Yahoo tests mobile search advertising

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Yahoo is testing sponsored mobile search through its mobile Web service both in the U.S. and U.K. after testing the services in Japan. The advertising model follows Yahoo’s Web-based version closely, with pay-per-clicks and rates established by advertisers in online auctions. Rates are currently comparable to those for the PC, but may increase overtime, according to the company. Trials in …

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Nokia N73 chosen for Softbank Mobile’s line-up

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Nokia announced that the Nokia N73, a 3G (WCDMA) multimedia computer with the features of a digital camera, has been selected for Softbank Mobile Corp.’s 3G handset line-up. The Nokia N73 belongs to the Nokia Nseries family, and is the second model in the series to be released in Japan. This device is scheduled for release by Softbank Mobile from …

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Alcatel ships latest WiMAX equipment

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Alcatel has started shipping equipment based on the Universal WIMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. The company is already participating in trials of the equipment with ten customers on all continents and expects to announce commercial deployments before the end of the year. Customers testing the equipment include BellSouth and Acca of Japan. The company is producing fixed and mobile wireless equipment …

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New system to deliver e-coupons over broadcast mobile TV

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Today DoCoMo and Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television Network Corporation announced a system to deliver electronic coupons to mobile phones via digital terrestrial broadcast mobile TV. The preferred mobile TV system in Japan is OneSeg a form of digital terrestrial broadcast TV. Since it went live in April this year, operators have launched several mobile handsets which can receive the signal. …

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Panasonic Begins Delivery of SoftBank 705P 3G / GSM Handsets to SOFTBANK MOBILE

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Tokyo, Japan, Sept 28, 2006 – (JCN Newswire) – Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun shipments of its ‘SoftBank 705P’, the first 3G / GSM handsets to SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. The 705P is a thin, light and stylish handset (approx. 14.8mm and 103g) that provides enriched functions such as a high resolution 2.2-inch QVGA LCD and …

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DoCoMo is watching you shop….

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Major Japanese network operator DoCoMo has issued Phones with RFID tag readers to monitor a group of customers while they are in the Takashimaya department store and send data on their activities to a database that will try to determine what they are looking for and send information on it to their handsets. The RFID tags will be installed in …

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Softbank brings Yahoo mobile to Japan

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Japanese telecom giant and wireless operator Softbank, which purchased Vodafone’s Japanese business earlier in the year, will offer links to Yahoo content on its new mobile phones. The Softbank deal provides a dedicated Yahoo button on the new devices that will immediately display all available Yahoo content on the phone, including the main portal, e-mail, stock prices and Internet auctions. …

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China Unicom Signed New Partner

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China Unicom, the second largest mobile telecom carrier in China’s mainland, in which SK Telecom Co invested in July this year, has agreed to jointly buy mobile phones with the South Korean mobile operator, betting the two companies’ increased purchasing power will reduce costs. The two cell operators are negotiating to buy mobile phones from Motorola Inc, Samsung Electronics Co …

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Sri Lanka Telecom links up with India’s BSNL to offer wider choice

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India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Thursday officially kicked off a 1.8 billion rupee undersea cable unit with Sri Lanka Telecom, which will bring down call rates between South Asian countries. The optical fibre cable, which run between Mt Lavinia (Sri Lanka) and Tuticorin in India, will enable SLT customers to enjoy high speed broadband services such as audio and video …

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China Unicom launches joint handset venture

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CHINA Unicom Ltd, in which SK Telecom Co invested in July, has agreed to jointly buy handsets with the South Korean mobile operator, betting the two companies’ increased purchasing power will reduce costs. The two cell operators are negotiating to buy mobile phones from Motorola Inc, Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc, Seoul-based SK Telecom said yesterday in an …

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