Thursday, March 08, 2007

CNN Relaunches Mobile Website

Some of you may have noticed in my previous posts listing the top ten mobile websites by visits that the CNN link ( or did not work. That is because CNN has made their mobile website available only to customers of their network partners (i.e. the big carriers).

Well, the world's second-most watched TV news source appears to be changing their strategy. I learned via MediaPost that CNN has re-launched its mobile site as a free service supported by ads. The site (at allows you to sign up for breaking news alerts via SMS, and will feature a searchable news archive and correspondents' blogs. There is also a two-minute video news update each hour. It's supposed to be "mobile-friendly" but I receive the message "your handset does not support this video format" when I try to view it on my HTC S620. If anyone has any luck with this, please post a reply in the comments.

CNN's parent company, Time Warner, apparently plans to roll out mobile sites for their other media properties throughout 2007.
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