Archive | March, 2011

Right click, wrong link

28 Mar

The 800 folks at Harris Interactive just completed a mobile survey with alarming, not but surprising, results. It concerns mobile ads, the ones the size of that tiny screw that keeps your eyeglasses together. Every time I click on an ad from my mobile device, it is my accident. Then I spend fifteen seconds beep-beep-beeping…backing […]

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Top 10 Reasons why AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Is Good for Location Based Services

22 Mar

More customers on one platform. Combined, AT&T/T-mobile have 130 million human subscribers. All these customers need LBS. More spectrum for AT&T. AT&T’s data mobile traffic grew 8000% over the past four years, and it’s still growing. AT&T and T-Mobile built the same location network platforms, so the integration is seamless. Better network reliability for both […]

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LOC-AID’s Innovative Network-Based Location Services Now Available for T-Mobile USA’s Customers

21 Mar

LOC-AID Adds T-Mobile to Location Aggregation Platform LOC-AID which aggregates network-based location from multiple operators in the Americas has announced today the signature of an agreement with T-Mobile. The company now offers a unique platform enabling developers to build applications and target customers from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, America Movil, TelCel and TELUS. “As […]

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This week-end’s WOW news – AT&T buying T-Mobile USA is Darwinian logic in action

21 Mar

This is terrific for the nation’s telco infrastructure. A combination of elegant evolution in the telecommunications industry: #2 + #4 = #1 in U.S. with 130 million human subscribers. Besides becoming the largest carrier in the U.S. and bringing the count in the big US mobile carriers to just three, this purchase expands AT&T’s 4G […]

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Call your teeth?

15 Mar

I know that cell phones are everywhere, but even I was surprised to find this quote in a BBC article about hyperconnectivity discussions at Davos: “For every desktop computer, there are 10 mobile devices. Around the world, mobile phones outnumber toothbrushes two-to-one.” I popped a breath mint and sat back to think about the implications […]

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Engaging kids in the real word…through the virtual one

11 Mar

Chief Location Officer News: PBS leads the way with educational tools that use GPS and augmented reality to teach kids about dinosaurs—bringing the ancient world into the modern one. CLO Recommendation: If you’re in the educational field, now might be the time to start engaging kids in whole new ways. Last year PBS created a […]

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The Next Cycle: Top 10 Mobile Trends You Need To Know (+ 5 bonus trends)

2 Mar

My friend Jack Gold (Jack Gold Associates), has distilled the mobile hype into 15 elegant trends for 2011. While you probably know most, a few may surprise you, like the rising cost of carrier data plans (#3) and the continued pervasiveness of clunky laptops (#9). Bottom line: we’re speeding into an exciting time for mobile. […]

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