Cellphones gain popularity for distributing celebrity gossip

Smartphones peddle in celeb news; Apple ads target Microsoft; Palin - the real one - takes to SNL; and more

With the growth of smartphones in recent months, the cellphone has become the largest medium for up-to-the-second celebrity gossip news, The New York Times reports.

TMZ.com started a mobile offering last April and watched traffic soar to 1.1 million visitors in July, eclipsing the mobile audience of People.com, the article notes.


After Microsoft spent nearly $300 million on its new ad campaign, Apple appears to have countered with a new ad making fun of Microsoft's spending.

An electronics industry trade group expects gadget sales to grow 3.5% in the fourth quarter, half the growth rate in the same quarter a year earlier.

After a round of Tina Fey's impersonations of her, Gov.Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.


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