Open Announcement Is A Big Deal, But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

If you’ve been online today, you’ve probably noticed that Verizon Wireless has announced that it will “open” its network to “any app, any device” next year. It will maintain its current business model, but will also offer network-only access to users with compatible devices that meet some as-yet-unnamed technical standards, and it will allow them […]

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