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

Handmark acquires FreeRange Communications

Mobile media solutions provider Handmark announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held mobile technology firm FreeRange Communications. Financial terms were not disclosed. FreeRange's

Venture financing in the negative zone

Venture capital investments return a negative 1.6 percent in the year ended Sept. 30. Article

Bytemobile serves up Widget Bar app

Mobile web solutions provider Bytemobile announced the introduction of Widget Bar, which promises to simplify the mobile browsing experience via providing useful, customized information in real time

Survey: Unbilled data charges top revenue loss concerns

Declining capex investments combined with new revenue streams and the introduction of next-gen services are accelerating wireless operator revenue leakage risks, according to a new industry survey

GoTV expands to iPhone

Mobile media provider GoTV Networks announced its mobile music channels are now available via Apple's iPhone. GoTV's four mobile music applications--Hip Hop Official, ES Musica, Rock On: Altitude and

Analyst: Amazon Kindle a $1.2B business in 2010

With online retail giant Amazon.com poised to introduce an updated edition of its Kindle portable reader device Monday, Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney crunched the numbers on the Oprah-endorsed

Google debuts Latitude mobile friend finder

Google announced the launch of Latitude, a new Google Maps for mobile feature enabling smartphone users to triangulate the whereabouts of family and friends. The opt-in service offers the approximate

MWC preview: Mobile Backstage passes the torch to Kevin Spacey

Don't expect the usual suspects at the annual Mobile Backstage event. Previous headliners like Robert Redford and Isabella Rossellini have made way for two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, who

Developer Workshop: InfoMedia on how to launch a successful iPhone app

FierceDeveloper introduces Developer Workshop, a new series of profiles exploring the current state of the mobile marketplace from the point of view of the software developers mapping out its future.

Vodafone launches mobile widget competition

European telecoms giant Vodafone launched a new competition inviting developers to submit their mobile web widgets for a chance to win a top prize totaling £20,000 (about $28,700 U.S.).