Type of site
|Mobile HTML Transcoder|
|Created by||Skweezer, Inc.|
|Registration||Not required, free|
Skweezer is a discontinued mobile browser. It reformatted and compressed web content in order to reduce a web page's file size and make the downloaded content easier to view on a small screen. It was developed by Skweezer, Inc. and initially released in 2003. Skweezer's technology is used to mobilize Web content service by search engines, Web portals, and wireless carriers such as IAC/InterActiveCorp,Bloglines,  and Orange SA. Skweezer was available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese languages and serves customers in over 175 countries worldwide.
Skweezer introduced several mobile browsing innovations since its inception, including the first:
In 2004 Skweezer became the subject of controversy when blogger Jason Calcanis objected to advertisements being placed by Skweezer on transcoded versions of blog content.  A debate ensued over the legality and propriety of proxy-based services such as anonymizers and transcoders placing ads against other publishers' content and the scope of coverage under "fair use" copyright protection. While the subject is still under debate, Greenlight Wireless stopped placing ads on transcoded content in early 2005. As of June 2010, the ads were being displayed again.
Edited: 2021-06-18 12:39:39