Link: Khaleej Times Online. An unspecified number of mobile phone users in the UAE called to complain that they were repeatedly bombarded with a promotional text message between midnight and early morning on Sunday.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
"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 […]
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 😉
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Link: Case study: Txtstation grapples with graphics – March 2006 – Sport and Technology. New Zealand based Txtstation Global provides an SMS voting to live TV service with a difference: rather than collating data just for an end of match award, the current voting positions are regularly updated and given a graphic representation on screen. […]
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 […]