Turning Text Into Dollars

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Is That An Ad In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

From Ad Age: While there are about 200 million cellphone users in the U.S., only around 4 million are video-equipped, and marketers have yet to strike out and do for mobile what BMW Films did for the online in 2001. Nevertheless, a survey by Airwide Solutions, a mobile software company, suggests that there’s a huge […]

Dialing For Dollars

Darren Barefoot picked up on this new way to move money around. Text Pay Me allows users to send and receive payments via text messaging. No more verbal IOUs! – Split your restaurant bills right then and there! – Pay your team or club dues anywhere and anytime – Pitch in real money instead of […]

Cingular Making Faces

According to Cellular News, Cingular Wireless has managed to get is applying for a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also want managed to patent the delivery of text based emoticon – so […]

Micro Browsing The Crunchy Nugs

The hippies are gettin’ it done with mobile data. Andy at Gadiel: Just go to your cellphone’s web browser and type into the location bar: M.jambase.com The M is for Mmmmm… mobile.jambase.com works too It will take you to a quick form which asks for your Zip Code and then prints out an easy to […]

Fit Your Content Onto The Tiny Screen Or Else

Scobleizer wants content his way. And what Scoble wants, Scoble gets. Right? Now that I have a sooppeerr dddoooppppeeeerr new cell phone (the Cingular 2125, it’s freaking awesome) I am looking at a lot of Web sites and RSS feeds. One thing I wish is that Web site developers/designers would look at their site on […]

Breaking Creative: Cingular’s iTunes-Enabled Motorola Phone

Apple/Cingular/Motorola just announced the new iTunes enabled phone and Cingular has their TV spots posted. Available Here And as a side note to any Apple/Cingular/Motorola folks who may be regular readers, David and I would be open to an ad space trade-out for a couple o’phones Share

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Ad Age: The iPod is the latest media outlet Kraft Foods is using to lure people to buy its products. Late last month the package goods behemoth began offering consumers the chance to download 100 of its summer recipe “hits” into the little-used Notes area of Apple’s mobile digital music players. Promoted via its own […]

Turning Text Into Photos

Looking for an interesting application for Short Message Service, or SMS? Restaurant 11 in Amsterdam found one. Developed by Dutch new-media developers Mediamatic, Playing Flickr lets visitors of Club/Restaurant 11 in Central Amsterdam call up pictures by sending in SMS (text) messages on their phones. The pictures in Flickr with matching tags appear on the […]

Text To Remember

Allison at Qtags wrote to me recently asking me to check out her new service for advertisers. Not being all that text savvy, I didn’t get it at first. Now, I do. Her July 21st post helps explains the concept. The goal of qtags is to help an advertiser’s customers more easily remember them, and […]