Archive | January, 2006
Sprint PPC-6700

Sprint PPC-6700

I’ve been playing around with the PPC-6700 from Sprint (otherwise known as the HTC Apache), their latest EV-DO Pocket PC handset. There’s plenty to like about the device — QWERTY keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi — offset by some minor annoyances, but overall, it’s pretty nifty. If you’re looking for a PDA phone, or an alternative to […]

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National Union of Journalists Running Scared

National Union of Journalists Running Scared

Britain’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has issued a Code of Conduct for Citizen Journalists (or what they call Witness Contributors), following an actually quite sensible sounding discussion at The Guardian. The Code reeks of fear and attempted protectionist practices and you can read more about it on Neil McIntosh’s blog, Complete Tosh here. Neil […]

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Location Based Marketing – Could it Really Work? Part Two

Part One of this post concluded that the really important question when studying Location Based Marketing (LBM), in fact, the-answer-to-life-death-and-the-universe question of the subject, is: what kind of marketing messages should you say youǃÙre going to send that will attract opt-in users, that recipients will welcome and that theyǃÙll respond to? In other words, what […]

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Links for January 30

– Mobiles covet Google success (The Times) – M:Metrics Reports That in Battle of Portals Yahoo! Has Early Lead in Mobile Domain (M:Metrics) – ‘Point And Search’ Technology For Cell Phones Hits Japan (TechWeb) —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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FCC’s Privacy Fines Have Carriers Quaking In Their Boots

The FCC has proposed fining AT&T and Alltel the staggering amount of $100,000 for “failing to properly certify that they have safeguarded their customers’ personal call information”. Such a huge fine sends a clear message to other operators — that the FCC really couldn’t care less about how they treat customer records. I detailed last […]

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