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Mosh’s New Avatar Is Nokia Ovi Store; Microsoft’s Marketplace Gets Ready

Nokia's mobile networking site Mosh, R.I.P. The Ovi Store, which the handset manufacturer recently announced in Mobile World Congress, will replace it. Ovi is the umbrella brand for all of Nokia's Internet services and includes a music store, maps, mail (Nokia Messaging), games (N-gage). Changes: Screening Users, Moderated Content Mosh was a very popular site for mobile users to upload, share and download files, games, video, music (ringtones) and applications across the world. It claims to have clocked a whopping 137 million downloads in total. Indians in particular were very active users of Mosh, with almost 50,000 users using it per day compared to 30,000 Americans. India alone accounted for 50% of the site's traffic last year, MocoNews had reported. The combination of mobiles and social networking has caught the fancy of millions of users in India and local versions of Mosh- sites like Funmaza , Mobiletoones and Masti4India - have cropped up all over. Launched in 2007, Mosh was still in Beta when it closed. It was known for being riddled with unmoderated content, which Nokia plans to ensure wont happen with Ovi Store. It was a free-for-all ground; there was nobody in control. It did not have a screening process and registration was not required to download. The site was flooded with explicit content and illegal music copies. Will Nokia then include DRM and anti-piracy clauses? Not Really Social Networking; Not Free With it now becoming a "store" we doubt if any of Mosh's old spirit will be left.…

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