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Social Network Integrated Friend Finder (“Sniff”) for the UK

Sniff goes live officially in the United Kingdom next month. It’s available on mobile operator o2, so anyone with an o2 handset reading, I’d appreciate you trying it out. I’ve got an o2 Blackberry, so theoretically I can try it out when I’m back in the UK. (I’d be dead impressed if you were able […]

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Ericsson Unveils Its Presence-Enhanced System, Says ‘Me Too!’

Closing out the Mobile World Congress, Ericsson has unveiled its Multimedia Communication Suite, which will be integrated into newer devices such as the W760. The suite is part of the address book and allows users to control the flow of information to friends, including presence with avatars, photos, and will even allow users to share […]

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Swirl now offers 100,000 US ‘placemarks’

Checked out Swirl Connect at all? It’s a location-based mobile friend finder service. It enables users to stay connected with friends, experience what their friends experience as it happens, meet new folk on the go and find out about places of interest nearby. Speaking of places of interest — that’s what Swirl’s been working on. […]

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Jaiku gets a raft of wicked updates

Jaiku, one of the best mobile applications on the planet, has had a fairly compehensive update. I’m going to write a lot more about this later on. Link: Jaikido Blog The key updates: – The choice between longer battery life or more up-to-date presence (a much requested feature). – Reading and writing comments from and […]

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Twitter gets it’s own (unofficial) Java app

Not even 24 hours after I posted about Twitter, and moaned about the cost of text and the lack of a nice phone app to take care of my tweeting (as it’s called, apparently), Kevin very kindly posted the following comment: i had similar issues w/ twitter and sms coming down the pipe so i created a […]

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Messing around with Twitter

Twitter has been talked about here on SMS Text News numerous times in the past, but I’ve got to admit when Ewan asked me to write a blog entry about them, I drew a blank. I’ve heard their name, seen a bit of press coverage, and read his blog entries, but never really had a chance […]

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Exclusive! Voible head into beta with their uber sexy FlashConference service

If there’s one thing that winds me up, it’s the teleconference marketplace. It is abysmal. Ridiculous. Ever tried organising a sodding teleconference on the fly? You can’t. It’s just impossible. You have to arse around with pin numbers, access numbers, and 0870 take-the-piss-rate numbers. It only works properly if you’ve got an office decked out […]

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eblockwatch – crime fighting and panic button text service in South Africa

This is rather neat — thanks to Malcolm for sending me the link. It’s a fascinating use of mobile messaging technology, location based services and social communities — all driven by text. Have a read — there’s a lot more on the link below. Link: eblockwatch – Fight Crime using Technology. Connecting U 2 community […]

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30% of Disney subscribers use it’s GPS location-tracking services

Caught this via CeeDee’s Jaiku… Link: Disney Mobile shares subscriber stats | News.blog | CNET News.com In a press release issued over the weekend, the company said 30 percent of its subscribers make use of its GPS location-tracking services. Parents who use the tracking feature do so about every other day. The company also said […]

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Radar a competitor for Jaiku? Nope.

Saw this comment on the Podtech article about Radar… Link: Demo of photo conversations on Radar.net | ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, technology, and developers By Raimo van der Klein | April 5th, 2007 at 10:51 am Nice.. Big competitor for Jaiku Nonsense! It’s nowhere NEAR a competitor.

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Radar.net camera-phone social network looks pretty nifty

Stefan of Ringnokia.com posted this link recently about Radar.net. Here’s the video interview of the CEO: I’m going to check it out. My first instinct is that I want all my pictures on Flickr. Or on Moblog. Not necessarily on Radar.net. My next issue is I’d like it all on an application, not a mobile […]

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Nanoblogging with Jaiku

My friends aren’t quite getting this whole nano or picoblogging thing. I think nanoblogging is a better term. People know what that means. Picoblogging, on the other hand… well… it’s a bit techie. I had to text Ed and and tell him to update his Jaiku. Which sort of defeats the objective, doesn’t it? Everyone […]