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PhonePayPlus: The dinner lady of the UK mobile industry

PhonePayPlus is the proverbial dinner lady in the mobile industry school playground. Nominally known as the premium rate industry regulator, they typically hand out fines to companies that have made a huge, huge amount of money from spamming the mystified UK population — and who, have conveniently costed a fine into the profitability matrix. I […]

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Take a starring role in the Mobile Industry Review Show

We want your body. Oh yes! If you’ve got a webcam or, if you’ve got a decent Nokia N95 style handset, we also want your babies. Specifically, we want a video of you. It would be rather good if we began each Mobile Industry Review podcast show with some readers speaking straight into camera, saying, […]

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Podcast: Mark Curtis, CEO of Flirtomatic and mobile industry beacon

I had a chat a little while ago with Mark Curtis, top chap at mobile flirting extravaganza, Flirtomatic. I’ve long been watching Flirtomatic’s growth — and I hold them to be a shining beacon of the mobile data industry. They’re one of the first services I can recall who actually designed their entire operation around […]

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Sponsors wanted for the Mobile Industry Review Awards

Hello there We’re busily working through your entries for the Mobile Industry Review Awards 2008. We’re now at the stage where we’d like to offer sponsorship slots for the awards. We’ve already had a few slots go, but here are the details. You can download the very cool PDF if you click smsawards. Email me: […]

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Sponsors wanted for the Mobile Industry Review Awards

Hello there We’re busily working through your entries for the Mobile Industry Review Awards 2008. We’re now at the stage where we’d like to offer sponsorship slots for the awards. We’ve already had a few slots go, but here are the details. You can download the very cool PDF if you click smsawards. The Mobile […]

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VisionMobile’s Who’s Who mobile industry map

The Mobile Industry Atlas (Handset Edition) is a visual map of who’s who in the mobile industry. It, er, doesn’t include SMS Text News, so… 😉 I was sent it by Vision Mobile. Here’s what they have to say about it: The map aims to showcase 400+ leading companies across 30 market sectors, spanning all […]

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Are you hiring in the mobile industry? Are you hunting for a role?

I’m quite staggered by the response from people to the post I published the other day, titled, “Are you looking for a shit-hot product manager?” I posted after I got an email from a regular SMS Text News reader who wondered if I knew any companies who were hiring. We’ve had a veritable avalanche of […]

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The mobile industry is going through it’s own ‘AOL phase’

Very perceptive this. Link: Wireless industry going through its AOL phase | One More Thing – CNET News.com It’s the mid-1990s for the mobile industry: lots of walled gardens, lots of fragmentation, and lots of promise. The iPhone is leading the way. It won’t take much for this mobile industry to catch a different wave […]