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About Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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Malaysians still mad-for-it with SMS

Edwin Yapp and H. Amir Khalid at TechCentral have written an analysis of SMS use in Malaysia.  Malaysians still prefer the short message service (SMS) over the more advanced mobile communication services that are available in the market. There’s a lot more: Here

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SMS and search results, Google, Vazu

Gary Price over at Search Engine Watch blog has posted a note commenting on the Google Toolbar 4 beta ‘send to SMS’ function.  He points out that the service only works for US numbers.. something I missed when I looked at it last time.  Bit of an arse that for anyone outside of America.  Gary […]

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Text the cricket umpire during the match!

Australia’s The Age publishes a story tomorrow (well, it has tomorrow’s date on it) suggesting that Cricketing Authorities introduce the ability for fans having trouble with annoying "anti-social" members of the match crowd.  Very good idea, I reckon. In the light of these events, having seen visiting players insulted, cricket lovers frustrated and paying customers […]

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SMS spurs a new advertising revolution in India

Televisionpoint.com posted an article today about SMS marketing and advertising.  SMS has undoubtedly emerged as the new marketing tool in Bollywood and of couse for our television news channels. Similar to the SMS beeps you might get from a restaurateur informing you about a discount scheme, or a disco declaring its forthcoming event, do not […]

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SMS powering the job market in India

The first major change was the advent of email as a means of communication. This helped but only up to a point. Email is great but has a shortcoming. Till a candidate checks his/her mail he will not know that a recruiter is trying to get in touch. To get around the problem MeritTrac, an […]

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Too trendy? British Police getting down wit SMS

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa, has the following piece: British Police Rapped for ‘Trendy’ Posters.  Avon and Somerset Police plastered baffling messages across rough estates in Bristol, south-west England, to warn young people to curb their anti-social behaviour, the Daily Mail said. But critics reckoned the masterminds behind the campaign should have their own […]

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SMS firm punished for breaches in China

It is particularly appealing to read this article in Asia Media Daily about Hurray Holdings, whose unit, Bejing Enterprise, has been fined US$700,000 and relegated to the bottom of service menus (and more) for "improper promotion of a service".  It’s appealing to me because here in the UK, everything is extremely lax. The regulator is […]

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SMS Send Widget for Macs

Alas I’m not a Mac owner.  Well, I’ve got an iBook sat in the corner, but you know, I’m thinking of getting a Dual G5 and some of those 30" widescreens.  Meantime I’m sat on a Dell.  However, Mac users can now download a funky SMS widget for their desktops.  You need Mac OS X […]

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