CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - April 09, 2007

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KDDI to Go MVNO in United States

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Jiji Press has reported that Japan's KDDI intends to launch an MVNO operation in the United States, running on the back of the Sprint-Nextel network. The service will differentiate itself by offering Japanese language handsets and low-cost calls to Japan with both postpaid contracts and pre-pay services. Significance: ...

In Your Eye

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a video message worth? A startup called Eyejot may help give us the answer. Seattle-based Eyejot bills its technology, also named Eyejot, as the first comprehensive client-free online video-messaging platform for both personal and business communications. The technology ...

MasterCard: On a Phone Near You

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MasterCard launched a free service this week allowing cardholders to use their cell phones to find the nearest ATMs in the U.S., Canada, Australia and much of Europe. The service, called MasterCard Nearby, also provides branded information such as merchant locations and directions. 'MasterCard Nearby' offers a new way for ...

UTC Tells FCC To Take Next Frontline 700 MHz Step

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700 MHz hopeful Frontline Wireless LLC got some help from the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) in its quest for recognition of its broadband public-safety plan at the Federal Communications Commission. In a letter to FCC Secretary Marlene H. Dortch, UTC President/CEO William R. Moroney asked that Frontline's proposed service ...

Funding Roundup

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Mobile entertainment and media is where the money is in this week's VC funding round up. Cellfish Media LLC: The New York City-based producer of ringtones and other mobile content has added $10 million to its first round of funding, bring its total haul to $60 million. The company claims it's the largest funding round to ...

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