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Video: Jeff Lawson, CEO/Co-Founder of Twilio

Late last year I managed to pop by the Twilio offices in San Francisco to meet with Jeff Lawson, the company’s rockstar CEO and co-founder. Twilio’s brilliance has been enabling anybody to use their telecoms infrastructure API to do almost anything you need with a telephone — and also with SMS. So, for example, if […]

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Arise Queen Hilton (Paris has been texting Wills)

Time for a bit of non-Industry wheezing. Paris Hilton and William Windsor in a tree, T E X T I N G. Each other, so reports The Daily Mirror. What celebrity’s mobile phone (is Prince William a celebrity or a non-celebrity famous person?) would you really like to find in the back of a cab […]

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IT Professor rubbishes texting as an emergency alert system

Now this is an interesting one. A very interesting one. You know how I’m all in favour of text systems for emergency or company/organisation-wide alerts? Well, that’s based on the system actually working as expected. The ability to be able to send a message to all 5,000 staff immediately (e.g. “Hello, come and empty your […]

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Did you ever have a penfriend when you were younger?

I came across this post on a forum this morning. We’ve got countless, countless alerts, feeds and whatnot — all around texting, SMS and mobile. Tia’s forum post popped up: Would you like to be email or text friends? Hello! my name is Tia, im not new to Christianity but im trying now to find […]

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“Is there any way to turn the SMS feature off?”

So asks Tim Worstall on his blog: So, all mobile phones have SMS or texting on them. Is there any way to turn that feature off? Specifically, a way to turn it off so that anyone who tries to text you knows that it didn’t go through? And that it won’t? As much as it […]

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Texting whilst walking is dangerous. Very dangerous.

America’s fastest growing network morning newscast, CBS News, is reporting that texting whilst walking isn’t good. It’s bad. So bad in fact that it could get you killed. In other news, I’d like to point out that if you stick a knife into your heart, you could very well kill yourself. Also: And, I don’t […]

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US DMA: Texting gets best response

This news, reported by Jack Loechner at MediaPost, might well get the attention of the mainstream advertising and marketing communities. According to the Direct Marketing Association, 24 percent of mobile phone users surveyed online have responded to mobile marketing. The DMA quantitative mobile marketing research found that 70 percent of consumers who have responded to […]

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i2SMS powering Scion’s Minnesota State Fair text campaign

Giff Gfroerer if your go-to-guy if you’re doing 2-way text services throughout North America. Giff, President of i2SMS, dropped me a note to tell me about the latest campaign they’ve been working on. He’s been a long time reader of Mobile Industry Review and he knows that I absolutely eat-up news about mobile companies doing […]

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Results Day and my Mobile Phone!

Tomorrow, it’s GCSE results day. This means two things – feeling extremely sick, and using my mobile phone a lot! I haven’t really thought about the communications side of tomorrow much, seeing as I’m more worried about everything else. However, as Ewan pointed out to me tomorrow morning I will spending more time than I […]

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SOS: Samsung helping the victims of bullying and crime.

I was just browsing the Carphone Warehouse site, and noticed the “Back to School” offers they have. This however wasn’t what I was interested in; it was something called SOS Messaging. SOS messaging according to the CPH website is: “Feeling in danger? Simply press the volume key 4 times on your phone to discreetly alert […]

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txtNation powering Blossom Hill’s wine text/MMS competition

The team at txtNation are rightly delighted to be providing the infrastructure for wine maker, Blossom Hill’s summer competition. Blossom Hill are giving away 20 summer garden parties worth £1k each. Nice. 3.75 million promotional bottles of their Rosé range are already out in the marketplace looking for your attention (and containing full details of […]

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Texting – most important handset feature

An interesting survey has just been published thanks to ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. It found that 73% of US consumers buying a new handset said that text messaging was an important feature. The research was conducted by independent research firm Amplitude Research and other features that scored highly were having a camera (67%), having email […]