Archive | July, 2005
Cable Companies With The Right Idea For Mobile Video?

Cable Companies With The Right Idea For Mobile Video?

My skepticism of mobile TV is no secret. I’m pretty bullish on mobile video, though, when it’s part of making personal media time-, place- and platform-independent. It’s been disappointing to see carrier and device manufacturer’s efforts thus far focus on broadcast-style content that’s either live TV or “made for mobile” fluff. But noise coming out […]

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email v’s Instant messaging

email v’s Instant messaging

From time to time, we see surveys that are interpreted as claiming that teens and kids are abandoning email in favour of Instant Messaging. The implication is that email might die out in due course. The latest is new Pew Internet and American Life Project, which claims that "Email, once the cutting edge "killer app," […]

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Linux, Mobile Phones and Clay Christensen

Linux, Mobile Phones and Clay Christensen

I wrote last week about the remarkable growth of the Linux operating system in SmartPhones and how it and Symbian are relegating Microsoft into a bit player in the mobile phone sector. Regular readers of MobHappy know that I think the battle to dominate the phone platform is a crucial one for winners and losers […]

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Pirate P2P Users Spend More on Legal Downloads

Pirate P2P Users Spend More on Legal Downloads

A survey by UK based analyst, The Leading Question, has found that people who use pirate P2P sites, also spend 4.5 times more on legal downloads than other music fans. Typically, they spend ¨£5.52 ($9.16) a month as opposed to the average ¨£1.27 ($2.21). Ahh, but …… says the quaintly named, British Phonographic Industry, pirates […]

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Billboard Barcodes

We’ve written before about Shotcode and Semacode and other mobile codereaders, but over in Japan — where QR codes are  commonplace, as shown by a recent announcement from Amazon — i-mode Business Strategy reports (via Tom Hume) that NTT DoCoMo is working on a cameraphone ad server that would let people snap a picture of […]

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