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Navteq Shareholders Approve Nokia Takeover

Nokia announced earlier this year that it was buying out navigation overlords Navteq for approximately $8.1 billion. Not only does Navteq offer maps to most of the industry players, they also own Traffic.com, offering traffic updates for nearly anywhere online. Nokia also acquired Gate5 a few years ago, and in the past year introduced Nokia […]

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New SMS Text News Directory 2.0 launches verrrry softly

I’ve been working like crazy on the new SMS Text News Directory. We had one before, but I just wasn’t happy with it. It was getting a good lot of traffic but it’s design, layout and back end system was really, really winding me up. So I eventually worked through the night and built a […]

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Nokia and Vodafone help share ideas

Nokia and Vodafone have launched a new website designed to help share ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. The site, www.shareideas.org, was created in direct response to NGO calls for better tools and information to help them use mobile services more effectively in their work. Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder and […]

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“SMS” — the world’s biggest brand?

Adam Bird of Esendex is in Monte Carlo at the Global Messaging Congress. He posted the following report on this page last night and I made a note to highlight it this morning. Have a read.. – – – – – – Ewan, Currently at Global Messaging 2007 in Monte Carlo. My job has its […]

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Mobile Titan, Laurence Alexander, takes the CEO job at ROK

When you’re preparing for substantial and signficiant investment, or the likes of an IPO, there’s a few things you have to do. Sort out your legals, get your old shareholders in line, make sure everyone’s got their option agreements to hand — and get a decent CEO to take you to the next level. That’s […]