Page Plus BREWs Up Agreement with Qualcomm
Page Plus Cellular, a pre-paid provider of cellular services, will begin offering its customers Qualcomm's BREW content and services. Page Plus expects to roll out BREW services to BREW-enabled phones by the summer of 2009, which will give customers access to content downloads, such as ringtones and games. Page Plus will use Qualcomm's hosted BREW platform, which will manage the delivery and billing of content for Page Plus.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
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 Tweaks Chrome's Offline Browsing Tools
Google today updated Chrome for Android devices and made it simpler to download, find, and read offline content. Users can now long press any link or article suggestion to download the article to a new tab for offline access.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.