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

U.S. now accounts for 29% of mobile web browsing

The U.S. now leads the world in mobile web browsing, accounting for 29 percent of global traffic, according to new data issued by mobile web solutions provider Bango. In all, Bango's February 2009

Google blocks Infinite SMS app

The future of Infinite SMS--an iPhone application offering users free text messaging via Google's Gmail Labs interface--is in grave doubt after Google notified app developer Innerfence that it will

MySpace Music gets a makeover

The social networking giant unveils an improved music player and new features. Article

Virgin Mobile USA debuts new Britney Spears video

Virgin Mobile USA announced an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to exclusively premiere pop singer/professional trainwreck Britney Spears new video "If U Seek Amy." According to Virgin, the

Greystripe scores $5.5 million in Series C

Mobile advertising network Greystripe announced the completion of a $5.5 million Series C funding round led by existing investor Incubic Venture Capital, with additional participation from Steamboat

Nokia tunes up Comes With Music in three new markets

Nokia announced it will introduce its all-you-can-eat digital download service, Comes With Music, in three new markets in tandem with the launch of three new music devices. The handset giant said

Microsoft promises developers 70% of WinMo app store revenues

Roughly a month after confirming the forthcoming launch of its Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft announced a number of key details on the application storefront, promising developers 70

Social networking overtakes email

Social networking is now the most popular web activity, surpassing even email, according to a new study issued by information and media firm Nielsen. Active reach in what Nielsen defines as "member

Fox Soccer Channel kicks off mobile text alerts

Cable network Fox Soccer Channel announced an agreement with mobile marketing solutions provider 2ergo to offer soccer fans weekly text alerts touting programming alerts and match information.

KPG Ventures invests $1.25 million in Lexy

Seed-stage venture capital firm KPG Ventures announced a $1.25 million investment in Lexy, a start-up offering content creators a text and audio mobile publishing solution. According to Lexy, its