Thank you to everyone who emailed in nominations for this year’s Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year awards. The judges (Kate Bevan, Rob Blackie, Ryan Cullen, Lynne Featherstone, James Graham, me, Sunny Hundal, Mark Pack and Stephen Tall) have pored over around 80 nominated blogs to whittle them down to the shortlists below. The shortlists do, [...]
Lib Dem Conference: On Lib Dem Voice: Reportage | LDV Events | Contribute On the official party website: Conference home | Vote-by-vote coverage As the judges finalise the winners of the Liberal Democrats/Liberal Democrat Voice Blog of the Year AwardsTM, I thought I’d take the opportunity for one final shameless plug of the awards ceremony. It’s in [...]
FingerGaming [RSS feed] is already publishing daily news, analysis, and reviews from the swiftly burgeoning iPhone and iPod Touch gaming scene, including the latest from Steve Jobs on the iPhone Store's game expansion, early impressions ...
I’ve just discovered a new blog about the London Olympics that have an iPhone version with apparently a new Wordpress iPhone theme and plugin. So check it out at London 2012 News, or: iPhone Version: Computer Version: Tags:2012 iphone london news2012, iphone, london, newsCopyright © 2007Dieser Feed ist nur für den persönlichen, nicht gewerblichen Gebrauch [...]
Is it Monday? I swear it's Monday. Data's out again on my (unlocked) iPhone, the speakers I use with my computer at home are on the blink and I fear I accidentally blew something out inside of them, and the cable connecting my external hard drive to my computer broke after a whole day and a half on the job. Yeeks. That said, there's tons of cell phone news today so I'm gonna bullet point a few stories here for you now and then get on to some others in separate, full-length blog posts:Noah's Bark: You like the name? Andre thought it up. Very clever. Think Noah's Ark meets PhoneDog (get it? we're PhoneDog and dogs bark ... clever, right?). It's the name of my weekly podcast, and episode two is now online for your listening pleasure. If you use iTunes you can download episodes and subscribe for free via this handy dandy link. We're working on a title graphic, so bear with us if the iTunes listing isn't yet as snazzy as it will be. And I'm working on some special guests and features for upcoming episodes, as well. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think! Android: Everyone is in a super tizzy thanks to the next week's confirmed T-Mobile/Google press event to launch the first Android-powered phone. Mark your calendars: Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 10:30 AM ET in NYC. I'll be covering the event via Webcast from here in California, and will even wake up early to do so despite the fact that I've got tickets to see Spoon in San Francisco the night before. Maybe we'll set up a liveblog page so you can follow the action in real time right here on PhoneDog. More Android: Wait, there's more! Boy Genius has some dish on the SECOND Android phone, and it looks like it's gonna be on Sprint. More on that later, but I wonder - six months from now will I be in a lather as I blog about new rumors surrounding the release of the FIFTY-THIRD Android phone? Man, I hope not. At some point there's a statute of limitations for new product hype, right? BlackBerry Flip 8220: Looks like the release of the Flip 8220 on T-Mobile may have been pushed back to sometime in November. I'm trying to get more info on that one. SE TM506: This is T-Mobile's first official 3G phone, and it's a flip made by Sony Ericsson. I got a chance to open up my review model yesterday and it's pretty cool. I've always liked SE's UI and menu systems, and while the 506 is more or less "just" a basic flip phone there's still something about it I dig. And it's not the 3G, because I don't yet have 3G coverage from T-Mo out here in the SF Bay Area. As Doug would put it, "this phone's got good hand feel." The size, shape, and soft-grip plastics make the 506 feel great in the hand, and the bright display and big buttons (except for the softkeys, which may be too small) make it easy to use for calling and data/media usage. I fired it up, made a call, and checked out the Web browser and mobile Email application before downloading EA Sports' NCAA Football game (which is really good). So far so good - and I even like the somewhat odd black and green color scheme. More on this one - including a video - in the coming days. iPhone Woes: My unlocked iPhone running on T-Mobile woes continue. I upgraded to firmware 2.1 and now my EDGE data doesn't work. It's not like last time, where an update to the Big Boss T-Zones Hack made everything right again. This time I keep gettiing a "You are not subscribed to a cellular data plan" error, which is baloney b/c my SIM card gets data just fine when I pop it into another handset. I'm taking this as a sign that the Android phone is going to be super awesome enough to make me switch. Otherwise, I might have to go legit and get an iPhone 3G on AT&T. And that's something I really don't want to do right now, given AT&T's network performance as of late.
An interesting move from Sugar Inc. following its mid-summer course correction with NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) ... the blog network opened its publishing platform to its readers today with OnSugar beta promising "sweet & simple publishing." The concept: give users the tools to do what the Sugar pros do, increase engagement and add to revenue starting with retail links served up with the new blogs. CEO Brian Sugar said the move doesn't preclude a Sugar ad network but this and other recent actions suggest that Sugar is still focused on realizing its own potential as a network. Some details: -- ShopStyle, acquired by Sugar last September, plays a major role; Sugar said at the time of the acquisition that the company would use ShopStyle's commerce technology to integrate shopping across the network. Users also can create style looks from the images on the social shopping site. ShopStyle wound up throwing off enough revenue to be a factor in Sugar's decision to withdraw from NBCU's ad network over the summer. NBCU is still an investor. -- Bloggers can access "hundreds of thousands" of Getty (NYSE: GYI) Images. -- Existing blogs can be imported from Blogger, Wordpress, or Typepad. -- Options include widgets, polls, quizzes, quotes and more. Check out the best business jobs in digital media. Go here for paidContent.org Job Board.
Although we did not raid the offices of Silicon Alley Insider and "steal" Peter Kafka, as the fanciful SAI kingpin Henry Blodget alleges--had it been a raid, BoomTown would have properly hog-tied Blodget so he could not make such spurious allegations!--it is true that SAI's current managing editor (pictured here) will be coming to work for us at AllThingD.com soon. He will write a daily still-unnamed new media blog from New York City, starting at the end of October.
Today I'm pleased to introduce a new BlackBerry blog section here at Everything Berry. Simply put, the blog allows us to introduce new writers to the site and expand our coverage. Without getting too much into detail, the existing method of posting news was not very straightforward and didn't support a multi-writer format. The blog component changes all of this. In the interim, you'll find the major news stories gracing the homepage. The blog will focus on smaller stories and will be u [...]
Supporting bloggers and online journalists has not always been easy for traditional PR agencies: while people like your truly can have huge reader counts that exceed these of many magazines, their demand for high-speed access to samples can easily overburden PR agents (there are no deadlines - its minutes that count). Nokia’s blogger relations are handled [...]