Archives for the category: SMS Services offered by the Press
November 28, 2010
An Egyptian court overruled on Saturday a decision by the telecommunications authority to impose restrictions on media companies that send out news alerts to cell phones. Monsters&Critics reports.
The daily al-Masry al-Youm said that to keep SMS rights they 'were expected to pay' 500,000 Egyptian pounds (87,700 dollars) for the permit and an additional 500,000 Egyptian pounds for insurance in case they were found violating the new regulations.
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October 26, 2010
In Afghanistan, a documentary media company and an independent news agency have teamed up to integrate mobile phones and SMS into news reports. From election day text messages to stories of homemade airplanes, one news agency shows how a willingness to adapt mobile platforms to the landscape can contribute to a successful intersection of technology and media.
Read full article in MobileActive.org.
April 23, 2010
One of the world’s leading newspaper auditors has added mobile phones to the list of mediums that it tracks, providing validation to the wireless industry, while also potentially giving publications a shot of new readers as traditional print audiences decline.
February 7, 2010
As a community service, The Zimbabwean - an international newspaper for Zimbabweans at home and abroad - is offering space in every issue to enable the people to have their say about the new Constitution document that will become the foundation of the new Zimbabwe.
Please SMS your views to +263 913 245 709 – and The Zimbabwean will publish as many as possible in the coming weeks.
December 18, 2009
In areas where net-connected computers are not as common, the mobile phone is already becoming a vital tool for news. The Guardian reports.
Apart from radio, mobile phones are a relevant distribution tool for news. Newspapers only matter in urban areas and with policy makers," says James Mbugua, Business Writer at Radio Africa.
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September 4, 2009
In a potential advance for the forces of paid content, The Economist is introducing a trial program today that lets New Yorkers use their cellphones to order overnight home delivery of the new issue at the regular newsstand price. AdAge reports.
New Yorkers who have signed up for weekly texts announcing each issue's topics will also receive a URL for a web page they can visit to order the issue. Those who order by 9 p.m. are guaranteed a hand-delivered copy by 6 a.m. the next morning -- in time to beat the commute.
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April 2, 2009
Also check out NBC's long list of Text Alerts for many of their shows (Jay Leno, Primetime, Daytime, Nightly News, The Today Show. Meet the Press ...)
October 5, 2008
Agence France-Presse will add mobile phone information services in Arabic, German and Portuguese in 2009 as it seeks to further boost revenues from the key new sector, agency chairman Pierre Louette said.
"Turnover in the mobile sector has doubled in 24 months," Louette said. "Our aim is to provide services associated with our content" so the agency can generate new revenues, he told a press conference Thursday.
AFP proposes a specialised news journal for mobile phones, text alerts and multimedia downloads. These already exist in English, Spanish and French and the new languages will be added early next year, Louette said."
August 28, 2008
Following the launch of their MailTXT texting service earlier this year, UK's Daily Mailhas now announced that new users will get 50 free international SMS messages to any phone when they sign up.
The intention of the scheme is to ‘build a more interactive relationship with its readers’, a press release said.
August 21, 2008
"Advertisers will be able to transfer their images directly from their camera-phones over mobiya's short codes by MMS into the online and print classified listings of SMS Deal, a Metro classified brand operated by Mobiya.
Available in September 2008, Metro and Mobiya are currently testing the service in Belgium. In less than one-minute from snapping the image, the picture classified ad is online, and in the print edition the next day."
July 26, 2008
Verve Wireless’s mission is to
Verve already powers mobile versions of 4,000 newspapers from 140 publishers, including the Associated Press, McClatchy, and the New York Times Regional Media Group.
July 8, 2008
May 5, 2008
The Associated Press and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service Monday that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and other mobile devices.
"Paul Caluori, director of client content services for AP, said the service now has 107 newspapers participating, up from 18 at the time of the announcement. The papers include The Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press."
April 15, 2008
The Associated Press announced Monday it will develop an advertising-supported service that will deliver stories and photos to advanced cell phones, including the iPhone.
The service, which will carry local news from participating newspapers as well as national and international news from the AP, is being tested with several newspaper companies and is expected to launch in the summer under the name Mobile News Network, the AP said.
AP said it was working with cell phone manufacturers and carriers to develop a user interface for the service. A product to provide news videos is also in the works.
April 2, 2008
TV Guide launches M.TVGuide.com.
The TV Guide mobile Web offering provides a 14-day look ahead at localized TV listings complete with episode descriptors. Series and show reminders can be sent via text messages to users’ cell phones, the company said.
March 27, 2008
CBS has partnered with a company called Aggregate Knowledge, which sifts through click-histories of every story on the site and looks at users in aggregate in order to find patterns in those clicks so that it can recommend the most relevant content.
March 10, 2008
The BEEB has introduced a new version of its mobile web site which is specifically targetted at PDA and smartphone users, reports The Inquirer. It will concentrate almost exclusively on sport and news.
"There are now actually four different versions of the Beeb's mobile site. The original three were a standard WAP version; an XHTML (or WAP 2.0) version; plus the option to view the Beeb site as if you have a desktop PC.
The new 'PDA' version is accessed by going to the bottom of the initial page and selecting 'prefences'. Mobile surfers will also need to use the correct URL which is www.bbc.co.uk/mobile."
February 27, 2008
Jointly produced by China Daily and China Mobile and launched yesterday, China Daily Mobile News sends English-Chinese news to users' cell phones as multimedia messages through wireless technology.
China Daily Mobile News will allow Olympic athletes, officials and visitors the opportunity to experience China's internationalization, technological advancements and improved English communication standards, from the moment they set foot in China.
February 18, 2008
"The MailTXT service must first be downloaded in the form of a Java application onto a consumer’s phone. Text messages sent between MailTXT members anywhere in the world are free."
February 4, 2008
"You decide while visiting latimes.com which candidates and ballot measures you want to vote for, select them and send them as a text message to your cell phone so that you can easily take them with you when you go to the polls."
January 22, 2008
AT&T said it inked an exclusive, four-month deal to link to the newspaper’s mobile site from its wireless portal.
The deal gives its customers access to all of the content from The New York Times' mobile site, including its opinion, business and sports columnists, at no charge beyond standard access fees.
The New York Times' mobile Web site is accessible from any Internet-capable phone through mobile.nytimes.com.
-- Full Daily Contents of NYTimes.com Now Accessible on Mobile Phones - The New York Times Company has announced the launch of a new mobile site, which provides access to news and information from NYTimes.com via mobile devices.
December 13, 2007
Sweden's daily morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter said Wednesday it had launched the world's first "newspaper" telephone: a mobile phone offering the daily's subscribers direct and free access to its website. The AFP reports.
"DN subscribers can purchase the Nokia 6120 third generation phone on the paper's website, and by signing up for a 199-kronor (31-dollar, 21-euro) monthly call plan can freely surf the daily's website by simply hitting a special "DN" button.
"Many people (in Sweden) think it's complicated (to Internet surf on their mobile phones) and they don't know how much it costs," the paper's head of marketing Johan Othelius told DN. "Now we're removing that obstacle," he added.
December 11, 2007
News sites are starting to release new iPhone sites now. Cyberjournalist has put together the list so far:
December 10, 2007
According to Rue89, the French commission that regulates press accreditations, La Commission de la Carte de Presse, issued it's first official press pass to a mobile journalist - who works for a news channel which broadcasts exclusively over mobile phones. Yay!
December 5, 2007
October 17, 2007
Times Media is set to launch a new mobile internet product next week that will enable users to access news and views from The Times, The Sunday Times, and Times Online.
"The content will include breaking news, business, sports, art, entertainment, real time football scores and searchable jobs. "
July 24, 2007
Mobile PressDisplay.com from NewspaperDirect delivers the widest selection of full content newspapers to readers anywhere, anytime.
"Touting “500 newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages,” just as they appear in print, PressDisplay.com is now available free for a month for iPhone users."
[via Crunch Gear]
July 3, 2007
"It will launch this quarter and be subscription-based, reports Tech.co.uk. Customers will download an application from Picsel and will select content from breaking news, sports, world news and entertainment."
June 19, 2007
International broadcast news network CNN has chosen leading mobile messaging provider Clickatell to power the promotional version of its “Breaking News Alert” SMS service to mobile phone users around the world. The promotional service is set to go live in June.
The service will allow users to receive a headline alert as text message to their mobile phone as soon as a major international news story breaks.
[via Press release]
June 11, 2007
To help drive text messaging and open up a new revenue stream, USA Today will announce this week the launch of an integrated platform combining print and interactive ads in text messages. adWeek reports.
"Charter advertisers include Citibank, which is promoting a new mobile banking service to customers via new cell phone ads. Chevrolet and Microsoft are also on board.
... Print ads in the paper's Money and Sports sections, as well as on its weather page, will give readers a number they can text with requests for up-to-date information on a company or sports team, or to get a five-day local weather forecast. The reply would contain an interactive ad. "