Search Insider tests mobile SMS Search

Link: MediaPost Publications – SMS Text Search Smackdown – 04/17/2006. Our destination is Pop, a lounge located right across the street. For kicks, we decide to have a little contest to see which engine’s SMS search service would be first to return the exact address.

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Iranian President and SMS – again

Link: Taipei Times – archives. A stray electronic missive has been blamed for a spate of arrests and a national scandal in Iran after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took umbrage at an unwelcome text received on his mobile phone. According to whispered accounts in Tehran, his ire was stirred when someone sent him a joke […]

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Clear Channel Marketing Head Honcho Robert Thurner joins Incentivated

Mobile Marketing agency Incentivated (www.incentivated.com) today announces the appointment of Robert Thurner as Commercial Director. Robert joins Incentivated from Clear Channel Outdoor, the global media company, where he was Group Marketing Director for operations across Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.  He will be responsible for building Incentivated’s profile with advertisers and agencies, assembling a sales […]

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ROK launches Little Britain; Southpark; The Office episodes

"ROK Player announced today the release of six major new titles to it’s full-length content roster of mobile entertainment – to include the hugely popular BBC comedies Little Britain and The Office through MTV’s South Park and V2’s Best Indie Anthems – with something for the footie fans as well." Pretty nifty, eh?  I have […]

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Hutchison reduces Indian SMS costs

Link: EFYTimes.com – Latest technology news, india, international, electronics, IT and telecom news. New Delhi: Hutch has reduced the local SMS rates from Rs 1.50 to Re 1 across all prepaid and postpaid plans in Delhi. The new reduced SMS rate will be applicable from 18 April 2006. No word on Hutchison UK 😉

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Living Digital magazine totally integrates SMS

Link: ZDNet India > Insight > pressreleases > Living Digital Becomes Indias first Magazine to go Completely Interactive. Living Digital (LD), the digital lifestyle magazine from CyberMedia becomes the first publication in the country to go completely interactive over SMS. Readers of LD can now interact directly with the writers over SMS, with their queries […]

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Get your electricity bill via text

Link: Sun.Star Zamboanga – ‘Know your electric bill thru text’. Dubbed as "Zamcelco Txt Power," the program gives member-consumers the privilege to know their current electric bills simply through text. This is a brilliant use of technology.  Whether it is implemented by mobile or even online, I would use it.

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Buy credit for ringtones and games

Link: Beacon Journal | 04/17/2006 | Content creators bypass carriers. Smaller companies are doing an end-run around carriers like Verizon Wireless or Cingular Wireless LLC by turning to bricks-and-mortar stores or off-line promotions, thus avoiding the fees associated with placement on mainstream mobile portal sites. For San Jose, Calif.-based PlayPhone Inc., that means selling $5-$20 […]

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45% of US Teens have mobiles

Link: Lansing State Journal: Teens hooked on cell phones: Is it bad, or are there benefits?. Shirley Marie once put Rachel on cell speaker so they could talk while Shirley Marie took a shower. Another time, Shirley Marie talked her phone down from "three bars" to nothing, ran over to the charger, plugged in the […]

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30,000 ‘citizen cops’ help K.L. police force by SMS

Link: 30,000 now helping cops. It started off as a project to get city folks involved in police crime prevention activities but Rakan Cop has since grown into a 30,000-strong force that has become the eyes and ears of the boys in blue. SAC Jamaluddin said that before Rakan Cop was launched, city police received […]

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