The old ‘you won the lottery’ swindle, this time by text

Link: Gulf Times Newspaper – Qatar, Gulf and World News – Qatar. INDIAN expatriate Ahmed was overjoyed when he received an SMS, stating his mobile phone number has won $9,500 (QR34,580) as prize in the ‘Yahoo! Annual Birthday Programme”. The only catch was he had to send 5% of the prize money as donation to […]

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High Court lawyers kept up to date by text

Link: The Hindu News Update Service. The Madras High Court Madurai Bench Advocates Association has hit upon the novel scheme, using the SMS facility on mobile telephones to inform lawyers regarding the "cause list", the daily schedule of cases in the respective courts. A friend of mine swears blind that there’s no way something such […]

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Ancient Bath goes high-tech in mobile trial – Mobile & Wireless – Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com

Link: Ancient Bath goes high-tech in mobile trial – Mobile & Wireless – silicon.com. Among the applications volunteers will be able to try out will be an image recognition service, where users can send an MMS of a building to a central server which will determine their location and reply with details about the place […]

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On show: The three faces of mobile

Link: On show: The three faces of mobile – Americas Network. In time-honored trade show style they flaunted initiatives for mobile IM and mobile TV, warm words about the prospects for HSDPA and 3G, and the usual flood of new phones. A different and interesting summary perspective on the recent 3GSM show. Mobile phones for […]

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City of London to get wi-fi blanket

Link: MediaGuardian.co.uk | New media | Wireless network to cover City. The City of London is to offer ubiquitous wireless internet access, with hardware installed in lampposts and street signs. Internet provider The Cloud is joining with the City of London Corporation to turn the entire business area into a gigantic Wi-Fi hotspot. This is […]

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Now, book your cooking gas on SMS

Link: Now, book your cooking gas on SMS. Want to book a cylinder of cooking gas? Just send an SMS to the agency. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched an SMS refill booking system in the city today. There are more and more innovative SMS related stories coming out of India that almost any other […]

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38% increase in sore wrists/thumbs caused by texting

Link: Internet News Article | Reuters.co.uk. Thirty-eight percent more people suffer from sore wrists and thumbs due to texting than five years ago and 3.8 million people now complain of text-related injuries every year. If you’re an uber-frequent texter why not get yourself a Blackberry, Sidekick, Treo… you know, something with a keyboard and a […]

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Unlimited sms texting for a fixed daily rate in the Philippines

Link: ABS-CBN Interactive. Smart Communications Inc., the Philippines’ leading wireless phone service provider, is set to offer unlimited text for new prepaid subscribers. As per previous stories on the subject, Smart Communications are going live with their unlimited SMS service.  You pay a single fee each day and can then send as many texts as […]

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Aussie party overrun with people via SMS & web promos

Link: Internet, SMSs blamed for big crowd at party. 20/02/2006. ABC News Online. Police believe up to 1,000 people converged on a party at Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, on Saturday night, after being notified over the Internet and through SMS test messages. Luckily, unlike the news story from last week in North America, no […]

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Cameraphones, MySpace and self-portraits

Link: The Gadsden Times – Latest News from Gadsden, Alabama. The era of cheap, lightweight digital cameras in cellphones, in computers, in hip pockets, even on key chains has meant that people who did not consider themselves photography buffs as recently as five years ago are filling ever-larger hard drives with thousands of images from […]

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Tom Baker voicing BT’s text-to-landline service

I properly used the BT text-to-landline service this afternoon.  I was a recipient of a text message notification from Vodafone.  The identifier on the text message was one of those huge long network IDs… something like 15100000000.  Poor electronic Tom Baker spent quite a bit of time saying "Zero..Zero…Zero". Super quality thought. If you haven’t […]

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1.8 meg to your T-Mobile MDA Pro? Vapourwear, baby

Whata-mistaka-to-maka! Last year I bought myself one of those T-Mobile MDA Pro Windows Mobile 5.0 PDAs.  I did so for a number of reasons — the chief among them being my magpie-like tendancies toward anything new, shiny and potentially wickedly cool. My back-up reason for buying the MDA Pro was a press release news story […]

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