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- A quick and easy way to find out distance between two locations from a cell phones: SMS, Email or WAP. This mashup uses Yahoo Geocoding API to compute the lat-lon values of locations based on area...
- A directory of water fountains and other public water sources to help you ditch your water bottle habit. Mobile and location based information.
- Follow World Cup Cricket in real time on your phone using SMS, WAP or email. Use the keyword cricscore and get back results of ongoing matches.
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