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WIRELESS by Marauder
November 12, 2008, 7:44 PM
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WIRELESS

Another software update for the iPhone is expected on Nov. 21, according to Greek blog iPhone Hellas. iPhone 2.2 will add Google Street View and Google Maps transit directions, offer the ability to download podcasts directly to the iPhone (no more synching everyday) and prompt users to rate their favorite apps to help users prioritize the motherload of applications now available. (Cynopsis 11/12)

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Disney has struck a deal with Verizon that will allow it to remain in wireless contact with its theme-park visitors — even after they step outside the turnstiles. A new “virtual tour guide” mobile-phone app could extend beyond Disney theme parks, with follow-up marketing messages. (Iwantmedia 11/12, http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disney12-2008nov12,0,4711602.story 11/12)

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Cisco will wire New York‘s new Yankee Stadium so fans can use their cellphones for watching video replays or ordering food. Thanks to the 1,100 high-definition TVs to be installed throughout the stadium, never again will a trip to the concession stand mean missing a home run. (Iwantmedia 11/12, http://www.nypost.com/seven/11122008/news/regionalnews/yank_tech_is_on_deck_138294.htm 11/12)

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ISuppli reports that the T-Mobile G1 phone featuring the new Google Android operating system costs about 10% less to produce than rival Apple‘s iPhone. The firm says an ARM chip and display represent the lion’s share of production costs for the GPhone, which totals $144 in materials, compared with the iPhone 3G‘s cost of $160. Unstrung (11/11) , CNNMoney.com/Dow Jones Newswires (11/11)

Microsoft is said to be moving closer to an agreement with Verizon to become the default search provider on the wireless carrier’s cellphones, a deal rival Google has been seeking. Microsoft would share revenue with Verizon from ads shown in response to cellphone Web searches. (Iwantmedia 11/12, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122644861032019047.html 11/12)

Free media discovery app i.TV releases a newly updated movie guide for the iPhone and iPod touch. i.TV allows you to search for TV and movie listings and cast info, view trailers, and rate content. The latest version integrates with Netflix; tap the “watch button” to add movies or shows to your Netflix queue. (Cynopsis 11/12)

Facebook announced that usage of its mobile products via mobile browsers or apps on BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm and Windows Mobile devices have tripled since the beginning of the year. (Cynopsis 11/12)

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WIRELESS by Marauder

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The Google Maps for Mobile team pushed a new version of their application today, with two hugely awesome features packed inside.  They’ve added support for Street View, which allows you to get a pedestrian’s-eye view of any street Google has cruised down with their panoramic-shootin’ super car. (http://mobilecrunch.com/2008/09/17/google-maps-for-mobile-gets-street-view-walking-directions 9/17

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