According to a report today The Associated Press and 107 of its member newspapers are launching a service Monday that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other mobile devices.
AP had announced the Mobile News Network at its annual meeting April 14 in Washington. AP’s president and chief executive, Tom Curley, said then that six newspaper companies were working to help develop the new service.
The service will deliver local news from participating member newspapers and national and international news from AP. The reports will be organized by ZIP code.
Once again .mobi seems to be left out of the equation.
I had the pleasure of Meeting Pinky Brand, director of New Markets for .mobi and some of his staff last week.
They are a very likeable, hard working group. They are really trying to get the world out and educate the business community on .mobi.
I would love to see them succeed, however continued rollout of new major mobile products without mention or use of .mobi domains will continue to hurt the brand.