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The Droids have their sights on iPhone

October 28, 2009
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The Droids have their sights on iPhone

In the early days of the iPhone, I can recall conversations with executives and strategists of other mobile device manufacturers (who shall remain nameless). At the time, I remember how these companies almost discounted the iPhone. We can understand why. Here they are, with many years of experience in the industry, large market shares, etc.…

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Good example of why Apple was able to beat the wireless operators

October 12, 2009
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PC World reports: AT&T Wireless CEO Hints at ‘Managing’ iPhone Data Usage saying that AT&T is overwhelmed by the data usage of iPhone users and may have to do something about it. iPhone users apparently consume 13 times the data of “the average smartphone customer.” Yeah.  You know why? Because the iPhone provides a user…

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Why most iPhone users are not jumping ship

August 10, 2009
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I’ve been meaning to write this post, long before TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington threw a tantrum and “Quit The iPhone” and before, Steven Frank, the well know Mac developer, who co-founded Panic, wrote on his blog “The iPhone ecosystem is toxic, and I can’t participate any more until it is fixed.” He says he will…

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Lessons for eComm “Lightning Talk” speakers

July 1, 2009
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Lessons for eComm “Lightning Talk” speakers

Earlier this year at eComm 2009, I gave my “lightning talk”. At the end of the day, I have to accept that I did a terrible job.  An eComm “Lightning Talk” is a 5-minute presentation. My problem was, I really just condensed a 15 minute talk down to five minutes. While I did cut out…

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SabSe Technologies Acquires Jaxtr

June 9, 2009
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I find it sort of interesting that I had a post about Jaxtr sitting in my drafts, from back in December 2008. Back then, the one-time darling of VoIP whose investors included some of those investing in Skype before it, had reported that it had laid off 13 workers (about 30% of its workforce) and…

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Nokia handset sales down 19 percent

April 17, 2009
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Alec Saunders provides his analysis of Nokia’s recent report that profits fell 90 percent in the most recent quarter. I agree with Alec’s points.  I would add that this news fulfills my predictions (here and here) that it’s not about the hardware. If it were, Apple would already be in trouble. The iPhone doesn’t compare…

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iSpykee – Open-source Spykee for iPhone

March 15, 2009
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iSpykee – Open-source Spykee for iPhone

I finally finished making my previously mentioned iPhone hack for Spykee into a form I could release for public consumption.  It’s still not perfect, but at least I’ve removed external dependencies so it can be installed without too much difficulty. Basically you run the “controller” software on your LAN (the same LAN as the Spykee…

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Update on my eComm presentation

February 26, 2009
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Update on my eComm presentation

This has not made it to the eComm site yet, but here’s what my 5-minute lightning talk will be about: Mobile phones are practically ubiquitous. Everyone carries them and most of them are turned on and connected 24×7. Today’s mobile phones, even the least expensive ones, have sensors, spare cycles, and connectivity. These resources can…

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Nokia N97 – when will they get that it’s not just about a touchscreen?

December 2, 2008
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Om has a nice post about the forthcoming Nokia N97 Superphone to be released “sometime in the second quarter of 2009.” He says: As for the 5800 Xpress, a friend of mine recently brought one to the U.S. and after I played around with it for an hour, my response was meh! The touch was…

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Spykee iPhone Hack

November 20, 2008
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Spykee iPhone Hack

At left you’ll see my first cut at a rudimentary Spykee mini-console for iPhone.  If you’re familiar with the standard PC or Mac Spykee console app, you’ll recognize many of the functions. This app only implements a sub-set of the full PC and Mac consoles.  I basically wanted to get some minimal functionality working before…

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