The text message referendum asks respondents to answer the question "Are you for making Russian the state language?" Link: http://5tv.com.ua/eng/newsline/179/0/19765/ Like it! But what about the old folk without mobile phones? Ah, it’s a useful medium for connecting with people anyway.
New mobile phone ticketing technology could soon push paper-based tickets to the sidelines in many European soccer stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows and other large venues, according to an industry executive. Link: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;953712126;fp;4;fpid;18 Bring it on, I say.
NMS Communications has announced that one of India’s largest GSM operators has deployed a Short Messaging Service (SMS) centre based on technology from solutions provider TeleDNA… Link: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15626.php This is what caught my eye in the article: "With SMS messages-sent reaching one trillion in 2005, we are happy to be working with TeleDNA to help […]
MUMBAI: Bullish on India’s technology prowess, US-based airwide solutions will set up an R&D centre in Gurgaon to develop mobile messaging products for the international market. The global provider of cellular infrastructure software will float its India subsidiary by March this year. airwide developed the world’s first short message service centre (SMSC) and sent the […]
Link: http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=137&fArticleId=3077943 I think I’ve got this right… Cape Argus, which looks like a newspaper of sorts in South Africa, publishes people’s views sent in by text. I love it. What a smart idea. Stick’em all on the web! Everyone gets their say.
Bloenfontein – The swimming trunks Ryk Neethling wore at the Olympic Games in Athens are up for sale again after a Bloemfontein student failed to pay the R5 000 she had bid at a charity auction. Lee-Ann Oosthuizen, 21, made her bid on Saturday night in an auction organised to raise money for a former […]
Dresden (OPENPRESS) January 23, 2006 — The graduate of art Matthias Haase showed aside his big sized oil paintings the SMS chat sculpture ‘Der BoteÃ¢â‚¬Â at the diploma exhibition of the University of Fine Art Dresden. This interactive object consists of a steel made table with a screen, a projector and a computer with an […]
Hong Kong’s Commerce, Industry & Technology Bureau is holding a two month consultation on a raft of anti-spam laws that would include messages sent to mobile phones, as well as the more traditional spam email problems. The regulations will only affect commercial emails, and the proposal is for an opt-out based system. Link: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15710.php Bring […]
RealNetworks has launched a new service called RealCommunity, a free music community that lets unsigned groups and artists upload their own music, create profile pages and sell their music online. Original tracks and tunes uploaded by artists can be listened to and rated by visitors to the RealCommunity with a chart of top-ranked community music […]
Reliance Infocomm said on Sunday fired its ‘Free Outgoing Calls’ salvo by offering as many as five colour and black and white handsets bundled with plenty of free talk time and SMSs. This unprecedented offer comes close on the heels of its successful Free Incoming offers of 1-2-3 years and Lifetime, the Company said. The […]
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has received more than 100 000 sms’s from motorists enquiring about their outstanding fines – less than a week after the initiative was launched. Link: http://allafrica.com/stories/200601230928.html Ahhh, you know what, my company would be able to review all 100k messages, prioritise and respond to them. We’ve been doing that […]
Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian Muslim senator has been fined for divorcing his wife by sending her an SMS text message and leaving a voicemail on her mobile phone. The senator, Kamaruddin Ambok, 52, was fined 550 ringgit (147 dollars) Thursday by a Islamic or sharia court for attempting to divorce his wife Mahani Hussain […]