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Boing Boing

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boingboing.net/ (xhtml-mp)

Boing Boing Mobile View by Mobify

Boing Boing, the hugely popular blog covering entertainment, technology, gadgets, politics, fair use and all manner of weird things, has gone mobile.  Virtually all of Boing Boing's content, including videos and blog comments, is available in the site's mobile view which mobile browsers now see by default.  There is a link to the full site on the mobile pages for those who prefer it.

The new mobile presense is the work of Mobify, a Vancouver based startup that has signed up a number of prestige clients recently including A List Apart, Cricket.com, VIBE and SPIN.  But I believe that Boing Boing is the highest traffic site yet to get the Mobify treatment.  Congratulations to my friends at Mobify, who have worked very hard to create a great professional mobile design tool backed by a robust and scalable hosting platform.


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E! Online

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eonline.mobi/ (xhtml-mp)

Img. 2 Entertainment gossip and news is what E! Entertainment Television is all about. The popular daily TV show has a website, of course, and now they have a mobile site as well. You can follow the "news" about your favorite celebrities and stars on your mobile phone. There are around 30 stories on the site at any given time divided into categories of Latest News, Celebrity News, Movie News, TV News and Music News. The stories consist of a picture and two or at most three sentences of text. There are also movie reviews which add a letter grade to the formula of a picture and two lines of text. Finally there is a poll of the "What's your favorite..." type. The best parts of the site are the photo's at the top of each story.

There's also new touch optimized E! Online site at android.eonline.com/


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EW.com Mobile

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m.ew.com/ (xhtml-mp)

The online mobile edition of Time Warner's Entertainment Weekly magazine has entertainment news, critical reviews of movies, books, music and tv series and specials and recaps of the most recent episodes of popular TV series.


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Mini-WeSmirch

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wesmirch.com/mini (HTML5)

An entertainment gossip meme tracker from Memeorandum. Links directly to non-mobile sites.

There's a richer "smartphone version of WeSmirch is at wesmirch.com/m/


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Defamer

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m.gawker.com/defamer (HTML5)

Hollywood Gossip from Gawker Media.


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Allie Is Wired

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m.allieiswired.com/ (xhtml-mp)

Entertainment blog "Allie Is Wired" covers celebrity, fashion, movie, tv, and music industry news and gossip. Frequent contests and entertainment swag giveaways. Mobile view by Mobify


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YOU

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m.you.co.za/ (xhtml-mp)

News and gossip from international online edition of YOU, South Africa's most popular English magazine. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory


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Entertainmentafrica

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entertainmentafrica.mobi/ (xhtml-mp)

Mobile edition of a major South Africa, entertainment news and events listings site. Entertainmentafrica covers film, music, video games, gadgets and local events. The site also has continuously running contest for prizes like game consoles, concert tickets and movie memorabilia. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory


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Digital Spy

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m.digitalspy.com/ (HTML5)

Entertainment News: TV, Movies. Gossip and Industry News.


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2dayuk

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wap.2dayuk.com/index.wml (wml)

Celebrity gossip site. Stories about movie stars and musicians mainly. Small .gif images.


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