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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Alfie Dennen, ever at the forefront of mobile technology, sent me a note about another service he’s involved with:  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 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 – 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: 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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Link: XChange – Launches Mobile Pods. Inc. has launched Mobile Pods, a service that makes multimedia Web applications available to mobile consumers around the world. The company also said at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas it has released its xPML markup language that allows content owners and developers to convert their existing applications […]

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ClubScene offers SMS alerts service for the nightlife industry

Link: Club Scene Network, Inc. Launches "ClubScene Text" SMS Cell Phone Text Messaging Service for the Entertainment Industry @ SYS-CON Media. Club Scene Network, Inc. ("ClubScene"), an events and entertainment promotions company developing "Local Entertainment Portals" that specializes in providing local directory and real-time event calendars for the entertainment and nightlife industries, announced their SMS […]

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DD launches SMS news service

Link: DD launches SMS news service. Doordarshan on Wednesday launched an SMS-based news service and said it would give the latest stock prices on mobile phones in a fortnight from now. A month later, video clippings of news will also be available on mobile phones. Mobile phone users will have to dial 676733 to get […]

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