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From Neil Papworth to Allo SMS with Voice: Fifteen years of Short Message Service

December 9, 2007

SMS is part of our lives and has already become a medium, perhaps one of the most popular social mediums used by people. Advertising via SMS is a business. While many companies pay mobile phone subscribers to agree SMS advertisement will be landing in their mobile set, there are others, like James Robinson of Australian […]

Japanese Puzzles by Hands-On Mobile: are Paint-by-Number puzzles going mainstream?

November 27, 2007

Seven years ago when I started collaborating with Dave Green and Conceptis, the company had just this one picture logic puzzle type they called Pic-a-Pix and it only came with black and white pictures. It was year 2000 but in the west no one had a clue what we were talking about when we showed […]

Amazon Kindle: read on the go with a wireless high-res e-paper display

November 26, 2007

Amazon made a big move today with the official release of Kindle – a new wireless portable reader that downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. Claiming to look and read like real paper even in bright sunlight, this new gadget from the largest book shop on earth is available […]

Open Handset Alliance: an Android bad guys did not expect.

November 7, 2007

The hints kept coming. After unveiling Android, their new mobile phone software, it appears that Google’s plans go way beyond another proprietary new software. Instead a consortium of top tier wireless companies is already on the run, developing Android to be “the first complete, open, and free mobile platform” As Linux for mobile still has […]

Metacafe and Peerbox team up for user video sharing on mobile phones

October 24, 2007

PeerBox by Nareos, a popular mobile social networking service already reviewed on this blog, announced last week a partnership with Metacafe, the world’s leading independent online video entertainment site, to provide Metacafe’s users with mobile social networking. With the help of PeerBox technology, Metacafe users may now access, download and share user generated videos directly […]

gPhone goes for advertising and Linux

October 10, 2007

Continuing months of speculations, rumors and global buzz, more details of Google’s secret plan to dominate the mobile phone industry have been revealed by The New York Times yesterday. While Microsoft charges mobile phone companies a licensing fee for their Windows Mobile system, Google goes for advertising. If this is true, and the NY Times […]

PeerBox : File sharing goes mobile

September 21, 2007

The first P2P (Peer-to-Peer) generation was based on a client/server principle and a centralized file list. Napster is the most familiar example and one of the first tools any of us ever used for file sharing. But in a way Napster was also the trigger to the second P2P-Generation which was characterized mainly by decentralization. […]

Utterz: speak your blog entry

September 18, 2007

1.8 billion people on this planet have mobile phones. Finland*, Italy, UK, Sweden and Hong Kong have already exceeded 100% market penetration and the Chinese wireless mobile market is expected to grow by 65% through 2010. Even though globally, after rising by an average of 25% in 2004, 2005 and 2006, the over all mobile […]

Mobile Media: not just the new kid on the Internet block

August 10, 2007

Appearance of European popular prints is usually referred to the beginning of the 15th century but the father of mass media has only brought us the first book in 1453. Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German goldsmith and printer, who is credited with inventing movable type […]

Will dynamic ad push free mobile gaming?

July 25, 2007

Can dynamic advertising and marketing push make mobile gaming free and by that reaching all of us? TheMarker, a leading financial Israeli newspaper, reports today that the Israeli start-up company innerActive has just completed a capital raise of $1.5M from “private investors”. It was just two weeks ago, on July 12, 2007, that Israel’s largest […]