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We do our best to bring you the latest news and gossip from the world of SMS and Mobile Marketing. As SMS messaging becomes ever more widely adopted we expect to offer you a steady supply of SMS news so why not subscribe to our blog?

We will include info on new products and services in the mobile market. We will share usage statistics showing which operators are growing or losing out. What devices are proving popular and which are flops. Also reports from industry events, product launches, exhibitions and anything else we think you might find interesting.

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Not long after I got my iPad Air, I was doing some web research when an unfamiliar notification popped up. I'd received a text message. You may not think that's strange, but my iPad is Wi-Fi only. I hadn't really done much with it yet, other than sync it with my Apple account so getting text messages was a surprise to me. At first I was delighted I could get my text messages on my iPad because I’m forever leaving my iPhone behind, or leaving the sound off. But my iPad has become my constant companion. Of course it didn't take long to realise I only received some of my text messages. Only contacts with iPhones (or iPads) would be able to send me messages via Apple's iMessage network. More importantly, though I realised that my replies to those text messages didn't always get through. Even though those contacts were iPhone users, sometimes the messages were listed as undelivered. Occasionally I'd get the...

Our growing dependence on technology is helping to fuel a financial boom in at least one sector of the economy: Digital Advertising. A recent report compiled by Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe) and IHS, looks at the changes in digital ad spending from 2012 to 2013. They found that the UK leads Europe with over €7.4 billion in revenue in 2013.

A study by the British Bankers Association revealed that mobile banking in the UK finally caught on. Mobile users doubled their transactions using apps and banking websites. But they also took advantage of bank's text messaging services.