Found On The Mobile Web #200

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 2118 mobile sites. Entertainment/Mobile Video-Audio/Video Tubidy Tubidy is a new mobile front end to YouTube. Browse or search for videos from your country or globaly. Videos are converted to 3gp format and should be compatibile with most any phone that supports video … Continue reading

SkyFire 1.1 – Faster Startup, Better Usability

Late yesterday SkyFire released version 1.1 of their namesake browser for Windows Mobile 5 and 6  and Symbian S60 3rd edition.  You can download SkyFire 1.1 to your phone or PC from I’ve been using SkyFire since the first Symbian release over a year ago.  From the beginning it has done an amazing job with videos. It’s the only mobile browser that lets you watch the Flash videos on almost any web site including, YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Veoh, … Continue reading

MIR Reborn? The Really Mobile Project and Mobile Developer TV Launch

My favorite mobile blog for the last few years was SMS Text News (later renamed Mobile Industry Review, MIR for short) I thoroughly enjoyed Ewan MacLeod‘s brutally honest, scathing but hilarious put downs of  “rubbish, bullocks and fluking useless” mobile devices and services.  It got even better when Ewan added James Whatley, Ben Smith and  Dan Lane to the team and put them to work doing weekly long format video podcasts that were both entertaining and full of insights and … Continue reading

Metro – User Generated Video Revenue Sharing

Metro a free print newspaper distributed on public transit systems in the UK.  In the nine years since its launch, Metro has become the fourth largest paper in the country with over a million daily readers.  Metro is also on the web at and on the mobile web at The most interesting thing about Metro is its video section, MEviews. The video content costs 50p a clip to download and it’s all user generated. While this sounds like … Continue reading

MySpace Mobile Adds Video

I just saw this on VentureBeat. MySpace has added video to their mobile site, Thanks to MySpace’s original association with bands and music, it has tens of thousands of videos, especially music videos. It makes sense to make them available on mobile. I took a look at the mobile video offering and it is live and it works but it’s very limiting and not particularly user friendly. To watch MySpace videos on your phone you have to jump through … 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

Found on the Mobile Web #43

Found on the Mobile Web is an occasional 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 1181 mobile sites. Entertainment/Mobile Video-Audio MoviePreviews ( This site has dozens of streaming videos including trailers for recent movie releases, TV show previews and video game demos.  The videos are in the 144x176px h263 format which is supported by almost all modern phones. … Continue reading

Mobile Web Wars Video?

I’m traveling in the US Midwest so I missed last week’s TechCrunch/August Capital Mobile Web Wars roundtable. I’d like to watch the video of the event at but I’m sans laptop on this trip. An N95-3 is my computer. The Ustream video is Flash so S60Webkit and Mobitubia should be able to display it, but they can’t. It must be in some sort of weird Flash variant. The Beta Skyfire browser actually starts to play the video but locks up about five minutes into the two … Continue reading