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How Facebook friends can get you free calls

In the US and want free minutes? Time to install a new Facebook application. It’s called Fund My Phone and it’s part of Virgin Mobile USA’s Sugar Mama service, which lets customers rack up free minutes, usually by sitting through advertising. Fund My Phone works slightly differently: it gives you free minutes if you encourage […]

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Google brings banner ads to mobiles

While rivals Microsoft and Yahoo continue the acquisition dance, Google is trying to think of new ways to turn the mobile phone into the ad-serving platform of the future, as it counts on the next billion users to become the next generation of web heads. To try and make more cash out of mobile ads, […]

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Mobile TV ads worth $500 million by 2013

Analysts have been polishing their crystal balls over mobile TV and they reckon that it could soon be a top notch way of delivering adverts. A new report from Juniper Research has found that this year, mobile TV will earn $335 million in ad revenues while by 2013, that figure will reach $2.5 billion. The […]

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200 million Chinese mobile users get spam SMS

In a country the size of China with all those hundreds of millions of subscribers, when things go wrong, they can go wrong on a very large scale. Just ask China Mobile. According to Xinhua, seven online advertising firms “arbitrarily sent commercial text messages to over 200 million cell phone users” on China Mobile and […]