Archive | September, 2005
Location Based Dating Comes to Town

Location Based Dating Comes to Town

Korea’s leading operator, SK Telecom, has launched what it claims to be the world’s first location based dating service, based on an operator’s LBS system. It’s powered by WaveMarket, for the LBS element and Psynet, who provided the dating platform. There have been plenty of forays before into MoSoSo (Mobile Social Software) based on Bluetooth, […]

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@ CTIA — The Loose Ends, Day One

@ CTIA — The Loose Ends, Day One

Some bits and pieces from the first day: – Had a chat with the head of Rocket Mobile, a company that mainly does BREW development of both applications that get embedded in OEM devices, but also a number of consumer apps. The company’s a good example of how a platform-centric viewpoint can be beneficial: its […]

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@ CTIA — All Your Base Belong to Amp’d

@ CTIA — All Your Base Belong to Amp’d

I feel it’s pretty safe to say that Amp’d is going to be an incredibly disruptive (or destructive, depending on where you stand) force on the US mobile scene. Their general strategy seems to be “Okay, so everything every incumbent carrier does? Yeah, we’re doing the opposite of that.” So it’s EV-DO phones (from Kyocera […]

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@ CTIA — Open Mobile Alliance Wants To Talk DRM

@ CTIA — Open Mobile Alliance Wants To Talk DRM

I had a meeting this morning with some people from the Open Mobile Alliance, who were, um, kind enough to add the chair of their DRM working group to the meeting (without my knowledge, although I didn’t really mind), to address my fairly strong feelings about it. OMA’s in an interesting position on this and […]

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O2 Bets Big on i-mode

O2 Bets Big on i-mode

O2 announced last year that they were launching NTT DoCoMo’s highly successful i-mode in the UK (as well as Germany and Ireland) and recently declared this Saturday (October 1st) as launch day. However, it wasn’t too clear exactly what their plans are until now, vis a vis the existing O2 Active brand and 4.2 million […]

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