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Mobile music now DRM free from Orange

orange-logo Orange has announced a significant overhaul of its on-portal music offering. Music downloads for both on-line and mobile Web users will have no DRM. The Orange Music Portal now offers over 700,000 tracks that users will be able to pay for, download and then do with as they please. Continue reading

Slightly scary mobile ringback move from China Mobile

chinamobile China Mobile has announced it will be centralising its mobile ringback tone service. From the start of 2010, none of its 31 provincial operators will be allowed to sell their own ringback tones. All tones will be stored in a central location in Sichuan, providing an identical service to all China Mobile customers.
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NTT DOCOMO invests $45 million in mobile video

packet-video-logoThis morning mobile operator NTT DOCOMO announced that it has invested $45.5 million in mobile video. The Japanase giant used that money to buy 35% share in San Diego mobile video firm PacketVideo – which has been working with NTT DOCOMO since 1998. Continue reading

Sprint music sales rocket as users demand Michael Jackson hits

Mobile operator in the US Sprint says that Continue reading

IQ Mobile and tele.ring mobile barcode campaign in Austrian Schools

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In May 2009 mobile marketing company IQ Mobile and Austrian mobile operator tele.ring partnered for a mobile barcode campaign. Continue reading

VIVA Mobile re-launch in Germany with 6 cents per SMS and the Nokia 5520 XpressMusic

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From today VIVA Mobile has re-launched itself with a new funky website and new tariffs. Continue reading

Another mobile application tops 10 million downloads over GetJar

mig33It seems that announcing when you’ve hit 10 million on GetJar is “the thing” to do. Well ok, I would too. It’s pretty impressive. The latest to announce this accomplishment is mobile IM and chat client mig33. A large part of this success can be attributed to Pay Per Download – a GetJar program that allows developers to bid for better placement on the GetJar site. Continue reading

Shazam retools for iPhone 3.0 – releases new version of mobile music discovery app

shazamWith 7 million users, Shazam is maybe the biggest mobile music app available. The iPhone app can “listen” to a song playing in the background and identify the track name and artist. Today, Shazam announced the iPhone OS 3.0 update to the app. New features include better features and social networking capability. Continue reading

Free Virgin mobile USA Festival with Weezer, Blink-182, Public Enemy and Franz Ferdinand plus donation SMS


Virgin Mobile USA will have a FreeFest on Sunday august 30 at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia. The admission is free…. but people that come are encouraged via to donate via SMS. So Kyocera Communications the sponsor and RE*Generation Virgin’s charitable arm will be there in full force. Continue reading

Vodafone Germany and RealNetworks mobile ringback tone service is crippled by pricing

Vodafone Germany has relaunched it’s Caller Ring Back Tone portal today, complete with a new design based on RealNetworks tech. Along with some visual and user-interface tweaks, it now has a “shuffle mode” – and a pricing structure that renders the service completely irrelevant. Well done!

The new shuffle function allows users to create a track [...] Take That mobile marketing campaign with Sponge

Take That’s The Circus Live 2009 tour is being promoted with mobile marketing. Two SMS promotions are being run to support the tour.

How? is working with Sponge to deliver a Take Thattour promotion to’s 9.5 million users.
SMS promotion 1 – is to receive different versions of Take That’s single Said It All.
Users need to [...]

Orange Spain attempts to lure customers with free, unlimited mobile internet

Oranges spanish branch has apparently introduced a summer bargain for contract subscribers. So long as you connect via the Orange World mobile portal, you have free access to as much music, gaming and TV content as you like. On the Orange World Portal.

The deal applies to new or existing contracts with Orange – so it’s [...]

Clever bit of mobile marketing from Vodafone, with “floating office”

Vodafone Spain hired marketing company Waskman to come up with a good way to advertise it’s now “Mobile Office” plan. Waskman responded with a cool “floating office” idea.

The idea behind the floating office is to show how Vodafones Mobile Office can help you create a real office anywhere, free from wires or other earthly connections [...]

Shazam launches it’s mobile music app on Ovi, as partner

Shazam has announced that along with the launch of it’s mobile music app on the Nokia Ovi store, it has also been selected as a strategic partner for the new content services Music Apps section.


It’s a mobile app that recognises songs as they’re being played. For example, if you’re in the store and you hear [...]

Discretix announces DRM for Moorestown, but does it have a place on the mobile internet?

Discretix today announced the launch of its DRM service for the Intel Mobile Internet Device, codenamed “Moorestown“. The security providers Multi-Scheme DRM client has been now been optimized to run on Moorestown, and the Linux-based Moblin OS. But does DRM really have a place in the long run?

Discretix specialises in embedded security tech for all [...]