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Web News: Mobile (Microsoft, Yahoo, Nokia), MySpace Filtering

Announces Three New Windows Live Products for Mobile Devices
; along with the official
release of Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft has announced 3 new Live products – Live Search
for Windows Mobile, Live Search for Java, and Windows Live for Windows Mobile (a
portal-type offering for mobile including e-mail, instant messaging, search and Live
Spaces). Microsoft also announced
Microsoft PlayReady
, a technology that “powers next-generation media experiences on
mobile networks”. Related: Danny Sullivan’s tale of usability woes for both
MS and Goog mobile offerings.

Go for Mobile Goes Gamma
; Yahoo also announced new mobile
offerings at 3GSM in Barcelona, featuring direct search from maps, sharing oneSearch
results and news articles, increased device support, and display ads from major global
advertisers in 19 countries. The mobile ad
part of this news is probably the most significant, because it’s an area Google hasn’t
mastered yet. Also announced was a partnership
with LG
. This news follows on from the initial Yahoo Go for Mobile announcements at CES last month.
Also see our coverage of Yahoo Go when it was first announced a year

Nokia unveils new mobile
internet video experience
; sticking with the Mobile Web theme, Nokia has announced a
“cooperation” with YouTube (read: Google too), in which YouTube videos will be available
on Nokia Nseries “multimedia computers” (aka phones). As
Engadget pointed out
, this nicely routes around carriers like Vodafone! In other
Nokia news, they also released
a “second wave” of Nokia Eseries business devices at 3GSM.

MySpace offers filtering software
ahead of YouTube
; MySpace has licensed audio fingerprinting technology developed by
Audible Magic, to track unauthorized audio content. As Steve O’Hear notes, this is the
kind of thing that YouTube/Google should be doing – and with Google’s tech chops, there’s
really no excuse for it not to. Marshall Kirkpatrick has
more background info

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