Archive | August, 2006

The Onion’s Take on Mobile Billing

Thanks to an anonymous MobHappy reader for sending this wicked piece of satire from The Onion. Ouch. Verizon Introduces New Charge-You-At-Whim Plan NEW YORK‚ÄîVerizon Communications, Inc. announced a new service package for its wireless and residential customers that would charge them widely varying, but always high, fees every month depending how the communications giant feels […]

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User Generated Short Codes

When I was in The Valley last week, I met the charming veteran entrepreneur and angel investor, Ariel Poler, who gave me a demo of his new venture, TextMarks. He asked me to keep schtum for the time being, but he’s just dropped me an email giving me the OK, so here’s my thoughts. To […]

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What Should Friendster Do Now?

So Friendster (so 2003, no?) has received a $10 million lifeline from investors, allowing them to try to re-establish themselves on the social networking scene. This is going to be pretty hard, as there’s younger and cooler competition on the scene these days. They need to go from the wallflower they are today, back to […]

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Location Based Advertising

JR Hartley* would be truly befuddled by Yellow Pages’ latest marketing campaign, which involves London buses showing location-specific advertising messages. Claimed to be the first GPS advertising campaign ever (anyone care to dispute that?) Springwise¬†says that 25 buses will be fitted with LED panels (see pic), which will show the buses’ locations and highlight local […]

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Sprint Delivers Hotmail-a-like For SMS (Update: Well, Sort Of, In Theory, Almost, Anyway)

For a little while, I’ve been mulling starting a recurring feature here on MobHappy called Things My Phone Should Do, which would pretty much do as advertised: reveal the things that I think my phone, in an ideal world, would do (and of course give you plenty of opportunity to leave a comment saying that […]

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