APPS ROUNDUP: CNN, SK Telecom, Ovi Store

Staff writer
04 May 2010

CNN launches English learning app for Chinese

CNN has partnered with LiveABC Interactive to offer to Chinese speakers its first English learning mobile application for Windows phone users. Supported only on Windows Mobile 5.0 or later versions, the new app features CNN news video, bilingual interchangeable subtitles, quizzes, personalization, and dictionary.

SK Telecom unveils telematics service for electric cars

SK Telecom unveiled at Auto China 2010 its first-ever Mobile In Vehicle (MIV) telematics service for electric cars. The company signed a memorandum of understading with CT&T United, a Korean manufacturer of electric vehicles, to commercialize the most advanced MIV-applied electric vehicles before 2011.

Ovi Store ramps up game offerings

Nokia’s Ovi Store is making available free mobile Flash games enhanced for competitive play in partnership with Singapore-based design studio Breakdesign. Also, a series of monthly competitions will be held for four months beginning May 7 across the South East Asia Pacific region.

Streambox releases video encoder for iPhone

Streambox has launched StreamboxME, a new video-encoding application that enables iPhone 3GS users to upload high-quality video over the AT&T 3G network and other carriers. By subscribing to the cloud-based Streambox Live service, news and media companies and other organizations can use low-bandwidth networks to enable many-to-many, real-time and file-based video acquisition. unveils site for smartphones

Msnbc Digital Network launched its new mobile site optimized for smartphones. New features include customizable content categories that can be expanded or collapsed, UpScroll navigation and touch-and-scroll slideshows that showcase larger photos.

Spotify launches next-gen music platform

Spotify has introduced a wide range of exclusive new features that include the fully-customisable ‘Spotify Music Profile'. This allows users to better share music through building a network of friends and publishing a link to one's profile on the web.

WIN launches music service for Qatar firm

WIN has launched a new mobile music service called Mozaic Music in partnership with Qatar-based operator Qtel. WIN’s fully managed mobile music service has been integrated directly into the existing Qtel Mozaic portal, providing a range of local and international full-track music as well as ringtones and music videos.

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