Keys to building better mobile websites

Google this week launched an initiative designed to help businesses build better mobile web sites. But while GoMo is a valuable resources, there are a few other things businesses must consider before addressing the finer points of the mobile web.

Cue the lawsuits, net neutrality rules begin Nov. 20

The Federal Communications Commission’s controversial net neutrality rules have been officially filed with the Federal Register and will go into effect Nov. 20. But it’s expected to prompt new legal challenges from carriers who question the FCC’s legal authority to implement the rules.

Mobile Internet user to eclipse wireline users by 2015

It’s going to be a mobile Internet world and we’ll just live in it. That’s the conclusion of IDC,which is forecasting that mobile Internet users will grow by an annual compound growth rate of 16.6 percent through 2015, when they will pass wireline PC users.

Looks like HTML5 is gaining momentum

If recent news from Twitter, Pandora, Google and Amazon is any indication, it seems that a set of technologies collectively known as HTML5 are finally starting to gain a lot of momentum, and to me, that’s a good thing — especially for the mainstream users.

Today in Mobile

There’s been a bit of a lull between yesterday’s much-hyped unveiling of Google’s Nexus One and the opening of CES, but Nokia has made a few headlines with news that it boasts 86 million users of its mobile Internet services. While that figure is 6 million more than the company’s goal for year-end 2009, it also is less impressive than it may first appear. The number includes any user who has used any of its services at least once in the last six months, and it doesn’t differentiate between free offerings and the premium stuff. Its growing base of data users is heartening, to be sure, but it’s likely a sign of expansion in emerging markets than it is an indication Nokia is beginning to regain ground in more lucrative regions.

Will Mobile Porn Pay Off?

After years of being stifled by carriers, purveyors of adult content are ramping up to bring their stuff to U.S. mobile users. Whether there’s much money in wireless porn, though, is still unclear.

Today in Mobile

Full Flash should finally hit smartphones in the first half of next year, Adobe said. And that would be a big step in making the mobile web a more hospitable place.