2009 Predictions – What’s Ahead For Mobile

Photo: New Year’s fireworks over Tbilisi, Georgia by vshioshvili Some Rights Reserved In spite of  so-so results with my 2008 predictions, I’m back to try again. 2009 will be a year of significant changes in the mobile world. The current global recession will have a profound negative effect on all industries. Fortunately, mobile will be affected less than most. Users may cut back on mobile spending but they won’t give up their phones and startups will continue to innovate in … Continue reading

Content is King on Mobile Too

I attended Mobile Web Megatrends today in Berkeley.  The one day conference was organized by Ajit Jaokar and included an amazing 18 presentations packed into one day of total mobile web immersion.  A highlight of the day was meeting a couple of mobile experts, bloggers and authors I’ve enjoyed reading for years, Barbara Ballard and Michael Mace. There were a lot of great talks and Q&A  at the conference.  It’s impossible for me to cover them all in even a … Continue reading

Mobile Web Megatrends in San Francisco 8-Sept-2008

Well known author and blogger Ajit Jaokar is hosting Mobile Web Megatrends, a one day conference on the mobile web in San Franciso, Monday September 8th, 2008. This is two days before the start of the big CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment show, also in San Francisco. Ajit’s put together a great lineup of speakers from Opera , ESPN Mobile, Oracle (atomdb), Admob , Moblast, Skyfire, Cellfire, MyNuMo , OMTP Bondi and Gemalto SCWS plus some of my favorite bloggers … Continue reading

Get Ready for the Olympics on Your Phone

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are less than a month away, August, 8th.  There doesn’t seem to be much pre-Olympic hype as in years, at least here in the US.  But dedicated Olympics mobile sites are starting to appear.  I’ve found a dozen so far. The official site of the 2008 games Beijing2008.cn has a mobile edition in English at wap.beijing2008.cn/pams/s.do?p=507&lo=en.  It’s a “one size fits all” wml site but is quite comprehensive with news, schedules and free wallpaper downloads for … Continue reading