Category Mobile

Kobo Gives the Shelfie Story a Happy Ending

The story of Shelfie, the Vancouver-based print and e-book bundling startup that ceased operations back in January, has a coda, and quite possibly a happy ending after all. Shelfie’s fellow Canadians at Kobo had agreed to maintain the Shelfie service so that users could access their DRM-protected e-books and transfer their e-book libraries to the Kobo […]

PlayReady on Android and iOS Shines at NAB

Third party vendors step in with PlayReady DRM implementations for popular mobile platforms. Also, a personal appeal for aid to evacuees in Japan.

Music Forecast: Cloudy

Cloud sync of music across a user’s devices requires a license from record companies… or does it?

Cricket Wireless Sings the Same Old Song

Is the new MuveMusic service from Cricket Wireless a “game changer for everyone”? Hardly.

More Devices, More Platforms, More… DRM

DRMs proliferate along with mobile devices and application platforms.

Mobile World Congress: A Preview

Low expectations from Barcelona this year.

2009 Year in Review, Part 1

A slow year in DRM, to match the slow economy.

Mobile User Experience Hampered by Copyright and Technology

A conference on mobile user experience highlights challenges for media application developers.

What’s Next for Nokia’s Comes with Music?

Usage statistics from Nokia’s music-bundling service point to increased musical adventurousness when users don’t have to pay for each track.

Rhapsody Adds iPhone Client

The big chance, finally, for music subscription services.

P.S. Note to RealNetworks: now how about a streaming Rhapsody application for the BlackBerry?