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McDonald's Is Making Ordering Less 'Stressful'

Chain is testing mobile order-and-pay app before national rollout

(Newser) - McDonald's has started testing mobile order-and-pay after acknowledging the ordering process in its restaurants can be "stressful." The company says it will gather feedback from the test before launching the option nationally toward the end of the year, the AP reports. It says mobile order-and-pay is now... More »

Local TV Is Ready to Go Mobile

Station owners push for open standard

(Newser) - Local TV stations that have been hemorrhaging ad dollars are banding together to pursue mobile television. A group of more than 800 local outlets is pushing for an open standard that would permit broadcasting to devices including cellphones and laptops, bypassing cellphone providers. The group projects that mobile advertising will... More »

AT&T Offers Mobile TV; Demand Slow on Verizon Unit

But CNet asks: does anyone care?

(Newser) - AT&T will offer TV subscriptions on some of its cellphones starting in May. The 10-channel service will be available for the LG Vu and the Samsung Access handsets. The company won’t release prices until May, but Verizon charges $15 for a similar service. The question—especially in a... More »

Yahoo Trumpets Mobile Access

Web portal expands portable handset functionality

(Newser) - Yahoo is moving to expand the reach of its services with new software designed for mobile devices, CEO Jerry Yang said yesterday as he vowed to "get Yahoo yodeling again." Dubbed Yahoo Go 3.0, the software aims to provide users with access to the usual weather and... More »

Get Ready for the Googlephone

Company showing prototypes in bid to break into cell phone ad market

(Newser) - Google is spending hundreds of millions of dollars secretly developing a cell phone which offers Google search technology and other services, reports the London Independent. Prototype phones have been shown to several wireless carriers. The company is poised to bid on wireless spectrum licenses in the upcoming federal auction, which... More »

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