Category Archives: Mobile Internet

Why the iPhone will never be the biggest money generating platform

Tomi Ahonen has written a very long post about the history of mobile phone development  in Europe and the United States. Tomi is a well known authority in the Mobile space and is the author of the well known Communities … Continue reading

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On competition, web 2.0 sarcasm and watching television on Friendfeed

A few things that caught my attention this morning. First, an excellent review by Walter Mossberg on the new Google phone called G1. He describes many of its new features, strengths and weaknesses. My take on it? Competition is a … Continue reading

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The incredible power of being able to think and act big

Possibly the most important characteristic of web giant Google is their ability to think and act big. Thinking big is really hard to do but has made them the most successful web company in history. Google, the name, refers to … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Friendconnect, Google, Jaiku, Mobile Internet, OpenSocial, Orkut | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Is Mobile the next advertisement heaven?

I’m thinking about Erik Schmidt, CEO of Google, who says that mobile advertisement will be the next thing. Actually, he says it a little different: First: There is still a lot of revenue in search – as we get the … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Google, mobile advertisement, Mobile Internet, remote control of life, Toni Ahonen | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Forget about mobile web browsing, think interaction!

I read a blog post by Russell Beattie this morning in which he announced the end of Mowser, a mobile web browser Russel has developed. He talks in a very personal way about his experiences witht he mobile web. According … Continue reading

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The mobile web experience needs fundamental rethinking

Michael Mace reports that mobile applications, or the development of software that runs on specific mobile platforms is dead. Michael Mace is an expert from the industry so he probably knows what he is talking about.  He writes: We told … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Google, Mobile Internet, Nokia N95, remote control of life, Uncategorized, Yahoo | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Solving the mobile equation (yet again)

The past few days I have watched a lot of people writing about Mobile Internet.  Not surprising as one of the most important mobile conferences is taking place in Barcelona right now and a lot of companies are using that … Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile Internet, Mobile World Congress, OneConnect, Vodafone, Yahoo | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Freedom to the people

We are nearing the end of 2007 so human nature forces me to look back and forth, thinking about things that happened and things to come. I am by no means a good trend or technology predictor, but here’s my … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Beacon, business model, Facebook, freedom, Google, iPhone, Mobile Internet, OpenSocial, social networks, Uncategorized, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We need a revolution in Mobile UI thinking

A few days ago I was fiddling around with my mobile phone (a Nokia N95) and it occurred to me (yet again) that the current mobile phone user interface just doesn’t work for me. Yes, the screens have become much … Continue reading

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Who will free the iPhone customer?

What is the deal with Steve Jobs, who is protecting his iPhone from being used the way users really like it, their own way? Apple not only launches it exclusively with certain partners, telling all you morons that don’t happen … Continue reading

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Interview with German Public Radio on Google Android announcements

Yesterday I was contacted by Marcus Schuler from the ARD, German Public Radio. They were going to broadcast a technology item about the recent Google Android announcements on a show called DeutschlandFunk, Computers und Kommunikation. Marcus had found my weblog … Continue reading

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Posted in Android Mobile OS, DeutschlandFunk, Google, Mobile Internet, Om Malik, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Who is going to add value to my remote control of life?

Today is another day after, this time the day after Google announced its Android Mobile OS initiative. Incredible amounts of posts have already been written about it, many of them talking about the breaking news, a lot of them analysing … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Google, Location Based Services, mass adoption, Mobile Internet, Nokia N95, personal, remote control of life, Shozu, UI Design | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

16 Bln reasons to get out of the web 2.0 advertisement trap

I am not a big fan of the mainstream web 2.0 business model, providing services for free and create revenues via ads. I realise that is not a popular position, especially since this model gets some companies to become valued … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, Google, Mobile Internet, on-line advertisement, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Solving the Mobile Internet equation

There is a lot of talk going on about mobile services. Especially Location Based Services (LBS) get a lot of attention. A few posts that drew my attention: Om Malik wrote a short overview article of the deals that have … Continue reading

Posted in Google, interaction, Jaiku, Location Based Services, Mobile Internet, privacy, SMS, Walter Mossberg | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sending my mobile pictures to the Internet is easy (yeah right!)

I have always considered myself reasonably capable of trying out new technologies. I usually can set up devices without reading the manuals (not cool, right?), have a reasonable intuition to follow the manufacturers weird UI thinking in getting things working. … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Flickr, Mobile Internet, Nokia N95, Shozu, UI Design | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Design of an Open Social Interaction Network: Human needs

After I posted some of my observations about flaws in web 2.0, I received a lot of positive and smart reactions. Becoming a bit overconfident I suggested that we might be able to aid future service design by exploring with … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement, Facebook, friends, internet evolves around you (not), Mobile Internet, Open Social Interaction Networks, OpenID, sharing, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Social Networks from the service creators point of view

There was a panel discussion organised at Picnic 2007. With Jyri Enstrom of Jaiku, Matt Biddulph of Dopplr, Felix Petersen of Plazes, Biz Stone of Twitter, and Raymond Spanjar of Hyves as panel members I was waiting for an interesting … Continue reading

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Ad supported mobile phones will never work!

Just saw an announcement that MySpace will launch an ad supported mobile phone here and here. Other initiatives are rising from Fox (Foxsport), Photobucket etc. Forget about it. I personally don’t think it will work anytime soon. Why? Because the … Continue reading

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