Archive | May, 2004
How to Make Friends on the Telephone

How to Make Friends on the Telephone

ThereÌs a very amusing booklet from the 1940Ìs at Contact Sheet. ItÌs full of startlingly obvious advice about how to use the Telephone. Stuff like ÏBe sure of your numberÓ and if you choose to ignore this little gem ÏApologize for wrong numbersÓ. But then I thought. Actually, wouldnÌt it be great if todayÌs technologists: […]

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Youth spends more on mobile than music

Interesting little snippet here from Mobile Youth via New Media Zero. It seems that under 25’s in the UK are spending 5 times as much on their mobiles as on music. Hmmm….(stroking imaginary beard)…could this be why the music industry is going down the pan? Maybe it’s nothing to do with file sharing after all. […]

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Mobile Novels

Mobile Novels

I know books have always been mobile. But now the mobile novel (novel on a mobile phone) is one of the surprise hits in Japan. Trend Central reports most major publishers are jumping on the bandwagon following the huge success of Deep Love, the first of the genre. The book was self-published by the author, […]

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MMS Soars into a Brick Wall

Mike GrenvilleÌs excellent 160 Characters reports on some of the latest trends on MMS. It makes gruesome reading. The NOP poll found that 83% of respondents had yet to send an MMS. It also has some stats on MMS usage in 2003: ∑ France 23 Million ∑ Germany 37 Million ∑ Italy 20 Million ∑ […]

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£500k Fine

Silicon.com reports that UK watchdog ICSTIS is getting heavy with mobile scammers. So far it’s handed out fines of more than £500k. Scams come in two flavours: 1. SMS to people’s phones claiming that they’d won a prize. They then had to dial a Premium Rate number to claim. Only to find that they hadn’t […]

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