Author Archive | Ewan

.mobi mobile domain name on its way…

Link: 160Characters Association. Rollout plans for the dotmobi domain name have been announced with the early sunrise registration period starting in June this year. Arrgh I just can’t stand that name ‘.mobi’!  Why not .mob?  Mobi?  I keep thinking Carphone Warehouse "Mowbli". If we’re going to go with .mobi why don’t we just stick on […]

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HOT: Voipstunt?

I was just having a look at Alfie’s blog and came across this blog post: VOIPSTUNT: errr. Hang about, so this gives me *free* calls to any landline in 37 countries, *and* I get a free VOIP in number? Ok, this I have to try. More later. The site he’s referencing is  I’ll give […]

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Text your mates for free with Juize (in the UK)

Got this from my younger brother – it’s apparently doing the rounds with his friends. Link: juize – Now everyone can text for free. We’d like to give you a simple piece of software for your mobile phone. It will let you send text messages to your friends’ mobiles for free* And you don’t need […]

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The Orange/BBC content deal

There’s more details about the jsut announced Orange/BBC content deal on VNU’s site: Customers subscribing to Orange World will pay £3.50 for a ‘real-tone’ taken from one of the BBC shows, £2.50 for a ‘wallpaper’ image, and 75p to £1 for a video clip. Well at least it’s not £3.50 for a video clip.  75p-£1.00 […]

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I go through phases with SMS and calling.  Sometimes I think it’s more effective to text, because that gives the other person time to finish doing what’s important and call me later.  That’s when I’m in the "phone calling is interuptive" frame of mind.  Other times I feel a call is much more efficient than […]

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Blackberry fluffery

If you’re in the mood for an excellent bit of Good Technology ego building, check out this piece of marketing masquerading as a news story by Peter Judge on about ‘Blackberry panic hitting the UK’.  The best line is at the end.  The chap from the law firm who’s just bought Good Technology’s services, […]

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Text the electrical company if there’s an issue

If you’re living in Malaysia you can shortly whack your complaints or service enquiries to power company Tenaga Nasional Bhd.  Really useful.  Here in England, you are required to hang on for 10 minutes while the local power companies screw around with their billing systems, tell you everything is fine, then mail you out a […]

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SMS safety alerts enhance college security

This is a good idea.  You get all students at a college signed up to a centralised alerts system — and the moment there’s a crime or an issue, you whack out a message alerting everyone.  Really smart.  I like it.  The service is operated by Omnilert and has recently been endorsed by Security on […]

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Get your voicemail by MMS

Sydney software company, Whitesmiths Pty Ltd, claims to have achieved a world first with a system, now undergoing trials, that can take voicemail messages and deliver them direct to a cellphone as multimedia messages. ITWire has the story.  Very nifty!

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Half of the planet will have a mobile phone by 2009

I liked to the wrong report in the last blog.  Apologies.  But, you know, you got to the right site!  This is the other Portio Research report summary I was taking a look at: Worldwide Mobile Markets Forecasts. Here are the three key bullet points: • World Top 25 Mobile Growth Markets – ranking list […]

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