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The Walking Dead fans: Get US iTunes credit and buy Season 3 now!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two seasons of The Walking Dead zombie apocalypse, both via iTunes. I think I bought the first season from iTunes UK and then bought the second one via the US iTunes store. I just couldn’t wait… and actually, I think it might have been slightly cheaper as the exchange […]

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If you’re going to the States, get approved before you fly

For any non-US-based reader planning a trip to CTIA this Spring (like me), make sure you’ve registered for authorisation before you travel. You can do it online. And it’s not that painful. My authorisation was granted immediately. It looks to me to be an online carbon copy of those visa-waiver forms you have to complete […]

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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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New body takes over US terror text warnings

The US Department of Homeland Security has taken another step towards a new SMS emergency alert system that will warn citizens of domestic disasters from earthquakes to terror attacks. The Department has announced it’s picked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to oversee the new system of emergency alerts and act as the aggregator for […]

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US operators hit with SMS charges suit

It looks likes US operators will be texting their lawyers. According to RCR News, a class action lawsuit is afoot against “six mobile-phone carriers and a top mobile virtual network operator” over the cost of incoming and outgoing SMS. RCR says the suit is looking for “recovery… for unauthorized charges, wrongful collections and unjust enrichment” […]

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Sprint’s WiMax now ready for lift-off

Could this really be the green light we’ve been waiting for? It looks like, after all the delays and to-ing and fro-ing with partner Clearwire, Sprint’s WiMax network is finally ready for take-off. Sprint said that it’s now finished commercial testing of its Xohm network, alongside buddy Samsung, and the WiMax network is now meeting […]