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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

South Korea: World's first video-based mobile phone news service has been launched

From Japan's Corporate News Network: It's almost enough to make your head spin - can you imagine getting your news updates via a video feed transmitted to your cell phone? Now it's possible in South Korea thanks to a partnership between mobile content provider Ico and the free newspaper the Daily Focus: "Some of the sports articles featured in Daily Focus, the leading free newspaper in Korean, will now be printed with a special mobile code that contains URL data to enable users to automatically access the latest sports news in video, by simply holding the cellphone against the printed code. Ico aims to sign up more than 200,000 users."

Source: Japan's Corporate News Network

Posted by Dana Goldstein on June 2, 2004 at 01:18 PM in b. Alliances and partnerships, i. Future of print, q. Regional and ethnic newspapers, r. Revenues and business models | Permalink

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