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Billboards beam adverts to passing cellphones


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:40 PM

Ignoring adverts is about to get a lot tougher with the development of billboards and advertising posters that use Bluetooth to beam video ads direct to passing cellphones17:39 22 August 2005 NewScientist.com news service Duncan Graham-Rowe As people walk past the posters they receive a message on their phone asking them if they wish to accept the advert. If they do, they can receive movies, animations, music or still images further promoting the advertised product. “It's all about delivering high quality content, tailored for mobile usage,” says Alasdair Scott, co-founder and chief creative officer of London-based Filter UK, who created the system, called BlueCasting.
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:29 AM

Damn, now even your phone isn't safe from spam.
And I thought Telemarketers were bad.
For me, a good reason to stay away from Bluetooth capable phones.
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:37 AM

Pop ups on your cell phone. If I had a Bluetooth phone, I would be getting really :thumbsup:, right about now. I am not suprized though, cell phones are now more of a hand held computer, than a phone. There has been virus' getting in, why not spam. Par for the course, I'm afraid.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 01:22 PM

Yeah, depressing ain't it?
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 01:32 PM

This is sad. You pay so much a month for a phone, and you get rip for minutes and now this? Whats next?




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