Archive | June, 2005
“Ringones Not Just a Fad” Says Sony BMG

“Ringones Not Just a Fad” Says Sony BMG

Beleaguered record execs are desperate for some good news. Despite the Grokster case, P2P file sharing will go on unabated and besides which (as Ben Hammersley points out) it does only apply to the US. A file sharing network is still valid in most of the rest of the world. One of the straws they […]

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Shot Codes Idea

Shot Codes Idea

My friend, The Pondering Primate, has an excellent idea for linking the physical and digital worlds with Shot Codes. Shot Codes, are codes like the one here. You take a picture of one with your camera phone, which instructs the phone to open its browser on a specific web page. The one above is for […]

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Crandy – The Dark Horse of Mobile Payments

Crandy – The Dark Horse of Mobile Payments

Don’t worry, I will write about other stuff soon, but here’s another interesting story about mobile payments. Crandy is the first independent company in Europe to be issued with an E-Bank Licence. This allows them to operate a mobile payment system and believe me, these things aren’t easy to get hold of. They’re a German […]

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Simpay Throws in the Towel

Simpay Throws in the Towel

Simpay was launched with much fanfare about 18 months ago, with the mission to start a Pan-European payments system for mobile phones. It was set up by a consortium of leading operators, mainly Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Telef√≥nica M√≥viles. The focus was micro-payments (less than Euro 10 or $12). I’m not sure why anyone would […]

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Welcome to my new blog – I’m hoping that the readers from the old one (The Mobile Technology Weblog) will find me quickly enough! Starting from scratch again is like addressing a large football stadium with every post (I had 80,000 readers before) and suddenly finding myself muttering to myself in a darkened room. However, […]

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