PayPal Mobile plays 2nd fiddle to TextPayMe

Link: Third Screen: PayPal goes mobile – Mar. 6, 2006. Now, in a push to expand its business outside eBay, which bought PayPal in 2002, PayPal is aggressively hiring to staff up a new mobile-payments service. It already has some talent in-house � for example, Mathias Entenmann, who is one of Paypal’s top executives and […]

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Couple in India are having a bad day…

Link: Couple lose mobile with explicit MMS. Twenty-four-year-old Meetna Desai (name changed) and Rossario D’Souza are engaged and will be married soon. But before they take their wedding vows, they have taken another vow. They will never shoot explicit MMSes of themselves again. Last night, Desai left her Nokia 3230 camera mobile phone in an […]

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10% takeup of Asian non-SMS data services

Link: Global mobile users shun data services – Infomatics. Data services are not catching the public imagination even in mature markets, according to the latest survey from IDC. The research firm’s annual round up of the Far Eastern mobile market found that, while SMS is universally popular, fewer than 10 per cent of customers are […]

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Oman Air using SMS to communicate with new job candidates

Link: MENAFN – Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: Oman Air inaugurates SMS service at human resources department. The Oman Air human resources department has inaugurated the SMS service to converse with candidates applying for various jobs. "Due to numerous applications, HR has introduced its new SMS system, software, which facilitates us to […]

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Irish County Council implements SMS text communications

sh Link: SiliconRepublic.com: Ireland’s technology news service providing Irish tech news & analysis. Cork County Council has completed the first phase of a project to establish a multimedia contact centre which it claims will improve services to the public. The center will enable citizens in the county to contact the council through a range of […]

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PocketPC App alerts and helps track your stolen device

Link: msmobiles.com – Eye On Thief released – get alerted by SMS after your mobile phone has been stolen !. …lets you know who stolen your phone by SMS message! Very interesting concept because once you will know the phone number of given person, you can locate this person and track his/her identity! Nifty!  I […]

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Orange UK increases SMS text prices

Link: Orange puts the squeeze on customers | The Register. The text bundle range will be revised to introduce something called a "digressive pricing structure": the more you buy as part of your plan, the less you pay per text. The standard out-of-bundle text rate will be upped from 10p to 12p under the plans, […]

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Orange puts prices up

Link: Orange puts the squeeze on customers | The Register. Orange is cutting the minutes new and migrating customers get from lower-priced tariffs. From April, £19 a month will buy 50 rather than 60 minutes, and £25 gets you 100 minutes – 20 minutes less than the current amount. Mid-range bundles will stay the same […]

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Vodafone: Coulda beena contender

Link: Verizon may buy out Vodafone stake – Engadget Mobile. As far as telecom deals go, Verizon’s plans to buy out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless is dwarfed by AT&T’s planned acquisition of BellSouth. But the potential deal certainly sheds light on the changing fortunes of Vodafone, which was once a contender to buy AT&T […]

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SMS used to recall Navy sailors

Link: Australian IT – SMS speeds round-up of sailors (Kelly Mills, MARCH 07, 2006). THE Royal Australian Navy is using a mobile communication system that offers a high level of security for contacting personnel in times of emergency, such as a recall to base.

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ZapTxt – RSS keyword notification by SMS

Link: Emily Chang – eHub. ZapTXT. – RSS filtering and notification application. Define search keywords for each RSS you’re interested in. ZapTXT pings RSS feeds every few minutes and when it finds that the new RSS post contains your search keywords, it notifies you via email or SMS. Access your ZapTXT data from your mobile […]

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