Typo Keyboard for iPhone 5/S – AgNerds Rejoice

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My agnerd order has been placed for a Typo Keyboard for my iPhone 5S. I am eagerly waiting for it. Why? Because I like typing on real keys. I’ve become “better” at typing on the virtual keyboard but . . . Typo has apparently pissed off Blackberry though. For some reason they think they “own” the physical keyboard. Last week …

Equipment, Mobile, Technology, Texting

Commodity Update Offering Rich Media Messaging

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Commodity Update has evolved to include Rich Media Messaging services in partnership with Farm Journal Media. This allows the company to deliver charts, graphics, audio, and richly designed commercial messages directly onto the phones of farmers who subscribe to the service. The company employs a proprietary technology to deliver these messages, under an agreement exclusive in the agri-marketing sector. Mobile …

Media, Messaging, Mobile, Texting

CommodityUPDATE Receives Investment From Farm Journal Media

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Our good friend Joel Jaeger, CommodityUPDATE, has a big announcement today. I just got off the phone with him so you can hear it from the man himself: In a joint announcement today, CommodityUPDATE, LLC, and Farm Journal Media announced that Farm Journal is making a significant equity investment in the company. The agreement strengthens CommodityUPDATE’s leadership position in the …

Media, Mobile, Texting

SMS Text Messaging Growing According To Commodity Update Survey

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The folks at Commodity Update have found that SMS text messaging has really gained ground among farmers and agribusiness. To prove it they had Millennium Research conduct a survey of farmers and found some very interesting information. I think this information should help agrimarketers feel comfortable about investing more in mobile, personal and direct forms of communication with members and …


Get Aphid Alerts On Your Phone

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I’ll bet some of you think texting is just for a contest. That there’s really no worthwhile application to distribute information to your customers this way. Wrong. Check out Aphid Alerts via mobile phone texts, sponsored by Bayer CropScience. My good friend Joel Jaeger, Commodity Update, is the power behind the distribution and Corn and Soybean Digest is helping get …

Agribusiness, Texting

Text biotech To 77513

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You can find out what biotech is doing to help the Earth today by texting biotech to 77513. It’s an Earth Day think being produced by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. You can find out a lot more on their website. WhatCanBiotechDoForYou.com is part of a project sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), designed to foster a conversation with the …

Biotech, Texting

10 Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers

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For you tweeters, this headline must have caught your eye. After all, most of us are on Twitter to try to project a message about our place of business, our passions and the things that interest us. An increase in your following with increase your ability to spread your messages to a wider audience. My Twitter life has substantially increased …

Blogging, Social Networking, Texting