03/07/2011, Sweden, the land that brought you the safest cars around as well as flat packed furniture, might soon pave the way for the future of postal service – the country’s postal service is mulling over the possibility of letting customers pay for postage using text messages instead of old school stamps. This messaging system will respond with a coded number, where it can be written on a letter as proof […]
01/27/2011, Egyptian officials might want to get a whiff of this news after blocking off the Internet as well as mobile phone services (that means calls and SMSes) from the masses – an unexpected and unwanted SMS from a telecommunications company actually caused a bomb stashed away in a would-be suicide bomber’s vest to explode prematurely. This happened in Russia New Year’s Eve, where the incident happened near the Red Square. […]
12/30/2010, Ever wonder how many texts messages (SMS) are being sent every year? Well, according to ABI Research, the estimated number of SMS messages that will be sent in 2011 will be 7 trillion. The figures include other similar methods such as SMS, MMS, mobile email and IM. The research firm claims that the reason for the large number is due to the fact that many folks in developing nations use […]
11/22/2010, The FCC has proposed some major changes to the 911 emergency service as it was stressed that the technological limitations of 911 can have tragic, real-world consequences. The idea is to bring the 911 service into the modern era by allowing folks to send text messages to the service, instead of having to place a phone call. The idea of video calling has also been considered, since video streaming has […]
09/20/2010, Ez Texting, a New York-based company that helps businesses send marketing text messages has sued T-Mobile for allegedly blocking access to the T-Mobile network because one of their clients provided information on medical marijuana. Apparently T-Mobile cut off access to its network after learning of a client of Ez Texting that described itself as “a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely […]
04/27/2010, Ubisoft has whipped up even more attention for its Splinter Cell Conviction game by unveiling a text messaging campaign that offers rewards to mobile marketing subscribers via a special in-game weapon. Relying on Twitter, Facebook and e-mail lists to get word of the campaign out, you will be able to get hold of this special unique weapon by texting “WEAPON” to 44144*, where you will then receive a code in […]
04/26/2010, Check out this futuristic kitchen concept known as Text Message that sees integrated mobile technology being included with a range of kitchen appliances, helping you operate them remotely via cellphones. For instance, you can always defrost your refrigerator before you make your trip back so that it is a whole lot easier to clean once you arrive home instead of waiting a whole lot longer.
05/27/2009, No sign up is required to get this free downloadable application that allows users to send their location to their contacts via text (Zhiing)messages. When at a restaurant, you can send your location to a friend and he / she will receive turn-by-turn directions on his / her phone. Zhiing allows to send your current location or an alternate location to use later, locations can be stored just like emails […]