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    Harvard Pilgrim Uses Text Messages to Motivate Healthy Parenting

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    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the nation’s top health care plans and Harvard Medical School, one of the nation’s top academic institutions, is a leader in innovative public health research. They’ve proven this once again with a new campaign to use SMS messaging to help…

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    Mobile Commons & New York MTA Launch Bus Time – Press Release

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    MOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY Riders Get Location of Next Bus in Real-Time Via Text  New York, NY – January 26, 2012 – Mobile Commons has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide the text messaging capability of MTA Bus Time — the MTA’s…

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    Anti-SOPA/PIPA Activists Drive Over 200,000 Phone Calls in One Day

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    Last Wednesday, January 18th, over 200,000 people used Mobile Commons to call their Congressional representatives in opposition to the SOPA and PIPA legislation. The outpouring of activism came as part of an Internet-wide protest, as hundreds of thousands of websites “blacked out” their pages in protest against the legislation’s far-reaching censorship powers. Tumblr, Reddit, Engine…

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    Mobile Commons Anti-SOPA/PIPA Successes – Press Release

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    Mobile Commons Empowers Citizens To Fight Anti-Piracy Bills With More Than 200,000 Calls To Congress In 24 Hours Tumblr, Reddit, Engine Advocacy, and NY Tech Meetup utilized Mobile Commons’ click-to-call technology to gain immediate access to elected officials in fastest campaign to date New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of websites participated in a…

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    CREDO Mobile Lets You Text to Find Your Balance

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    It can be hard to remember exactly how much your phone is costing you – until the fateful day when the bill arrives. Fortunately, CREDO Mobile is making it easy to stay on top of your tele-finances.  Text “USAGE” or “BALANCE” to 25946 for up-to-date account information. It’s a free service! Check out our screenshot…

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    New Study Highlights the Popularity of Text-to-Donate

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    A recent survey by the Pew Research center shows that almost one in 10 Americans have made a donation via text. Furthermore, taking the “Text to Haiti” campaign as a test case, the study found that 73% of those who donated did so within 24 hours of hearing about the campaign. And 43% of donors…

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    Crain’s New York Features MTA’s Bus Time

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    An article in Crain’s New York covers the debut of the MTA’s Bus Time system on Staten Island. The Bus Time program, which lets people find out by text message exactly when their buses are running, will expand to all five boroughs by 2013.  That means a lot less waiting in the cold, a lot…

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    New York Tech Community Voices Protest Against SOPA – on the Street and on the Phone

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    This afternoon, our friends at The New York Tech Meetup took the protest against wide-ranging anti-piracy bills to the streets of Manhattan. Hundreds of the city’s tech community turned out for a demonstration in Midtown, outside the offices of Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The rally was to voice opposition to the Stop Online…

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    Mayor Bloomberg on Bus Time and Mobile Commons

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    To celebrate today’s launch of the MTA’s Bus Time service, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued the following statement. In it, the mayor discusses the philosophy behind Bus Time, and how the service will provide greater convenience to New Yorkers across the city. He also gives a very kind shout-out to Mobile Commons! STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL…

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    Text to Find Your Bus with MTA’s Bus Time

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    Today the MTA debuts their new Bus Time system on Staten Island. Commuters can text to find where the closest bus is – decreasing their wait times at bus stops and streamlining their commutes.  The Staten Island rollout is just the first in what the MTA is planning as a citywide reinvention of transit. Here’s…

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