Archive | April, 2007

China Mobile Subscribers Surpass Total US Population

In case you were still wondering why people in the mobile industry remain fascinated with China, here’s a hint: China Mobile Subscribers Surpass Total US Population: China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, recently announced that its subscriber base grew to 301 million, surpassing the total population of the United States. Julie Pohlig, senior analyst […]

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Didn’t See This Coming: User-Generated Mobile Porn, With Revenue Sharing

This was pretty inevitable, wasn’t it? MocoNews: User-Generated Meets Mobile Porn, Watch For “Citizen Pornography”: If you’ve got it, flaunt it, so they say. And now PixMeTV gives users a way to earn money for showing it all using their mobiles. The company has launched what it calls a “citizen pornography mobile phone movie platform,” […]

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Off-Portal – There Be Dragons

mBlox, the world’s largest mobile transaction business,¬†have just published some interesting research¬†(registration required) about the world of off-portal, based on questioning 340 mobile users in the UK, France and Germany. An incredible 72% of people, who had previously purchased mobile content, didn’t know they could purchase it anywhere but from their operator. In other words, […]

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Carnival of the Mobilists #67

Wap Review is this week’s host for the Carnival of the Mobilists. Head on over there¬†for the best writing in the last week about all things mobile. If there’s one thing you should read this week, this will be it. —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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What is it about Starbucks?

One of the enduring myths about Location Based Services is the so-called “Starbucks Scenario”. You know the one – people write about how you’ll be going down the street and your phone will beep and you’ll see a Starbucks promotion offering you a half price latte if you pop into the store right next to […]

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