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Long-term Road Test: 3’s X-Series in the UK

SMS Text News regular (and world-renowned foosball player) Ben Smith has been living with 3’s X-Series in the UK and his travels for just over six months. It’s been his ‘regular drive’ – his everyday handset and a home for his main work and personal number. What does he think about it? Here’s his long-term […]

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On the road ’til 5am with the Texperts team

11:30pm: My alarm sounded and I got out of bed. I’d decided to take a few hours sleep in the early evening prior to heading out on the road with the Texperts team. I hadn’t been told much about what to expect so as I sat in the back of the cab toward Leicester Square, […]

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Liveblogging away tonight until dawn

I’m doing some liveblogging this evening. It looks like it might go on ’til dawn. I haven’t been told the location(s). Just the company concerned. They’ve asked me to go along and document their activities. So if you see a chap wandering the streets of London sporting a Nokia N95, E65 and E61 and also, […]

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The Webit PR event: Continued & Videos

Continuing on from my previous post this morning, it’s time to document the stunning successes of the SMS Text News foosball team. I volunteered Alex and Ben as our foosball team (for a few reasons, mostly based on my ridiculous foosball performances in the past — plus this let me video the carnage). Playing as […]

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WebitPR’s Kick It event — an overview

Last night I was at the WebitPR Kick It event in Shoreditch, east of the City of London. WebitPR are the kings of online press distribution and monitoring, particularly when it comes to Web 2.0. It’s them you turn to if you’d like to get your release out to tons of interested journalists, publications and […]

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WebitPR’s Kick It event — just in

I’ve got a lot of photos and videos transferring at the moment from the Webitpr.com event this evening. I met a load of new people, plus I did a lot of names-to-faces, particularly with the Webit team themselves. I have, for example, been receiving emails from Zoe there for — well, at least 7 or […]

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Who’s coming to the WebitPR Foosball Challenge tonight?

Are you going to the Webit PR foosball event tonight? RSVP really quickly to Giles (giles at webitpr.com) if you’re coming along. It’s at Bar Kick, Shoreditch High Street, E1. I shall be there, business cards in hand, trying to beat Giles and Co at Foosball. I am, despite being a pretty competent goalkeeper in […]

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THURSDAY 23rd for the Unlimited Drinks

There’s a reason I deal in virtual reality and not physical reality. I wondered why people were posting comments about a ‘Wednesday’. It turns out that the 22nd of August is actually a Wednesday, not a Thursday as I had intended. I had to have this pointed out to me. Idiot MacLeod. So, if you […]

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Unlimited Drinks update

I’ve been working hard on a venue and a ‘concept’ for the SMS Text News Unlimited Drinks evening. The date is almost certainly August 22nd. UPDATE: Ok, so I got the date wrong. It’s actually August 23rd — the THURSDAY night. One of the most interesting tasks is asking venue owners just how much an […]

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FILMOBILE event this Friday in London

Had a quick note from Max, the organiser of networking event FILMOBILE, which takes place this Friday in London. Here’s the scoop. – – – FILMOBILE is a project which aims to create a dialogue between the industry, filmmakers and artists working with mobile devices through a variety of on and off line events. In […]

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Mediaburst offer free SMS training to agencies

Here’s a great proposal from Jeremy Bygrave, the MD of mobile messaging company Mediaburst. That’s a pic of him there, just in case you were wondering. Anyway, If you’re a media, advertising or brand agency, or have responsiblity for brand promotion, give them a call and they’ll come round to your offices andĀ educate you and […]

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3GSM is dead.. long live Mobile World Congress

Link: 3GSM World Congress is no more – www.mobile-ent.biz OK so I know Ewan isn’t exactly the world’s greatest fan of mobile conferenceĀ 3GSM, but saw this snippet of news and thought I’d rattle off a quick blog entry. From February 2008, 3GSM is no longer. It’s now called.. wait for it.. Mobile World Congress. Wonder […]