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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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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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Why iPhone is not “boring”

July 18, 2008
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I’ve seen several comments and posts recently suggesting that iPhone is just another boring story. I believe an historic day passed us by last week. Sure, Apple opening up the iPhone App Store received some press, but I haven’t yet read anything that really “gets” the significance of this event. There’s all kinds of moaning…

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iPhone SDK, not quite

March 11, 2008
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I have not had time yet to figure out whether Apple’s direction with the iPhone SDK is a good or bad thing. Apple will be taking the approach that they will be the only way to distribute apps, the gatekeeper. That sounds bad, but I’m told by people I trust that the process will be…

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Symbian Signed Followup

February 29, 2008
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Bruce Carney from Symbian was nice enough to comment on my earlier “Why Symbian Signed must die” post. There is no intent to prevent long term access. The Symbian Signed infrastructure hit a step change in demand. In periods of overload we have a policy to prioritize the service to ensure professional users can continue…

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T-mobile offers Vonage-like service

February 21, 2008
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T-mobile offers Vonage-like service

Last year, T-mobile introduced a Wi-Fi calling UMA service called @Home, a mobile handset-based service. The idea was that you would use your mobile handset exclusively as a replacement for a standard home phone. The selling proposition of this service was basically (1) no in-home GSM coverage problems (because calls use wi-fi/broadband in the home),…

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iPhone SDK promised date approaching

February 20, 2008
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As many may recall, Steve Jobs had announced in October that Apple would be releasing its much-anticipated iPhone SDK (Software Developers Kit) before the end of February – I’m certainly not going to let them forget it. Rumors are flying as the final days wind down. Some say it will happen next week – others…

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Why Symbian Signed must die

February 14, 2008
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Why Symbian Signed must die

With the latest S60 “3rd Edition” phones (such as the N95, N81 etc), Nokia in their infinite wisdom, has decided for us that we users don’t want to install “freeware” apps any more. These phones now require all apps to be “signed” – they don’t give the option to the user to install an unsigned…

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Reviewing the Nokia N81 – a teenager’s perspective

January 21, 2008
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Reviewing the Nokia N81 – a teenager’s perspective

[Editors note: When I was asked to look at the N81, I decided, since Nokia is targeting youth with this new phone, who better to review it than my 16-year-old son. Thus, what follows is his opinion of the N81 8GB] When I first got the Nokia N81, I was pleased at its sleek look…

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