The 'building a business' scrapbook.
Saturday, March 30, 2002
Is it just me or is the new Text Topup option for Vodafone Ready-to-Go the most stupid thing ever (not in concept but in functionality)? I'll start from the start. There I was yesterday evening needing to make a call on my (not so) Ready-to-Go mobile only to realize I was yet again out of credit (ok, so I only ever topup with the bare minimum).
According to ENN.ie Vodafone and Eircom have agreed a 16 percent cut in call charges from fixed line to mobiles.posted by James | 11:31 AM
ENN.ie reports Esat has launched a service that will let users check and reply to e-mails through a phone using voice commands. What do people think of these services? I signed up for the Eircell equivalent (e-merge.ie) over a year ago, thinking it was damn cool technology. But you know what, I never used it. I keep thinking I will some day and that it must be very handy for the jetset but right now it's something I can live without.posted by James | 11:26 AM
Monday, March 25, 2002
I've been a long time subscriber to a number of the excellent Adventive email based discussion lists. They've just launched their latest 'title', I-Entrepreneur, which I can tell already is going to be well worth the reading. Oh, and It's free!posted by James | 8:58 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2002
This new TextKey solution from Ireland based mPerium is something I'm going to look into for GlobalGreyhounds. No good being the largest greyhound racing fansite on the net if we can't monetize it! Apparently TextKey will allow Web site owners to charge for access to content via SMS. The system will allow surfers to key in a 5 digit TXT number which will return a unique code to allow access to pay per view content. Your mobile phone account will be charged the premium rate and the content owner will be paid by the operator. Nice!posted by James | 10:41 PM
Friday, March 22, 2002
Just a quick test to see if I got my YACCS commenting system going. If I did, it's bloody brilliant. I've rarely seen such an excellent setup procedure for a free software service. Congrats to the designers involved!posted by James | 10:54 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2002
Eirepreneur sets out to be a diary of my ladderless existence and quest for occupational independance. Why am I doing this? Partly to experiment with the medium of blogging, partly to share what I learn about being an entrepreneur in Ireland and partly to learn back from you (via comments).