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A brief guide to tech lobbyists in Europe

Internet companies spend a lot of money lobbying governments to try and get what they want — and nowhere is the picture more complex than Europe. Here’s a quick look at who pulls the strings at federal and national levels.

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Six security dangers Web startups should know and how to counter them

Rapid growth phases at startups are invariably accompanied by an escalating number of attacks and the need to respond to those, as we’ve seen with sites like Facebook, Twitter and many other web-based companies. This research note discusses the many forms in which security attacks can arrive, from insecure user accounts to malware and spammers. It also provides advice and tips on how companies and developers can deal with and prevent these attacks in the future, to ensure the best safety for their businesses and Web offerings.

OpenDNS and Google team to speed up the web

A few million Americans may find their YouTube requests get delivered faster on Tuesday as Google, OpenDNS, VeriSign and several content delivery networks announce Global Internet Speed Up effort. It’s another way to make content routing at the edge of the network smarter.

OpenID Has Big New Friends

Digital minimalists got a big lift this morning when Microsoft, Google, VeriSign and IBM all said they’d begin supporting OpenID, the open-source…

Verisign Earnings Call — Follow-Up

The Verisign earnings call for the company’s third quarter results has given some insight into its business. As mentioned in our previous pi…

Nokia Content Discoverer

Nokia is continuing to use content to differentiate its handsets from competing brands (both handset brands and telcos). It has launched the…

Jamster Joins British Advertising Board

This is…funny. Jamster, the company responsible for the controversial “Crazy Frog” advertisements of last year, has joined the advertising…

Jamba’s FIFA Plans

Jamba (the German version of Jamster) has launched some FIFA World Cup initiatives…SMS and MMS alerts, along with Playoff from Mobile Ente…

@ FT Mobile: The Music Bit

[by Jemima Kiss] — EMI’s prediction is that global revenue from digital platforms will grow from less than one per cent in 2003 to 25 per c…

The Ringtone Czar, Jamster’s Vernon Irvin

A profile of Vernon Irvin, exec VP at Verisign, heading the Jamster business. The mobile content service made about $600 million in revenues…

Reaction to the Verisign-M-Qube Deal

Some analyst and online reactions are trickling in..if you are an analyst and want to be included here, let me know:
— JP Morgan Equity Res…

VeriSign Acquires m-Qube For $250 Million

In yet another big move, VeriSign has acquired mobile content company m-Qube for about $250 million. m-Qube sells software and services for…

Jamba To Enter Subscription Music Market

Jamba — the European version of Verisign-owned Jamster — is planning to offer a subscription music service from the 1st of May. It will st…

More Details On Jamster Full-Track Download

Late last year Jamster announced plans to move into full-track downloads…there’s some more details here. It’s set to launch in the UK and…

VeriSign To Acquire 3united Mobile Solutions

Verisign is making another acquisition in the mobile world, buying Austrian company 3united Mobile Solutions ag (3united), based in Vienna.…

Crazy Frog Killed The Ringtone Star

Misleading advertising which caused consumers to sign up to subscription services when they thought they were making a one-off purchase have…

Jamster To Offer Full-Track Downloads

Jamster is planning to sell full-track music, although whether that will be on a pay-per-download program or its notorious subscription serv…

Jamster Rebrands

Jamster has embarked on “a new global brand campaign, simplified subscription plans and an industry- first parental control service”. This i…

VeriSign Unveils Wireless Commerce Suite

Verisign has continued its move into the mobile market with the launch of “VeriSign Wireless Commerce Suite, a set of turnkey back-office se…

Response To The Jamster Moratorium

Jamster has issued a response to the recent adjudication by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency restricting Jamster ads until after 9pm. T…

Jamster Ads Restricted To Post 9PM

Jamster has lost an attempt to prevent UK advertising watchdong, the Advertising Standards Authority, from “publishing a scathing adjudicati…

Jamster Provides Blocking Service

Jamster has introduced a new service dubbed ‘Guardian’, which “allows parents to enter a mobile phone number onto a Jamster! web site to pre…

Devil Darts

I had to put this in….Jamster is offering a mobile darts game developed by Touchlink Mobile…the twist being that you can take pictures w…

Jamster Offers Ringtones Via Red Button

Jamster has become the first TV advertiser in the UK to allow viewers to preview a selection of ringtones by pressing the red button on thei…

Verisign’ Mobile Division Undervalued

So says Drew Brosseau, an SG Cowen analyst who covers the software and services company. The core VeriSign business is worth $21 to $22 a sh…

VeriSign’s Story Through Ringtones

BusinessWeek has a very good video collage of ringones from Jamba and Jamster over the years…Crazy Frog, Jamster Rats, Mr. Chaos, Sweety,…

VeriSign’s New Personality

Just how hip is VeriSign, and just how brilliant was its Jamba acquisition? The answer to both questions is “very”, according to BusinessWee…

Verisign Shares Fall On Mobile Revenue Warning

Verisign is once again the victim of high expectations…”on Wednesday reported a quarterly net profit that almost doubled from a year earli…

Crazy Frog In 3D?

DDD (Dynamic Digital Depth) has signed a deal with Jamster to convert images from Jamsters content library from 2D to 3D at its own expense,…

VeriSign’s New Target: Consumers

Verisign has its fingers in a lot of pies, but all the businesses have a common need for huge databases that are easily accessible. Verisign…

Ringtone News

Ringtones Promote Pet Care Products: Purina, which sells pet care products, has put up five ringtones on its website, including “cat and dog…

Crazy Frog Leaps To Playstation

Crazy Frog appears to be infecting people with his craziness…Digital Jesters has landed the deal to convert Crazy Frog to a Playstation ga…

Crazy Frog Just The Beginning For Jamster

Word to the wise? Jamster’s just getting started. After an ad-blitz of the Crazy Frog followed by a run of the tune to the top of the single…

Did Jamster Kill Ringtones?

In article about the ringtone market in Australia falling due to saturation and new MP3 player phones, the real gems are towards the bottom.…