Fame's developing a life of it's own
Enjoy sharing your photos with your friends? Imagine sharing them with the entire nation. Mobypicture – based in the Netherlands – welcomes your uploaded photos and publishes their favourites in a free national newspaper the very next day.
Why it matters
Andy Warhol was right, fifteen minutes of fame has become widely accessible. Not satisfied with reading the news, people today want to be the news. Is this further proof that marketers are losing control over content and should accept rather than worry about it?
Meo Remote is a new application for mobile phones and tablets. The service enables customers to schedule the recording of their favourite TV programs using the mobile phone or computer. To get connected, consumers need to have a TMN 3G mobile. More than one phone can be associated to the same service.
The telecommunication provider tele.ring has introduced a new rate: “The sponsored Basta rate”. Customers under 27 get 1000 free minutes and text messages for €13 if they agree to receive several text messages a day with advertising content.