Instagram unleashes a thousand words

December 19, 2012

Instagram surely didn’t expect to stir up a hornet’s nest with changes to its terms of service announced two days ago. But it was met with an Internet flash mob: high-profile tech writers who had adored the service abandoning it and thousands of angry words from the rest of us about what Instagram’s pictures are really worth.

The end of the story…

October 16, 2009

……is the cash cow for Chinese company Shanda Literature Ltd, a
subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment.

Cellphone touch screens to bring drawing messages?

May 5, 2009

The traditional art of drawing could see a renaissance helped by the boom in touch-screen mobile phones following the launch of Apple’s iPhone in 2007, says British artist Derrick Welsh.

Android or oblivion for Motorola

February 3, 2009

For the last two years, investors have been calling for Motorola to bring out some decent new phones. The calls turned to pleas on Tuesday after its bleak results and a weak outlook.

Walking around with the Financial Times

January 29, 2009

Having a copy of the Financial Times poking out of your valise is one way of telling the world that you are a sophisticated business type. Another way is to show people the new FT mobile service on your BlackBerry.

Reliance ADA targets all screens

August 20, 2008

reliance-anil-ambani.jpgEven beforeĀ a deal to bankroll Steven Spielberg and David Geffen’s new studio has closed, India’s Reliance ADA GroupĀ is now on the hunt for U.S. mobile content publishers including game makers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Ad spending outlook: some Good, mostly Bad, may be Ugly

March 31, 2008

DollarsThe good news on ad spending ain’t so good. According to ZenithOptimedia, spending on advertising in North America and Western Europe is expected to grow by 3.8 percent this year. But that is lower than an earlier forecast of 4.4 percent, as the credit crunch saps confidence.