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BuzzCity’s mobile money research: 90% have purchased via mobile

Mobile media company, published a report on mobile money recently, based on research they did across their rather sizeable worldwide audience. In case you’re wondering, here’s a break down of their mobile page impressions last year across their top countries: Very impressive. BuzzCity placed text banners across their ad network and got 1,798 respondents. Here’s […]

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The Highs and Lows of 2008.

What an interesting year! Since I joined the formerly SMS Text News/MIR team in July of this year, a lot has happened. But there has also been so much more too… And here are some of my highlights, or should I say, more notable occurrences! The iPhone 3G! This was bound to appear somewhere, and […]

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Mobile Social Networks: What’s their future?

I’ll admit it; I’m one of those weird people who click that box that enables websites to send out lots of pointless newsletters. I live in the hope one day they’ll serve a purpose or value – like the Woolworths ones did (once upon a time) – and of course updates on other websites and […]

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Using SMS for the greater good!

I love it when I see mobile phones being put to good use, and I also love it when say for important issues, mobile phones are being utilised to capture a target audience in the best sense and way possible. I was browsing around my daily choice of news reads, when I came across an […]

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SMS GupShup, India’s Twitter, gets $11m funding

Credit crunch? What credit crunch? SMSGupShup, India’s equivalent of Twitter, has just taken $11m from Helion Ventures and Charles River Ventures, to help grow and develop the business (reports Silicon India). This good news for the SMSGupShup team and for the mobile industry as a whole. The growth of mobile in the emerging markets is […]

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SMSButler: STOP EATING ALL THOSE PIES

SMSbutler, eh? I was thinking of some kind of Texperts/AQA style service that does your drycleaning or the like. But no! SMSbutler is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. Within you. Yes, you. Put down that donut. Or doughnut, if you’re British. SMSbutler is a new SMS text message service within diet, health and lifestyle. […]

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Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World

Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World is a new book available for £6.60 on Amazon. Here’s the background: In a unique collaboration between the social change organisation We Are What We Do and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), thousands of children were invited to come up […]

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AQL launches developer competition – £3,000 up for grabs

Voice and messaging provider, AQL, are staging a developer competition to both celebrate their 10th anniversary and to stimulate development across the industry. Always good news. Dr Adam Beaumont, top chap at AQL, comments: We’re seeing a host of applications crop up start to use our interfaces, from twitter-like applications and facebook plug-ins through to […]

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Watchdog promises to clean up dodgy downloads

Apparently, the UK’s premium downloads market is in need of a clean-up. The regulator formerly known as ICSTIS – PhonepayPlus – is launching a probe of mobile premium services including ringtones and games, saying there’s “evidence of significant consumer harm”. Such evidence includes 4,500 complaints made in the first three months of this year, up […]