Archive | August, 2005
Teens Enjoy Illicit Mobile Phone Usage

Teens Enjoy Illicit Mobile Phone Usage

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the problem of filtering content to make sure kids don’t get exposed to undesirable stuff from the net on their phones. With a computer, there’s loads of filtering options, including perhaps the most effective of keeping it in a communal part of the house and making a […]

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More Musical Greed

More Musical Greed

One of the most innovative online music initiatives in recent times, has been the subscription model. Services like (new) Napster, Yahoo and Rhapsody offer you as much music as you can cram onto your hard drive for a fixed monthly subscription of between $5 and $9.95 a month – provided you keep paying your subscription. […]

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Cameraphones: Empowering Stupid Criminals Everywhere

Cameraphones: Empowering Stupid Criminals Everywhere

Following yesterday’s update on the subway perv, two more examples of criminals being exposed via mobile phones popped up this morning: – A New York man has been able to give police images of the guy that stole his phone after the thief unknowingly uploaded all the photos he took of himself, his girlfriend, and […]

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A Mobile Marketing Winner from Lucozade and Return2Sender

A Mobile Marketing Winner from Lucozade and Return2Sender

One of my bug bears is the lack of creativity in mobile marketing campaigns. About the most exciting it gets is yet another Text and Win promotion. So it’s great to see something that gets my marketing heart beating a little faster. The on-pack mechanic invites people to register for the promotion by sms, sending […]

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The Remorseless Rise of VoIP

A new study by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) makes worrying reading for mobile and fixed line operators alike. The research found that users of retail VoIP services had more than doubled in the last year, from 5 million to 11 million at the end of July. But this doesn’t include computer-based […]

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