Flashback to m-Commerce

The phrase m-Commerce brings back fond memories of five-star hotels, lofty valuations based on ‘stickiness’ and ‘eyeballs’, and my hopes of becoming an instant millionaire as a twenty-something software developer.

Today, however, m-Commerce actually means something. The infrastructure for premium SMS is in place in the US and can be used to make money. Granted, there are barriers: carriers are taking a disproportionate share of any premium SMS revenues, and the average consumer still has difficulty typing a text message. But young folks are incredibly comfortable tapping messages to each other. And there are some great examples from overseas on how to make premium SMS work.

Read about Soapbox mobile … Zingo …. Jane Magazine and Mobot … Digimarc … MediaGrid …
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