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Mobile Tipping Point? Handset Sales, voice and SMS all down

November 14, 2012

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  No not a seesaw in the garden,  though there have been as many tipping points in mobile recently for it to resemble a seesaw However Vodafone reported a drop in SMS traffic this week and Gartner have reported that global handset sales have dropped 3.3% and service revenues in the uk off by 2.1% […]

RIM: is a pheonix rising on Jan 30th ?

November 14, 2012

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  RIM have finally announced the date of their new software, Jan 30th. with devices being available to buy in February. This is good news, because it means that we can finally see how this new OS will work in the marketplace. There are a vast number of blackberry owners who are perfectly happy with the […]

Mobile Academy: Collecting Money – 1 of 2

November 12, 2012

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Here is the description of the session from the programme B4 Col­lecting Money How to get the money in! How do all the dif­ferent cus­tomer payment mech­an­isms compare? How do I work with mobile oper­ators? Sub­scrip­tions vs One Offs? Chris Newell, Russell Sheffield 4/10, 8pm (Thurs) This session was delivered in two parts by a couple […]

Mobile Academy: Product Requirements – a Designer’s View

November 12, 2012

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The session details from the programme are below Epics & User Stories How to break user needs and the user journey in to deliv­er­able product “require­ments”, in con­sumer lan­guage. Intro­duc­tion to Agile/Lean/Scrum meth­od­o­lo­gies and how to best work with tech­nical teams. From here, the design stream will move from sketching to soft­ware used for mobile development. Priya […]

we are all becoming cyborgs: Transactive Memory

November 12, 2012

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We are all becoming cyborgs. Yes even you.  no use denying it,  I’ll explain why. you see that a cyborg is someone who has their physiological facilities enhanced by technology,  and with the modern smartphone we are doing exactly this.  We are improving our brain and out memory. This is because the phone,  and the […]

TEE off with your mobile: Trusted Execution Environments

November 9, 2012

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No not golf, sorry. You’ll have heard of the Mobile SIM in a GSM phone.  Well this is a special computing environment that can be trusted by the operator.  The SIM s used to compute the security keys and messages needed to allow the network and the phone to authenticate each other. Well that’s all […]

New ways to buy coffee – why is it always starbucks ?

November 9, 2012

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  I was at a talk the other day (called “Mobile Money makes the world go round”) where one of the speakers declared that Starbucks has the largest mobile payments platform in the USA. Anyway a couple of new ways to pay for your coffee without using cash have come to light, so lets have […]