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Wireless networks aren’t ready for the smartphone revolution


Uh oh! Expect to see the cost of wireless data skyrocket In addition to Ericsson’s forecast of inadequate capacity, the base cost of data backhaul from cellular is astronomical. A fix is needed or we will all be paying through the nose. Ericsson: Wireless networks aren’t ready for the smartphone revolution BY NATHANIEL MOTT ON NOVEMBER […]

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The Incredible CardMunch for Android Mystery: Market Stolen by CamCard


Over a year ago now someone on the UBC campus, who was thinking of developing an app, told me about this cool application for capturing cards into your contacts by photographing them on your smart phone. It was Cardmunch. It turned out that the application was only available on the iPhone at that time, but as luck would have it, the company had just been acquired by LinkedIn. Voila! It would obviously only be a few months at most before I could obtain it for my Samsung Android smart phone, right? Wrong. That was over a year ago.

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Latest IDC Mobile Market Report Underscores Importance of Industry Analysis


Students of Industry Analysis will note the importance of high technology industry analysis firms, like International Data Corporation (IDC), which this week issued its quarterly reports on the state of key technology markets. The report has been seized upon, sliced and diced by the Wall Street Journal, and a host of other media sources. The technology blogosphere is alive with comment, PandoDaily, Gigaom, TechCrunch, Gizmodo have all been furiously offering their own spins on the IDC Report. It is amazing to see so much of the industry talking about nothing else but IDC today. Similar firms like Forrester, Gartner and others offer similar industry analysis reports, but IDC is the big dog, and the mobile market is their dog food.

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Mobile Market Share: A Multidimensional War of Titans Worth Following


NOTE: This post, originally published in January 2013, continues to be one of the most viewed on the site.  As Google and Apple now are estimated to enjoy 98% market share between the two, many of my projections regarding this market appear to have been borne out. In one of the most interesting high tech […]

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Intel @ CES: Atom 7 Watt: All Day Battery Life, “Perceptivity” Computing, And More Consumer Products


Paul Ottelini, Intel CEO, CES Keynote Speaker 2013 http://gizmodo.com/5973896/intels-new-chips-everything-you-need-to-know-updating  Intel’s drive to dramatically reduce power consumption generally, and particularly traditional “leakage” or heat dissipation has enabled them to announce all-day battery life for many of Intel’s reference design phones, smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, using the existing Ivy Bridge multi-core architecture.  Next generation processors are also […]

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App Development Boom’s Depressing Underbelly: What Ever Happened To Big Ideas?


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/business/as-boom-lures-app-creators-tough-part-is-making-a-living.html?ref=technology&_r=0 This morning’s New York Times published an article on the frothy boom in “app development”  for Apple IOS and Google Android devices.   The four page in-depth analysis of the “app industry,”  paints a very depressing picture.  For all of the hoopla about this area, the statistics suggest that it is little more than […]

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