UK information provider Maid is to push business news to mobile devices as a result of a joint project with European telco Unisource.
Maid will initially target Nokia?s 9000 Communicator product to download News Search Pro, a specially developed news alert service, on a pay-per-view basis. The Maid alert feature is the latest addition to Smart Access, a pilot that Unisource has been working on with ecash supplier Mondex in the UK and the Netherlands since March. This enables users to access Internet information via mobile devices and pay for the services using smartcards.
In the Smart Access trials, Apple Newton and Nokia 9000 users have been given a Natwest bank account and a Mondex card. They are able to use their cards to access their account information, as well as pay for purchases and other Web-based services, now including Maid news. Other pilot partners include ?Time Out? magazine, which is selling information on restaurants and entertainment.
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