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March 9, 2006 at 1:56 PM

Phones do more than ring

One of the biggest cliches at last year’s CTIA wireless trade show was to say a company was the “MySpace.com” of the wireless industry. Now the idea seems to be taking off.

Rabble, owned by San Diego-based Intercasting, today announced that its social networking and blogging application is available on Cingular Wireless.

The local connection?

Intercasting’s founder, Chairman and CEO Shawn Conahan, was previously the president of Moviso, a company that was one of the largest ringtone providers in North America and was gobbled up by Bellevue-based InfoSpace in 2003.

Conahan is described as a “mobile technology evangelist, a media anarchist, information populist and communication capitalist.” Check out his thoughts and more information on the Cingular deal at the company’s blog.

At the site, you’ll even see his most recent thoughts on InfoSpace, which he believes has a bright future. Commenting on an interview with InfoSpace CEO Jim Voelker, he said: “He clearly outlined where InfoSpace is going, which is good because one of my constructive criticisms in the past was that people just don’t know how to describe this company at cocktail parties.”

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