Phone Articles

Google Phone To Challenge Apple iPhone?

Engadget is reporting that they have received information from an inside source with product information about the near-mythical Google branded cellular phone, which has been the topic of much speculation over recent months.

Parsing XML As Query Object In Coldfusion
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I work in the financial industry as a developer and not that the financial industry has any greater implementation of XML than any other, but web applications that utilize back office processing for loan applications, or new account opening processes, or retail internet banking applications all to some extent make calls to a host. Many times it’s a DB2 database, and many times some other process that returns account information or validation information in xml format.

ColdFusion / XML Query Style
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At one point or another, whether it’s an enterprise level website, or one of your own, you’re going to have the burning desire to see how you can take advantage of what XML can do for your applications.

Cell Phone Advertising is Taking the Leap

The next major competitive arena for advertisers is clearly cell phones and they seem to be leaping into the fray with enthusiasm.

Microsofties Hit By Horrible Weather

Seattle was hit bad by violent winds and power outages over the weekend, and Microsoft’s employees blogged their experiences (in many cases only after days of waiting for the power to return). Todd Bishop has a rundown.

Yahoo and Reuters to Pay for User Generated Photos

Have Camera Phone? Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service – New York Times : An interesting article this morning in the New York Times about a joint effort on behalf of Reuters and Yahoo! to attempt to monetize Yahoo!’s large and constantly updated collection of user photos.

Mobile Phone Competing With Mobile App

It appears mobile phone operators are trying a new tact in their effort to compete with mobile app providers – begging them to stop.

Google Calls Out Mobile Phone Operators

Google’s Chris Sacca took a swing at mobile phone operators the other day, and others in the Internet industry were quick to join him. Consumers are, according to the head of special initiatives at Google, being blocked from accessing certain bandwidth-hungry applications.

E-mail And Phone Have High Response Rates

BtoB Magazine points out some interesting findings in the DMA 2006 Response Rate Trends Report which includes data for more than 1,500 campaigns received in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Google Click-to-Call Vulnerable To Phone Pranks?

For a brief time yesterday, TechCrunch speculated that Google had removed its Click-to-Call function on Google Maps, due to prank calls. The post was later updated to confirm the function was still in place.

Race For The Music-Playing Phone

Apple, creator or portable music player dominant the iPod, has begun training to defeat both Nokia and Microsoft in the race for music-playing phone supremacy.

Cingular To Bank On Mobile Phone Service

Soon Cingular Wireless will introduce mobile phone banking to its customers. The features will include funds transfers, paying bills and other online banking transactions.
The mobile banking launch is expected to take place in early 2007.

Yahoo, Linksys Put Out “Cool” New Phone

Linksys and Yahoo have partnered to create a new must-have for fans of Yahoo Messenger. The Linksys Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice (CIT310), which could really use a shorter name, is now available. Initial reviews are fairly positive.

Gmail Mobile Released

Google has released a new helper application for Gmail, located at gmail.com/app on your phone.

iPhone Coming in January?

A recent trademark filing by Apple for the iPhone moniker all but solidifies that a mobile mp3-media-gaming-wifi-everything phone could be announced as early as January.

Scoble’s Phone Call with Edelman

Richard Edelman, head of Edelman*, called. He wrote a blog post about the Walmart/Edelman disclosure (or lack thereof) issue over the weekend.

Dont send bloggers stuff for free unless its good

A lesson to corporate types: it’s good to catalyze conversations by sending out free stuff, but only if you’re pretty sure you’re already best of breed.

Put Your Brand in the Customers’ Hands

Here are two interesting mobile phone developments that point to marketing opportunity.

SIP protocol

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a protocol that initiates and manages interactive user sessions involving voice, video, instant messaging, and other such multimedia sessions.

New Phone Server Features Personalization

These are busy times at VoiceObjects. The company put out four press releases in one day, covering everything from management personnel to corporate partnerships.

Gizmo’s Attempt At Free Phone Service

Free phone calls have taken a step closer to becoming a reality. The Gizmo Project is telling people to “call all of your Gizmo friends for FREE on their landline or mobile phones.” However, one can’t help but notice the asterisks dotting all of the company’s offers.