Link: Xyling Java Blog: SMS bigger than movies, video and software. Ajit has posted an interesting finding. Total SMS revenues in 2005 were about 75 Billion USD which is much more than Hollywood box office, Videogaming, consoles and all software. SMS is a 90% profit business.
Ah they must be drinking a hell of a lot of caffeine over at BuddyPing/MobileGlu. I’ve just had two update emails from Justin and the team declaring new features. If you haven’t already checked them out, do so. I use both services regularly now that I’ve got a proper phone AND a proper mobile internet […]
Link: Scotsman.com News – Scotland – Early-warning service helps motorists beat the Enforcers. DOZENS of drivers are signing up to an early-warning service which aims to alert them when one of the Capital’s dreaded parking Enforcers is hovering near their car. Warden Watch works by encouraging motorists to keep an eye out for each other’s […]
Link: BBC NEWS | Scotland | Texts ‘uplift’ Muslim communities. A mobile phone text messaging service which aims to boost the quality of life for Muslims has been launched. It sends daily uplifting messages to "spiritually enlighten" its users. The service was the brainchild of Dundee entrepreneur Nazir Daud, who saw an opportunity to make […]
Link: icBerkshire – Emergency texting alerts are the CATS’ whiskers. WOKINGHAM District Council is calling on the parishes to sign up to its City Alert Texting System (CATS) which sends vital mobile phone messages in emergencies.
Link: Scotsman.com News – Scotland – Edinburgh – Singer lights up fight to put end to poverty. SCOTS singer Annie Lennox will be in Edinburgh tonight to see her name up in lights as part of a new Oxfam crusade. The 51-year-old star is to be the first person to have her name projected on […]
Link: Teen wins ban on nude pics. The teenage daughter of a retired minister of religion in Mpumalanga obtained an interdict in Pretoria High Court against an 18-year-old youth after he’d spread photos of her that she had sent him via her cellphone. I wonder if there shouldn’t be some sort of Sending-Naked-Pics Sex-Education classes […]
Link: Consumers are/aren’t hot for mobile TV: World Cup edition – Engadget Mobile. "..feuds over formats, standards and rights have left the service providers with a hodge podge of offerings that will likely drive viewers straight home to their fixed-location sets." I’m delighted to see it’s not just me. Absolutely ridiculous performance by the mobile […]
I was just reading the Engadget story quoting Cellular News about the new 3 UK data card. £45 for 512mb of data. They’re apparently throwing in a Skype starter kit. Oh come on. I will eat my hat if Skype or any VOIP application works to sufficient quality via an operator’s 3g data card while […]
Link: Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper – Qatar. Some 3,500 customers have signed up for post-paid GSM service in the first 15 days of the ongoing Qtel promotion that provides for a waiver on the one-time connection fee of QR250 and free multimedia messaging till March 30. I wonder what sort of […]
Link: Adotas – MOVO Mobile Partners with TranSend Ed for College SMS. MOVO Mobile LLC, a mobile marketing software company, announced today a partnership with TranSend Ed, Inc. which will provide mobile marketing solutions to colleges and universities. With this deal TranSend will give college and university administrators the ability to send students alerts, reminders […]
Link: Killer sends SMS telling woman’s flatmate she’s okay. For five hours, help was denied a dying woman when her killer used her mobile phone to send messages to her flatmate to say that she was not in any trouble. A particularly chilling use of SMS.