Mobile music and TV have far to go.

Mobile data revenues reached $49 billion worldwide in Q1 2008, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all mobile services spending, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.

As voters ditch landlines, are polls less accurate?

Telecom marketers and market researchers overall are keenly aware that the number of mobile-only households in the US is growing. Not only are many Americans abandoning their landlines outright, but an even larger number are functionally mobile-only and rarely use their landline phones anymore.

Mobile advertising has been the next big thing for a while now. But although text messaging is popular among young adults, the 160-character format has yet to become a mass influencer.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced the release of “A Mobile Advertising Overview,” a document that demystifies the mobile platform and showcases it as a vital and growing medium for interactive advertising. It is the first report issued by the IAB on the mobile advertising platform and outlines a broad spectrum of opportunities for marketers and agencies as more and more of them utilize this emerging platform.

comScore, Inc. reported that the use of mobile maps is increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, with 8 percent of American mobile subscribers and 3 percent of European subscribers accessing maps from the mobile phone in the three-month period ending May 2008.

Univision’s flagship station KMEX-TV Channel 34 announced the mobile distribution of news alerts, both in video and text messages, on Univision Móvil.

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) released the results of its first-ever quantitative research effort in the area of mobile marketing.

Red Planet Media, Inc. announced the launch two new Spanish-language channels, Cine Mexicano and Noti Mobile, on JumpInMobile.TV.

dotMobi and AKQA Mobile announced the results of an extensive consumer study of mobile Internet usage and attitudes.

As TV and movie studios push to make more of their video content available online, a just-released study from Knowledge Networks reveals that while consumers are indeed turning to new video technologies – such as online streaming and mobile video – most of their video-related spending continues t

ImpreMedia announced that it has joined forces with 4INFO, the leader in text messaging services, to bring free mobile services to U.S. Hispanics. Through their mobile phones, impreMedia readers can now receive free alerts in Spanish about Entertainment, Sports, and Politics wherever they are.

Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Colombia’s media conglomerate, and Crisp Wireless announced the launch of the new El Tiempo mobile website (http://m.eltiempo.com), Latin America’s first news mobile site.

Simply gigantic.

Brazil, Russia, India and China—collectively known as BRIC—representing 43% of the world's population, will profoundly change the way both the mobile telecommunications and the marketing industries operate.

Usage of picture/video phones is up 17%* for all adults according to an analysis of BIGresearch’s (http://www.bigresearch.com) most recent Simultaneous Media Survey (SIMM 11, Dec. 07) of 15,727 participants (v. Dec. 06).

Real Content Group and Alloy Access announced a strategic alliance that brings Real Content Group‚s mobile marketing and platforms expertise to a broad base of Alloy Access clients, affording both partners expanded opportunities to bring mobile based services to a range of marketers seeking to co

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