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Silverstreet terminates 400 million SMS in December 2010 – one of the planet’s biggest?

I got a bit of news in from the SMS industry this morning. Silverstreet, the mobile messaging firm, has just announced they’ve terminated (or ‘delivered’) a whopping 400 million SMS messages in the month of December 2010 alone. This sounds like good news to me. The chaps over at Silverstreet are understandably delighted and dropped […]

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Ivy4evr: Channel4’s explicit SMS drama

I had a note in from reader James to tell me about Ivy4evr, Channel 4’s new ‘explicit SMS drama’. You only have to visit the site to determine that it’s a rather ‘edgy’ concept. The site explains that our key character, Ivy, has left home because ‘Lilsis’ (is that ‘little sister’ or somebody else, who […]

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What’s the best SMS IT support alerting system?

What does everyone use to send SMS alerts to employees for things like server alerts, planned downtime, that sort of scenario? Do you go to an SMS provider, buy the credits and then make your own sending system (or hook in to their API)? Or do you use the gateway provider’s sometimes rather rubbish system […]

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Services

Panacea Mobile launches global mobile service (and a special 25% Bulk SMS discount offer!)

I had a note in from long-time reader, Stefano Sessa, one of the founders of recently established Panacea Mobile. Panacea Mobile is a new mobile services company, launched in South Africa, however operate globally. They aim to bundle the expertise required to run a successful mobile project, by taking care of all the various elements, […]

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MBNA UK launches mobile banking text service

If you’re an MBNA credit card customer in the UK, good news: You can now use text messaging to get balance, payment and transaction updates through the company’s newly deployed dedicated shortcode, 83838. MBNA already has dedicated mobile web sites for iPhone and BlackBerry so I’m delighted to see that they’ve not forgotten about the […]

UK Political Parties: Mad to ignore the mobile medium

I had this letter sent in from Gary Corbett, Commercial Director of Oxygen8 Communications. As you know I’m delighted to receive and publish ‘letters (or emails) to the editor’ so let’s see what Gary has to say: Dear Ewan, We saw unprecedented use of new media in the recent UK General Election, with the Internet, […]

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Numo’s SMS Preview hits 1 million Ovi Store downloads

Tomorrow I’m giving a talk at TechCrunch Europe’s GeeknRolla event on the subject of getting big fast in mobile. One of the companies I’ll be looking at is Nokia. I most definitely understand and empathise with the pained expressions I witness whenever I mention the company to mobile developers, however the company’s size and handset […]

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Services

iPad: Thank you Giff Gfroerer from i2SMS

Giff Gfroerer rescued me on Thursday evening. He saw my post late last week asking if anyone would be interested in helping me out by buying an iPad and shipping it over to me. He dropped me a note explaining that he lived nearby one of the Apple Stores in Atlanta and said he’d pick […]

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Services

Amdocs sweeps up the mighty MX Telecom

Today, Amdocs — the industry behemoth — swooped in and acquired the mighty MX Telecom, one of the best messaging providers on the planet. I got the news just as I was coming out of a meeting and had to stop everything and send a quick post up to the site here followed by a […]

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Services

myFairPartner’s completely online employment service (connected by text message)

I caught some news today about myFairPartner, a new online temporary employment service. They’ve integrated absolutely everything into one online portal which, if you’re a temporary worker (or, you hire a lot of them), will be an absolute dream come true. It’s typically an absolute arse, hiring temporary workers. I’m sure many readers have, at […]

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Operators Services

Econet Telecom launches ForgetMeNot’s email-by-SMS service for Lesotho

For me, Africa is the content to watch for mobile innovation. Whilst there’s a lot moving in the Far East, I’m ever hopeful that the introduction of reliable and inexpensive communications facilities will really change things for the better. I received the following email from Mpine Tente. Mpine heads up the Retail and Customer Services […]

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Services

Bubble Motion hits one billion voice SMS messages

Congratulations to the team over at Bubble Motion. I’ve been following them for a long time — and they’ve just recently hit the magic 1 billion mark for the transmission of their voice SMS service.