ICICI Bank & AirTel offer mobile payments

BLink: ICICI joins AirTel to offer cashless transactions : HindustanTimes.com. The days are not far when mobile phones will act as plastic money. ICICI Bank has joined hands with mobile service provider Airtel to evolve "M-cheque", a mechanism to facilitate cashless transactions.

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SMS reporting used to combat youth crime

Link: IOL: SMS system to involve youth in crime fight. A new SMS-based system to fight crime, which hopes to involve the youth, will be launched in Chatsworth later this month. The initiative works as an alternative to the 10111 phone service and operates via text messaging from cellphones linked to a computer system. The […]

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Army adopts Bullytext SMS trial

Link: News – Yorkshire Post Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More: LB6. Catterick Garrison, which, at any one time, can house 1,700 recruits, is one of three Army centres running a trial text and online helpline. Bullytext software is used in schools and other organisations and can now be accessed by recruits […]

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Mobile operators selling airtime and music. Oh dear!

Link: Cocky carriers dismiss Apple as ‘niche’ | The Register. Rio Caraeff, general manager for Universal music mobile, claimed there are 44m iPods in circulation worldwide compared to 180m phone customers in the US alone, meaning phone companies have a large addressable installation base for OTA services. A point seized on by Nagel, who called […]

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Law Firm Uses Text Response

Link: Law Firm Uses Text Response. Law firm, Holmes and Hills launches a new poster campaign allowing people to respond by text. Research shows that if you give people the choice, around half of all response will come from the text option. By including a text response on their posters, the company are aiming to […]

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Peekabootv.com pays you for your performance

Alfie Dennen, ever at the forefront of mobile technology, sent me a note about another service he’s involved with: Peekabootv.com.  It’s been very much in stealth mode until a day or so ago and it’s now available for one and all to enjoy at http://wap.peekabootv.com via your nearest mobile browser. (See the screenshot to the […]

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Online shopping via text…?

Link: �SMS: Online Shopping via SMS on Mobile Phones – Digital-Lifestyles.info. Don’t be fooled: natural language doesn’t mean speech; and Num�ro isn’t referring to speech recognition, when it says it has found a method of "entering a new phase in shopping… an intelligent SMS technology for retailers that can understand unstructured text messages – or […]

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First PayPal mobile text deal – MTV & NBA

Link: MTV, NBA store in new PayPal mobile text deal – Yahoo! News. Online payment company PayPal on Thursday said MTV and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and others will accept payments from a new service allowing purchases by mobile phone text message.

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Vodafone don’t get blogs

Link: m-trends.org: Open Letter To Vodafone – Update. "Apparently Vodafone is completely abscent in the blogosphere or maybe it’s just better for them not to react and initiate more reactions about the topic." I really do wonder just what goes on at the Vodafone marketing and public relations departments at times.  The great and the […]

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Aussie sacked by SMS – not unusual

Link: Woman sacked by SMS, union says. 06/04/2006. ABC News Online. The Transport Workers Union says a Brisbane waste collection company has used the new federal workplace laws to sack an employee via text message. Union spokesman Hughie Williams says three workers have been told they are no longer required, including a woman dismissed by […]

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