Archive | August, 2007

Geeky Self-Indulgence

Arthur C Clarke famously said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” While it might be a bit of a stretch to claim this new AdMob feature is magic exactly, it is very, very cool. In fact, there’s a teenager staying with us at the moment who wants to make it into a screensaver. […]

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Carnival 87 Up At Darla Mack

Darla Mack’s got the 87th Carnival of the Mobilists up at her site, so be sure to check it out. —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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There Are Bugs, Then There Are Bugs.

Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog recapped a Wall Street analyst’s report on Palm, which included the news that its new Fooleo, er Foleo, product will be delayed. The reason for the delay is some software bugs: “These apparently included an inability to synchronize the Foleo with most models of the Treo, in particular the nominally […]

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Google Might Bid On Spectrum, But It Won’t Build Its Own Network

Google’s CEO says that the company will “probably” bid on 700 MHz spectrum licenses in the auction for them early next year in the US. For some time, Google’s been making a little noise (and letting the speculation run wild) about becoming a mobile/wireless provider, and its involvement in some muni Wi-Fi projects has helped […]

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Mobile Advertising’s Contribution to ARPU

One of the wilder claims made for mobile advertising is that it’ll help operators to get back to levels of ARPU (Average Revenue Per User, if you’re not from around these parts) that they used to enjoy historically. ARPU has been in decline for some years, mainly, but not entirely, due to falling voice tariffs. […]

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