Author Archive | Ewan

Using 4INFO to look up flight information in seconds by text

Link: 4INFO SMS flight status tracker – Lifehacker. Before I left the house last night to pick up a friend at the airport, I sent a text message to mobile search service 4INFO (44636) which read ‘jetblue 185” – and was seriously impressed to get more information back about the flight, which was diverted through […]

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Russell Buckley on the money with SNAPin

I posted the previous blog in the knowledge that I was about to post this one.  I came home from a night out as described to review the updated blogs and found an array of new posts by Russell Buckley at www.mobhappy.com.  His blog about SNAPin really stood out, particularly in the context of banging […]

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Fix MMS already???

I was out tonight with two girl friends I know from long ago.  We meet up now and again to catch up on gossip to find out who’s pregnant, who’s married and who’s going through their third divorce.  One girl is a Social Worker, the other is a Chief Buyer, both work near London, both […]

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Indian Police offer SMS traffic updates

Link: andhracafe.com – Cops to send SMS alerts on traffic jams. The Vijayawada police have decided to use the SMS mode to alert commuters in the event of a traffic jam. The cops will send SMS messages to alert the commuters and also suggest alternative routes. Could be a very useful system!

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SMS consumer update service does 1 million texts in first week

Link: Welcome to FreshPlaza. In Italy a new SMS-service started for fresh produce consumers last week, to let consumers know the average prices of fruit and veg. The consumer’s answer has gone beyond any prevision, with one million SMS messages (434.879 sent and 743.822 received). The greatest interest is being recorded about tomatoes (155.633 SMS […]

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Africa & Mobile growth

Link: Connecting developing nations – Business – International Herald Tribune. "Africa offers great opportunities and last year added more new cellphone customers than Europe or the United States," Ibrahim said. "There were two million people using phones in Africa in 1998, and now there are 120 million."

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Fixed-to-mobile service launched in Russia

Link: Russia’s MGTS launches fixed-to-mobile SMS service. Russia’s main fixed-line operator Moscow City Telephone Network, or MGTS, has launched fixed-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile SMS services for its clients, MGTS’ Deputy General Director for Commerce Alexei Goncharuk told a news conference Thursday. People subscribed to the service may send and receive SMS messages from other MGTS subscribers […]

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HOT: 82ask rocks

I was catching up with Oli Barrett this afternoon. He’s always been heavily involved in the mobile and interactive industries.  The latest venture that he’s involved in is SockRush.com — not quite your high end mobile technology start-up — instead, a wicked service that sends you 4 pairs of socks for under a tenner, whenever […]

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105 million UK texts expected for Valentine’s Day

Link: Text.it | The UK’s definitive text related information source.. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for text messaging in the UK and the Mobile Data Association (MDA) is predicting that over 105 million messages will be sent on 14th February this year. I was thinking strongly about getting a Dominos pizza […]

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Helio Offers Handsets, More Details at MobHappy

Link: Helio Offers Handsets, More Details at MobHappy. Helio also says it will offer MySpace Mobile, bringing the popular social-networking site to mobile phones and alllowing people not to just view the site, but interact with other members as well as upload content from the mobile device. Helio really has a chance to do things […]

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