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    New York Music Fans – Text “Celebrate” to 30644 for Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Reminders

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    What’s better than a free outdoor concert series? A free outdoor concert series that never lets you miss a show! Every summer, the Celebrate Brooklyn festival brings dozens of outstanding artists to perform free concerts in Prospect Park.  This year’s lineup includes Los Lobos, Andrew Bird, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and many more.…

  • Mobile Commons Makes Sure Your Calls Get Through

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    While addressing the nation last night, President Barack Obama asked citizens to call their legislators and ask for an end to the debt ceiling debate. When the President asks, people listen. I can vouch for today’s reports that the Congressional Switchboard phone line is jammed to capacity – the first three times I called I…

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    This American Life Asks Listeners to Text To Donate

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    For the past two years, our customer This American Life, the weekly radio show produced by Chicago Public Media, has asked its podcast listeners to text in their donations to support the program. A few times per year, host Ira Glass comes on the air and says, for example: I’m asking you to pitch in.…

  • Polls and Surveys and Quizzes! Oh My!

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    Text messaging is a fantastic way to collect data via polls, surveys, and quizzes. You can get instant feedback from your audience, whether you’re running a conference, a radio station promoting an interactive quiz, a labor union asking your members for their opinions, or marketing in-venue contests at a sports stadium. For years, organizations have used Mobile Commons…

  • Teens Don’t Use Email Anymore – So Text Them!

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    More and more reports are showing the same thing: young people just don’t use email anymore. The latest news comes from comScore. Their recent report on 2010 digital trends shows that total web email usage is down 8% in the past year — and down 59% among people between the ages of 12 and 17.…

  • CREDO Mobile Creates Political Satire with mCast

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    CREDO Mobile – the phone company that doubles as progressive political activists - has been one of our most consistently innovative customers. In 2007, they wanted to make a public statement and involve San Franciscans in large-scale political satire. So they turned to Mobile Commons, and our mCast (Text to Screen) feature. CREDO projected a cartoon of…

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    123,000 people say NO to Social Security cuts

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    With the recent threat of cuts to benefits like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid looming, groups like AARP have been spurred to action. As I wrote last week, AARP was able to quickly drive in over 10,000 calls within the first few days by asking supporters on their mobile list to make a phone call.…

  • Even More Secure Access to Accounts

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    Mobile Commons has numerous health care customers that demand the highest levels of security. We developed an option for them–and for you–to address this specific need. Enhanced Security Access provides an additional level of security, including: Strong Password Reinforcement Password Expiration and Re-use Automatic Logoff Restricted Access for Customer Service While Mobile Commons offers a high level…

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    Cuts to Social Security? AARP weighs in

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    Late Wednesday, the Washington Post broke the news that President Obama was willing to offer up cuts to Social Security as part of the negotiations around reducing the country’s debt. This stance marks a big shift from the President’s earlier stance on the program and, to put it lightly, did not go over well with…

  • VIDEO: Jed Alpert’s Keynote Speech on Mobile Strategy at Bilbao’s Nonick Conference

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    Our CEO, Jed Alpert, recently spoke at the Nonick International Conference on Internet Trends in Bilbao. He discussed some of the lessons we’ve learned about how to create the most effective mobile campaigns. To find out why it’s great to preach to the converted – and what the Arab revolutions could learn from Martha Stewart…

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