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Why old-school SMS is still a powerful mobile marketing tool

The Next Web

Nomophobia: the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. When SMS is employed correctly, it should not be invasive. Yikes. no spam).

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The Best Mobile Payment Processor

Up and Running

Mobile card readers provide small businesses with an incredibly low investment way to process payments made by credit cards. Flint Mobile.

8 Ways to Amplify Your Content on Mobile

Duct Tape Marketing

8 Ways to Amplify Your Content on Mobile written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

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Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That's Never - AgileVC

Agile VC

Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That’s Never Happened. NFC, SMS). A new form of user authentication (e.g. About Me.

The Last SMS

This is going to be BIG.

Texting has become an integral part of mobile communications for most people--so much so that it has replaced a lot of voice calls. To be clear, the desire to send and receive short messages isn't going away--but the need to send them via the SMS protocol may become extinct. Why call when you can just send a quick text?

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Key Takeaways from 5 of the Most Successful Mobile Marketing Integrations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Use all the tools in your arsenal, from optimized landing pages and SMS targeting to traditional media

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[Singapore] Mobile Marketing To Be Most Powerful Tool By 2015: Experian

YoungUpstarts

If you think your mobile phone is the most amazing device you can hold in your hand, you’re not alone.

Israeli App Pops Brings Animations and Sounds to Mobile Notifications

VC Cafe

When mobile phones started becoming popular, ringtones quickly gained popularity. Pops is the next generation of ringtones for smartphones.

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Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts

Up and Running

Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts. First, what is SMS? SMS stands for Sell More Stuff! SMS actually stands for Short Message Service and is a standardized protocol for sending text messages between devices. The SMS-enabled device you are most familiar with is probably within arm’s length of you right now.

Must-Know Tips to Measure Your Mobile Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everyone has a cell phone, but mobile marketing is notoriously tough to analyze and measure. billion mobile devices worldwide.

Alekstra: Corporate SMS Volume Also On The Decline In Finland

ArcticStartup

From the data they collect, they're seeing a sizable decline in SMS volume starting late 2011. And now big operators have to respond

Unlimited Mobile / 3G Internet Data In Paris On My Android Phone

Feld Thoughts

Finally I solved my Paris Internet Mobile 3G SIM cell phone nightmare poke my eyes out scream at my phone problem. To figure out your phone number, go to your SMS app. It was remarkably easy, once I knew the magic trick, which I found on the site Pay as you go sim with data wiki (thanks Toby Ruckert – lunch is on me tomorrow.).

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Go Mobile: 6 Baby Steps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, "mobile marketing" sounds intimidating. You can't talk about digital marketing–or even social media–without acknowledging the growing importance of mobile. New stats about mobile's gains and innovations make the press almost daily now. Essentially, this means you'd better get your business mobile-ready.

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Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011 - NextWala

NextWala

Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

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Mobile Magic: Leveraging The Power Of Text Message Marketing

YoungUpstarts

Opus Research found that opt-in SMS marketing resulted in more targeted promotions and more effective marketing in general. It always has been.

Mobile Rev-Share Changes Might Spark a Fire - NextWala

NextWala

Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

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Social Media and Tribes #33: Mobile Marketing + M Commerce = Mobile Social Network

Active Garage

It was clear to me that I was at the intersection of the biggest mobile revolution that would change the world. And it did.

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Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

When we talk to businesses and non-profits about text message (SMS) marketing, there are a few misconceptions that commonly come up. Simplify!

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India's Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. - NextWala

NextWala

Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

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Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

Use a mobile phone to transfer money? We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards. Why not? Bob Dylan.

Klip launches privacy circles for mobile video (available for Iphone on the App Store)

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Even if mobile video and video sharing are the rage, it’s still spectacular. That simple. Kind of lame and certainly not scalable. link].

ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging

YoungUpstarts

The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.

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Holidays, Shopping Habits, Mobile Marketing And Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

No doubt, much of that change can be attributed to the declining economy, as well as the spread of mobile technologies.

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Danish Amusement Park Leverages Mobile App For Interaction

YoungUpstarts

Sommerland Sjælland , a Denmark amusement park located in Odsherred on Zealand, found its answer in mobile applications. Mobile Interaction.

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Red Oxygen Brings Enterprise SMS to Healthcare

Austin Startup

Red Oxygen , one of the world’s leading developers and distributors of Enterprise SMS / Text messaging software applications and services, is bringing the speed, security and convenience of text messaging to healthcare companies around the world. Tags: Enterprise austin Press Release red oxygen SMS CrunchBase Information. Red Oxygen.

Mobile Second: Still A Winning Strategy

Nick O'Neill

MG Siegler says startups should build for mobile first. His basis for this argument is relatively straight-forward: In the next five years every person on this planet is going to be using a mobile device. MG’s advice is really great … if you’re a mobile app company. Is mobile faster growing than desktops?

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Mobile Payments In The Nordics And Baltics

ArcticStartup

It is unclear what Accumulate's relationship  is with Paypal at this day, considering they are building their own mobile wallet platform. mCASH.

One Sim Card To Rule Them All: Ukko Mobile From Helsinki Eliminates Data Roaming Forever

ArcticStartup

With this premise, they want to become the number one mobile data operator (MDO) in Europe and the rest of the world. ??. One per country.

idk w ur thnkng Chipotle

Jeff Hilimire

And their mobile app and online ordering are great. Mobile chipotle smsI love Chipotle. Carnitas soft tacos. Lime-ified chips.

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Mobile-Only is the Future: A Rebuttal - NextWala

NextWala

Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

Are social and mobile killing email? You might be surprised…

Jeff Hilimire

In the article, Simms is essentially taking Zuckerburg to task for his quote, “High school kids don’t use e-mail, they use SMS a lot. Will people use less email going forward?  I think the answer is obviously yes.  Is that because of social media and mobile (sms)? BUT, fax machines also aren’t dying. Uh, right.

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Web and Mobile Revenue Models

Constantly Learning

Peer-to-peer Mobile WiFi/Tethering - ex (??). Peer-to-Peer SMS, IM, Group Messaging. Payment Gateways: Mobile -ex. Mobile. I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it. Yahoo!

Houston Interactive Marketing Association Luncheon Feb 15th – Mobile Marketing

Startup Houston

Mobile Marketing: Strategies, Implementation & ROI. The New Frontier of Mobility. The most pervasive technology in the world, mobile applications and mobile marketing for smart and mobile phones are on course to change our lives. Event Details: [link]. Register: [link]. February 15, 2012 from 11:45am to 1pm.

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Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

Use a mobile phone to transfer money? We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards. Why not? Bob Dylan.

Things First-Time Founders Regret Saying

Vinicius Vacanti

” “We need to launch on mobile web, iphone, ipad, android, windows phone and SMS. ” “Stop the launch! Maybe.”

Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop

Duct Tape Marketing

When thinking about mobile, specifically mobile messaging, it’s all about creating a frictionless and compelling experience for the customer.

200.000.000 mobile users, for starters – Q&A with Viber CEO Talmon Marco

The Next Web

How has the mobile messaging landscape evolved since then, both to your advantage and negatively? At the time mobile messaging was a novelty.

Does Twitter's 140 character limit improve writing or reading.

Lightspeed

trackback Fred Wilson recently posted about the importance of SMS as a mobile interface, saying that in the debate between web apps and mobile apps on phones, you should not ignore the least common denominator, SMS. believe that Twitter’s native implementation of sms is an important part of its success.

Stray Boots Launches Mobile Guided Urban Scavenger Game Around NYC

YoungUpstarts

Well yeah, they’re about to be made obsolete if New York City-based mobile game startup  Stray Boots had its way.

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