Author Archive | Ewan

US Shortcode Registry List and WHOIS service launched

I had a note from Jonathan Madnick to let me know about his super service: US Shortcode Whois in which he’s listing every single US shortcode number, it’s vanity alternative (e.g. 20369 = "20FOX"), its website and its general purpose. Not only is this a super reference resource, it’s an excellent record of what’s going […]

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Oboe: The Great Music Locker in the Sky

Link: The Great Music Locker in the Sky :: AO – Michael Robertson interview. So with Oboe, people will be able to copy all of their music from their local machines to a virtual music locker in the sky. They can then access the music that resides in this "locker in the sky" from any […]

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Technical geek screws up DNS mail entry

I was wondering why people were only emailing me at ewan@neoone.com and not ewan@smstextnews.com.  Turns out, super over-confident idiot that I am, I thought I knew our server IP back to front.  I didn’t.  I swapped a 2 for a 0.  Ergo if you’ve emailed me in the last week or so and wondered why […]

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Blackberry wipes floor with mobile PDA market

Link: Gartner: BlackBerry now world PDA market leader – BBHub. Gartner numbers show that RIM shipped 3.2 million BlackBerrys in 2005, up 46 percent from 2.2 million units in 2004. Meanwhile Palm PDAs finished second, declining by 25.6 percent. Russell Shaw over at BBHub just posted this one. (I’m thinking about upgrading to the new […]

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Three towns in Nigeria win mobile coverage in text competition

Link: Vanguard – Technology : VNew towns emerge in Vmobile SMS competition. According to Vmobile’s Acting Head of Public Relations, Emeka Oparah, the three winning towns will be brought into the company’s coverage map within 45 days  of the announcement of the result. Congratulations to the three towns about to receive mobile coverage!

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A tax on sms text messaging

Link: ABS-CBN Interactive. A proposal to tax text messaging is far from dead, according to the National Economic and Development Agency. "It [tax on texting] was a proposal, until it was formally shut down. But if you ask me, it’s not dead. I mean it can be resurrected anytime," NEDA Director General and Socioeconomic Planning […]

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Avalanche Mobile launches SMS monitoring service for parents

Link: Letting Parents Monitor Children’s texting. Avalanche Mobile has launched a software plaform that enables parents to see who is messaging their child, block suspicious SMS and temporarily suspend the messaging function of their child’s mobile phone during school hours or other quiet times. The system can also permit important messages from themselves or other […]

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TxtBIG – hot air or wickedly innovative service?

Link: Al Bredenberg VoIP & CRM Blog: TxtBIG Video Messaging Service Debuts. Check out Al Bredenberg’s blog posting above about TxtBIG in which he gives a refreshingly candid perspective: As far as I can tell, all the service really lets you do is send someone a kind of video greeting card via mobile phone, adding […]

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Coming to a cellphone near you: Work

Link: Coming to a cellphone near you: Work – Technology – International Herald Tribune. Seventy-five percent of businesses surveyed recently by Forrester, the technology consulting firm, plan significant investments in mobile productivity technology in the next two years. The IHT here is running a general piece about how mobile email is set to become more […]

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Vodafone and Google

Link:Reuters Article. Britain’s Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s biggest mobile phone operator by sales, said on Tuesday it has signed a deal with Google to offer search capabilities on its Vodafone live! 3G service. Google are on the frontpage of T-mobile’s mobile home page already.  They’re apparently going to be a ‘few clicks’ from the […]

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