Text to Screen - Text Fever - SMS to Screen Top 5 Mobile Advertising Trends To Watch Mobile advertising is increasingly important, as cell phone adoption rates, especially smartphone adoption rates, soar. With a range of mobile advertising options, including SMS, WAP, mobile app display ads, search ads, rich media, video and push notifications, the landscape can be a bit complicated. After a tough 2009, advertisers are expected to increase mobile and digital marketing budgets over the next year. With this in mind, it's essential that advertisers keep up-to-date on their options in the mobile space. Here, we've laid out five mobile advertising trends to watch over the coming year. 1. With approximately 90% of the U.S. population owning cell phones, according to CTIA's semi-annual wireless industry survey, and 98% of those phones being SMS-enabled out of the box, SMS is one of the most popular communication methods in the world. The response rates that marketers experience via texting campaigns are definitely attractive. 2. The engagement rates back up his predictions. 3.
Now Open: AWS Region in Tokyo I have made many visits to Japan over the last several years to speak at conferences and to meet with developers. I really enjoy the people, the strong sense of community, and the cuisine. Over the years I have learned that there's really no substitute for sitting down, face to face, with customers and potential customers. You can learn things in a single meeting that might not be obvious after a dozen emails. You can also get a sense for the environment in which they (and their users or customers) have to operate. For example, developers in Japan have told me that latency and in-country data storage are of great importance to them. Long story short, we've just opened up an AWS Region in Japan, Tokyo to be precise. Although I can't share the exact location of the Region with you, I can tell you that private beta testers have been putting it to the test and have reported single digit latency (e.g. 1-10 ms) from locations in and around Tokyo. All of the enStratus AMIs are available.
Tropo.com The Tropo Web API is a web-service API that lets you build communications applications that run on your servers and drive the Tropo cloud using JSON over HTTP. It uses the same request-response model many web developers are already comfortable using, communicating with applications running on your own server, feeding requests and processing responses back and forth as needed. The WebAPI is particularly useful in situations where, for example, you need to use a custom library (or libraries), or need access to a SQL database. The WebAPI allows for the deep backend integration you may need, but does, however, require you have your own infrastructure, your own hosting, and your own servers already in place. Quickstarts Quickstarts are fast, easy to follow examples that exemplify the ease of use and simplicity behind Tropo's functionality. Each example will include code samples; typically, the code will include both JSON examples as well as examples written in the four most popular libraries:
Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Introduction to Amazon EC2 (4:01) Amazon EC2 enables you to increase or decrease capacity within minutes, not hours or days. You have complete control of your instances. You have the choice of multiple instance types, operating systems, and software packages.
SMS Marketing Services 4 Ways BlackBerry Can Stay Relevant James Citron is CEO and Co-Founder of Mogreet, the worldʼs first mobile video marketing platform. The digital entrepreneur has more than a decade of experience in the mobile industry with a proven track record for introducing successful, cutting-edge technology into the global marketplace. Follow him at @jamescitron. Five years ago, a Canadian handset company stormed onto the scene with the hottest “must have” mobile device. Today, the seas have changed considerably. The days of the always-reliable BlackBerry may be numbered, save for a major re-focus of the company. 1. If you haven’t visited m.youtube.com on your mobile device, go now. BlackBerry should pour its development dollars into making the best mobile browser — one that supports Flash and HTML5. 2. Just because the App Store and iPad are hits with consumers doesn’t mean that BlackBerry should gear up and jump into the same ring. 3. Note to BlackBerry: BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) still has millions of loyal customers. 4.
云托管/存储工具箱：选择&工具 云托管，存储&内容分发网络是最近几年非常受欢迎的服务，这是非常正常的，它们能在运行+服务的Web应用程序中提供一系列的优势。 依托云计算的应用程序: 轻松的扩展（立即部署&API控制实例，无限的磁盘空间，等等）由内容分发网络（CDN）支持的更快的文件服务更好的可用性(强大的SLAs) 随着越来越多的提供商以及创建的工具，云托管越来越简单。 大多数的情况下，使用云计算将为成长中的网络应用节省大量的时间与资源。 这里搜集的受欢迎的选择&工具能帮助你在云中托管你的应用 。 云托管&存储选择 亚马逊网络服务(AWS) 亚马逊弹性计算云（Amazon EC2) - (hosting) Amazon EC2 是提供配置你所需要的操作系统环境即时开展(或移除)新服务(实例)的网络服务，使缩放web能够用程序容易得多。 此项功能可以有效的通过网络服务APIS或者在本文中所提及的工具控制。 按照某一时段服务（实例）工作或者带宽使用，承担资源消耗 Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) (storage) Amazon S3 是提供不限文件数量，可反复存储的AWS云存储服务选择。 他可以通过提供的API或者各种工具来使用(本文提及的). 服务定价是由用户的要求所制定的，存储的数据量与贷款的使用（EC2 & S3间传输是免费的） AWS 还提供其他的服务，由EC2 & S3提供: Amazon CloudFront: 内容分发网络，通过分布在各地服务器更快的向终端用户分发存放在S3上的文件Amazon CloudWatch: 监测EC2资源， 如处理器，内存，磁盘读写及更多Amazon SimpleDB: 基于Web的简单数据库，提供基本的db 动能 GoGrid Hosting 像S3一样, GoGrid 也准备部署提供各种的配置(Linux & Windows）下的图片服务。 系统可以通过基于网络的图形用户界面或者API进行控制。 它还提供一个名为Cloud Connect，结合弹性云计算与个性化专用服务器的统一解决方案的服务。 存储 GoGrid Cloud Storage 可以通过安装的驱动器和任何服务器联系起来(支持的协议: SCP, FTP, SAMBA/CIFS, 与RSYNC). Mosso 云服务 - (hosting) 云文件 - (storage) CloudLayer 它所支持的:
SMS API Bulk Message Send Captain Kirk was always demanding more out of his Chief Engineer on Star Trek by saying, “Scotty, we need more power.” While there is no limit on the number of inbound SMS messages your application can receive, Tropo’s 10 digit numbers are limited by the SMS carriers to sending 10 outbound messages per minute per number (UPDATE – this limit has been improved to 1 message per second, 60 messages per minute as of July 22, 2011). All 10 digit US SMS numbers have such a rate limit but it’s up to each API provider to adhere to their request. Our SMS Shortcodes, on the other hand, have no limit on outbound SMS messages but there is a leasing fee to acquire these “Warp Speed” numbers. Contact email@example.com if you are interested! If you feel like Captain Kirk when using 10 digit numbers and you want more power but you are not ready to move up to our SMS Shortcodes, here’s a trick! Here is an example of how I was able to help a customer do this using Ruby:
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使用Amazon CloudFront实现质优价廉的CDN加速网络 « 写一点 发现我自己好像和Amazon的云服务杠上了，在使用S3云存储服务备份并保管自己的文档后，昨天晚上我又瞄上了Amazon的另一个云服务：CloudFront。 CDN是什么？CloudFront又是什么？ 这一节内容适合非技术型用户。 CDN是Content delivery network（内容分发网络）的简称，这一技术以往只应用于大型商业性网站。 这一系列过程都是完全自动实现的，并且在配置好后，对于网站的内容提供方（例如正在写这篇文章的我）也是完全透明的。 简而言之，通过使用CDN，可以有效提升全球各地访客打开网页的速度。 CloudFront则是由Amazon提供的一套覆盖全球的CDN网络。 根据介绍，Amazon的CloudFront目前在全球下列地区建立了提供CloudFront服务的数据中心： 美国 维吉尼亚周，阿什本 德克萨斯州，达拉斯/沃斯堡 佛罗里达州，杰克逊维尔 加利福尼亚州，洛杉矶 佛罗里达州，迈阿密 纽约 新泽西州，纽瓦克 加利福尼亚州，帕罗奥图 华盛顿州，西雅图 密苏里州，圣路易斯 欧洲 阿姆斯特丹 都柏林 法兰克福 伦敦 巴黎 亚洲 香港 东京 新加坡 因此只要使用CloudFront服务，就等于可以通过上述遍布全球主要地区的缓存服务器，为您的网站提供加速服务。 如何收费？ 首先有一个问题需要注意：如果使用CloudFront服务，等于需要创建一个“来源服务器-AmazonS3-缓存服务器”这样的路径。 因此来说，这种工作模式下，对于S3，等于需要支付在S3中存储所有缓存内容的费用（按月收取），支付S3的传入和传出网络流量，以及S3的传入和传出请求处理费用各一次（从来源服务器传入S3的请求收取一次，从S3传到某一台缓存服务器的请求收取一次）。 听起来比较复杂，关键这里面涉及到S3的相关处理，以及CloudFront缓存服务器的相关处理。 至于具体的费率，可以在这里看到： 针对不同地区的缓存服务器，具体的流量和处理费用有略微差异，其中日本的费用最贵。 本网站的整个目录下所有文件，包含php，以及png等，全部加起来大概在257 MB左右，就算整200 MB。 因此每月，通过CloudFront分发15 GB数据的费用为：15 GB * $0.201/GB = $3.015 如何使用？ 如果您也使用DreamHost提供的虚拟主机或VPS，那就最简单了。 至此，全部设置工作就都搞定了。
SMS to Screen Solutions – 5 Things the Event Management Pros Know About Text Messaging at Events and Conferences | Mosio: Web-Based Text Messaging Software Mosio works with some of the best event management agencies, firms and consultants in the country. Event management pros acknowledge that one of the most effective ways to engage conference and other event participants is through technology. With SMS to screen services, event management pros know they can harness technology in an inclusive and innovative way. 1. Short codes are much shorter in length than phone numbers that individuals usually send text messages to. 2. Without it, it’s difficult to make an event run smoothly. 3. When you add “brought to you by” at the end of your text messages, you get your sponsors names in front of the eyes of all your guests — meaning you’re more likely to get sponsorships. 4. Once one person starts to participate, others will immediately want to get involved in the unique technology — they’ll start pulling out their phones too. 5.
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