Archive for the ‘Mobile’ 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. ...

Venturing beyond the possible

Sunday, November 20th, 2011When running the No Straight Lines Induction Days, I am often challenged, (on more than one occasion I have to add), though this particular challenge is now expected. And it relates to Apple.Some people struggle to reconcile Apple as a ...

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 ...

Mobile culture and commerce for cultural institutions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011Today I spoke at a conference on how mobile communications can be transformative for cultural institutions - my keynote was called Assets and Access in the Cultural Sector. The overview of the event organised by Camerjam, CultureLabel.com and Spark are ...

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 ...

Apple’s business eco-system = NTTCoCoMo

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011My friend Lars who runs Mobikyo in Japan has a presentation that demonstrates that Apple's business model and eco-system was a good facsimile of NTT DoCoMo's.Lars writes in Japan's super advanced mobile-webThe entire approach from key players in the value ...

The mobile patent wars[3]

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011[caption id="attachment_6129" align="alignleft" width="550" caption="http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/whos-suing-whom-in-the-telecoms-trade/"][/caption]Data sourceRelated articlesNokia-Microsoft Alliance Could End Patent War with Apple (pcworld.com) Nokia-Microsoft tie-up could shift mobile patent wars (news.cnet.com) More iPhones, More iAds. But What Else? (marketingvox.com) LG looks to ban Sony PS3, more in US in patent fight ...

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