ESPN, Amp'd Both Moving Forward With MVNOs
Jun 1, 2005, 1:05 PM by (staff)
ESPN has signed contracts with two companies to provide billing and backend systems for ESPN Mobile. Announced last year, ESPN Mobile was due to launch in 2005 on Sprint's network, however the company has not announced handset or application partners. Launch has reportedly been pushed back to early 2006. Separately Amp'd, has announced a content partnership with magazine publisher Primedia. The publisher will provide both content as well as branded applications from a number of its action sports magazines as well as Import Tuner auto magazine. Amp'd has already unveiled handsets and is still expected to launch on Verizon's EV-DO network this year.
Google's AMP-lified Content to Be Prioritized In Mobile Search
Google today said people should see AMP'd content appear most prominently in mobile search. Google kicked of AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages Project) last year with the goal of improving web page load times on the mobile web.
Google Says Developers Can Use AMP for Email to Boost Gmail Experience
Google today said it is porting its AMP technology to Gmail. Developers now have access to AMP for Email, a tool that allows them to create interactive, actionable email experiences that take place within Gmail itself, rather than secondary browser windows.
Google's AMP Stories Let Web Publishers Tell Tap-Through Stories with Photos and Videos
Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
Cricket Launches Two Galaxy Amp Handsets from Samsung
Cricket Wireless today announced the Galaxy Amp Prime and Galaxy Amp 2 (pictured), two low-cost Android smartphones from Samsung. Both devices ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Samsung's software customizations, such as Quick Launch for the camera.