Negroponte’s Ideal Tablet Concept

I heard Nicholas Negroponte speak at Mobilize today.  It was a zinger of a talk. He started by saying that since its founding in 2001, One Laptop per Child’s goal has been to deliver enabling technology in and only in areas where market forces couldn’t or wouldn’t. Although he started with laptops, Negroponte now believes that tablets are the best, most cost effective tool  for enhancing learning everywhere in the world. Negroponte’s described his ideal tablet as: Unbreakable Needs no … Continue reading

PayPal – Mobile Payments Should Replace, Rather Than Enhance Point Of Sale – Mobilize

The mobile payments panel at Mobilize was composed of payment company representatives. As expected they very bullish on mobile payments. With 5 billion mobile phones in the world compared with 2 billion credit cards, I think they have reason to be. PayPal’s Osama Bedier shared an interesting concept, He suggested that instead of thinking about replacing credit cards with NFC enabled phones at the Point of Sale (POS), we should instead be thinking about replacing the POS, which he called … Continue reading

Motorola’s First Android, the “Cliq” With MOTOBLUR

Motorola’s first Android phone was announced today by Motorola CTO Sanjay Jha at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference in San Francisco.  The phone is Motorola Cliq MB200, which looks like the same phone that was widely leaked as the Morrison.  Thankfully the toy-like bright blue trim featured in most of the leaked shots has been replaced by basic black.  Specs include: 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display 5 megapixel auto focus camera with geo tagging, video capture and 24 fps playback 3.5mm headset jack … Continue reading