Archive for the ‘Data’ Category

Mobile money transformative for emerging economies

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013Most people on the planet do not have access to a bank account. Banking is very poorly developed in all African countries compared to the industrialised world. There are significant challenges to getting banking services working in Africa, ranging from ...

Achuar community ancient knowledge and modern tech

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Gregor MacLennan works for Amazonwatch an organisation that campaigns for the rights and lives of indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.MacLennan explains that huge tracts of the Amazon have been sold to international companies for mineral extraction. ...

What happens when we want to disappear?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011David Bond tries to fall off the face of our known world, but his data trail lingers, as once broken twigs, and a warm fire signify his movement through our world. How does data change our world?

Assets & Access in the intention economy

Friday, June 17th, 2011My keynote that I gave at the Mobile Marketing Association conference this morning. Thank you Michael and Rebecca for [1] inviting me [2] looking after me so well.The presentation dealt with this idea: That mobile communications does not have to ...

Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi in conversation

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011Ushahidi (Testimony) inspires me, because it was created from nothing, with no money, it demonstrates what true entrepreneurship can do. It also inspires me because like any good piece of work that is true to the age we live in ...

Qustodian the complete marketing channel

Monday, March 28th, 2011Brian Jacobs, is a partner with me involved with the innovative revenue-sharing Qustodian mobile commerce platform. Brian has written something that all media, agency, telco, brands should read and reflect upon.Brian writes,For several years now, it has been ‘the year ...

What is local TV?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011Community purists fear just another national channel while others are sceptical of plan's commercial viability, is the byline of an article about the desire of Jeremy Hunt and others to create local TV in the UK.I don't think you need ...

Innovation, innovation, innovation

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011Here is the presentation that I gave on innovation and entrepreneurship at the HP's HQ in Cupertino, organised as part of the Global Entrepreneur week

Qustodian reaches 50k members in 4months

Monday, January 17th, 2011Following only 4 months of service from its launch in Spain on 1st  September, Qustodian, (Background info @dotopen) a new interactive mobile marketing channel that sends commercial messages and offers  to users based on their consumer preferences, ended the year ...

Hacking Microsoft’s Kinect

Sunday, December 5th, 2010Over 10 million people bought a Kinect in the first 10 days of launch, a reward ($1000) was offered by Adafruit, for Hackers to get Kinect to run on alternative operating systems. Microsoft announced it would bring in the legal ...

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