Infospace Extends Virgin Content Deal

INFOSPACE EXTENDS VIRGIN CONTENT DEAL

Good news on the front of InfoSpace for a change as InfoSpace just inked down a nice deal with Virgin Mobile in the UK. In the deal, Virgin commits to let InfoSpace run its BITES storefront for another five years. InfoSpace controls all mobile content on this mobile storefront. Even though this is not entirely mobile gaming relates, it does feel nice to write something positive about this company who is plagued with bad news lately.

THE IPHONE WITH PETER COHEN

Our friends at Quicklybored did an interview with MacAholic Peter Cohen. Peter is known for his GameRoom columns in MacWorld Magazine. QB goes deep into the possibilities (which are confirmed to be very limited) for smaller developers to get their mobile games on the iPhone.

THE SHAME GAME

On the good old w2forum there is a lively discussion going on about malicious partners in our little industry. How can developers claim money for sales on their mobile games with a non-paying partner, or even from pirate sites? There is a whole thread about it.

CARNIVAL OF THE MOBILISTS #58

While I hear Madonna yelling “Time goes by, so slowely”, I’m reading the 58th Carnival of the Mobilists at TomSoft which clearly shows things are moving fast in this little industry as the iPhone left a clear mark all over this week.

AMP’D SHOWS THE NUMBERS

Amp’d Mobile, the content driven US based MVNO has disclosed details about their consumer base. Amp’d now serves up to 100K consumer of which 89% is postpaid. The average monthly spend on mobile games is $3.

NOTICING THE MOBILE GAMES INDUSTRY

Thanks to the guys at QB, we noticed a nice post on cellular-news about how the mobile games industry pulled the attention of publishers over the last years. It shows a nice increase on the expected revenues that will be made in the industry.