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David enjoys writing about a range of subjects. He also likes travelling and listening to music.

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Posted on August 13, 2015

Businesses need to target their audiences on all devices and channels if they’re to stick in the memory and remain successful. This is the opinion of blogger and marketer Tomas Puig, who told fourthsource.com that customer retention should be top of the priority lists for businesses of all shapes and sizes, as it’s “five times…

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Posted on August 04, 2015

A smartwatch designed specifically for blind or visually impaired people has been developed in South Korea. Although developments such as Siri and Cortana have made smartphones more accessible than ever to those with visual impairments, there has been very little on offer that doesn’t require text being spoken aloud. This could all change with the…

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Posted on July 24, 2015

A text scheme aimed at driving down truancy could be rolled out on a much wider scale, after its trial proved successful. Downing Street sought a way of encouraging pupils in further education to attend all their lectures and seminars, without resorting to force or cajolement. Eventually it was decided that text messages sent at…

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Posted on July 21, 2015

A Northampton hospital has turned to text messages in order to remind patients of appointments and curb the massive amounts of money it wastes. More than 20,000 people missed appointments at Northampton General Hospital in 2014, at a cost to the NHS of around £1 million. As a result, NHS chiefs have turned to text…

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Posted on July 20, 2015

Android users are most likely to use SMS when they want to send a message, according to a new survey. Research by Android Central found that 33 per cent of device owners turn to SMS first when they want to write something to a contact. This comfortably beat the 22 per cent that used Google…

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Posted on July 17, 2015

The recent Greek bailout resolution owes a debt of gratitude to a somewhat unexpected source: the humble text message. With the dust settling on Europe’s resolution and finer details starting to emerge, it’s transpired the knife-edge talks would have crumbled were it not for a text sent by Dutch premier Mark Rutte, mashable.com notes. Late…

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Posted on July 14, 2015

Over the top (OTT) messaging services such as WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger could be banned in the UK, if the controversial ‘Snooper’s Charter’ is passed. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have spearheaded a campaign to pass the Investigatory Powers Bill, known colloquially as the ‘Snooper’s Charter’. The legislation would see…

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Posted on July 14, 2015

Households across Britain could soon be allowed to make changes to the electoral roll by text message, if a trial in Kent proves successful. Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is updating its electoral register, informing households that they need to be on it to cast their votes in next year’s elections, by-elections and referendums. In…

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Posted on July 13, 2015

Britain’s biggest charities will soon have to publicly declare their fundraising methods, to ensure they are targeting people fairly. To combat the action of aggressive fundraisers, Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new law that will require British charities to create a written agreement detailing how they protect vulnerable donors. This is designed to prevent…

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Posted on July 10, 2015

Text messages should be used by companies to ascertain just what their customers think of them, one expert has claimed. Writing for vanillaplus.com, CRM specialist Simon Tooley explained how businesses need to use a number of channels if they’re to get an effective, rounded picture of their customers’ opinions. He argued that many companies only…

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