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AdMob: Payment sent!

There is something ever so exciting about getting an AdMob Payment notification email. We’ve had AdMob advertising on SMS Text News Mobile for quite a while and it routinely generates maybe $70-$80 a month. Certainly not enough to fund an Unlimited Drinks event in London, but you know, it works, this mobile advertising thing. If […]

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Mobile phones could save airlines $600m

The airline industry could save over $600 million within the next few years if it learns how to exploit the new features in high end mobiles. According to airline IT company SITA, mobiles’ location awareness could be used to track passengers within airports and send messages to their phones to help them get to their […]

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Obopay lands $20m for mobile payments

Mobile payments company Obopay has nabbed a four round of funding worth $20 million from the likes of Essar Communications Holdings Limited, leading the round and existing investors including Citi, Societe Generale, Qualcomm, and Promethean and new investors like Olayan America Corporation also joined in. The company is mainly a North American-based venture – it […]

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NFC coming to Windows Mobile with Sirit deal

RFID company Sirit has struck a deal with Microsoft that could see NFC – the so called ‘tap and go’ mobile payment system – coming to Windows Mobile devices. According to the twosome, Microsoft will use Sirit’s embedded software and technology to speed up NFC adoption for Microsoft-powered handsets, as well as developing applications to […]