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Top Gear game on your mobile

The BBC has announced that together with Gameloft they will be creating a mobile game of the well-known UK TV programme Top Gear. There’s no date been given for the release of the game – just “later in the year”, but when it does come out players will be able to: “race a power lap […]

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The ‘fourth channel’ for retailers is mobile

Came across this today from Cisco – the study says retailers are finally waking up to the realities and possibilities of mobile. Link: Finextra: Mobile to become ‘fourth channel’ for retailers – study With 3.3 billion mobile-phone subscribers worldwide, compared to only 1.3 billion Internet users, Cisco argues that handsets will soon be the “fourth […]

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A chat with Sulim, CEO of Blue Systems

I had a chat yesterday afternoon with Sulim, CEO and, I think, Co-Founder, of Blue Systems. They offer real time financial information on the desktop — the sort of stuff you need if you’re trading millions on the stock market and so on. They recently launched a mobile version for their customers that works on […]

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Mobile Web 2.0… What?!

Whatley reporting in… Founder of Moblog.co.uk and all round friend of SMS Text News, Alfie Dennen, has set up a new blog in lieu of the Mobile Web 2.0 Summit which takes place in London next week. The weird thing for me (for a start anyway) is the name ‘Mobile Web 2.0‘ – so weirded […]

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Mobilytics launches mobile analytics service in beta

I’ve been looking forward to the arrival of Mobilytics ever since Greg Harris, CEO, dropped me a note about it a good while ago. Well it’s live, today. It’s in beta and it’s more or less free to use — but if you’d like some of the ultra sexy features, you should talk to Greg […]

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A look at ümobile

You’ll remember last week our very own Ricky gave us a brief introduction to ümobile, the Phillipines version of the adfunded Blyk. Time to take a bit more of an indepth look. The first adfunded mobile service provider in Asia, ümobile is targeted towards 15 to 35 year olds in the Phillipines. Partnering with corporations […]

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Recent killing filmed on mobile handset?

The Telegraph reports that the recent killing of this poor 17 year old chap might have been filmed, ‘happy-slap-style’, on a mobile phone — and that it’s been texted around. Setting aside the actual violence, it’s absolutely abhorrent that someone might also have been standing by, watching, with their cameraphone on record. Two boys aged […]

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Mobile: How do we avoid the same mistakes the Internet guys made?

Heh. You’re not avoiding them. You’re making’em. Big, big, big time. We’re living through the mistakes right now. Actually, this article is focusing more on mobile advertising and it’s certainly the right question for the ad industry to be asking. If you’re into mobile advertising, have a read of this. Unfortunately there’s little the marketing […]

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No talking please, we’re on a plane

Who really wants to be able to use mobile phones on planes? It seems not as many of us as the airlines might be hoping, according to a new survey commissioned by Yahoo. The research found that nearly three out of four people questioned wanted in-air mobile phone use restricted to silent features like SMS. […]

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The 10 most popular UK mobile sites are…

Opera has been touting its latest research into the state of the mobile web and aside from pointing out that Opera Mini is now the most used mobile browser out there, it’s been taking a look at some of the content preferences for mobile surfers. Here’s what the report says: Tracking the type of content […]

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1 percent of mobile users on social networks

It seems that mobile networking users are sticking to their old favourite platforms from the fixed Internet world: MySpace and Facebook are the most popular social networking sites across both mobile and fixed usage. Nielsen reckons around 1.6 percent of UK mobile users now access social networking sites on their phones, compared to 1.7 percent […]

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Truphone snaps up SIM4travel for £1.3m

VoIP company Truphone has announced it has bought up the strategic assets of SIM4travel, which sells low cost roaming minutes and texts to European travellers, comprising its mobile virtual network enabler and its travel SIM capabilities. The acquisition cost Truphone £1.343 million in cash and £1.3 million in shares. Truphone says it will start integrating […]

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