Jason Ankeny

Biography for Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of Telephony and its sister publication Wireless Review--additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at jankeny@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Jason Ankeny

GetJar tops 400 million application downloads

Independent mobile app store GetJar announced it topped the 400 million app download benchmark, and is now witnessing 200 percent year-over-year growth in download volume. The firm adds that its

Thumbplay raises another $6 million

Mobile entertainment destination Thumbplay has raised $6 million in sixth-round financing according to a regulatory filing. According to peHUB, listed shareholders include Brookside Capital Advisors,

iPhone targeted in patent infringement suits

Apple's iPhone is the target of three new lawsuits that claim the computing giant infringed on patented technologies to develop the smartphone's camera, content streaming and ebook display

Opera Mobile 9.7 browser set to premiere

Opera Software announced it will unveil its Opera Mobile 9.7 server-accelerated browser for smartphones and mobile devices during next week's CTIA Wireless 2009 event. According to the browser

Mobile data attitudes in the U.S. 'positive and improving'

Thirty-nine percent of connected consumers in the U.S. have "positive and improving attitudes about their mobile communication devices" according to a new study issued by the Pew Internet &

Windows Marketplace app fees come under more fire

Microsoft's plans to institute additional fees for developers who submit more than five applications per year to its forthcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile virtual storefront are coming under new

Goofus and Gallant go to CTIA Wireless 2009

CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas is just days away, and while most attendees are sure to be veterans of past conferences, the recent influx of new application developers and media startups also means

Adding up the cost of mobile services

Consumer advocates contend that wireless bills don't offer subscribers enough information. Article

BSquare to port Adobe Flash to Android

Software solutions provider BSquare announced it will port Adobe's Flash technology onto Google's Android mobile platform for an unspecified global Tier 1 carrier. According to BSquare, Flash

RIM to launch TV service for BlackBerry?

Research In Motion is reportedly poised to announce a full-episode mobile TV service for BlackBerry devices during next week's CTIA Wireless 2009 event in Las Vegas. Citing multiple sources, New