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StumbleUpon released a customized version of its StumbleVideo for the Wii. The Stumble crew tells NewTeeVee they might develop a StumbleVideo version for any set-top box with an internet connection. Cool! Read more »

It’s that time of year again in Barcelona, where the mobile industry fills up the city’s hotels for the oversized 3GSM show, and thousands of companies compete with each other for who’s got the biggest mobile news. (Hint, Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia often win that prize.) […] Read more »

The battle over mobile TV standards in the U.S. tips to Qualcomm — AT&T (Cingular) says it will offer Qualcomm’s MediaFLO mobile TV services in late 2007. The launch will likely come after Verizon Wireless starts offering MediaFLO to its customers sometime between now and March. […] Read more »

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Israel icon messaging startup Zlango says its raised $12 million from Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners. We’re not sure why a company that is offering free mobile and web based icons is going to need $12 million. Anyway, here’s the anouncement in Zlango speak. Read more »

Digital content company Bellrock Media has acquired mobile content company Moderati, according to a release from the companies’ on Monday. Moconews puts the deal at “mid double-digit millions” for the company that is responsible for a lot of ringtones and the Mobile Faker service on Sprint. Read more »

Dash Navigation, the Mountain View-based startup that has been working on an Internet-enabled car navigation GPS device for over three years, has raised more money to get its product to market this Fall. The company says it has added another $25 million in a Series B […] Read more »

Alcatel Lucent reported its first earnings as a combined company today, which wasn’t really cause for celebration given the company said it’s cutting 12,500 positions over the next 3 years. “These are difficult but necessary decisions, and we will manage these reductions with care,” said CEO […] Read more »

Here’s a couple gems on the GigaOM network today: NewTeeVee If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been any new posts on Valleywag or Eat the Press from Nick Douglas, it’s because he’s been working on a new daily web show, Look! Shiny! NewTeeVee scored an […] Read more »

YouTube sent the mobile industry in a tizzy last year by indicating it would move onto at cell phones this year. First it was a deal with Verizon Wireless in the U.S., and today European carrier Vodafone announced a similar deal to offer YouTube content first […] Read more »

Vodafone’s got Internet brands on its mind this week, and announced today that the company will offer YouTube content to its mobile subscribers over Vodafone live. Like the Verizon Wireless-YouTube deal, it looks like another one of those services where the companies will provide the user […] Read more »

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Cisco senior executive Mike Volpi, a guy who some pictured as CEO John Chamber’s successor, resigned on Thursday. He said he’s leaving for personal reasons. What’s his next move? We’ll try to find out. Read more »

Say it ain’t so. ESPN’s mobile service has returned from the grave and is nursing itself back to health over on Verizon Wireless’ VCAST service — not another MVNO, but a proper mobile content deal. Verizon and ESPN announced a deal Thursday morning (AP had it […] Read more »

Skyhook Wireless, a Wi-Fi location-based services startup, has gotten the majority of its headlines due to its cutesy Loki browser plug-in, which adds loction to search and other web services. But the company has a whole lot of plans that have nothing to do with the […] Read more »

We’ve followed the layoffs, rumored Facebook deal, and venture funding of Seattle’s well-funded (some would say over-funded) online job search startup Jobster. Now Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg says the 3-year-old company is launching a new site on Thursday, which will start offering free, unlimited job postings. […] Read more »

MySpace’s mobile ambitions are moving across the pond and landing on Vodafone cell phones. The deal makes sense to the companies — Vodafone has been trying to boost its mobile data revenues, and MySpace needs a strong partner to get traction in Europe. The MySpace application […] Read more »

Now that mobile WiMAX is starting to get some significant backing from interested carriers like Sprint Nextel, investment in mobile WiMAX hardware and chips is following suit. Last week it was Aperto Networks, this week it’s mobile WiMAX chip provider Beceem Communications, which says it’s raised […] Read more »

Metacafe, the online video startup that was rumored to be close to an acquisition deal for $200 million or so last December, is getting a new CEO. Co-founder Arik Czerniak tells us that he is stepping down as CEO and will remain at the company focusing […] Read more »

Helio, the MVNO backed by $440 million from Earthlink and South Korean mobile company SK Telecom, is finally ready to give some subscriber numbers. Because the company is backed by public companies, the announcement is partly as a result of the fact that Earthlink is reporting […] Read more »

Location-based social mapping startup Plazes says it has raised €2.7 million ($3.5 million) from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures in its first institutional equity round of financing. Last year the company, which says it is based in Zurich and Berlin, had raised seed investment from some well […] Read more »

Digital Railroad, an online photo site for professional photographers, says it has raised $10 million in a Series B round led by DN Capital, and including Morgenthaler Ventures and Venrock Associates. The company says the round will help it develop new products, and expand globally, including […] Read more »

Meraki Networks, the wireless mesh hardware and software startup that raised seed capital from Google and a handful of angels late last year, says it has raised $5 million in Series A funding, with Sequoia Capital leading this round of investment. We’ve been following the Mountain […] Read more »

Anyone that’s attended any modestly crowded tech convention knows that the first thing to fail is the convention’s Wi-Fi. Attendees all rush onto the network as soon as the presentations start, researching presenters, checking emails, reading online news. And it is not long before the network […] Read more »

The last DEMO morning session was made up by presentations from 15 mobile-centric companies — some trying to help devices connect wirelessly, others offering mobile clients for wireless data services. Thankfully none of them pony-showed any celebrities like mobile company Bling Software did yesterday afternoon with […] Read more »

Does the world need yet another online video site? That’s exactly what I thought when I came across Magnify.net at DEMO. But the New York-based start-up has raised some angel funding and is offering something interesting: “a self-serve platform for helping people set up relevant video […] Read more »

Verizon Wireless must have been getting tired of being overshadowed by Sprint’s EVDO Rev A announcements, like this one yesterday, cause this morning Verizon Wireless officially announced the first Rev A markets it is launching in, and the availability of the Rev A USB720 wireless modem […] Read more »

WiMAX hardware company Aperto Networks says it has raised a ‘follow-on Series E financing round’ of $19 million, to bring the company’s total capitalization to $139 million — GunnAllen Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors. Mo WiMAX, mo money. Read more »

Zink Imaging, the inkless mobile printing company, is the unofficial DEMO favorite so far. Everyone I’ve talked to on the floor says Zink stole the morning show. The Massachusetts-based startup, is creating an ecosystem for new types of devices — mobile printers — with an idea […] Read more »

update#6: Hey folks, we live-blogged the first day DEMO sessions to give you guys a taste of the events, and then followed up that coverage with some more focused stories. Live-blogging on the first day was a little experiment, and we’re trying to gage how interesting […] Read more »

PALM DESERT, Calif. — The American Idol-style demos haven’t even started yet at the DEMO convention, where I arrived this afternoon, and already the clamoring PR machine is in full effect. Most of the 68 companies here have put their ‘message’ onto the wire already, and […] Read more »

The first DEMO convention of the year starts Tuesday night down in the So Cali desert, where 68 startups will try to get noticed by the 700 or so expected press, VCs, and industry execs. For every Skype or Ironport that have launched products at the […] Read more »

What kind of a deal with the devil has Cingular done to get at the hottest mobile phone in the business? Verizon Wireless now says they walked away from the iPhone deal nearly two years ago largely because of Apple’s high financial demands and control of […] Read more »

A group of companies that have been pushing mobile linux — Motorola, NEC, Samsung, among others — say they’ve named their organization the LiMo Foundation. Hardware companies take a cue from web 2.0 — or JLo. Read more »

The Google Metaverse meme has popped up again. Michael Eisenberg, a general partner with Benchmark Capital in Jerusalem kicked off a fresh discussion about Google building its own metaverse, a.k.a a virtual world akin to Second Life. This isn’t the first time there has been talk […] Read more »

EarthLink says that its home city of Atlanta has chosen it to build, own and operate a city-wide Wi-Fi network. I should hope so. Earthlink says the contract is not finalized, and that ‘every city is different’ in how the process gets completed. Read more »

For a company that is having a tough time sticking to its new name, the mobile division of AT&T, aka Cingular Wireless, knows one thing for sure: 2007 is all about milking 3G wireless. Not that the company has an option. All you have to do […] Read more »

This isn’t Moto’s month — handset margin pains, job cuts, profits down — and now a dig at its Connected Home division. A report from Lazard Capital markets says that according to their sources Cox has chosen Cisco for a network upgrade over Motorola in a […] Read more »

Cingular reported that its fourth quarter profit jumped to $782 million from $204 million a year earlier, as the company added 2.4 million subscribers. Wonder how many more iPhone fans will be coming in? Read more »

Ringtone company Moderati needs to sell more than ringtones to keep it running, so its launching a service called Mobile Faker, available on Sprint. Get fake phone calls to get you out of meetings and give out fake phone numbers to avoid bad dates. Read more »

More bad news for Sprint Nextel. A report from IDC says that Verizon Wireless now leads the category of customer spending on data services — a title snatched from Sprint. Read more »

The modern mobile phone business gives the phrase, between a rock and a hard place, a brand new meaning. The demand for cell phones has never been higher, thanks to the demand for voice and text message services in emerging economies around the world. India, China, […] Read more »

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