Tag: Communication

SMS innovation and dynamic mobile content drives mHealth initiatives in…

It’s unsurprising that the latest mobile health services, based on smartphones and the latest M2M technology, are making waves in the USA and Europe, changing the lives of people through remote health monitoring, digital pill reminders, and so on… but who would have thought that “mHealth” would reach Africa so quickly?! How? Instead of M2M […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

Emergency SMS – mobile devices to the rescue

Most of our followers will have one, if not two or more, mobile devices. Mobile ownership is rising rapidly around the world and, with it, more communications and interaction. From voice calling to data such as email, Facebook and photo-sharing, the mobile device has truly become über-functional. But there is one traditional function that still […]

Mobile Marketing and the ubiquitous Text Message

There’s no denying the text message is a powerful tool of communication. The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we talk to each other, and the way people consume information. Cultural anthropologist Mizuko Ito noted in her 2005 publication Personal, Portable, Pedestrian that the real power of mobile lies in our ‘close and emotional ties’ […]

Happy birthday cell phone call

Today marks 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made. Picture the scene: Marty Cooper of Motorola stood in front of a bunch of reporters in New York and used a handheld device to call the fixed line phone of Dr Joel Engel, then of Bell Labs. While it was not the very […]

The latest Netsize Guide focuses on France

It’s our 10th edition of The Netsize Guide – can you believe it? Ten years of showering insight on the mobile industry and sharing our views. We have previously looked at mobile CRM and how it is affecting brands and retailers, and investigated the notion of Truly Mobile courtesy of interviews with global brands such […]