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Mobile Money: Real Madrid makes €14M from 100,000 mobile subscribers

The super Tomi Ahonen has the details…

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KangoGift: Instant real gifts by mobile phone

I picked up a story from Iconoculture about KangoGift this afternoon. Here’s how they describe it: * Beta site KangoGift is now providing the hookup for what might be called presentexting. The service lets gift givers send text-message (SMS) vouchers for real presents. * KangoGift (located in Cambridge, MA) is currently only partnering with businesses […]

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HulloMail: A trip down memory lane

Just in case you’re wondering where HulloMail comes from, I thought I’d re-post this old Mobile Industry Review video from yonder. It was first published on the 10th of November, 2008 — so it’s well over a year old — but in it, you can see the top man at HulloMail, Andy Munarriz, give us […]

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HulloMail launches voice-emails (“Hullos”) and iPhone app: Total genius!

I’ve been using HulloMail as my voicemail replacement for about 6 months and it’s been flippin’ fantastic (not to mention the fact it’s actually free of charge!). I really like the way that voicemails arrive as emails with audio attachments in my Google Mail, however in recent months, HulloMail have been innovating like crazy to […]

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Mother tweets whilst her son lies dying

Here’s how the London Telegraph reports the news: As paramedics attempted to revive her son Bryson after he was found floating face down in a swimming pool, Shellie Ross sent out a message on Twitter , asking her followers: “Please pray like never before, my 2 yr old fell in the pool.” Five hours later, […]

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London Underground chap threatens: ‘sling him under a train’

Everyone’s a citizen journalist now. We’re all walking around with devices that can capture brilliant quality video (or in the case of the Samsung Omnia HD i8910, HD video at 720p@24fps). This is beginning to make life difficult for quite a lot of people, in particular those in the service industry. Take London Underground for […]

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Start your car with your iPhone thanks to Viper SmartStart

Yes. There is an app for that. It is flippin’ genius. Here’s how it works. It’s 7am and you’ve just been woken up by some gentle harp strumming from your iPhone. You have a look at your email. You check out Twitter. You put your iPhone down and you head off for a shower then […]

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An unwitting introduction to InTechnology’s ‘pushToexperience’ service

Regularly I get emails with slightly dodgy contents. Indeed a whopping 98% of my incoming email is total spam, or from utter weirdos. Filtering the real from the made up, or mad, does take a bit of time. (One of the reasons I get so much spam is because I choose to publish my email […]

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Econet Telecom launches ForgetMeNot’s email-by-SMS service for Lesotho

For me, Africa is the content to watch for mobile innovation. Whilst there’s a lot moving in the Far East, I’m ever hopeful that the introduction of reliable and inexpensive communications facilities will really change things for the better. I received the following email from Mpine Tente. Mpine heads up the Retail and Customer Services […]

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Nokia buys Dopplr. Right on.

TechCrunch’s Mr A has the story on the Dopplr acquisition. Right on. This is very good news for Marko Ahtisaari, co-founder and CEO and former Nokia Director of Design Strategy. 1.25m EURO funding and an exit of around 10-15m EURO? Good maaaaaaan, Marko! Nokia just needs a nice new raft of devices with some sensible […]

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HulloMail could have helped Warren Buffett save Lehman Brothers

Warren Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, knows a thing or two about investing money. Sadly, he’s not quite up there with his Samsung handset. Or, an alternative viewpoint: Samsung spectacularly failed him when the marketplace really needed his attention. Did you catch this story? Here’s my rough assimilation of it. Bob Diamond, Chairman of Barclays […]

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Nokia, RIM & Ericsson tipped as SpinVox bidders

Adding SpinVox’s call-centre technology and know-how to an existing product/service configuration will make a lot of sense to quite a few companies. One of my favourite mobile analysts, John Strand, is quoted in Mobile Today magazine thus: John Strand of Strand Consults said: ‘There is a lot of consolidation going on and no doubt players […]