Tag: mobile

  • Transfer Funds by Simply Dialing

    I’m still in the Gee Whiz phase of my learning about the mobile phone industry. The ease at which someone uses SMS to text a cab reservation in Helsinki taught me to look at SMS as a command line for the real world and today I’m learning about mobile SMS banking. My colleague Jan Chipchase […]

  • DoCoMo Branding

    DoCoMo’s new branding campaign is underway and it’s a full court press on people here in Tokyo on segmenting the market into four major archetypes. Take a guess – which box goes with the individual featured in the photo above. Stumped? Bath yourself in the full flash experience of a very slick marketing site.

  • The Ultimate Smartphone

    What do you call a mobile phone that comes with a built-in address book, browser, camera, GPS, music & video player, projector, voice translator, razor, coffee brewer, and harmonica? A hoax!

  • You need a foundation before you take out the walls

    I’m a web guy. I have been working on web products and web sites for many years and have grown used to the tools and platforms available to web developers. The mobile web is different. There are so many layers of technology which are still evolving. The layers of abstraction which make web development easy […]

  • Bathed in WiFi

    Via Todd Sampson’s Delicious stream comes Walt Mossberg’s review of the Autonet WiFi router which lets you get an internet connection via it’s domestic US EV-DO cell network and bath your car and everyone within 100 feet of your car in up to 800k download speeds. Hmm, what could you do with a mobile fast […]

  • Netbooks and Smartphones Converging

    Cell phones are getting larger to accommodate a larger display and laptops are getting smaller and more portable. As the cellphone gets more expensive and the laptop gets cheaper there will come a time in the not too distant future where they will cross. Which device will it be? The netbook or the smartphone? Who’s […]

  • Spin the Bottle 2.0

    Jan Chipchase is a research anthropologist at Nokia who travels the world and studies how people interact with technology. His blog (future perfect) is a fascinating stream of one off thoughts and observations which twist your mine to look at the everyday world around us with a new sense of wonder. In the photo above […]

  • Track Me Panel at Web 2.0 Summit

    Sharing location has become much easier but it brings up a lot of new questions. Who owns the data, what can you do with this data? Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media has been exploring these issues with the Where 2.0 conference and brought together four people at this year’s Web 2.0 Summit to discuss the […]

  • Leaving Yahoo

    Leaving Yahoo

    Going Mobile

  • Nokia and the Future

    Nokia and the Future

    In the shadow of today’s G-Phone and Android news, there’s some great stuff being posted over at Nokia’s Conversations blog about their annual The Way we Live Next conference in Finland. I’ve been thinking a lot about the potential of mobile lately. With the addition of location contexts and mobility, the benefits of a true […]

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