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Handmark buys FreeRange


MocoNews is reporting that Handmark has purchased software developer FreeRange for an undisclosed sum. FreeRange is a mobile RSS applications firm with a fairly popular RSS reader, but I find them more exciting for their work on the Wall Street Journal and AP News applications.

FreeRange has said it will use the additional resources from Handmark to expand its video support, and iPhone and Android support, but I’m hoping they’ll put their magic touch on Handmark’s own PocketExpress application. The AP News app developed by FreeRange is clean, pretty and slick, and I’d love to see a rebuilt PocketExpress from the ground up.

|via MocoNews|


AP Launches Mobile News Network for BlackBerry


AP for BlackBerru

The Associated Press today launched a new Mobile News Network client application optimized for BlackBerry. The Mobile News Network application for BlackBerry is now available for free download at bb.apnews.com.

Launched in May, the award-winning Mobile News Network is a multimedia news portal providing anytime access to international, national and local news content from an unrivalled network of local media sources. With the emergence of innovative smart phone devices, AP wanted to offer a tailored version of the Mobile News Network for BlackBerry users on the go. The application supports all BlackBerry devices such as the BlackBerry® Curve™ and BlackBerry® Pearl™ series smart phones (including the new Flip phone) as well as the new BlackBerry® Bold™.
Continue reading about the Mobile News Network application by AP

First Look: AP Mobile News Network for BlackBerry (CTIA Hangover)


Mobile News Network for BlackBerry

UPDATE: I should have made this more predominant, but AP is offering a limited beta of Mobile News Network for BlackBerry right now! Just head to http://bb.apnews.com and sign up.

While at CTIA, I was able to sit with some of the fine people that work for the Associated Press. After some mild cajoling, I was able to let them give me a look at their Mobile News Network for BlackBerry application. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now, so it’s time to show you some photos of MNN for BlackBerry, along with impressions.

Mobile News Network for BlackBerry