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mocoNews Quick Hits 07.26.2010

»  Samsung’s manufacturing delays causes HTC to switch to Sony’s display technology for its Droid Incredible. [InformationWeek]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 07.23.2010

»  White iPhone 4 is delayed again, and likely won’t be released until later this year. [Engadget]

»  Former Nokia (NYS…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.22.2010

»  Android phones are being pre-loaded with trial software and apps that can’t be deleted. [ars technica]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 07.21.2010

»  Nexus One phones are no longer available for purchase directly from Google (NSDQ: GOOG). [BGR]

»  Why iPhone game de…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.20.2010

»  Why the iPhone might not see a warm welcome in India. [Digits]

»  RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) enhances location-based BlackBerr…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.19.2010

»  With the World Cup over, what’s next for mobile TV? [FierceMobileContent]

»  Workers in Niger are now turning to mob…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.16.2010

»  Apple’s real Achilles heel. (Hint: It’s not the antenna issue.) [HBR]

»  4G data is likely to be capped in the futur…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.15.2010

»  HP’s Android tablet has been delayed. [DigitalDaily]

»  Samsung Vibrant (a.k.a. Samsung Galaxy S) is on sale now. [M…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.14.2010

»  Facebook is building its own mobile platform. [Mobile Entertainment]

»  Jumptap launches its new $4 million ad effor…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.12.2010

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) CTO John Donovan says the company “will move heaven and Earth” to improve its network. [MobileBeat]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 07.09.2010

»  Android users team up to prove they aren’t cheapskates, asking others to spend at least $5 per week on apps. [PCWorld]

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paidContent Quick Hits: Sun Valley Edition

Here’s a round-up of notable remarks and news tidbits coming out of Allen & Co.’s annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho:

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mocoNews Quick Hits 07.08.2010

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Kin memorial shuts down. [TechFlash]

»  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announces new Qwerty Android pho…

paidContent Quick Hits 07.08.2010

»  Yahoo’s potential to emerge the winner among giants like Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG). [John Battelle’s Searchblo…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.07.2010

»  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announces its new touchscreen smartphone. [MarketWatch]

»  Comparing the four generations of iP…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.06.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) studies users’ download habits to show more relevant ads. [Bloomberg]

»  The risks of 4G cellphon…

mocoNews Quick Hits 07.02.2010

»  Why Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) wants to be merely the technology provider — not the service provider — of FLO TV. [LightReading]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.30.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is looking to hire eight experienced antenna engineers. [TechCrunch]

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Qualco…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.29.2010

»  Verizon slashes price of Microsoft Kin to $29.99 from $49.99. [Fierce Mobile Content]

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) has made upg…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.28.2010

»  Pandora CTO Tom Conrad’s advice for ensuring app success. [GigaOm]

»  Mark Zuckerberg and Salesforce CEO Marc Beniof…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.25.2010

»  How Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android is winning over developers. [TechFlash]

»  Deciding between Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G and…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.24.2010

»  A good reason why Windows Phone 7 apps run in sandboxes and have to be certified. [MobileTechWorld]

»  Why the Droid…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.23.2010

»  An open letter to AT&T (NYSE: T) points out that though customer service representatives are often polite, they’re ultimately p…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.22.2010

»  Bing app adds visual scanning (for barcodes) and social integration. [MobileTechWorld]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Voice…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.21.2010

»  The case for the mobile browser. [GigaOm]

»  Locked-down Android, nickel and diming and five other ways AT&T (NYSE:…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.18.2010

»  Verizon CFO John Killian says the company will “probably” change its data plan pricing, “where it will not be totally unlimited…

paidContent Quick Hits 06.18.2010

»  Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin’s Facebook and Twitter postings are allegedly to blame for the Rainbow-Gothamist deal gone awry…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.17.2010

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) announced a re-branded, re-designed Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Captivate. With the same specs as the original…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.16.2010

»  Ten devices that shouldn’t have been released in 2010. [eWeek]

»  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid is, by far, the most po…

E3 Expo Quick Hits: Day Two

On day two of the E3 Expo, *Nintendo* and *Sony* took center stage. Below, some news and commentary that caught our attention:

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mocoNews Quick Hits 06.15.2010

»  AT&T’s servers have been overloaded by users trying to pre-order the iPhone 4. [iPhone Alley]

»  Now you can order A…

E3 Expo Quick Hits: Day One

E3 Expo’s first day was dominated by Microsoft’s many announcements; *Sony* and *Nintendo* will follow *Microsoft* with their own news tomor…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.14.2010

»  First apps started disappearing, now developers are reporting incorrect download counts on Android Market. [InfoWorld]

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paidContent Quick Hits 06.14.2010

»  Ben Horowitz, co-founder and partner of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, explains “second startup syndrome” is and how it affects s…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.11.2010

»  Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) says Flash will be on over half of all smartphones by the end of 2012. [Engadget]

»  Google (NSDQ…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.10.2010

»  Android SMS bug is causing messages to be sent to random recipients. [Geek.com]

»  Palm (NSDQ: PALM) clears one laws…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.09.2010

»  Without the iPhone, Verizon turns to plan B, deepening relationships with its allies. [WSJ]

»  Skobbler launches fre…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.08.2010

»  Updated apps are disappearing from the Android Market. [ReadWriteWeb]

»  Why the Apple-Google (NSDQ: GOOG) mobile ad…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.07.2010

»  Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G sales break records, outselling the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre and Samsung Instinct on their first three days. […

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.04.2010

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) blames Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) for inability to tether iPhone to iPad. [iPhone Alley]

»  Reports say Chine…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.03.2010

»  Could there be a mobile video chat revolution? [jkOnTheRun]

»  PC Mag charts the fastest mobile networks in 2010. [P…

mocoNews Quick Hits 06.02.2010

»  Why Jeff Jarvis thinks AT&T’s data plan change is cynical, even evil. [BuzzMachine]

»  RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) celebrates A…

mocoNews Quick Hits 6.1.2010

»  Best Buy is cutting the price of Microsoft’s Kin phones by $50 each — making the Kin One free with a two-year contract. [Micro…

paidContent Quick Hits 6.1.10

»  In his trademark ultra-systematic way, Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan walks through how a number of “mainstream” publicati…

mocoNews Quick Hits 5.28.10

»  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says mobile companies aren’t being clear enough in their billing procedures. [Bloomberg]

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paidContent Quick Hits 5.28.10

»  *Google* has launched a trading floor — complete with 30 employees — in order to get better returns from its $26.5 billion p…

paidContent Quick Hits 5.27.10

»  On the eve of the BookExpo America conference, Garrison Keillor argues that book publishing is “about to slide into the sea;” b…

paidContent Quick Hits 5.26.10

»  Sumner Redstone says he will “N-E-V-E-R” sell *Viacom* or *CBS*. [Reuters]

»  *Amazon* now has 12 percent of the dig…

mocoNews Quick Hits 5.25.10

»  Purina-owned pet community Petcentric is launching a new app for Blackberry users; there’s also a new version for the iPhone.…

paidContent Quick Hits 5.25.10

»  An interview with *Microsoft* E&D president Robbie Bach, who announced his retirement today. [TechFlash]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 5.24.10

»  FIFA hopes that mobile TV will boost the number of people in Africa who see this summer’s World Cup. [CNN]

»  Cellu…

paidContent Quick Hits 5.24.10

»  A plea for *Google* to provide more details on how it “mistakenly” collected personal data from Wi-Fi hot spots. [CNET]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 5.20.10

»  T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide goes on sale June 2. The Android phone will cost $179.99, after a rebate. [T-Mobile]

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paidContent Quick Hits 5.20.10

»  CNET co-founder Shelby Bonnie’s Whiskey Media has launched a new video site called Screened. [MediaBistro]

»  The Ph…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.19.2010

»  Twitter (finally) rolls out an iPhone app for users and even non-users of the microblogging service. [Twitter blog]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 05.18.2010

»  Intel’s Wireless Display technology could someday power your TV with smartphone content. [GigaOm]

»  Kindle for Andr…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.17.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) updates the Android Market site but there’s still no search and over-the-air downloads for apps. [TechCrunc…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.14.2010

»  Advertising’s future in mobile efforts looks promising. [Billboard]

»  What businesses should consider when explorin…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.13.2010

»  Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) responds to Steve Jobs’ rant about Flash. [CrunchGear]

»  The problem with Sprint’s plan for a 4G…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.12.2010

»  A newer version of the Gizmodo-found 4G iPhone surfaces in Vietnam. [Wired]

»  The Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Kin phone…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.11.2010

»  New deal lets Myxer sell Warner Music’s catalog of about 10,000 ringtones for $2.99 each. [LA Times Pop & Hiss]

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paidContent Quick Hits 05.10.2010

»  Obama says devices like iPads and Xboxes make information a “distraction” rather than a “tool of empowerment.” [NY Post]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 05.10.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), eBay (NSDQ: EBAY), Shazam and more firms cashing in on apps. [Mobile Entertainment]

»  The geolo…

paidContent Quick Hits 05.07.2010

»  Facebook users aren’t outraged about privacy issues — they’re thrilled with it, says the company’s director of developer netwo…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.07.2010

»  Bernstein Research estimates Apple’s iAd effort could reach $825 million this year. [Fierce Mobile Content]

»  A han…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.06.2010

»  Changing social norms for those under 25: 24 percent would text while on the toilet and 10 percent say its acceptable to text w…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.05.2010

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) is dropping more calls than ever — even though it’s spending $2 billion this year to improve its network. [Fort…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.04.2010

»  Ten reasons Apple’s 3G iPad isn’t worth the extra money. [eWeek]

»  The BlackBerry tablet may actually be real. [Bla…

mocoNews Quick Hits 05.03.2010

»  Career advice from Omar Hamoui, founder and CEO of AdMob, which is currently under government review for the acquisition by Goo…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.30.2010

»  Last week Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) reported the lost-and-found iPhone prototype stolen, sparking the investigation that led to author…

paidContent Quick Hits 04.30.2010

»  Apple’s shuttering of Lala could signal the upgrade to a web- or susbcription-based iTunes or perhaps, a means of combating Goo…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.29.2010

»  Acer will launch its full line of mobile internet devices by the end of May. [PCWorld]

»  Skyfire releases its 2.0 p…

paidContent Quick Hits 04.29.2010

»  LinkedIn adds a “follow company” button so users can more easily follow company profiles’ news and activity. [LinkedIn Blog]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 04.28.2010

»  iPhone users are downloading Opera Mini but not many of them are actually using it. [GigaOm]

»  Verizon and Vodafone…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.27.2010

»  T-Mobile is dropping overage charges on its 5GB data plan and will instead slow down data speeds of users who pass the limit. […

paidContent Quick Hits 04.27.2010

»  Ted Turner called his former Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) colleagues “dumb” for selling the company’s stake in Google (NSDQ: GOOG) t…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.26.2010

»  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is replacing Google’s location service with Skyhook’s in “much” of its Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android-based p…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.23.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhone has 72 percent of Japans’ smartphone marketshare. [BusinessWeek]

»  Lenovo may be a candid…

paidContent Quick Hits 04.23.2010

»  Demand Media SVP Steven Kydd hits back at comments that the company is a “content farm.” [International Symposium on Online Jou…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.22.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Maps 4.1 brings voice search to Windows Mobile and Symbian S60. [Mobile Tech World]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 04.21.2010

»  Apple’s early outlook for iAd doesn’t look stellar. [MediaPost]

»  Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) halts investment in iPhone-spe…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.20.2010

»  Apple’s new iPhone may have tons of important features, but it sure looks the same as the previous models. [Slate]

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paidContent Quick Hits 04.20.2010

»  Ten governments, including those of Canada, France, Germany and UK, sent an open letter to Eric Schmidt criticizing Google’s Bu…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.19.2010

»  Next generation iPhone — supposedly found a bar — has a front-facing video chat camera, flash on camera and improved display.…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.16.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) patents “Concert Ticket + ” so you no longer have to print tickets for concerts, theme parks and sporting ev…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.15.2010

»  Twitter plans for an official Android app. [TechCrunch]

»  Why platforms like iPhone and Twitter are becoming contro…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.14.2010

»  Following in Opera’s footsteps, Skyfire announced plans to build an iPhone browser too. [Pocket-lint]

»  Verizon V C…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.13.2010

»  Will Microsoft’s Zune integration eat away at Apple’s market share? [Information Week]

»  Twitter finally unveils it…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.12.2010

»  A 20-minute hands-on look with the Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Kin. [MobileTechWorld]

»  Eric Schmidt explains what Googl…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.09.2010

»  Why Nintendo isn’t worried about Apple’s new Game Center. [eWeek]

»  Charter (NSDQ: CHTR) Equity upgrades Nokia (NYS…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.08.2010

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will offer its Comes With Music service in China. [WSJ]

»  Best Buy has sold out of the iPad but A…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.07.2010

»  What will Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) do with its pile of cash? [The Source]

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) will try to seek a you…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.06.2010

»  Remember those creepy Palm (NSDQ: PALM) ads (or are you still trying to forget)? Amid lousy sales, Palm may be considering cutt…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.05.2010

»  How Palm’s marketing dropped the ball and how it plans to recover. [AdAge]

»  The OC Register launches app on iPhone…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.02.2010

»  Despite the cost, political campaigns try mobile. [ClickZ]

»  Currently in the works: 3D mobile touchscreens sans th…

mocoNews Quick Hits 04.01.2010

»  Verizon customers who buy a Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre and Palm Pixi will get the 3G Mobile Hotspot for free. [Engadget]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 03.31.2010

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) refreshes Ovi Store with easier access, reviews features and ratings system. [Nokia Conversations]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 03.30.2010

»  LinkedIn finally launches on BlackBerry, with ability to integrate with the stock BlackBerry calendar, contacts and messaging a…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.29.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) says its mobile service is partially blocked in China. [LAT]

»  The state of 4G technology. [ars…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.26.2010

»  Foursquare adds a new Windows Phone 7 feature: “hot spot” maps to show most popular places. [PocketGamer.biz]

»  How…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.25.2010

»  Digg has released its ad-supported iPhone app; the Android version is still in the works. [VentureBeat]

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paidContent Quick Hits 03.24.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Co-Founder Sergey Brin urges the U.S. to make China’s internet censorship a “high priority”. [Guardian]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 03.24.2010

»  MOTO Development Group did a touchscreen accuracy test using a robot; iPhone was the most accurate, closely followed by Nexus O…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.23.2010

»  Palm (NSDQ: PALM) laughs off reports from earlier today that it would be transitioning completely to the Android platform. [Eng…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.22.2010

»  Ten mobile technologies enterprises — including Bluetooth 4, location awareness and more — should watch out for and invest in…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.19.2010

»  The pros and cons of developing apps for Windows Phone 7. [InfoWorld]

»  Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie talks about Silve…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.18.2010

»  Several websites — particularly TheiPhoneAppReview.com and AppCraver.com — have been soliciting money from app developers in…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.17.2010

»  An app-happy world has one research firm tripling its projection for total U.S. app revenue in 2010 from $537 million to $1.6 b…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.16.2010

»  Actual Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPad sales may be higher than the estimates. [TheStreet.com]

»  Though BlackBerry is still…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.15.2010

»  Mog now offers unlimited downloads for $10 per month for Android and iPhone users. [VentureBeat]

»  Skinny, a web-ba…

paidContent Quick Hits 03.12.2010

»  Why Marc Andreessen’s idea that mainstream media companies should abandon their traditional businesses in favor of new media is…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.12.2010

»  Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) is working on a multi-fold device to be your cellphone, browser, apps interface, TV and of course, alarm…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.11.2010

»  Why retailers shouldn’t get caught up in the mobile barcode hype. [MediaPost]

»  In China, Motorola’s Android smartp…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.10.2010

»  MySpace (NYSE: NWS) says it’s the top social app on the Android platform and is the third most downloaded app overall on the An…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.09.2010

»  Google’s online-only availability for the Nexus One has yet to prove successful. [ZDNet]

»  Foursquare creates new a…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.08.2010

»  Jeff Smith, founder of apps developer Smule, explains why there’s no opportunity for profit on the Android platform. [PocketGam…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.05.2010

»  Why Android is difficult for developers to work with. [DroidDog]

»  New Bob Marley documentary will be first in a se…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.04.2010

»  So far, text-message donations to Chile pale in comparison to Haiti. The latter received $437,500 per hour, while the Chile ear…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.03.2010

»  Verizon confirmed that data service outage that affected east coast customers early this morning, blaming defective software at…

mocoNews Quick Hits 03.02.2010

»  Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) plans to buy back up to $3 billion of its shares and boost its dividend by 12 percent. [Bloomberg]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 03.01.2010

»  US group launches text message campaigns to help raise money for Chilean relief effort. [AFP]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 02.26.2010

»  How Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has lagged in the mobile game and how it plans to catch up. [Bloomberg]

»  Palm (NSDQ: PALM) C…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.25.2010

»  Why can’t PCs work more like iPhones? [Bits]

»  Details about how Microsoft’s Windows Phone Starter will work. [ZDNe…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.24.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Earth finally arrives on the company’s own OS, but unlike iPhone users, Android users won’t be able to load…

mocoNews Quick Hits 2.23.2010

»  A survey shows that pre-release demand for the iPad is greater than it was for the iPhone. [AllThingsD]

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paidContent Quick Hits 2.23.2010

»  An accord between Seattle’s two tech giants; *Amazon* and *Microsoft* are cross-licensing each others’s patent portfolios relat…

mocoNews Quick Hits 2.22.2010

»  An entrepreneur explains why he returned his *Palm* Pre Plus after owning it for just three weeks. [Silicon Alley Insider]

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paidContent Quick Hits 2.22.2010

»  MySpace’s new slogan — and new product strategy — reportedly will be “Discover and be Discovered.” Maybe Michael Arrington is…

mocoNews Quick Hits 2.21.2010

»  How smartphones are bogging down some wireless carriers. [ars technica]

»  Bye-bye, iBoobs: Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) remov…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.18.2010

»  With the release of Windows Phone 7 Series, Windows Mobile 6.5 is being renamed Windows Phone Classic. [MobileBeat]

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paidContent Quick Hits 02.18.2010

»  Social games company Zynga would be worth $3 billion if it went public, according to a study by SharesPost; it raised cash in D…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.17.2010

»  Why Opera Mini is five times faster than Safari on iPhone. [Engadget]

»  With HBO GO, Verizon FiOS subscribers can w…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.16.2010

»  Why Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is commonly used everywhere… except in the U.S. [VentureBeat]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) demos a…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.15.2010

»  Why the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), which plans to create standards enabling apps run on all platforms, is already…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.12.2010

»  Why Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) acquiring RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) would be a bad idea. [eWeek]

»  Android more than doubled its…

paidContent Quick Hits 02.12.2010

»  Bing rolled out an app that overlays Flickr photos on Bing Maps Streetside photos. (Don’t worry, it pulls from Flickr’s Creativ…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.11.2010

»  Shazam adds Last.fm so users can create internet radio stations using tagged music. [Mobile Entertainment]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 02.10.2010

»  MobileCoupons.com has created a free online coupon creator. Merchants can send their offers via iPhone and Android apps as well…

paidContent Quick Hits 02.10.2010

»  Columbia Journalism Review’s Megan Garber tweets from the Columbia J-School’s talk between New Yorker Editor David Remnick and…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.09.2010

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) have teamed up with Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek to better appeal to China,…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.08.2010

»  The iPad hasn’t even shipped yet and the predictions already have Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) cutting prices if sales are slow. [MarketB…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.05.2010

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Maps updates its Droid app to allow pinch-to-zoom. [Engadget]

»  Ever wish your iPhone could be…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.04.2010

»  Sirius XM (NSDQ: SIRI) launches BlackBerry app with all kinds of premium content except Howard Stern. [Business Insider]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 02.03.2010

»  Verizon launches sports games, apps and V CAST videos in time for the Super Bowl. [Release]

»  Skype is working on t…

mocoNews Quick Hits 02.02.2010

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will release version 3 of Symbian later this year, skipping version 2 altogether. [jkOnTheRun]

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paidContent Quick Hits 01.29.2010

»  Three million Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindles have been sold, according to an unidentified source — beating analysts’ expectations…

mocoNews Quick Hits 01.29.2010

»  T-Mobile Nexus One owners had a data outage this morning. [CNET]

»  The upcoming Samsung Galaxy 2 may have the featu…

mocoNews Quick Hits 01.27.2010

»  SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows Mobile is now in widescreen. [MobileTechWorld]

»  IDC predicts the Android OS will overt…

mocoNews Quick Hits 01.26.2010

»  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) says a “technical error” caused the Nexus One to show up on its site; it actually has no plans to carry th…

mocoNews Quick Hits 01.25.2010

»  Windows Mobile could be folded under Microsoft’s main Windows’ operation as a result of the company’s reorg. [The Register]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 01.22.2010

»  Windows Mobile developers say Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has yet to pay up. [ars technica]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is off…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.21.2010

»  Verizon’s new Palm (NSDQ: PALM) phones can turn themselves into WiFi hotspots. [Fierce Wireless]

»  First images of…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.20.2010

»  Forget the hype: Citigroup doesn’t think Google (NSDQ: GOOG) will sell many Nexus Ones. [MediaMemo]

»  Contrary to s…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.19.2010

»  AT&T (NYSE: T) promises it won’t screw up its network coverage during the Super Bowl. [Business Insider]

»  Google (…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.18.2010

»  Forget 2011. Now you can expect Windows Mobile 7 at the end of this year, and a preview of it at next month’s MWC. [Gizmodo.]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.15.2010

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak’s new favorite gadget is the Nexus One, but he’ll keep his iPhone for everyday use…

paidContent Quick Hits 1.15.2010

»  Bing is gaining market share at an accelerating rate. [TechCrunch]

»  Rob Glaser’s post-RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK) in…

paidContent Quick Hits 1.14.2010

»  Paper of the future? LG (SEO: 066570) Display has created the world’s largest flexible electronic-paper screen, about the size…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.14.2010

»  Details leak on the new BlackBerry Tour, Pearl and Curve smartphones, which will include optical trackpads and WiFi. [CIO]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 1.13.2010

»  Video comparisons of internet browsing on Google’s Nexus One vs. HTC’s HD2. [MobileTechWorld]

»  Whether they’re Tea…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.12.2010

»  Why you might be fooled into believing Windows Mobile 7 is delayed until 2011. [neowin.net]

»  The BlackBerry Curve…

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Why a Wal-Mart-Hulu deal would make sense. [MediaMemo]

Forrester Research says the technology sector will pick up this year. [Digits]

Goog…

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»  Judge dismisses RealNetworks’ antitrust claims against the movie industry. [ars technica]

»  Demand Media CEO Rosenb…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.11.2010

»  It looks like Windows Mobile 7 will be nothing like the Windows we know today. [PubCreativo]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG)…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.8.2010

»  As part of a promotion for the upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, users who take photos of barcodes appearing in *Time…

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»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) tries to expand in power — actual power — by seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Com…

paidContent Quick Hits 1.7.2010

»  At least one good thing out of the recession (at least for Silicon Valley): local startups snagged almost half of total VC fund…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.6.2010

»  For those who can’t bear to stop Tweeting even for a moment, Ford is adding a voice-activated service for Twitter messages and…

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»  What might Steve Ballmer do at CES to steal the spotlight from Apple’s tablet? [Good Morning Silicon Valley]

»  A wo…

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»  In the rock band’s latest digital music venture, Pearl Jam is now giving away a free song via iTunes – just Tweet one of their…

mocoNews Quick Hits 1.5.2010

»  In just two months, Apple’s App Store jumped to 3 billion downloads from 2 billion. [CNET]

»  Rogers Communications…

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»  China Mobile says it has no plans to buy instant messenger QQ creator TenCent. [WSJ]

»  Can Google (NSDQ: GOOG) leve…

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»  Twitter does a round of new hiring, including Bakari Brock, formerly an in-house lawyer at YouTube and Google (NSDQ: GOOG). [Lo…

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» Facebook was the #1 most-visited site on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year, beating Google.com for the first time. [RWW]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.29.09

»  An intricate look into *RIM* and the BlackBerry’s decade-long evolution. [Engadget]

»  *Glu Mobile* CTO Alex Galvag…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.28.09

»  TMZ confirms that it indeed set to launch a sports spin off early next year, as we had reported last week. [NYT]

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»  Rupert Murdoch wants to assure you that News Corp (NYSE: NWS). will do much better in 2010. [Reuters]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 12.23.09

»  Analysts discuss the impact that BlackBerry’s second outage in a week will have on the company’s reputation. [WSJ]

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paidContent Quick Hits 12.23.09

»  Pepsi will take its entire Super Bowl TV budget this year and spend it instead on a social media campaign. [ABC News]

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paidContent Quick Hits 12.22.09

»  It was *Google* — not Yelp — that pulled out of the two companies’ acquisition talks. [New York Times]

»  Hulu is…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.22.09

»  Some startups say the iPhone is more than just a cash machine for app developers … It’s the bridge to building “the next gene…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.21.09

»  Telefonica’s O2 is reportedly buying VOIP startup Jajah for $200 million; *Cisco* and *Microsoft* were also in the bidding. [Re…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.21.09

»  Yelp says no to Google’s $500 million-plus buyout offer. [TechCrunch]

»  Twitter will bring in $25 million from its…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.18.09

»  Veterans from Rivals.com and Scout.com are creating a site that will combine sports and Twitter and let fans follow news and sw…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.18.09

»  Just in case AT&T (NYSE: T) loses its exclusivity deal for the iPhone, Verizon is buttressing its network to prevent any heavy…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.17.09

»  A Missouri-based design firm is suing Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) over using the word Bing. [WSJ]

»  Facebook has created…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.17.09

»  Despite AT&T (NYSE: T) comments to the contrary, the carrier has spent less on network construction each quarter since the iPho…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.16.09

»  Is the Miami Herald asking for donations too subtly (and clumsily) on its website? [Steve Outing]

»  Bing’s search s…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.16.09

»  An increasing number of consumers this holiday season are checking traditional store prices against online prices using bar cod…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.15.09

»  AOL’s Advertising.com arm lost half of its Baltimore-based employees, including entire account teams, after they took voluntary…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.15.09

»  The iPhone has driven more people to use and adopt mobile TV. [Cellular News]

»  Smartphones will increase over the…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.14.09

»  Norway’s TeliaSonera is the first wireless carrier in the world to roll out 4G services. [Teliasonera]

»  The Suprem…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.14.09

»  According to Google’s Marissa Mayer, the seach company’s next innovation will revolve around language translation and social-ne…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.11.09

»  More than 80 percent of online video viewers will leave a site once a video begins to rebuffer. [NewTeeVee]

»  Young…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.11.09

»  CBS’s web and mobile sites will stream college-basketball games from the Big East, Big Ten and SEC conferences this season. [Fi…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.10.09

»  Leslie Moonves talks about his strategy for making CBS (NYSE: CBS) Local Media, the company’s hyperlocal play, pay off. [Variet…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.10.09

»  Foxconn has received orders from Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) for the next generation of iPhones. [Engadget]

»  Dell is trying…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.09.09

»  Time Warner believes it can get more revenue out of TMZ once it takes the site over from AOL (NYSE: TWX). [LA Times]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 12.09.09

»  The Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) Tablet will have a March or April launch. [Barron’s]

»  Citigroup raising its share-price for…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.08.09

»  3M is creating a division to develop and build projectors for mobile phones. [Into Mobile]

»  By 2014, over 300 mill…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.07.09

»  Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts (pictured) says that he’s all for online video growth, but will stop before “upset[ting…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.07.09

»  Is the iPod Touch Apple’s key to winning the mobile web wars? [GigaOm]

»  Fusion Garage renamed what was known as Mi…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.04.09

»  The FCC is asking why Verizon has doubled its early termination fees, following the lead of
some senators who have been poking…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.04.09

»  Combining the PlayStation Network’s content and Sony’s hardware is the key to overtaking Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) , says Howard Strin…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.03.09

»  The head of mobile app store GetJar believes 90% of app stores will fail in the next 12-18 months. [Mobile Entertainment]

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paidContent Quick Hits 12.03.09

»  YouTube is rolling out “Feather,” which lets users without optimal bandwidth or computing power stream video faster. [YouTube]…

paidContent Quick Hits 12.02.09

»  Googled author Ken Auletta and Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson debate what lies ahead for Google (NSDQ: GOOG). [New York Tim…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.02.09

»  Verizon’s attempt to sell media via its VCast store will be the major obstacle to bringing the iPhone to the carrier in 2010, a…

mocoNews Quick Hits 12.01.09

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is suing Samsung and six other LCD screen makers for collusion, claiming price fixing. [Bloomberg]

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paidContent Quick Hits 12.01.09

»  An exit interview with Mike Shaw, who is leaving his post as president of ABC’s ad sales and marketing. [AdAge]

»  W…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.30.09

»  A study by ABI Research shows that people want more multimedia content for portable devices, but don’t want to pay extra for it…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.30.09

»  Viewing search as a platform instead of a product helped Boston.com gain traction where there was none before. [Nieman Lab]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 11.25.09

»  German company Smartbook AG is trying to prevent media outlets and blogs from using the word “smartbook.” [TechCrunch]

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paidContent Quick Hits 11.25.09

»  LinkedIn’s CEO says an IPO is not in the company’s near-term plans. [Reuters]

»  The Toronto Star will shed 20 perce…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.24.09

»  Unlimited free calls plus a powerful graphics processor will make the Googlephone hard to beat. [Times UK]

»  Electr…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.24.09

»  News Corp (NYSE: NWS) cutting a deal with Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) for link exclusivity might run into some legal barriers. [Dail…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.23.09

»  The latest iPhone/AT&T (NYSE: T) rumor has the deal supposedly ending in June, changing subsidy costs paid out to Apple (NSDQ:…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.23.09

»  Although CNN’s grasp on the American cable news market has slipped, execs claim its worldwide audience makes it tops overall. […

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.20.09

»  Mobile ads aren’t a big hit with consumers. [MediaPost]

»  Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) like TomTom will hit t…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.20.09

»  The NYSE has formally alerted Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) that it has six months to get its stock price back above $1, or face bein…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.19.09

»  The iPhone store is processing five times more downloads than its Android counterpart. [PocketGamer]

»  Flurry is la…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.18.09

»  Iconix Brand Group, which has been in discussions to possibly buy Playboy (NYSE: PLA), is looking for a partner to take over Pl…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.18.09

»  South Korean regulators approved the iPhone, and it will be on either KT Corp. or SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) Co.’s network. [Google…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.18.09

»  Even though they are now partners, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is trying to outbid Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) for search partners. [TBI]

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paidContent Quick Hits 11.17.09

»  How the Boston Celtics are using their Facebook app for market research. [ClickZ]

»  News Corp (NYSE: NWS) readers a…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.17.09

»  AdMob is adding interactive ad units to its videos on the iPhone. [AdMob]

»  Thieves made off with several thousand…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.16.09

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is about to integrate its Fast Flip into Google News. [Search Engine Land]

»  Time.com launched…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.16.09

»  Foursquare is releasing its API code for developers. [TechCrunch]

»  Initial numbers suggest the Droid has sold a q…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.13.09

»  Hearst reportedly tried to use some of its billion-dollar aquisition fund to buy Gawker’s Kotaku. [TBI]

»  The BBC i…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.12.09

»  GameStop is making digital download add-ons of game purchases a big part of its future. [Variety]

»  Pharmaceutical…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.12.09

»  Qualcomm’s new smartphone chip has broken the gigahertz barrier. [GigaOm]

»  Developing iPhone apps has become the h…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.11.09

»  The MPAA has managed to have a town to disconnect its Muni-WiFi because of an unauthorized movie download. [TechDirt]

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paidContent Quick Hits 11.11.09

»  Publishers are dropping the ball by not helping users find content via alerts. [Poynter]

»  Creditors will force MGM…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.10.09

»  LinkedIn is partnering with Twitter, so that LinkedIn members can send out their status updates on Twitter and vice versa. [Lin…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.10.09

»  *Sprint* signs on as a cross-platform sponsor of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. The campaign includes banner ads, a mobile…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.9.09

»  Looks like ad pages at some magazines will actually be up this quarter. [MediaWeek]

»  On the heels of its funding r…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.9.09

»  Talk about a marketing blitz: *Verizon* and *Motorola* will spend $100 million before the year’s out to promote Droid. [AdAge]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.6.09

»  Martin Cooper, who is credited with developing the first cell phone and making the first wireless call — in 1973 — says phone…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.6.09

»  *Ancestry.com* shares jumped five percent on their first day of trading, although they’re down a tad today. [Associated Press]…

paidContent Quick Hits 11.05.09

»  Nikki Finke reports that Oprah Winfrey will be taking her show to her OWN channel in 2011, leaving CBS (NYSE: CBS), ABC and Son…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.05.09

»  MetroPCS’s profit margin grew, but its subscriber growth flattened. [FierceWireless]

»  Will AT&T (NYSE: T) ship a $…

paidContent Quick Hits: 11.04.09

»  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) is considering a deal that would make College Humor part of Ben Silverman’s new entertainment company. [AdAge]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.04.09

»  Foursquare is branching out into 15 European cities. [The Next Web]

»  Why Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) should partner with Sp…

paidContent Quick Hits: 11.03.09

»  The latest in the online battle over hardcover books: Target and Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) raise their prices, while Wal-Mart (NYSE:…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.03.09

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) lets slip in an FCC filing that Google Voice has 1.4 million subscribers. [CommsDay]

»  Pizza Hu…

mocoNews Quick Hits 11.02.09

»  Nokia’s EVP of services, Niklas Savander, talks about the Ovi store. [CNET]

»  Listening to the radio via cellphones…

paidContent Quick Hits: 11.02.09

»  Imagining life after all media companies have put up a paywall. [AdAge]

»  The fall TV season has given a lift to vi…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.30.09

»  Marvel (NYSE: MVL) signs a deal to bring its titles to the iPhone. [Wired]

»  Bing’s mobile site is now live. [Bing]…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.30.09

»  International-news start-up GlobalPost is already generating $1 million in revenue in its first year. [Nieman Lab]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 10.29.09

»  The rise in legal challenges to Android is the latest proof of Google’s dominance. [CNET]

»  What percentage of smar…

paidContent Quick Hits 10.28.09

»  Apple’s ad budget is half-a-billion dollars. [Brainstorm Tech]

»  Young entrepreneurs are just fine, but Union Squar…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.28.09

»  Conde Nast is following up its upcoming $2.99-per-issue GQ iPhone app with a travel-themed app under its Concierge.com banner.…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.27.09

»  *Google* will now let cell phone owners use *Google* Voice with their existing phone numbers. [Google]

»  *Apple* sa…

paidContent Quick Hits 10.27.09

»  The sale of the Chicago Sun-Times to a group led by investment banker James Tyree is complete. [Chicago Sun-Times]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 10.26.09

»  The number of Android-based apps is growing rapidly. [GigaOm]

»  Are AT&T’s data-congestion problems self-inflicted?…

paidContent Quick Hits 10.26.09

»  NYT’s Bill Keller may have let slip that his paper is working on content for the new Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) tablet. [Gawker]

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paidContent Quick Hits: 10.23.09

»  Eric Schmidt says the rise of Chinese as the dominant language, and amazingly fast internet speeds will be the main stories ove…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.22.09

»  Verizon (NYSE: VZ) CEO Ivan Seidenberg says Net Neutrality could hinder the economic growth potential of the internet. [CNET]…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.22.09

»  The HTC Hero is a smash hit in Europe and Asia. [Android Central]

»  After its profit dropped for the first time in…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.21.09

»  In the next five years, the number of people using mobile money transfer services will surpass half a billion, according to one…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.21.09

»  Windows 7 has beaten Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the top-grossing, pre-selling title on Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) UK. [TG…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.20.09

»  What book publishers can learn from the new crop of online gaming companies. [Publishing Perspectives]

»  Who deserv…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.20.09

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is planing to make its own Android-based phone rather than partner with an outside manufacturer. [The Stree…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.19.09

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is trying to regain its footing in the U.S. market, where its marketshare has dropped by a factor of five, to…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.19.09

»  How BusinessWeek’s ad-sales team can help Bloomberg LP reach new markets. [AdAge]

»  Friendster is planning to add v…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.15.09

»  Earnings fallout at Nokia (NYSE: NOK), as the company makes some management changes, and Moody’s and RBS downgrade the stock. […

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.16.09

»  A profile of Hulu that looks at whether it can save traditional TV. [Fast Company]

»  Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wi…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.15.09

»  Analyzing what the internet has done (good and bad) to the publishing and news industries. [McKinsey & Company]

»  T…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.15.09

»  In a leaked report, Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) concludes that its networking division will have to cut expenses in half to keep up w…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.14.09

»  Will EA buy social gaming companies Zynga or Playdom? [Inside Social Games]

»  Sales of virtual goods from videogame…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.13.09

»  The audio and transcript of the AP’s Tom Curley’s Hong Kong speech where he spoke about the “oversupply” of news online. [Niema…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.13.09

»  The auto market will fuel the app market for a long time. [GigaOm]

»  According to a new report, mobile ad revenues…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.12.09

»  The Federal Government has $4 billion in broadband stimulus money to give out — but has $28 billion in requests. [AP]

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paidContent Quick Hits: 10.12.09

»  Sky Songs is going after iTunes in the UK. [paidContent:UK]

»  The newest cause for Jason Calacanis: outing angel gr…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.08.09

»  With its high data usage, AT&T (NYSE: T) doesn’t break even with an iPhone user until the 17th month of a 24-month contract. [C…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.09.09

»  Did Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) hand over the names of 20,000 protesters to the Iranian government to get the ban on the site lifted? [Z…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.08.09

»  First Round Capital’s Christine Herron looks at the numbers that built MINT.com. [Christine.Net]

»  Is Google’s trea…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.08.09

»  Why Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) should buy RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) to help Windows Mobile. [TeleCompetitor]

»  The upgrades to G…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.7.09

»  Has the curiosity surrounding Bing worn off? [Marketing Pilgrim]

»  Facebook is playing around with new layouts. [Th…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.07.09

»  Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney says that by 2012, Android will be the second-most-popular mobile platform. [Electronista]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 10.06.09

»  Support for Project Pink, Microsoft’s cellphone program, seems to be waning. [WM Experts]

»  NYC is looking for app…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.6.09

»  First there were ISPs, then aggregators. Now lots of people are mining social media for new content. [Nielsen]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 10.05.09

»  Vonage is releasing a mobile version of its phone service for iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerries that will allow international…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.02.09

»  It’s only a matter of time before Android brings the iPhone back to Earth. [AdAge]

»  Rising competition in the pre-…

mocoNews Quick Hits 10.01.09

»  Women, teens and seniors helped drive July’s 34% year-over-year bump in mobile web traffic. [Neilsen]

»  Was Apple’s…

paidContent Quick Hits: 10.1.09

»  Sharon Waxman talks to AdAge’s Simon Dumenco about her site, The Wrap. [AdAge]

»  A comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) study look…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.30.09

»  Barry Diller talks to Katie Couric about the “myth” of free internet. [CBS News]

»  Why the FCC wants a $350 billion…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.30.09

»  Mobile broadband has created new telecom consumers — but also left these companies’ networks overloaded. [Yahoo]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 9.29.09

»  After its battle with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Palm (NSDQ: PALM) is promoting Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) as its music vendor of choice. [Re…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.29.09

»  Why Google’s 2007 purchase of YouTube may turn out to be one of the savviest M&A deals of all time. [Watch Mojo]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 9.28.09

»  Pre-paid wireless is growing rapidly on the business-use side as well. [Telephony Online]

»  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.28.09

»  Can Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) or Google (NSDQ: GOOG) win the $7.25-million contract to replace Los Angeles’s outdated e-mail syste…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.25.09

»  Clearwire (NSDQ: CLWR) is one of many companies trying to get grant money to bring wireless internet access to “underserved com…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.24.09

»  The *Palm* Pre trails only the iPhone 3G S in “mindshare” among mobile-phone users. [Engadget Mobile]

»  The FCC is…

paidContent’s Quick Hits 9.24.09

»  Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is advising San Fransisco mayor Gavin Newsom on the city’s planned government-data site DataS…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.23.09

»  Skype has made deals with Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO), Shoretel and SIPfoundry to solidify its entry into the telephony business. [GigaO…

paidContent’s Quick Hits 9.23.09

»  The Author’s Guild and Association of American Publishers want more time to amend the book-scanning settlement with Google (NSD…

paidContent’s Quick Hits 9.22.09

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»  The de-centralization of information is what…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.22.09

»  Barnes & Noble’s B&N Bookstore and B&N eReader applications are big hits, selling a combined one million-plus downloads. [Deale…

mocoNews quick hits 09.18.09

»  Jill Braff, *Glu* Mobile’s SVP of publishing, gets deep into the company’s ongoing executive shuffle — including the loss of f…

paidContent Quick Hits 9.18.09

»  *Microsoft* SVP Yusuf Mehdi met with *AOL* CEO Tim Armstrong this week. Could Bing replace *Google* Search on AOL? [Business In…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.17.09

»  Over RIM’s objections, the Canadian government has signed off on the sale of Nortel assets to Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC). [Globe And…

paidContent Quick Hits 9.17.09

»  Microsoft’s content guru Ross Honey says bringing original content to the Xbox Live isn’t a top priority. [NewTeeVee]

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paidContent Quick Hits: 9.16.09

»  WSJ.com is launching “The News Hub,” a business-news broadcast over its sister sites, WSJ.com, Barrons.com, Marketwatch.com, Do…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.15.09

»  Pre-paid carrier Metro PCS is looking to launch an LTE Network in late 2010. [GigaOm]

»  The Taiwan Economic News is…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.15.09

»  A third of the new subcribers to Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) are, in fact, return subscribers — and many them are coming back specifi…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.14.09

»  *Sony* *Ericsson* is trying to catch up with Nokia’s Comes With Music offering by releasing its PlayNow Plus in the Netherlands…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.14.09

»  Some blog networks are finding the ad revenue that has been eluding print publications. [NY Times]

»  Ever since MyS…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.11.09

»  Ford Motors is the first car to endorse a proposed federal ban on texting. Under the bill, states who didn’t comply get their…

paidContent Quick Hits 9.11.09

»  The Justice Department is using an even finer toothed comb to check out specifics in the Yahoo-Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) deal. [Al…

mocoNews Quick Hits 09.10.09

»  Music streaming service Pandora has finally dropped its reservations about the Android operating system and launched an Android…

paidContent's Quick Hits 9.10.09

»  News Corp (NYSE: NWS). COO Chase Carey says that Hulu needs to add paid content to free streaming to stay alive. [Bloomberg]

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mocoNews Quick Hits 9.09.09

»  Carriers are snatching up Android phones as fast as makers can churn them out. [WSJ]

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) may soon…

paidContent's Quick Hits 9.09.09

»  Credit Suisse — which said in April that YouTube was on track to lose $470 million this year — now says YouTube will actually…

paidContent Quick Hits 9.08.09

»  Has Zagat moved too slowly to create its online brand, giving sites like Yelp and Chowhound an openingt? [NY Post]

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mocoNews quick hits 09.04.09

»  Let *Apple* get the hype. Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu reveals that the *RIM* has been quietly working on its own deal to crac…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.4.09

»  Music websites in China — including *Google* and *Baidu*, which both offer users links to tracks — will have to get approval…

mocoNews Quick Hits 09.3.09

»  Sixty-five million people are using Facebook on their cell phones, up from 20 million only eight months ago. [Facebook Blog]

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paidContent Quick Hits: 9.03.09

»  First search goes to *Microsoft* … now *Yahoo* is offshoring the tech infrastructure for its News division to Taiwan. [All Th…

paidContent Quick Hits: 9.02.09

»  Popular Science has decided not to charge for its digital magazines anymore after its first offering, the Pop Sci Genius Guide,…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.02.09

»  Windows Mobile users can now use AT&T’s 20,000 hotspots nationwide for free. [JK On The Run]

»  A look at the inside…

mocoNews Quick Hits 9.01.09

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