MERCURY NEWS -- Sep 14 -- Standing next to buckets of chilled wine and beer, the FunkySexyCool.com girls certainly got the attention of executives attending the wireless convention this week. The Australian-born company sells a game in which users rate one another on whether they are funky, sexy or cool and has signed up 125,000 users, mainly aged 16 to 24, in Australia since launching a year ago. Niche social networking products have been everywhere at the conference. Juice Wireless allows users to take pictures or videos on their mobile phones and immediately upload them to a Web site or share them with other mobile phone users. Mapquest launched a service that finds addresses and provides turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions for subscribers, turning the mobile phone into a global positioning navigator for $10 a month, on a couple of high-end Sprint/Nextel phones.
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