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Incentivated using ‘Esendex’ as PPC keyword in Google

Got this one from Esendex chap, Julian Hucker. Esendex are a mobile services company. Incentivated is a mobile marketing services company. They’re not immediate competitors. Which is why Julian was rather susprised to find that Incentivated have been reportedly using his company name as a keyword in Google. Link: Julian Hucker A quick search revealed […]

Dialogue MD, Paul Griffiths, died on Sunday

Extremely sad news. Paul Griffiths, Dialogue Managing Director, died on Sunday. (Dialogue are a tier-1 UK and Australian based mobile aggregator.) I’ve never actually connected with Paul, although I have done work with Dialogue in the past. Thanks to Chris Hunter of mytxt who emailed me the news. I phoned Dialogue and spoke to Gemma […]

Eckoh get hit with record £150k fine

Following an investigation by premium rate regulator ICSTIS into claims that Channel 4 chat show Richard & Judy had been conning viewers, their service provider Eckoh were today fined a record £150,000. ICSTIS rules that the competition ‘You Say We Pay’ had “seriously misled viewers by actively encouraging them to enter the competition after the […]

Textopoly selects MX Telecom for SMS campaigns

Link: MX Telecom Inks Deal With Textopoly to Deliver High-Value SMS Campaigns and M-Commerce Solutions MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced that Textopoly, a mobile marketing agency that integrates technology, creativity and feasibility to drive mobile campaigns, has selected MX Telecom’s Messaging Gateway to deliver […]

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GMTV terminates Opera. Deary me.

You know a ‘scandal’ is big news when BBC Radio One, the yoooof station, covers it during it’s morning news broadcast complete with audio quotes from the GMTV MD. Link: Phone-in firm sorry over GMTV scandal | Uk News | News | Telegraph He [The GMTV MD] said GMTV had trusted Opera, but went on: […]

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iTAGG — overview & case studies by co-founder Steve Procter

This is excellent — here’s an overview and some case studies about iTAGG, penned by Co-Founder, Steve Procter. – – – – – – Steve writes: “Delightfully vocal” hey!! 😉  I like that one…I think!!  As always though Ewan, a fantastic blog, frankly the only mobile industry one I read. iTAGG is now one of […]

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TxtLocal.com — overview & case study by founder, Alastair

The first case study is in! Here’s a wicked overview of TxtLocal by founder Alastair Shortland. – – – – – – Alastair writes: You are certainly correct… there is little time at the moment to write press releases! 🙁 I run http://www.Txtlocal.com – (Txtlocal Ltd). A website offering a very simple yet highly powerful […]

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UK SMS TV Pioneer Seeks US Partnership

If you’re an SMS aggregator or similar in North America and you don’t have much in the way of TV related services — or want to draw upon the experience of a UK company who’ve been dealing with the text-mad UK public, read on. Siren are on the hunt for partners. And they’ve got a […]

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Fakemytext.com lets you set the originator; wind folk up

Fakemytext.com is a service similar to the likes of Textanonymous and the raft of anonymous texting services out there. I don’t have a real issue with these types of services – that is, until someone sends a fake text from my number and causes no small amount of havoc. I think there’s definitely a humour […]

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Recommend a good premium SMS supplier for EU and USA

I had a note in from a reader looking for a recommendation for a premium SMS supplier for EU and USA. My mind has gone blank. Can you recommend anyone — or can you help? If so, please post a reply here (he’ll be reading) or send me a mail and I’ll connect you.

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SMS providers & aggregators: Is it time for a code of practice?

Check out Julian’s post here… Link: Julian Hucker: Business SMS: Is it time for a Code of Practice? Our focus at Esendex is primarily on Business SMS services and one of the things that we’ve been considering is whether the industry is ready for a Code of Practice. ICSTIS’s remit is obviously premium rate services […]

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Clickatell now offers two-way SMS on a whopping 400+ networks

SMS Text News sponsor, Clickatell, are fairly chalking up the announcements this month. Link: Clickatell Leads Charge for Global SMS Capability: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance Clickatell Inc., the world’s #1 global mobile messaging operator, today announced its customers can receive reply SMSs using its popular Communicator application. Visitors to CTIA Wireless in Orlando from […]