Across the board, digital media retail brands and content providers are unhappy with the commercial models used to deliver mobile content directly to consumers. The frustrations are the same everywhere: PSMS outpayments from mobile operators are too low and standard data charges make the delivery of heavyweight music and video files too expensive for the […]
Those who suffer from insecurity, here’s a great tool to allay those unfounded fears. The $600 World Tracker SMS is a GPS transmitter that sends SMSes to your cellphone along with the device’s coordinates for a monthly fee. When integrated with Google Earth, it can provide a photo location within 3 meters (!) of the […]
BANGALORE: Question paper leakage is indeed going hi-tech. On Tuesday, first semester engineering students complained that their cellphones were jammed with SMSes of questions of the maths exam scheduled for Wednesday. Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1386134.cms The medium is well and truly part of the culture when people are whacking round cheats for exams by it!
BEIJING, JANUARY 24: Chinese mobile phone subscribers sent a record 304.65 billion short messages (SMS) last year, up nearly 40 per cent over 2004, boosting revenues, a report said here. Link: http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=115511 300 billion texts? Geez! That’s A) a lot of revenue and B) a heck of a lot of annoying beeps 😉
HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd (HSBC) on Jan 25 launched its Business SMS Alert for corporate customers, whereby they will be instantly notified about their account transactions via the short messaging service (SMS). Link: http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_a5152800-cb73c03a-b113c700-8c523a00 This one just gives a little more information on HSBC’s new service. Again, it’d be damn useful for their UK customers. […]
Fair Internet is introducing Kryptext, a solution for sending and receiving secure SMS text messages. Link: http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=security&ID=5928&title=Kryptext%20secure%20SMS You need to have a Symbian 60 phone to encrypt your messages; but still, could be useful!
The Beijing police have created a "fast response system" to be used when criminals use SMS to cheat banks and their customers. Link: http://www.chinatechnews.com/index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3469 Ah hah, perhaps the system is catching up! The power and flexibility of the medium is often what’s most valuable to a criminal — but not if it’s actually used against […]
BEIJING, Jan. 25 — Despite repeated warnings, swindlers continue to use cell phone text messages to rip off unsuspecting local residents, and police don’t know how to solve the problem. Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097531.htm This stuff is still happening … and I reckon it will keep on happening. When an inexperienced user gets a text saying "Billing […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) — HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd aims to get 10,000 more small medium enterprise (SME) customers subscribing to its business short messaging system (SMS) alert within this year. Link: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=177368 If only they did this sort of thing in the UK.