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Something old, something new

A powerful new wave of smart devices has stimulated uptake of capacity-hungry non-voice services among subscribers

The range of messaging options available to the end user is growing fast, especially as messaging functionality has become integrated into applications like social networks. But rather than try to compete with the latest online service providers, perhaps operators should return to their roots and rediscover the potential of age-old technologies like SMS.

Twitter hints at business model

Is Twitter hinting at its business model?

It wasn’t the mobile advertising platform many were expecting, but social network Twitter certainly caused a stir with the launch of its @anywhere initiative, which does, er, something.

Nokia confirms acquisition of Dopplr

Dopplr pitches itself as a 'social atlas' and fills the niche of ‘intention broadcasting’ rather than status broadcasting

Finnish handset vendor Nokia on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of travel-focused social network Dopplr, which is run, incidentally, by ex-Nokia director of design strategy, Marko Ahtisaari.

Vodafone intros LiMo R2 handsets for social aggregation platform

Vodafone 360 is a social network aggregator built on LiMo

Wireless behemoth Vodafone on Thursday announced an aggregation platform that brings a user’s contacts, social networks and messages together in one place.

Nokia stepping up social networking game?

Is Nokia set to acquire Dopplr?

Social networking seems high on the agenda these days among the operator and handset vendor communities alike.