Is the Windows Mobile 7 Hype for Real?

Microsoft’s struggles with mobile are no secret. Worldwide smartphone marketshare for its Windows Mobile OS is estimated to be about 2 percent (Admob, May 2010), and MSFT just discontinued the Kin phone, weeks after launch. It would be easy to…

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More on eBay: The Mobile Angle

As my colleague Peter Krasilovsky notes below, eBay has rebranded its global classified company Kijiji as eBay Classifieds. Parallel with that announcement, the company has launched two new iPhone apps and some projections about the merchandise value it expects to…

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Love It or Hate It, Location Is Here to Stay

If you've been reading TechCrunch this week, you'll know (or be annoyed by repeated claims) that this year's SXSW conference will be all about location-based mobile apps. They've dubbed it the "location wars." Everyone is doing and thinking about location…

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Multiplied Media Poynts to the iPhone

Multiplied Media has announced that its flagship Poynt mobile search application is available now for the iPhone. The app so far has planted its stake on the BlackBerry with 2 million users -- indeed the top mobile local app for…

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Google Expands Mobile Pay-per-Call

In late January, Google launched a new pay-per-call program for mobile advertisers. It emphasized the opportunity for local advertisers that are more interested in driving phone calls than clicks (or those equally interested in both). Today it expands the program…

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ChaCha Gets More Local With Localeze

Mobile and online "questions" company ChaCha today has partnered with local search and listings provider Localeze. This primarily involves ChaCha's Web site (as opposed to mobile), and will insert deeper local business information around questions asked on the site. Specifically,15…

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