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April 4, 2006 at 12:07 PM

CTIA: not off the ground yet

Yes, I was supposed to take off, but we are sitting at the gate waiting for the plane to be checked out for maintenance issues. If you can’t already guess who I’m flying with, the airline is named after a non-contiguous state.

As for CTIA, more continues to break the day before the show even happens. It seems like wireless is the hot industry to be in, because everyone is trying to reposition themself as a mobile company.

Seattle-based Getty Images announced today its mobile strategy: bringing its photo collection of news, sports and entertainment to mobile customers through partnerships with mobile operators. With mobile communication on the rise, said Getty, it is creating new business opportunities by offering products that can serve on multiple platforms.

“The world is turning to mobile devices for more colorful and interactive experiences every day, and imagery is integral to these new uses,” said Jonathan Klein, Getty Images’ CEO. “Whether we’re collaborating with a partner to bring image-driven applications to market or developing our own applications for mobile operators, Getty Images is committed to offering our customers the best imagery, services and applications on every available platform.”

Getty also is partnering with content creators. Both MSNBC.com and USATODAY.com worked with Getty Images to bring their mobile applications to market.

Flight update: We are unboarding (is that a word?) and waiting at least an hour for the plane to be fixed.

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