Having your mobile content and eating it too!
February 11, 2007 2:42 PM   Subscribe

The mobile content market is big but the mobile service companies control the bottleneck of data to your phone and may well be holding the industry back. A NZ site has launched offering a platform for mobile content producers to sell direct to mobile content consumers globally: Voeveo.
posted by Samuel Farrow (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is it just a coincidence that you're from Wellington, NZ, and Voeveo is registered to a name in Wellington, NZ?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 2:57 PM on February 11, 2007

Maybe he heard about it on the local news.
posted by delmoi at 3:02 PM on February 11, 2007

I doubt it is a coincidence. I am pretty sure I am more likely to hear about the launch of site from a local company than say a company based in Romania.

I could be wrong though.

On preview - points for delmoi!
posted by Samuel Farrow at 3:03 PM on February 11, 2007

anyway, I don't exactly get how some random website is supposed to change the business practices of these mobile providers.
posted by delmoi at 3:03 PM on February 11, 2007

So, Voeveo sells ringtones, wallpaper, games, and other doodads for cell phones. Whee.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:33 PM on February 11, 2007

Too bad it doesn't get around the expensive certificate many apps need just to run on mobile phones. (Damn you, Motorola and your artificial barrier to entry creating practices.)
posted by IronLizard at 4:12 PM on February 11, 2007

I don't understand why I would want a mobile phone to do anything other than send and receive telephone calls. The screen is too small for video to be interesting and the speaker is too small to make sound interesting. My Blackberry isn't really anything but a nuisance and I carry it because I have to, but if it wasn't a requirement of my job I would leave it in my desk drawer.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:46 PM on February 11, 2007

and the speaker is too small to make sound interesting.

Have you heard of these things called "headphones"? But really, what's the point of having a separate MP3 player or PDA other then the fact that phone companies suck?
posted by delmoi at 5:27 AM on February 12, 2007

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