Australia & new zealand

India Ad Net Komli Buys PostClick

Indian ad net Komli Media has acquired Australian online rep firm PostClick. The deal is intended to expand Komli’s reach across the Asia Pa…

Telstra Launches Customizable User Interface

Australian incumbent Telstra has launched a new mobile user interface that allows users to customize their phone’s home screen and reduce th…

Vodafone Australia Merges With 3 Australia

Vodafone Australia and Hutchison’s 3 Australia have announced the intention to merge operations to form a single mobile-only company. The ne…

Jumbuck Acquires Plutolife For $3.7 Million

Australian mobile content firm Jumbuck (ASX: JMB) scooped up Plutolife AS, another mobile social networking company, in an acquisition value…

Yahoo Signs Five More Mobile Search Deals

Yahoo said today it has added five more partners to the list of carriers that uses its mobile search, bringing the total over the last 18 mo…

Mobile Data Services Picking Up: Survey

Mobile data services are picking up — at least in Australia, according to the results of a survey of 949 Australians. The survey found an i…

Foxtel Betting On Mobile TV

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel is getting excited over mobile TV — the companies Foxtel by Mobile service runs over Telstra’s Next-G net…

Rich Frank Invests In Hyperfactory, Joins Board

Former TV Academy president Rich Frank has invested in New Zealand-based mobile advertising company Hyperfactory, and also joined its board.…

Digital Radio To Launch In Australia In 2009

Australian radio industry group Commercial Radio Australia is planning a commercial trial of digital radio next year in preparation for the…

Australians Locked Out Of MySpace Mobile Web

That didn’t take very long… the free-for-all ad-funded MySpace Mobile page announced on monday is no longer accessable from Australia. It…

NineMSN Banking On Mobile Advertising For Growth

Tony Faure, the CEO of NineMSN (the Australian JV between Microsoft and Channel 9) has predicted that “snackable” mobile content would quick…

Mobile TV Techonology Will Be Region Specific

IMS Research has made the (fairly safe) prediction that mobile TV technologies will be very regional in coming years. So, by 2011, 60 percen…

Telstra Launches BigPond TV On 3G

Australian incumbent Telstra has launched BigPond TV — a mobile TV for its Next G 3G customers. If there’s one thing that can be said about…

@ Mobile Content World

I’m at Mobile Content World Australasia 2007 in Sydney, where I chaired the first day. It has been one of the best conferences I’ve been to…

Loop Mobile Oversubscribes For IPO

Mobile social networking company Loop Mobile has said that its initial public offering was oversubcribed at the maximum level of AU$5 millio…

Voeveo Signs Deal With CD Baby

New Zealand mobile content marketplace Voeveo has signed a deal with online independant music vendor CD Baby which will mean “users virtuall…

MTV Australia Launches User-Generated Channel

MTV Australia has launched a new pay television station that allows viewers to upload their own content via mobile phone or internet which w…

Murdoch Praises Times Online

Rupert Murdoch is happy with his company’s online efforts, particularly the London Times. “The outstanding example is the London Times. In g…

Virgin Australia Launches Games Portal

Virgin Mobile Australia has launched a games portal for its customers. As well as the games it offers a personalized display, a point-based…

Aussie TigerSpike Signs $250K Deal With DMGT

Australian company TigerSpike has signed a deal with British publishing giant DMGT to manage the mobile efforts of its free paper Metro — t…

NRL Sues Telstra Over Lack Of Payment

Last month Telstra sued its business partners for showing too much footage of the Australian National Rugby League when it had the online ri…

Optus Signs Fairfax For Business Content

Australia’s second largest mobile carrier Optus (6.68 million users) has signed a deal with publisher Fairfax for business and finance conte…

Plus SMS Recovers, Plans Move To Austin, Texas

New Zealand SMS-marketing company Plus SMS (NZX: PLS) has apparently turned around its fortunes after finishing legal proceedings against fo…

Qantas Plans On-Board Mobile Phone Trial

Australian airline Qantas has announced plans to trial mobile phone use in a single plane, and is likely to extend it to all aircraft if it…

Telstra Fails To Stop Fox Showing NRL Footage

In Australia, Telstra has failed to win an injunction against Fox Sports to stop its website showing clips of National Rugby League (NRL) ma…

Australia’s DVB-H Mobile TV Trials

Pay media platform provider Irdeto Access (part of Naspers group) will run a mobile TV trial in Sydney using one of two spare TV channels to…

Telstra Suing Partners Over Digital Rights

Telstra, which signed a sponsorship deal with the National Rugby League (NRL) for AU$90 million (US$72 million) back in March, is suing Fox…

Telstra In No Hurry On Mobile TV

Australian incumbent Telstra is adopting a “wait-and-see” approach to mobile TV, writes AP via AustralianIT. Justin Milne, the managing dire…

Telstra Signs $70 Million NRL Deal

Australian incumbent Telstra has signed a deal with the National Rugby League (NRL) worth AU$90 million (US$70.6 million) over six years. Th…

Earnings: Jumbuck Sales Revenue Up 24.3 Percent

Jumbuck Entertainment (ASX: JMB) headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has announced its results for the second half of 2006. Market revenu…

10K New Zealanders Watch Sky Mobile TV

Vodafone New Zealand is showing Sky TV on its mobile service, eight channels for NZ$2.50 (US$1.76) per week. Reportedly over 10,000 customer…

Telstra May Go For IPTV, Avoid Spectrum Auction

Telstra is considering launching a TV service for both fixed and mobile networks, according to Australian IT. There’s no quoted sources, but…

Telstra Plans Wide And Fast 3G Network

Australian encumbent Telstra has flicked the switch on its latest upgrade to its NextG network, which will see theoretical mobile speeds hit…

NZ Website For Mobile Content Marketplace

Geekzone notes a New Zealand website has been launched that lets mobile content producers sell directly to consumers, serving the function o…

MobileActive Earnings — pSMS Up 139 Percent

Australian mobile content company MobileActive has released its preliminary second half results (audited results will be released at the end…

SingTel Q4 Earnings — Mobile Divisions Up

Singaporean telco SingTel has released its Q4 results, reports AP via TelecomAsia. Profit rose 13 percent year-on-year, from S$882 million (…

Online Ad Rates-Cutting Costs in Australia

Kinda confusing story, but turns out in Australia, major online publishers have slashed their advertising rates by up to 60 per cent on vast…