Mobile Content Bits: Yahoo Mobile Head Exits; Bebo; Guardian Mobile Relaunches; France 24 Stats


Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) loses Mobile head: Marco Boerries, the EVP for Connected Devices division at Yahoo for four years, and the head of its mobile efforts, is leaving the company, according to Kara. Boerries has more recently been splitting his time between Northern California and Hamburg, where his family is, and that has contributed to his decision, the story says. More on our sister site

Bebo Open Mobile goes to Canada: Social network Bebo has rolled out its Bebo Open Mobile program that allows its partners to better integrate the social networking site for their users to Canadian operators. Bell Mobility, Fido, Rogers Wireless and Virgin Mobile (NYSE: VM) Canada have already implemented its Messaging product, meaning customers can get Bebo alerts and updates on their phones through the 2326 (BEBO) short code. They can also update their Bebo profiles, participate in special offers, send virtual goods and interact with friends through the code.

Guardian relaunches: The Guardian is overhauling its mobile site, with the update set to roll out next month. According to the newspaper, the site will work across all major handheld web browsers, including the iPhone and the Blackberry and will be supported by advertising, sponsorship and cross-platform campaigns in partnership with mobile ad specialists 4th Screen Advertising, as well as Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Ad Words on every page. (Disclosure: ContentNext is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian News & Media).

France 24 iPhone stats: Two weeks after the launch of its France 24 Live application for the iPhone, French broadcaster France 24 said the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times around the world. Of all the free news applications available on iTunes, France 24 Live ranks among the top 10 worldwide; including in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Spain among others. Viewers can watch France 24 news either on demand or live through the app. The news follows similar findings from British broadcaster ITN, which release an iPhone app around the same time.

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