World Congress

  1. GSMA Mobile World Congress Launches in Barcelona

    February 28, 2012 6:15 AM EST MADRID - The wireless industry turns its attention to Barcelona this week as the Mobile World Congress kicked off Monday, promising potentially game-changing announcements and glimpses of flashy technology to shape how mobile devices are used. The ...

  2. Muse, Metric Offer App Auditions

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile communications trade body the GSMA has teamed with the U.K.'s Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum on a competition for app designers to develop innovative new mobile applications for four participating acts: rock bands ...

  3. Windows Phone 7 Series: Music, App Details Revealed

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Microsoft unveiled the critically-hailed Windows Phone 7 Series operating system at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona last month, it promised more details on applications and developer programs would come this month at the MIX devel ...

  4. Apple Sues HTC Over Phones With Google Software

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc sued Taiwan's HTC Corp, which makes touchscreen smartphones using Google software, accusing it of infringing 20 hardware and software patents related to the iPhone. Even though the suit did not name Google Inc as a defendant, Apple& ...

  5. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  6. Mobile World Congress: Smartphones A Problem For Networks

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile network operator, expressed the fears of many when he said Google Inc should not be allowed to dominate the mobile space. Vittorio Colao, speaking ahead of a keynote speech ...

  7. Mobile World Congress: Google Woos Mobile Industry

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt urged the mobile industry to embrace the mobile Web instead of seeing Google as the enemy, in his first speech to the world's biggest wireless industry fair. Schmidt said the industry stood at an his ...

  8. Mobile World Congress: RIM Warns Of Bandwidth Crisis

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking aim at rivals like Apple Inc, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd said on Tuesday (Feb. 16) that smartphone manufacturers must start developing less bandwidth-guzzling products or risk choking already congested airwaves. As users abando ...

  9. Mobile World Congress: Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft unveiled its new mobile phone operating software at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a range of music, gaming and networking features aimed at expanding its appeal beyond its core business customers. The world's b ...

  10. Mobile World Congress: MusicStation Launches On Android

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the ...

  11. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  12. Mobile World Congress Preview: 4 Things To Watch

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Expect a host of new phones, services and other advancements to be unveiled in the next week as the first major mobile industry conference of the year kicks off. The Mobile World Congress takes place Feb. 15 - 18, hosted by the GSM Association in ...

  13. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  14. Microsoft Planning Zune Phone?

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST An analyst report on Monday sparked renewed speculation that Microsoft may soon unveil the long-expected "Zune phone." Jefferies & Co. analyst Katherine Egbert says she expects Microsoft to unveil a phone in the next two months, perh ...

  15. Sony Ericsson Unveils New Mobile Phone Strategy

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson unveiled a new strategy for its struggling mobile phone business in an attempt to share content on its handsets with other devices in the home. Called Entertainment Unlimited, the initiative seeks to integrate mobile phones with such ...

  16. Omnifone Unveils Unlimited Music For ISPs

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various all-you-can-eat services with mobile vendors and operators around the world, has unveiled its latest unlimited offering during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and confirmed it is in talks with lea ...

  17. Nokia Unveils Online Software Shop

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's top cell phone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday its new online software and media store, hoping to follow the runaway success of Apple's App Store. The focus of the cell phone market has been shifting to software development si ...

  18. Redford Hails Mobile At MWC

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Kid came calling on cellphones today, as film industry icon Robert Redford today hailed the phone as a new medium that could revive the film-short genre, despite current low-viewing figures. Appearing at the Mobile World Congress alon ...

  19. Omnifone Wins Global Mobile Award

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music download service Omnifone scooped the best mobile music service award for its unlimited MusicStation package at the 13th annual Global Mobile awards. Held as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Omnifone held off competition ...

  20. RealNetworks CEO: Mobile Penetration Will Hit 200%

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Consumer demand for mobile services will see many consumers own more than one cellphone, according to Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powered by Bill ...

  21. McGraw Goes Mobile

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw launched a mobile Web site at the Mobile World Congress, allowing fans to connect from Internet-connected mobile phones to download videos, buy premium content and check on tour dates and other McGraw news. The site, mcgraw2go.mobi, is ...

  22. Melodeo Links Blackberrys To iTunes

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service Melodeo announced a deal at the Mobile World Congress that will allow Blackberry users to access their iTunes library on their mobiles. Blackberry parent company Research in Motion has signed on for Melodeo's NuTsie servi ...

  23. Jamba, EMI Team For DRM-Free Mobile Downloads

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment provider Jamba has partnered with EMI Music on a deal that will offer DRM-free downloads on mobiles. The announcement was made today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Launching the service in Europe first, Jamba says ...

  24. Groove Mobile Adds 70,000 Indie Tracks

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has bolstered its music catalog after signing a worldwide licensing deal with Indie Mobile. Works by the likes of Editors, Armand Van Helden, the Pigeon Detectives, Laurent Garnier and Royksopp make up t ...

  25. Will.i.am: Mobile Music Is The Future

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The mobile industry, not the record business, will create the next wave of music superstars, according to Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powere ...

  26. Mobile Backstage: Mobile Music Future Is Bright

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST User experience, subscription services and good, old-fashioned A&R are the key factors that will help the music industry build a successful mobile music business. That was the message from a panel of experts at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen ...

  27. MWC Debates DRM

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digital rights management debate moved to the mobile space today, as delegates at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona heard Larry Moores, senior VP global product management for Real Networks, call for DRM-free music to be made more wi ...

  28. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  29. Report: Mobile Phone With Unlimited Downloads To Launch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. company Omnifone is expected to announce a mobile phone that includes unlimited music downloads, according to London's Sunday Times. Omnifone reportedly has deals with all the major labels for its MusicStation download service. Announcem ...

  30. Redford Takes Spotlight At GSMA Congress

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Oscar winner and independent film stalwart Robert Redford will headline Mobile Backstage, a special one-day mobile entertainment conference produced by the GSM Association and The Nielsen Company, owner of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Red ...

  31. Musiwave Reveals Two Deals at 3GSM Confab

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, the Paris-based mobile-music service provider owned by U.S.-based Openwave, disclosed two new European deals with operators at the 3GSM World Congress confab yesterday (Feb. 13). Musiwave is powering the Orange Music Store, a new full-tr ...

  32. Mobile Ads To Drive Revenue in '07

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mobile advertising will start to become the revenue driver in mobile-music services in 2007. That is the prediction of Patrick Parodi, global chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and chief marketing officer of mobile-entertainment serv ...

  33. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  34. Sprint Eyes Mobile Music Subscriptions

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plans to expand pact with Sirius as well. Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a t ...

  35. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service lets operators sell under their own brand. Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today (Feb. 14) at 3GSM World ...

  36. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today at 3GSM World Congress, the Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forc ...

  37. CISAC Prepares For Major Changes At Seoul Gathering

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poised for one the biggest overhauls in its close to 80-year history. LONDON -- The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poise ...

  38. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  39. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  40. Uni Mobile Signs Multimedia Pact With Alcatel

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International (UMI), has joined forces with French communications company Alcatel to develop a third-generation (3G) mobile multimedia service. Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music Interna ...