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Amp’d up

Amp’d raises another round. From GigaOm: “Trying to create an upstart hipster cell phone company is utterly expensive. Peter Adderton and Sky Dayton, the CEOs of MVNOs Amp’d Mobile and Helio, know this all too well by now. Amp’d is adding another $107 million in funding, according to PEHub and VentureWire, which will bring the […]

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dana boyd: Helio and MySpace

dana is not too excited about the Helio launch. From the post: “When i heard that the Helio was going to launch with MySpace on board, i got super super excited. Like IM and email, MySpace is a perfect application to bridge web and mobile interactions. Sure, it only would include the communications messages and […]

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Helio’s Got Mad Game

Following a press release (PDF) from Helio, MocoNews has some highlights. From MocoNews: “There’s some interesting features based on SK Telecom technology: “The ability to “gift,” or purchase and share favorite games with another Helio member, or “beg” another Helio member to purchase a favorite game for you”. There’s also a rental option to test […]

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Yahoo and Helio

Another deal from Helio. Russell fills us in: ” Hey, look at that! We finally announced that Helio and Yahoo! are working together on a bunch of services for their new handsets, including email and messenger as well as “one click mobile Search” which is pretty hip. This is great, now when some of the […]

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Earthlink’s Helio Funding

MocoNews reads 10ks so you don’t have to! From the post: “The Earthlink and SK Telecom joint venture MVNO, Helio, has about $121.5 million pumped into it from Earthlink side by now, according to the Earthlink annual report (10-K) filed with SEC this week. “We invested $43.0 million of cash and contributed non-cash assets valued […]

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Russell Beattie Doesn’t Know What "Exclusive" Means

Russell and everyone else other than MySpace. From the post: “Hmmm. It seems that MySpace’s “exclusive” mobile deal with Helio must be using some other form of the word that we hadn’t heard of before. (Shh! Don’t tell Scott! I’m not sure he’ll be able to take it!) This morning when I logged in to […]

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Earthlink in the News

With the new partnership for Muni Wireless and the Helio deal there is a lot of chatter about Earthlink’s future. The joint Earthlink Google SF bid is online too. From Om: “Like America Online, Earthlink has been in a desperate fight to make itself over, using any and every broadband technology. Broadband over powerlines, Fixed […]

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MySpace/Helio: Under the Hood

Daily Wireless takes a deeper dig into the deal: “Helio will feature MySpace Mobile at launch, offering mobile access to the MySpace community from Helio phones, including moblogging. MySpace On Helio will essentially give the 55 million MySpace users an opportunity to disconnect from their PCs and access their email, bulletins, profiles, blogs, and photos […]

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Russell Beattie: MySpace, I don’t get it

Russell comments on the MySpace/Helio deal: “Why? Because I just don’t get it. I wish I did, but I don’t. Those crazy kids today, and all that. I mean, I get the components of it all – community, pictures, messages, music, social networking, yada-yada, but I don’t *get* why MySpace in particular is popular. I […]

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MySpace on Helio: Update

In what must be a blow to Amp’d, MySpace launches in an exclusive deal on Helio. From MocoNews: “The “MySpace Mobile On Helio” will leverage the devices’ advanced capabilities to keep MySpace members connected to their network through mail, bulletins, profiles, blogs and photo galleries, the company said.” From the press release: “The mobile service […]

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