Archive | July, 2004

Death over a mobile

Engadget reports a very sad story from the UK a 12-year old English boy attempted to scare his parents after they refused to let him get a cellphone by faking a suicide, and unfortunately only succeeded at killing himself. But it does provide a horrible reminder of just how important the mobile is in kids’ […]

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Pokia

Pokia

Reuters carries this interesting story about a retro hybrid phone – the Pokia. When he walks down the street trying out his nifty invention, Nicholas Roope looks just a little bit crazy. He is, after all, talking into a heavy, black, old, Bakelite telephone handset, with a thick coiled cord leading into his pocket. Heads […]

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Bill Gates’ Hovel

Bill Gates’ Hovel

There’s a great blog here about a Microsoft Intern’s experience of dining with the Big Man at home. Including airport level security to get in! —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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Obvious Orange

Obvious Orange

W2Forum (subscription needed) highlights an extraordinary article in the FT. So extraordinary that I’ve taken a couple of days to digest it. I don’t have access to the original article, but have no reason to doubt W2Forum’s interpretation. In an Interview with the FT Sanjiv Ahuja identified a key change in the mobile Industry. Successful […]

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The Mobile Detective

The Mobile Detective

SmartMobs has a story about a Japanese TV Show, that illustrates quite how deeply the mobile phone is embedded into society. Literally translated as “the cell phone detective,” Keitai Deka is a weekly show on Japan’s BS-i channel wherein a teen with a super-cellphone solves crimes. “Although Westerners might find the premise implausible, in Japan, […]

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