TextPayMe – quick with innovation

Link: TextPayMe Blog: The "Don’t bug me" option: requests and phone calls. Another neat feature we added is the ability to turn off the authorization phone calls when you pay under $15 a day. When this feature enabled, you can make up to $15 worth of payments (combined) each day and not have to receive […]

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Report noxious vehicle fumes by text in Malta

Link: INDEPENDENT online. The public can report any vehicle emitting noxious fumes by sending an SMS with the vehicle registration number to 50611899. Each sms costs 2c for both Vodafone and go mobile subscribers. Over 52,000 text reports have been filed since August 2004!  I would use this if they had it in the UK.  […]

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Missing girl sends SMS to mother

Link: Missing girl sends SMS to mother – MobileTracker. A 13-year old New Jersey girl that went missing on Monday has sent her mother a series of chilling text message describing her situation. One of the messages reads: "Someone was following me and I just don’t remember what happened. I just woke up in a […]

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Origami — still quite underwhelmed

Link: First Origami tablets unfold at CeBIT 2006 (Update 1) – infoSync World. Following rampant rumours online, the first ultraportable tablets running Microsoft’s Touch Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 have been unveiled at the CeBIT 2006 consumer electronics fair in Hannover. I was one of the plumbs who bought those Smart Display […]

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Make Texting / SMS Cheaper

In the light of the fact that Orange recently increased their standard out of bundle text cost to £0.12 per message, I thought it was time to do something about the market. I just. Can’t. Get. My. Head. Around. It.  They’re putting the price… UP?  What is going through these mobile operator’s heads? Forget MMS […]

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Google Calendar to include SMS notifications

Link: TechCrunch – Exclusive Screenshots: Google Calendar. I now have possession of screenshots from Google’s long delayed new Ajax calendar application Gorgeous!   I’ve been looking out for a Google Calendar.  Although I’m sure it won’t be offered with Outlook synchronisation … I may well continue to use Trumba for my online calendaring.  I’m pleased […]

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118 118 rolls out SMS ‘piggyback’ service

Link: 118 118 rolls out SMS ‘piggyback’ service – DMBulletin – Direct Marketing news by Email – Brand Republic. Directory enquiries service 118 118 is to roll out its SMS ‘piggyback’ ads service, despite B&Q’s threat of legal action. I’m not that sure that 118 118 are doing anything wrong.  If I phone up Directory […]

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HOT: Jonathan Bass, Incentivated

If I meet anyone connected with the mobile industry, I always ask them if they can give me a hot recommendation.  Just a few sentences on a company, service, product or person that they really rate in the marketplace.  No limits.  It’s always interesting to see what people suggest.  My latest ‘hot’ recommendation comes from […]

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First Origami tablets unfold at CeBIT 2006 – infoSync World

Link: First Origami tablets unfold at CeBIT 2006 – infoSync World. On the eve of the unveiling of Intel and Microsoft’s much-hyped Ultra Mobile PC slash Origami concept, the first specimen is spotted in the wild at CeBIT. Meet the miniscule Samsung Q1. Ah I was hoping for something a bit more industry-changing.  They’ve gone […]

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David Murphy and Mobile Marketing Magazine

Link: MobileMarketingMagazine.co.uk. Mobile Marketing Magazine is the online magazine dedicated to mobile marketing. The site is designed as a one-stop shop for information about mobile marketing, including news, views, campaigns, case studies and advice. Mobile Marketing Magazine is edited by David Murphy, a journalist specialising in marketing and technology. I got a note today from […]

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Obopay, TextPayMe, Way Systems, Mobilelime

Link: SiliconBeat: Obopay: Will let you pay for almost anything with your cell phone. Really.. We’re aware of several other competitors: Textpayme, of Redmond, WA, which uses text messaging to send payments to other phones; Way Systems, of Woburn, Mass., founded about four years ago, and backed by Bessemer Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners; […]

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Obopay mobile payments service gets $10m investment

Link: SiliconBeat: Obopay: Will let you pay for almost anything with your cell phone. Really.. Obopay is a Palo Alto start-up that boasts it will be the first service to allow customers to pay for just about anything with their mobile phones. Their funding could really help them dominate the marketplace quickly…

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