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

Rentrak premieres moviegoer apps for iPhone

Information management firm Rentrak's Theatrical Group unit announced the release of FilmScope and FilmScope Worldwide, a pair of consumer applications promising iPhone and iPod touch users Hollywood

Ease of use, brand, embedded content top U.S. user demands

Ease of use, brand and embedded content are the top three features U.S. consumers consider when purchasing a new mobile phone, according to a new study conducted by independent mobile applications

Close to 20% of U.S. smartphone owners spent $100 on apps in 2008

More than 17 percent of U.S. smartphone users who installed mobile applications in 2008 spent between $100 and $499 on premium apps according to a new consumer report conducted by ABI Research. The

Transforming Kindle into an open book

Should Amazon.com embrace open standards for the Kindle? Article

Sony unwraps 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' minisodes

Sony Pictures Television announced it will launch a series of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit minisodes via the production/distribution company's multi-platform Minisode Network effort, available as part

Buzzwire intros community-driven mobile website

Mobile web and video services provider Buzzwire announced the launch of m.buzzwire.com, promising an editorially-directed, community-driven mobile website enabling users to more efficiently discover,

Interscope Geffen A&M launches artist apps for iPhone

Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M division announced an agreement with digital media platform Kyte to launch iPhone and iPod touch applications spotlighting IGA artists the All

mSpot adds Sony Music Entertainment to Make-UR-Tones

Mobile music and entertainment firm mSpot announced a customizable ringtone distribution agreement with Sony Music Entertainment. Per terms of the deal, mSpot Make-UR-Tones customers on Verizon

MWC Scorecard: App Stores

Whose profile is rising: Nokia. The handset giant's Ovi Store is the first of the many mobile application storefronts launched in the wake of Apple's game-changing App Store to offer a vision and

MWC Scorecard: Operating Systems

Whose profile is rising: Symbian. Sure, the introduction of Nokia's Ovi Store--a virtual one-stop shopping destination for Symbian applications--grabbed most of the headlines at Mobile World Congress