Naughty US students texting during lessons

I think I was the only person in my school to have a mobile phone.  No one used to call me on it so I didn’t bother having it on.  Plus, the reception was always so bad, I hardly ever bothered taking it with me.  I once used it on a trip to Paris.  That […]

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Don’t worry about it, just TextPayMe

Ahh you know what, I would definitely use this a lot: I’m like the Queen, I rarely carry cash.  I find it so annoying an inefficient — total geek perspective.  So I do everything on card — credit or debit.  TextPayMe is used to send and receive money with your phone via text.  Think […]

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Get a text if your London bus is going to be late

Siemens have knocked up a real time information system for the 8,000 strong fleet of London buses.  The concept being to a) track where busses are and b) tell prospective transport customers when to expect the next bus.  Vnunet reports: TfL hopes the system will be used to send SMS text messaging updates of a […]

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Rumours of Apple Mobile Me MVNO

Engadget has published some shots of a 1 in 50 test phone which apparently shows Apple is considering launching an MVNO via Cingular.  This is the rumour anyway.  Could be exciting! AS LONG AS THEY DON’T LIMIT THE PHONE TO 100 ITUNES SONGS Take a look at the Engadget article: Here … and their previous […]

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Hot Product: Nokia E70

I really enjoy talking to the movers and the shakers in the industry and seeing what’s turning them on.  It’s a great way of keeping your mind open and accepting to change!  So first off the block is a recommendation by Ed Hodges, web 2.0/mobile strategy @ Accenture. He says:  "My coolest gadget has to […]

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Mobile Hotties

I managed to get hold of Ed this afternoon to ask him to nominate a service, piece of hardware, company or person that he reckons is hot in the mobile space at the moment.  I’m going to try and ask more movers and shakers for their recommendations in the coming days and weeks. Meantime, I’m […]

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The Telecoms Landscape

Ed, who’s spearheading web 2.0/mobile strategy for Accenture, has published his own private blog, The Communications Revolution.  He’s definitely thought-leading as I type.  The blogs are flying in on my feedreader.  One post I found particularly interesting relates to The Telecoms Landscape. He writes: I think we won’t see the technology landscape settle down for […]

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US Universities get into text recruiting

Here’s another note on US Universities making use of SMS to communicate with prospective students, this time from the Northwest Indiana Times: Kyle Yelton was hanging out with his friends when his cell phone alerted him to a text message. He then had the pleasure to led his buddies know that a college recruiter was […]

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Hot Company: buddyPing

As well as tracking SMS, mobile and related news, I wanted to highlight companies, services, products and people that are hot.  Here’s a service I’ve been using and watching for a little while now: buddyPing is a way to find your friends, events, venues and pretty much anything in your local area with your mobile. […]

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Buy a Thinkpad, get Vodafone 3g integrated

Lenovo announced plans to integrate Vodafone’s high speed mobile data connectivity into upcoming models of ThinkPad notebooks. In select ThinkPad T60 and X60 notebooks, customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of high speed mobile data networking without the need to use external datacards. You know, it’s still very cool to be sat in […]

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