iPhone on pre-paid?

If the rumour that T-Mobile is in the front line to take the iPhone in Europe then the new rumour that the Apple iPhone will also be available on a pre-paid contract is pretty interesting. The Boygeniusreport.com says they got a few screen shots sent to them which show internal AT&T account codes showing the iPhone available to Pay As You Go subscribers with AT&T in the US. This would

Pandora goes mobile in the US

The online personalised music streaming service Pandora has signed a deal with US carrier Sprint to be pre-installed or downloaded to handsets. Pandora and other web broadcasters have been heavily hit by recent increases in the licensing fees for web broadcasters in the US. Pandora has also had to stop streaming outside the US. The new Sprint venture means a badly needed extra revenue stream on top of advertising. Pandora

German Twitter clone funded as Germany goes micro-blogging mad

German investors the Samwer brothers have invested an undisclosed amount in Twitter clone Frazr.com, reports alarmclock europe, following a story from a German trade title. Germans are really taking to micro-blogging via SMS using Wamadu, Faybl, 1you, Sloggen, and Partnr.de. Does Germany really need five Twitter clones? Most were launched in March/April. You decide…

T-Mobile to offer live music gigs

T-Mobile is partnering with ARTISTdirect.com, an independent music site, to improve its music and video download offering to mobiles and allows users to access content from live music events and gigs. Customers will be able to download music, videos and photos from acts featured in the site’s Street Gigs series. T-Mobile will also offer gig listings, ticket sales, news, exclusive interviews and backstage footage. The ARTISTdirect network has 40 million

Pitch.tv steers away from social?

Interesting times over at Pitch.tv, the mobile entertainment and community service from Pitch Entertainment Group. Pitch Mobile Social Network is a mobile service that takes the best of sites like Myspace, Flickr and Youtube and mashes them all into a single site you can access via your mobile or the Web. Tom Gordon a lead developer in this effort has been working on the project for the past 9 months,

MoblogUK relaunches with new look

Moblog.co.uk has relaunched its site with a new redesign and launched a moblog for mobile operator 3’s X-Series handset range. Co-founder Alfie Dennen says: “The new homepage is geared towards being more inviting to new users, whilst also being a much more easy way to discover new things happening on the site. One of the new elements is something we call “busyness”, which calls those posts which have the most

Virgin Media starts its marketing

So I got my Virgin Media customer pack today. They must be sending it to everyone who has ever touched Virgin (I had a Virgin mobile number once, plus I was on Telewest at one time). Clearly they are going for the whole "we'll simplify TV, broadband, phone and mobile for you" pitch. There is also a response mechanic: If you got to Knowfirst.co.uk you'll obviously have read their printed

Content broadcast across idle mobile screens

AIS Thailand, the largest mobile operator in Thailand, plans to expand its content discovery service, mLive! to reach 8 million subscribers by the end of the year, according to the firm. Powered by Celltick (headquartered in London), mLive! broadcasts streams of content teasers directly across the idle screen of user’s mobile phones, with subscribers offered “personalized content and promotions”. AIS says that during its first year of operation over 40%