Content delivery to a mobile device from a content service

  • US 8,793,305 B2
  • Filed: 12/13/2007
  • Issued: 07/29/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/13/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for delivery of digital content to a mobile device comprising:

  • a server hosting digital content, wherein the server;

    transfers digital content to a computing device via a network connection, the digital content transferred in response to a user selection at the mobile device, andconducts a financial transaction related to the user selection by;

    sending an Short Message Service (SMS) message to the mobile device via the network, the SMS message requesting authorization from the user for the financial transaction,receiving the authorization for the financial transaction,submitting information related to the financial transaction to a mobile network service provider associated with the mobile device in response to receiving the authorization for the financial transaction, wherein the information related to the financial transaction comprises a price of the digital content, wherein the information related to the financial transaction enables the mobile network service provider to add the price of the digital content to a mobile service provider bill sent to the user, andreceiving from the mobile network service provider at least a portion of the price of the digital content,a computing device communicatively coupled to the server and the mobile device via at least one network, wherein the computing device;

    receives the digital content from the server via the network connection,stores the digital content in a computer readable storage medium, andtransfers a representation of the digital content to the mobile device via a mobile network connection, the representation of the digital content transferred in response to the user selection at the mobile device.

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