Archive | January, 2008

A Big Day For Mobile In The US?

The FCC’s auction of some nice 700 MHz spectrum licenses began last week — you’ll remember these as including the ones in which Google has been interested. In particular, the big G played a role in getting open-access requirements attached to the C block nationwide license, meaning that if bidding for it topped $4.6 billion, […]

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links for 2008-01-31

Blyk Strikes Dutch Vodafone Deal, Goldman Sachs Invests (tags: blyk) / Companies / Media & internet – Amazon website goes wireless (tags: amazon m-commerce) Google Mobile AdWords: Can‚Äôt Track Conversions Accurately? | (tags: google adwords) —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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Location is Back

I was chairing a panel on Monday at W2Forum’s excellent Mobile Search and Advertising Forum in London. It was great to catch up with many old friends and meet a bunch of new people too. One of the curiosities of the conference was that Location Based Marketing kept highjacking the day, despite enjoying really very […]

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links for 2008-01-30

Judge bars unauthorized sales of phone records | The Register that’s great… but why not make it illegal for phone companies to give out the records to unauthorized people? (tags: pretexting) Motorola may exit its handset business: analyst – MarketWatch Richard Windsor from Nomura is a sharp tack, but not sure I agree here. Not […]

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Nokia Buys Trolltech, Or How Nokia’s 40% Market Share Becomes A Big Lever

Monday’s big news was of yet another Nokia acquisition, this time dropping $150 million for Trolltech. Trolltech is best known as a mobile Linux company, thanks to its Qtopia software and Greenphone prototype handset. But the real meat here is its decidedly less sexy developer tools, in particular Qt, which lets developers create applications for […]

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