Daily Tidbits: Delicious goes on the road

In Wednesday's Daily Tidbits, we find out that Delicious has launched a mobile site and VoIP calls can be made over GSM with Truphone's iPhone app.

Social-bookmarking site Delicious announced Tuesday that it has launched a mobile site to allow users to view saved pages while on the go. Delicious Mobile allows users to browse saved bookmarks, view their in-box, and browse recent bookmarks and tags from the Delicious community. The company says it will integrate its social search engine into the mobile site next.

Analysts from market research firm Gartner said Wednesday that organizations need to understand how social networks are "altering the recruitment landscape and adapt recruiting strategies and systems accordingly." Gartner analysts went on to say that by 2011, organizations that fail to effectively manage their brands through social networks will not be able to attract top talent.

Truphone, a company that provides VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) calls over the Web through mobile phones, announced Wednesday that it has added two new features to its iPhone app. Dubbed Truphone Anywhere, the company's app will now allow iPhone users to make calls over GSM when a Wi-Fi connection isn't available. The updated app will also allow for inbound calling, providing free conversations between two iPhone Truphone users.

MySpace announced Wednesday that it has launched a new product called MySpace Toolbar to offer users activity notifications while away from the social network. Starting Wednesday, MySpace users will be able to install the toolbar into their browser and receive real-time alerts and notifications including new friend requests, messages, comments, and friend updates. The toolbar's MySpace Search feature will be powered by Google.

QuickPlay Media, a company that provides mobile TV and video solutions, unveiled its mobile video usage study Wednesday. According to its research, which is based on activity on 15 QuickPlay-powered services during the July through September quarter, total video downloads increased by more than 87 percent over the previous quarter. Average downloads per user increased by 42 percent to four downloads per user per month. Total video streams grew more than 27 percent over the previous quarter and the average user streamed 19.3 videos per month.

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