Discovery Mobile is a Webby Winner

Discovery Communications, which operates 28 cable TV networks including the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health Channel and Travel Channel recently launched this mobile portal which features selected content including news, videos and games from across the Discovery properties. The site also includes links to the various channel’s individual mobile sites and TV schedules. Discovery Mobile site, which was created by Crisp Wireless, won top honors in the Mobile Entertainment category at the 2009 Webby Awards. Filed in: Wap … Continue reading

CHOW For Mobile Foodies

CHOW is probably the largest and liveliest gourmet site on the mobile web. It’s the mobilized version of the full web which was created in 2006 when CNET acquired the popular foodie message board and the high end print magazine CHOW and combined them into online only CHOW Mobile seems to be targeted at high end mobiles, the 99KB front page is too large to even load on most feature phones.  If  your handset is capable. you’ll … Continue reading

Artnet – Mobile Art Magazine

Artnet Magazine, on the mobile web covers the art business with an online art magazine and a  database of fine art auction results. The site lets art buyers and sellers research fine & decorative art prices online. Artnet also features a directory of international galleries and articles about artists, galleries, major auctions and art market business trends. Artnet uses the Google mobile transcoder to convert major portions of the full Artnet site to mobile format. Source: Filed in: … Continue reading

Mobile Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In LA for the Oscars?  Don’t miss visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2500 pink and bronze stars set in three and a half miles of sidewalk beginning at the corner of Hollywood and La Brea. Each star is dedicated to a great performer or fictional character from  motion pictures, live theater, radio, television or recording. You can buy overpriced maps of the Walk of Fame at tourist traps all over the LA area but there’s a better way to … Continue reading

National Geographic Channel Mobile

I love the National Geographic.  The 120 year old monthly magazine, published by the tax-exempt National Geographic Society, covers world history and culture, geography, archeology and natural science with articles that are thoroughly researched yet highly readable and entertaining. It’s full of interesting, high quality photographs and maps too. The Society also produces films and television programs, hosts a popular website at and operates the National Geographic Channel on cable TV.   Earlier this year the Society added a  National Geographic Channel … Continue reading

People Magazines’s Mobile Site

People Magazine is a US weekly print magazine that is a top seller on newsstands.  Owned by Time Inc., People is known for its celebrity coverage and human interest stories. People Magazine bids aggressively for interviews and exclusive rights to photos and has scored a number of scoops including the first photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s baby and Jenifer Lopez’ twins. The magazine has a popular website at and recently  launched a mobile website,  The mobile … Continue reading

Tivo Mobile

As I’m sure everyone in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Taiwan knows, Tivo is Linux based television digital video recorder and service that is a bit of an obsession with many folks.  I don’t have a Tivo but it looks like a very smart service that among other things makes sure that you will never miss your favorite shows even if the broadcast schedule changes and also analyzes your viewing habits and recommends similar programs. Tivo has a new … Continue reading

Usability Flaws Mar Mobile Tickets.Com, a major online ticket broker owned by (Major League Baseball)  has launched a mobile version of their service at handles tickets for events around the world ranging from chamber music concerts to professional wrestling. The mobile site uses a two-level hierarchical menu with top level categories of “Sports”, “Concerts”, “Arts” and “Family Events” each of which is divided into a dozen or more additional categories. There’s also a search box. Mobile ticketing is something I’d be … Continue reading