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We’re expanding our mobile portfolio. Know anyone who wants to sell?

That’s the email I got in this morning from a very big, international media company. They’re looking to expand their mobile portfolio with joint ventures and acquisitions. “What sort of mobile services?” I asked the chap. “Anything. We’ll take a look at anything mobile and see if we can do business,” came the reply. So. […]

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You can’t escape the mobile media age

I was listening to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 yesterday. He was talking about how much he enjoyed the Reading/Leeds music festival which took place a few days ago. During his show, he played some live recorded tracks from various bands and read out text messages from the listeners. Quite a few of the […]

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Your chance to help with a new book on media

Mr Jonathan MacDonald (who, incidentally, appears in the upcoming Unlimited Drinks video) is writing a book. He’s going to focus on how new media has changed the delivery and consumption of information. A matter of substantial interest to me. Jonathan’s hunting for assistance. If you’ve got a perspective on media and consumption of info, pop […]

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Fliptrack becomes Moblyng, gets $5.7m from VCs

Social media service Fliptrack has been reborn as Moblyng and found itself on the end of an injection of VC funding. The company’s offering lets users mobilise and share all their content on social networking sites likes MySpace, including photos, videos and widgets, and announced yesterday that it’s got $5.7 million in venture capital funding […]

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ROK social media acquisition is pure Geniem

ROK Entertainment Group, best known for its ROK TV application, has snapped up a controlling interest in Finnish mobile and web applications development company Geniem, taking a 51 per cent stake in the business. Geniem, which sells on device portals, Bluetooth technologies and social media to carriers as well as consumer goods companies, has the […]