Archive | February, 2005
Cabir Virus “Infestation” in Australia

Cabir Virus “Infestation” in Australia

Yet another non-story about a mobile virus, following last week’s non-story about the US. ZDNet reports an “infestation” in Australia now. But, it was only on one phone. In my book, “infestation” normally implies at least several occurrences, but let’s let that go, for now. However, the guy who spotted it is the CEO of […]

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The Cult of the iPod

The Cult of the iPod

Tom Hume spotted this article in The Times, which I find just weird. The writer starts off by rehashing the old idea that with everyone listening to iPods, it tends to cut them from their environment. Actually, this isn’t a new riff anyway. Dr Michael Bull, a Senior Lecturer at the UK’s University of Sussex, […]

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Let Them Have Phones

Let Them Have Phones

The Australian Government have identified that having a mobile is essential to success for today’s job seekers. Strange that no one thought of this before. After all, you need to be able to make and take calls from would-be employers and a mobile is a pretty expensive indulgence if you’re claiming unemployment benefit. So they’ve […]

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Business Users Slow to Adopt 3G

Business Users Slow to Adopt 3G

One of the stories that came out of 3GSM last week (and got overlooked in the excitement) was a speech by Daniel Taylor, managing director of user group the Mobile Enterprise Alliance. Companies spent $16 billion on mobile tech last year, so it’s quite an important audience. It’s also an audience that is far from […]

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Mobile TV is Waste of Money Say Strategy Analytics

Mobile TV is Waste of Money Say Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics have announced that investing in Mobile TV might not be such a good bet, which I’ve been saying for a while. Still, it’s nice when the pro’s agree. I tend to look at simple stuff like if people will use it and, as importantly, pay to use it. It’s not going to be […]

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