Telecom Asia Staff
13 May 2009

GyPSii hooks up with social networks

GyPSii has launched a web-based service called GyPSii Connect, which allows users to automatically update and share their status, newly-created places and friends in real time across other social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. The company said other social networking sites would also be introduced in the coming months.

RIM extends BlackBerry push to real-time content

Research In Motion has released a new push application programming interface that enables developers to push real-time content to BlackBerry smartphones. This extends RIM\'s existing push technology from the enterprise into the consumer space, offering programmers the tools to deliver data to BlackBerry devices as it becomes available.

InterAcct allows cross-border airtime transfer

InterAcct Solutions Group has launched AirTimeExchange, a service that allows peer-to-peer transfer of sub-$20 prepaid airtime from one mobile network operator to another in a different country. The solution will be available in Asia, where there is a large community of migrant workers and their families who are heavy mobile phone users.

BuzzCity releases ad service

BuzzCity has released the BuzzCity White Label Ad Service, a management tool for mobile website publishers that run large-scale mobile advertising programs. The service enables site owners to sell their own ad inventory while avoiding the large cash outlays and long-term commitments of having to build their own ad serving infrastructure.

Wattpad deploys ebook solution

Wattpad has made available a solution dubbed Ebook Anywhere, which gives mobile companies a turnkey solution to instantly create their own ebook storefront with all the key components in place. Participating companies keep all of the generated revenue and do not have to share it with Wattpad.

Colibria rolls out indie app store

Colibria said it has developed an App Center that will let mobile operators deploy multiple applications through their existing messaging infrastructure. The App Center is compatible across a number of handsets, can host internet instant messaging applications and provide access to third party applications.

Emirates eases travel with mobile website

Emirates has launched Mobile to offer greater convenience to its customers by allowing them to access its website through almost any kind of handset. Travelers who use the facility can use use their phones to check in, pick a seat or order a meal, among other options.

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