Mobile apps are definitely the most exciting thing going on in the media space right now, so I'm going to try to track some of these things under this headline.
- This morning I'm in Minneapolis and I left the hotel about 7:30 to go to a convenience store. I noticed 7 or 8 people lined up outside a nearby T-Mobile store. Hmm, what's going on here, I thought. Turns out today is the public release of the Google-branded G1 phone. So, sounds like they have a hit on their hands. Katherine Boehret tests some G1 apps on the front page of today's Wall Street Journal D Section.
- I've been having problems with getting a "Page Not Found" error when trying to access the tinyurl.com link on NPR's @nprnews Twitter feeds using my Nokia N95. Worked fine in a regular browser and on my old N82 and other @npr... feeds worked fine. So they've switched at least one of the RSS feeds that go into @nprnews to bit.ly and that fixed the problem. The problem related to something about the linked pages not being true permalinks. The other feeds will move to bit.ly also. Thanks to Andy Carvin for the fix. Weird problem.