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My husband often jokes that he married me for the gadgets. When we first met, this certainly wasn't the case—I was a literary scout, and my booty consisted of manuscripts of forthcoming books (exciting stuff only to those of us eternally on the lookout for a great read). Not long afterward, however, he did fall in love with me (or my job) all over again: I joined the team at EMedia magazine, where we reviewed exciting emerging technologies, such as CD and DVD burners; and a variety of related technologies, such as different types of surround sound.

Posted Feb 19, 2009

SurfKitchen has announced the SurfKit Mobile Internet Platform.

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Google and Amazon announced they are making more e-books available on mobile phones.

Posted Feb 09, 2009

Bebo, a social media network, announced the launch of Bebo Open Mobile, a new global partnership program which will offer the mobile industry a suite of tools to provide their customers access to the Bebo social networking experience.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

The Financial Times launched a new version of the FT.com website optimized for mobile devices that uses Bango's mobile analytics to provide an understanding of the traffic to the site and track responses to marketing initiatives.

Posted Jan 30, 2009

OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization, has launched a pilot program to make collections from libraries visible through mobile devices. OCLC has also released the new NetLibrary Media Center, a full-featured desktop application that allows library patrons to search, manage, transfer, and listen to downloadable eAudiobooks.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Technology providers who not only recognize the necessity and difficulty of the local and global content marketplace, but are there to help: From analytics to location awareness, content management to translation management, translation services to language specific search solutions, there are a range of solutions that will enable organizations to adapt to the needs of the new consumer.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

The arrival of Android and the remarkable success of the Apple iPhone have encouraged consumers to explore the mobile internet in record numbers. However, the new interest in mobile content and services is not limited to the 10-plus million consumers who are fortunate enough to own a high-end mobile device. Recent stats show that consumers—even those with low-end devices—are beginning to explore the wealth of content and apps at their fingertips. This shift in user behavior dovetails well with another trend sweeping the mobile content space...

Posted Jan 19, 2009

Hoover's, Inc. and its parent company D&B, a provider of global business information, tools, and commercial insight, launched a new mobile product line.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Quickoffice, Inc., a provider of mobile office productivity software, announced the release of MobileFiles Pro, the first application to include editable Office functionality for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

HungryMobile, a mobile industry consultancy, announced the launch of Opinions in Mobile, an online knowledge-sharing platform that features executives, leaders, and luminaries from companies in the mobile services and entertainment industry.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

AccuWeather.com announced that it has launched a new Location-aware application for iPhone.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

Dow Jones & Company announced its new Dow Jones Mobile: Sales Triggers application for iPhone and iPod Touch is available on the Apple App Store.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Ignite Technologies, Inc., a provider of Enterprise Content Delivery Solutions, announced version 7.0 for the Ignite Content Delivery Solution.

Posted Dec 09, 2008

Publishing Technology plc, a provider of online systems, software, and supply-chain services to information providers and publishers, announced IngentaConnect mobile, a new trial product that allows subscribers to read articles and abstracts on their mobile devices.

Posted Dec 09, 2008

Clearwire announced that it has completed a transaction with Sprint Nextel Corporation to combine wireless internet businesses.

Posted Dec 02, 2008

Take a closer look at ChangingWorlds, Ltd., one of the 12 companies that inspired the most banter among the EContent 100 judges during the voting process.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

The emergence of empowered consumers, the advance of so-called digital natives, and the abundance of applications designed to give consumers more control over how they create, access, and enjoy content have transformed publishing and content creation.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

Paragon Software Group, a technology developer for mobile devices and desktop PCs, launched the Merriam-Webster's dictionaries for iPhone and iPod touch users.

Posted Nov 11, 2008

AccuWeather.com announced the launch of a service that will make deeper AccuWeather.com information accessible on BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM).

Posted Oct 31, 2008

Safari Books Online, a provider of an on-demand digital library including books and videos for technology and business professionals, announced the mobile integration of Safari Bookbag, giving users the ability to download a chapter and full book PDFs to the iPhone and iPod touch.

Posted Oct 28, 2008

Hoover's, Inc. and its parent company D&B, a provider of global business information, tools, and commercial insight, announced the first two releases within a new mobile product line - Hoover's Mobile, a browser-based application, and Hoover's MobileSP, a device-enabled application.

Posted Oct 24, 2008

When Andrew Bud—an outspoken voice in the mobile content industry and executive chairman and co-founder of mobile transaction network mBlox, a company connecting content providers and mobile operators at the heart of the off-portal experience—waved his arms and declared that mobile content was "boring," "stale," and "sorely in need of a rethink" during a recent industry conference in London, you could feel the shock waves.

Posted Oct 15, 2008

Paragon Software Group, a software developer and content provider for mobile devices and desktop PCs, has launched The Talking English Dictionary for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

News Corporation and VeriSign, Inc. announced the sale of VeriSign's minority share of the mobile entertainment joint venture to News Corporation for approximately $200 million.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

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