Archive for October 19th, 2009

Telecom well-represented among ‘100-oldest domains’

This one is more interesting than anything: Via Digg today, a list of the 100 “oldest” domain registrations. Quite a few telecom entrants — some still in existence, but several ghosts of companies past — made the list. Click through for a trip down memory lane. more

Biller beware: iPhone gets app transaction engine

The operator advantage of having the sole billing relationship with mobile subscribers is slowly but surely slipping away.

The latest salvo: Apple is now allowing so-called “in-app” transactions, which means that developers can now charge subscribers for services directly from within an app, enabling so-called freemium and other innovative billing relationships with customers.

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VZW unleashes device offensive

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VOD, NYSE:VZ) is taking on AT&T (NYSE:T), cable companies and anyone else that might stand in its way in a series of confirmed and rumored announcements today. Most notable has been the bevy of device announcements coming from VZW and others that suggest the carrier fully intends to become a smartphone force to be reckoned with. more

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