New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory – MSNBC

New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory Mobile Link: Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: xhtml basic Home Page Weight: 3458 KB (2486 KB compressed) Category: News Description: US Cable TV news channel MSNBC began in 1996 as a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft. Over the years to developed an unabashedly liberal bent to its reporting and opinion pieces and is generally seen as a counterpoint to the conservative Fox News network. When NBC bought out Microsoft’s share in MSNBC … Continue reading

Oakland Local – Award Winning Grassroots Hyper-local News

With local newspapers seemingly unable to make the switch to an online world and dying off like flies, the concept of the “hyper-local” news site has taken off. The genre has a attracted the attention of big media with AOL pouring millions of dollars into building a network of thousands of hyper-local sites and MSNBC acquiring, a smaller (16 sites) hyper-local network. Founded in 2010, Oakland Local (OL) is different. Published  by a community based, non-profit organization, it’s … Continue reading

Google News Now Optimized For Opera Mini

Click images to view full size. Yesterday Google announced that they are now serving Opera Mini visitors to a version of the site that’s optimized for their browsers. Up to now Opera Mini users had been seeing the bare bones legacy mobile version of News. The legacy view is optimized for embedded feature phone WAP browsers and only displays five headlines from a single section per page with no images. Google News for Opera Mini is very similar to … Continue reading – Hyper-Local Mobile News from AOL

Patch is a “hyper-local” news site that delivers professionally written and edited news, photos and videos for nearly 500 small US cities, towns and neighborhoods Each locality has its own site on a sub-domain URL i.e., The ad-supported sites are full-featured local news sources. updated frequently with the latest local news, sports, weather, photos, videos and event listings. There are also columns, classified ads, letters to the editor and a directory of local shops and services. Patch, a startup … Continue reading

POLITICO – Top US Politics Site’s Mobile Editions

POLITICO is a three year old politics focused daily newspaper distributed for free in Washington D.C. It’s widely read by politicians, lobbyists and other D.C. insiders. The paper’s website, has significant national readership with an Alexa US traffic ranking of 287. The mobile version of Politico is at (first image). It was launched shortly after the PC one in December, 2007. Mobile devices visiting are not automatically redirected to the mobile version. But iPhones (and only iPhones) visiting … Continue reading

Found On The Mobile Web #208

Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2195 mobile sites. Search/Local Papa John’s Pizza UK Online ordering service and store locator for Papa John’s locations in the UK. On the iPhone and other devices  with HTML5 location provider support the web app uses it suggest nearby locations. Source: Mobile … Continue reading

The Washington Post’s New, Much Improved Mobile Site

The Washington Post is widely regarded as one of the two best US newspapers, the other being the New York Times. Compared with the Times, the Post has been slow to develop its web and especially its mobile web presence. Last week the paper took a step to improve its mobile web offering with a complete redesign of The revamped and expanded site was develeoped with the help of  Norway’s MobileTech. It uses browser detection and adaptation to vary … Continue reading’s Mobile Site Debunks Politician’s False Claims is a non-partisan, non-profit project from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It researches and debunks false claims made by U.S. politicians and political action groups in campaign materials, speeches and in promoting legislation. FactCheck has played a significant role in recent U.S.elections. In the 2008 presential campaign flagged multiple falsehoods by both candidates, including Obama’s statement that McCain’s Social Security proposal would cut retiree benefits by 50% and McCain’s claim that Obama lied … Continue reading