Indian police use text to calm and inform

Police SMS to the rescue of citizens – A few days ago, the city was rife with rumours that some unidentified schoolchildren were being kidnapped and taken to Gosala. Anxious parents made frenetic calls to the Police Control Room (PCR) on January 20 and in minutes the city was abuzz with the rumours spreading […]

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Vodafone mobile vending machines; again

Vodafone UK deploys mobile-vending machine | The Register Vodafone is deploying a mobile vending machine for the benefit of the phone-hungry public of Manchester. As The Register says, I remember reading about this a few months ago. 

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Sprint’s new Picture Mail service

Sprint’s new PCS Picture Mail allows online media sharing, collaboration – Engadget Mobile Following closely on the heels of Yahoo!’s ZoneTag mobile photo solution comes a new service for Sprint customers that will allow them to upload text, photos, and video clips to a web page for viewing and editing by others.

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Upload photos to Flickr with geocodes

Yahoo! ZoneTag 2-click-uploads location-tagged photos to Flickr – Engadget Mobile Yahoo! has just rolled out a new application for Nokia Series 60 handset owners that allows them to not only 2-click upload their cameraphone photos to Flickr, but actually tag them with general location data for personal reference and providing viewers with context. This is […]

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4INFO updates text alerts service

Got a note from Bob Roth at 4INFO to say that they’ve updated the registration process for message alerts to make it much simpler to shop for what you’re looking for.  Here’s what he said: We were there for Web 2.0 (well, some of us… like me) and we remember this, “Let the customer see […]

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4 God so luvd 2 txt

SMSBible SMSBible allows you to send Bible verses of your choice together with your own personal message (up to about 150 characters total) to groups of people. Each verse is translated into ‘SMS Language’ – the full Contemporary English Version (CEV) with a modern twist! True meaning and order of words retained – 100% faithful […]

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Car ‘thief’ boasts by text

icTeesside – Confession by text Text messages sealed the fate of a stolen car’s proud owner who used his mobile phone to boast about his new wheels, a court heard. Dean Howard celebrated the purchase of a stolen Lexus by texting his mother: “You should see my new car… It’s a ringer,” Teesside Crown Court […]

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KeyPoint gets £5m to push revolutionary texting software Business – KeyPoint lures high-fliers and £5m funding Scottish start-up KeyPoint Technologies has lured a Silicon Valley high-flyer to Glasgow after he was impressed by its revolutionary texting software. The company, which is close to raising £5m, produces software used in PDAs, mobile phones and personal computers and is recruiting 60 staff in anticipation […]

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Vodafone, Orange, IM and not getting ‘it’

Link: Vodafone and Orange join messaging forces. ‘The exact pricing depends on the markets’ in various countries, Young said. ‘Some markets charge on a data volume basis, and since instant messages tend to be longer than SMS messages, the price would be (somewhat) higher.’ Arrgh.  I think I will explode if I find out that […]

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Depressed teens offered counsel via SMS

Link: South Africa: New SMS Initiative to Help Stop Teen Suicide. "We have been continuously receiving SMSs even after hours. Our consultants are quite busy answering teens from across the country. The response has been amazing and better than what we expected," Ms Heather McAlpine of the organisation said. I like it.  However, I […]

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Text Traffic Police with updates

Link: Alerting the cops via SMS. THE next time you are caught in a traffic crawl in Taiping, just send on SMS to ‘POLISPK 32728′ about the situation and a traffic policeman is likely to be at the scene shortly after to regulate traffic flow. I really like this — you know when some sort […]

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Etisalat introduces SMS anti-spam service

Link: Etisalat introduces SMS anti-spam service | Etisalat. Any customer who wishes to have their number removed from the mailing list of a content provider will now need to only send an SMS to 1011 mentioning the content provider’s name or short code, and the customer will be immediately taken off the list. This is […]

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