Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tomi T Ahonen on why Nokia might not survive 2011

With the share price in decline, Nokia is putting markets' sentiment to the test but for how long? Check out Tomi's analysis on why the next 12 months might prove crucial to Nokia's survival:
Communities Dominate Brands: The Two Existential Threats to Nokia: Why Nokia on Endangered Species List and will not survive 12 months: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

M-Commerce moving, albeit slowly, to the mass retail sector

The retail giant,Tesco, is getting its stores connected to WiFi. Although in a test phase, if it proves successful, the shopping carts might soon have a phone holder (maybe not, but you get the idea) read more below:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

FaceTime and Why Apple's Massive Integration Advantage is Just Beginning | TechCrunch

Super cool article on vertical integration:
FaceTime and Why Apple's Massive Integration Advantage is Just Beginning | TechCrunch

The not so free Android

As Google now activates 550 000 Android handsets per day with a meteoric speed, not all skies are clear over the open operating system. According to Citi analyst Walter Pritchard, Android is involved in a number of law suits over IP infringement. Already now HTC pays 5$ per each Android handset, followed by Velocity Micro and General Dynamics that each pay to Microsoft a licensing fee. Take a look at the picture below:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Augmented Reality helps Tissot increase sales!!!

Great pre-shopping experience with the help of AR and I can see the reasoning behind: consumers are bit put off by the air and exclusivity of luxury stores even before they can get a glimpse of the tag price.  Now big brands can easily connect with customers in the privacy of their home. Granted it is just a watch in this case, I believe soon we will be trying Gucci an Dior outfits, virtually, in our one bedroom studios ... and start saving some good salaries too :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

On M-Commerce, and the winner is...Karen Millen!

Mobi Ad published the results of the Meffys 2011 winners. The best M-commerce service was won by the gift voucher SMS service offered to Karen Millen by Eagle Eye Solutions. Find more about the service below...and take future note on the rapid development of the M-commerce and its compatibility with old/traditional in-store IT infrastructure :)

Karen Millen launches SMS gift vouchers using Eagle Eye Solutions technology - Pressitt SMNR

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Future Of Mobile Is Context | Forrester Blogs

Check out future predictions on mobile advertising!!A MUST KNOW FOR MARKETERS!! A couple of points from the report powered by Julie A. Ask:


  • Mobile Phones Will Be Your Customers' Preeminent Digital Engagement Channel
  • Contextual Experiences Are The Future Of Mobile
  • Technology Innovations Are Driving User Context Capability
  • Few Professionals Developing Digital Strategies Leverage Context Today
  • Building Highly Contextual Experiences Is A Journey
  • Set Your Company's Pace For Mobile Context
  • Highly Contextual Experiences Deliver Value Beyond Pure Convenience
  • Lead The Development Of New Business Logic To Leverage Context
  • The Cost Of Convenience Is Privacy
Check more at: The Future Of Mobile Is Context | Forrester Blogs:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Check out how geo-location is moving in-doors!

Content-Audience-Business: This is not a new business model or strategy, but it is the paradigm that mobile content producers and indeed any mobile media company are expected to follow. Take the example of PoleStar, the French company that offers in-door geo-location solutions. They partnered with Hub télécom that has its hands in different pockets: airports, convention centers, logistics companies and big box retailers, all,assuming, coming forth with their networks (see previous post). What a move!

Paris Airport Implements Indoor Geolocation |

Appetite for Apps Projected to Hit $37 Billion

Check out this article on how mobile operators/carriers are looking to grab a piece of the app store business pie!!!! The battle between App vendors and M. operators/carriers has begun(in west :)
Appetite for Apps Projected to Hit $37 Billion

Friday, July 8, 2011

Smartphones and tablets are replacing traditional technologies...FAST

Findings of a recent mobile survey conducted by Prosper Mobile Insights™ found smartphones and tablets replacing traditional technologies at a fast pace:

Replaced by Smartphone or Tablet
Alarm Clock: 61.1%
GPS: 52.3%
Digital camera: 44.3%
Personal planner: 41.6%
Landline phone: 40.3%
MP3 Player: 37.6%
Video Camera: 34.2%
Newspaper: 28.2%
Radio: 27.5%
Desktop/Laptop Computer: 24.2%
Gaming device: 20.8%
Books: 20.1%
Internet service at home: 19.5%
DVD Player: 14.1%

Full article:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Where Google fails, Microsoft succeeds

The FT(5July) reports that Microsoft entered in a deal with the Chinese search engine Baidu to display its Bing generated search results on the engine in an attempt to raise its market share in China. As we all recall Google tried that before, on its own, and when faced with local laws, retreaded to Hong Kong, forced to, amongst other, uphold its integrity. Microsoft, like many more western companies that aim to gain from the rising Asian powers, joint forces with a local, Baidu, that holds "more than three quarters of the market". The morale of the story: the competition for world dominance on the internet is fierce; censorship, human rights and authoritarian ideologies matter less.