Archive | April, 2009

1984 (Updated)

It occurred to me a while back that we were way past the technological scenario that George Orwell was able to envisage in his classic book “1984”, when he wrote it in the 1940s. This is pretty scary on one level as a totalitarian regime that came to power today would easily be able to […]

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Open Mobile Summit: Unleash the Internet!

One of the big mobile events of the Summer is shaping up to be “Open Mobile Summit: Unleash the Internet!”, which features practically a Who’s Who? from mobile. Luminaries include Mike Short, O2; Christopher Schläffer, Group Product & Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom; Kenneth Karlberg, President Business Area Mobility Services, TeliaSonera; Alan Brenner, SVP, RIM; Pieter […]

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McDonalds Goes Interactive via Mobile

McDonalds has long had a digital billboard at London’s Piccadilly Circus, which claims traffic of 1.1 million visitors per week. But they’ve now redesigned it to make it interactive, with a mobile twist. The obvious idea here would be to allow people to upload their own photos to the billboard, but there’s always a risk […]

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New Sprint Commercial

Sprint “The Now Network” just launched a new commercial, ditching the old campaign featuring their CEO, Dan Hesse, talking to camera. The new ad shows what’s happening on the network, supposedly in real time, with lines like “29 people have just left their phones in the back of cabs” and that “twice as many people […]

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BBC Goes Live with Mobile TV

The BBC has gone live with a beta test version of mobile TV, which is available via wifi on selected models of phones. What’s interesting though is that you need to own a TV licence in the UK to watch the BBC – actually it’s wider than this, as you need a TV licence to […]

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