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National Geographic launches new mobile division


National Geographic is launching a new mobile division to further develop its mobile content and games business.

Next month, the organization will launch a WAP site for all of its news, images, music and videos that will be tied to company’s magazines and TV network.

[via mocoNews.net]

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BBC iPlayer comes to Nokia

nokia_n96_bbc_iplayer-200-200.jpg Nokia and BBC have announced a partnership deal that will allow users to watch the iPlayer on the Finns’ mobile phones. Techradar reports.

“From 1 October this year Nokia N96 owners will be able to watch all the programming over 3G or Wi-Fi.

… The iPlayer will be available via an application downloaded to the phone, though will come pre-loaded on most N96s.”

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Mauerguide: The official Multimedia Guide of the Berlin Wall

The Discovery Tours WallGuide is the first GPS-integrated tour tracing the path of the former Berlin Wall and giving a vivid insight into the Wall’s history at key geographical locations. The explanations are all eminently accessible – ensuring a fascinating tour for all ages, for new or old Berliners, and for visitors from all over the world.

The WallGuide, on offer in English and German since 1 May 2008, is the official guide licensed by the Berlin Senate authorities. The WallGuide uses the latest multimedia technologies to combine authentic images, and historical film and sound clips to open an exciting window on the fate of this once divided city. The tour includes 105 commentaries, with stops at the five key locations in the Wall’s history and details on 22 memorial sites.


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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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