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Esendex Makes Big Moves in the SMS Market with Text Marketer Acquisition

I love it when people tell me that SMS is dead. I always give a little smile and agree that yes, my wife and I do communicate more on WhatsApp or iMessage than by text nowadays. However, the reason I smile is because I think about the likes of Darwin Private Equity who invested £11 […]

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Who do you recommend for two-way SMS in Australia?

I was talking to a colleague about SMS text messaging capabilities the other day — and in particular, discussing the power and potential of a two-way text service. Even in today’s hyper-connected app world, there’s nothing more universal than a text message. The colleague is keen — but they’re based in Australia. Which is a […]

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Sybase 365’s Olympic SMS traffic stats: Fascinating reading

Sybase 365 is one of those biggies in the industry that you don’t necessarily hear a lot about, generally because they’re usually busy getting on with the job in hand — namely, processing almost 2 billion text messages every single day. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about them so I think there’s […]

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Operators

Have the operators press the panic button yet? SMS revenue down $14bn in 2011!

Daniel Thomas over at the FT highlights some potentially alarming research indicating that operators aren’t having a good time with messaging revenues: Telecom operators lost almost $14bn in revenues in 2011 from a decline in text messaging owing to the rise in use of social messaging services provided free over the internet on smartphones, research […]

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Virginia Tech: SMS & email updates did their job

Reading about today’s events at Virginia Tech, I’m pleased that the mobile medium played a critical part in alerting students of the issue: This time the universitys 30,000 students promptly received email and text message alerts warning them about the gunman. The university website and Twitter account swiftly alerted the outside world to developments onsite. […]

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Fido strikes again

In my never ending quest of being annoyed with a large portion of everything Fido does, I present exhibit A: U.S. TEXT MESSAGING RATE CHANGE Please note that effective July 15, 2008, the rate for sending a text message from Canada to the United States is changing to $0.25 (from $0.15). This change also applies […]