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|09.29.04 RSS - A New
RSS is defined as Really Simple Syndication or Rich
Site Summary. RSS files are formed as XML files and
are designed to provide content summaries of news,
blogs, forums or website content.
RSS provides a great new medium to communicate with
customers or potential customers. RSS' popularity
has grown signficantly as users opt to "pull"
content that is of interest to them.
NotePage has just released a beta version of FeedForAll
that allows users to easily create, edit and publish
rss feeds. Check out this new technology.
|09.28.04 Ogo - messaging
AT&T Wireless on Monday seemed to be trying to turn
back the clock on cell phone design trends when it
introduced the Ogo, a messaging-only handheld.
The Ogo is designed to let subscribers send e-mail,
instant messages and text messages. The device costs
$100 after a rebate, and service plans start at $18
monthly. That price gets subscribers unlimited ingoing
and outgoing messaging using e-mail and IM services
from one of three providers: Yahoo, MSN or America
Online. Information on OGO
|09.27.04 Telecom Carrier
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|09.25.04 Blood Center
Uses PageGate Software to Find Donors
AT&T, Streamline Solutions and NotePage, Inc.
have partnered to assist Blood Center's are managing
the local blood supply in emergency situations!
Puget Sound Blood
Center announced that AT&T Wireless is providing
a $25,000 grant to fund the deployment of an innovative
program that will change the way the local blood supply
is managed in emergency situations.
|09.24.04 Rogers Wireless
Agrees To Purchase Microcell Telecommunications
Rogers Wireless Communications and Microcell Telecommunications
have entered into an agreement under which Rogers
Wireless will make an all cash bid for Microcell securities
totaling approximately $1.4 billion canadian.
|09.24.04 Cell Phones
In-flight cell phones will be a reality by 2006 or
2007, according to partners in OnAir, the name of
a new service introduced on Wednesday, at the World
Airline Entertainment Association's annual conference
and exhibition in Seattle. more
Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier,
clashed with other cellular carriers on Tuesday, telling
a U.S. Senate committee that a proposed national wireless
telephone directory is a "terrible idea" and should
A working group of national wireless carriers organized
by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
(CTIA) began planning the directory in February 2002.
Proponents of the directory, including Cingular, AT&T
Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, and T-Mobile, claim consumers
will have to opt-in to the system and privacy safeguards
will be maintained. more
|09.22.04 Global mobile
users to approach two billion by 2006
The world will have almost two billion mobile telephone
users by 2006 due to growth in emerging markets such
as India and China, the head of Swedish giant Ericsson
|09.20.04 - 09.21.04
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to bring Blackberry 'Charm' to Europe
Research in Motion has confirmed web reports that
Vodafone is to offer its mobile phone form-factor
Blackberry 7100 - aka 'Charm' - in Europe. The 7100v
is a modified version of the 7100t RIM launched in
the US last week, dropping the latter's curves and
for a more angular design.
However, the core features remain the same, in particular
RIM's PIM and email software, and its QWERTY keypad,
which puts two alpha characters on each key.
|09.16.04 - 09.17.04
Hiptop Enhances Products for Deaf
Mobile device and applications vendor Danger unveiled
several improvements on its hiptop2 wireless communications
device that will make it more useful for the deaf
and hard of hearing communities.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Danger amped up the vibration
motor that signals when a message has arrived and
added the ability to set notifications to repeat until
acknowledged by the user. Both improvements are designed
to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing users won't
miss important messages.
|09.15.04 Rogers Communications
Attempts to Reclaim Stake
Rogers Communications has raised its bid to purchase
AT&T Wireless's stake in Rogers Wireless. The
new offer is 17% higher than the initial bid. Rogers
Wireless is Canada's second largest carrier, trailing
only Bell Canada in size and scope.
Wireless & Yahoo Messenger
Cingular Wireless customers can now access their
Yahoo! Messenger accounts and send/receive instant
messages on their wireless phones through a full-color,
graphical interface called Mobile Instant Messaging.
The new application will allow Cingular customers
to easily use their wireless phones to manage their
friends list, check the availability of friends and
family online, and send/receive instant messages with
anyone in the Yahoo! Messenger community. more
With a possible billion-dollar windfall at stake,
U.S. music companies are eagerly awaiting the full-blown
development of the stateside ringtone market.
But the U.S. appetite for ringtones has not developed
as quickly as in other markets, and no company has
emerged to do for ringtones what Apple has done for
digital downloads with its iTunes/iPod campaign.
A big part of the responsibility for building the
market falls to the five major U.S. carriers -- Verizon,
Sprint, Cingular/AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and Nextel
-- which control the pipeline to their customers.
However, it is generally held that mobile music promotions
are more effective when some combination of the carriers,
handset manufacturers, ringtone aggregators (like
Infospace Mobile, Zingy and Faith West) and record
labels co-market their products. more
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|09.11.04 One Days
I recently learned about One Day's Pay and felt that
today would be a good day to make mention of it. One
Day's Pay was founded by a relative of a September
11 victim. The idea is that September 11, should be
celebrated as a day of giving. It does not have to
be a financial contribution, consider giving blood,
or time to a local charity.
NotePage sales from September 11, 2004 will be donated
|09.10.04 Finnair Offers
SMS Based Flight Check In
In what it calls a first in international air travel,
Finnair says it will let its frequent fliers check
in using text messages on mobile phones. The program
begins in October and is open to the airline's Finnair
It will let those passengers who have only carry-on
luggage go directly to the departure gate, bypassing
ordinary check-in procedures.
|09.10.04 Cell Phone
with Hard Drive
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to begin selling
a cellular telephone that includes a hard-disk drive,
later this month. The handset was unveiled at the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom
Asia 2004 event and is the first cell phone of its
kind in the world, according to the company.
According to the report the new SPH-V5400 is a clam-shell
type cell phone with a hard-disk drive that has a
capacity of 1.5G bytes. The storage space can be used
for images photographed with the built-in, megapixel-class
digital still camera or music files.
|09.09.04 In Flight
Cell Phone Use
Business travelers who think that there are not enough
hours in the day, take note: In two years, there may
be a few more at your disposal.
In 2006, passengers on U.S. airliners may be allowed
to make mobile phone calls and connect to the Internet
throughout a flight. No longer will they have to cram
in their last calls before takeoff.
More on In
Flight Cell Phones
|09.09.04 RIM's Latest
Research in Motion today announced its latest BlackBerry
device, the 7100t. Unlike previous BlackBerry devices,
the 7100t is more a cell phone than a traditional
BlackBerry handheld. The 7100t is a full-featured
handset with email and instant messaging with support
for mobile versions of AOL, ICQ, and Yahoo. This BlackBerry
sports an new keyboard system, called SureType, with
a 20 button QWERTY keypad and predictive input software.
The 7100t also features full HTML Web browsing, as
well as built-in Bluetooth and polyphonic sound. The
7100t will ship in the first part of October. The
handset will first be available from T-Mobile for
|09.08.04 Colleges &
Universities Use PageGate
PageGate is frequently
used on college campuses and in universities. PageGate
can be integrated with existing applications to add
messaging or paging functionality to existing software.
The most common use is to monitor networks and notify
administrators of outages or network problem or security
problems. This allows tech support and maintenance
staff to work remotely about the campus. Messages
can be sent from workstations on a network, or customers
can send messages to agents via web pages or e-mail
accounts. This software is modular and can be scaled
to meet the size of the University.
Determines All-American Football Players
Fans Are in Command With Wireless Text-Messaging
to Determine the All-America College Football Player
of the Week and Year. Cingular Wireless is teaming
up with ABC Sports and ESPN this college football
season to give fans the power to choose the All-America
Player of the Week.
Every week, four candidates for the All-America Player
of the Week will be picked by ABC Sports college football
analysts, led by John Saunders. The candidates will
be announced after the last college game each Saturday
during ESPN's "College GameDay Final." Fans will then
have from that time until 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday
to text-message their votes.
|09.06.04 Pay Phones
Thousands of loss-making telephone boxes are to face
the axe as mobile phone use soars in the UK, British
Telecom has announced. The company has said its policy
was "driven by a complete culture change in communications"
which had seen a huge rise in mobile phone ownership.
|09.04.04 The Latest
Protest Tool: 'Texting'
"Multiple reports of provocateurs setting trash fires
in midtown," read one text message sent to 400-plus
mobile phones this week through a service called Ruckus
RNC 2004 Text Alerts. For protesters navigating Manhattan
during the Republican National Convention, text-message
broadcasting services like this, sent to their cell
phones, provided an up-to-the-minute guide to the
action on the streets. More on Texting
Against Mobile Spammer
A judge granted Verizon Wireless a permanent injunction
against a Rhode Island man accused of sending millions
of unsolicited text-message advertisements to cell
phone customers in four states. The injunction Friday
in federal court in Trenton, N.J., bans Jacob Brown
from sending any more spam text messages. Verizon
sued Brown in June after identifying him as the leader
of a ring that sent the messages.
The messages were sent over the last several months
to cell users in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts
and Rhode Island. They advertised mortgage loans,
products for losing weight, even adult Web sites.
Officials with Bedminster, N.J.-based Verizon said
Brown and his cohorts sent bulk text-messages to cell
phones by disguising their identities and using an
automatic telephone dialing system.
Divorce by Text Messaging
I D4C U Declaring 'I Divorce You' by Mail or Mobile
Phone Is Easy for Muslim Men Too Easy, Say Women
In a marriage between a centuries-old custom and
the latest in technology, some Muslim men are dumping
their wives by simply texting, "I d4c U" three times
to their cell phones. But now Muslim wives want more
than the traditional three degrees of separation.
A centuries-old custom, the triple talaq literally
"I divorce you," in Arabic is a controversial procedure
whereby a Muslim husband can divorce his wife by merely
repeating the word talaq three times. Read
|09.01.04 Verizon Wireless
Expands to Circuit City
Verizon Wireless has decided to expand its retail
footprint. The carrier, which sells phones and service
plans through 1,200 of its own stores, has signed
an exclusive deal to place Verizon Wireless stores
within 570 Circuit City Superstores nationwide. Under
the terms of the agreement, Verizon Wireless will
be responsible for the employees, inventory, displays
Existing Verizon Wireless customers will be able
to use the Circuit City Verizon Wireless stores to
conduct account business, such as look up account
information and pay bills.
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