Archive | March, 2010

Carnival of the Mobilists #217

The mighty Carnival of the Mobilists has rolled into town again, this week at Martin Wilson’s Indigo102. Check it out for the very best of this week’s blogging about mobile. If you’re a blogger, you should volunteer to host a Carnival in the next month or two. It’s interesting to do, but it also boosts […]

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Unintended Consequences and the Success of Blackberry in the Middle East

I’m attending ArabNet currently, which is a large web conference taking place in Beirut. I’m speaking tomorrow, so if you’re here too let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to cover – and come and say hello. One of the interesting aspects of the region is the huge success of Blackberry over and […]

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Offensive Advertising

French Connection, (aka FCUK) no stranger to courting controversy, announced today a joint promotion with Chatroulette. If you’ve been on digital hunger-strike recently, Chatroullette is a service which allows you to video conference with a series of random sad blokes and their penises. Rumours of girls using the service are yet to be confirmed by […]

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More on Geofencing and Location-Based Messaging

I got a couple of responses in via email to my earlier post on geofence-triggered mobile ads. Matt Silk, SVP of mobile messaging company Waterfall Mobile took an interest in the post, as his company just announced a deal with WaveMarket to add location functionality to its messaging platform. We did a short interview via […]

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Mobile (and MobHappy!) at SXSW

I’m excited to be returning to Austin for a visit in a couple of weeks, not just because I’ll get to spend my birthday with a ton of great friends, but also because it’s South by Southwest time. It’s been pretty amazing to watch how SXSW Interactive has grown over the years, and particularly how […]

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