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Twitter no longer to deliver outbound SMS to Canadian users

The same thing that occurred to customers in the UK has now occurred to our friends over the water.  Full details are on the Twitter Blog, however I suspect this is due to the costs associated with maintaining the sms service as Canda, like Europe does not charge end users to recieve SMS. However there […]

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Yammer now has UK SMS support

Ewan posted a while ago about Yammer and that team have been playing with it. Initially we used a fair bit now interest dwindled, until a few days ago that is. Yammer have now have the ability to send updates by SMS via a UK number and also the option to receive all yammers updates […]

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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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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Twitter and why it’s relevant to me

Twitter cropped up in the news recently here in the UK with the announcement that it could no longer justify the cost of delivering Twitter messages by SMS outside the US, Canada & India. Whilst this was a useful feature, the announcement was hardly surprising given that it was costing Twitter up to $1,000 per […]

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Twitter’s UK text replacements – it’s going to be hard work

I’ve just had a very nice ham sandwich. I’m having a coffee in the canteen. I’m about to get on the plane. It’s quite busy. I am in Marylebone, United Kingdom. I am in Euston, London, United Kingdom. What a busy day. Now it’s time to do the ironing. So.  Many of us will happily […]

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ZygoTweet’s response to Twitter: In today’s newsletter

If you’re name’s not down, you’re not coming in. Or, getting the newsletter. Every Tuesday we send out some exclusive content along with our highlights of last week. You can get on the list here: If you do, you’ll be reading all about ZygoTweet’s response to Twitter…

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Twitter sees the light

I’m getting lots of emails, IMs and, funnily enough, direct Twitter messages, from people telling me that Twitter is stopping updates by text message in the UK. Well obviously. The UK operators are very clear on how they do business. If you want to send a text, you pay to do so. So somebody’s got […]

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For normobs, Twitter simply isn’t on the radar — still

Steven Hodson over at Mashable is none too impressed at Twitter being spoken in the same breath as blogging. He’s pretty hard on those who view Twitter as a micro-blogging tool and ends with this rather direct summary: Twitter is not blogging. It is not even micro-blogging. It is just another glorified messenger service with […]

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Lisa Nova’s a Twitter Whore

Lisa Nova, one of Youtube’s biggest videostars, has published a new character recently… The Twitter Whore. Heh. Excellent. Have a watch below: You can follow Lisa Nova here.