Category Archives: Analysis
Having been in mobile search for a long time, I fail to get excited and miss a heartbeat when the term mobile search is touted. Mobile search has vast potential but we are not there yet. No. Let me start again.
Incumbent based mobile search platforms for operators are there. But effective new start-up search engines [...]
NeoMedia hasn’t had an easy ride in the mobile space. The once mighty giant commanded a high price on the stock market but in the past few years the empire seems to have broken down. The impetus has changed to one of pure mobile technology where mobile barcodes become the main asset.
Well to cut [...]
I read about Google rethinking its print ad and mobile barcode print advertising services with great interest. Other commentary suggested that mobile barcodes were “toast” and this showed that mobile barcodes would never happen etc. Etc.
After considerable deliberation, I have taken a look at Google Print ads and the whole mobile barcode initiative and am [...]
Retailers – the next wave of mobile suppliers says Strand Consult – highlights below and a great early morning read with a killer graph! But I do think that reatiler Schlecker in Germany is spelt with a c and not a KK.
Many retail players have already been quick to launch on the mobile market as [...]
Price wars looming globally as India and Middle East slash prepaid rates – but opportunity for mobile barcodes and mobile advertising exists
A price war is looming in India with Rcom slashing prepaid rates and a new all time low. The same is similar in Qatar -but could this be opportunity knocking?
The Reliance Mobile GSM plan offers Rs 900-minutes of talktime on local calls and SMS to any network that can be accrued by Reliance mobile GSM [...]
Cookery Course and Dinner with Thomas Husson Senior Analyst Jupiter Research and Mo Hamza Senior Reporter Informa
I always get nervous when I meet other people in the industry (news and analysis) – especially those that have strong reputations.
Before I went to the Mobixell conference in Spain, I knew Jupiter’s Thomas Husson (briefly) from my old days at Current Analysis – I remember we spoke in depth about the scoop – way [...]
Last week a release went out that NeoMedia had released the NeoReaderfor the iPhone. I decided to check it out. Because I also have a Nokia N95; with the Nokia Barcode Scanner on it I decided to do a face-off between both the products.
Well, I chose the same sets of barcodes and I took a [...]
OK. Finally after weeks of wanting to burst into tears and pretend I was at the Oscars – I can announce that I have my foot back in the corporate world.
What does that mean?
Well basically, I have been in Mobile Search since 2004. I founded GoMo News in 2007. But have continued to work design, [...]
Sharing content is the latest trend in communities and any vendor or operator that is not looking at offering mobile share services could be at a serious competitive disadvantage. Continue reading
Banner ads, pay per call, pay per click, organic links or sponsored links are only the tip of the iceberg. Vendors need to shift their focus away from copying Internet business models to creating new ones for mobile and, in particular, to cash in on the apparently insatiable appetite for and the viral spread of [...]
I was slightly late for my call to Iain McCready the new CEO of NeoMedia as I had a tennis lesson that ran on a bit. So, in fear of missing it I ran drove at 200km per hour to get back to the house, parked in the street and then jumped over the sofa [...]
Rating: Adds GPS to handsets for just $1
I’ve just come across an unexpected boost for location based services. I was chatting away to John Halksworth from chip maker, CSR. He revealed that the company’s latest Bluetooth chip virtually throws in support for GPS virtually free.
Actually it would put about another $1 on the cost of [...]
So, last week I got the impression that CEO Chip Hoffman was on the way out of NeoMedia – but asked “not to mention it”. Then yesterday, I am promised an exclusive – didn’t get one. Then today I read Brewskih’s comments and then see on the Neom site that indeed Chip Hoffman (who I [...]
There was a post on BrysonMeunier.com about Yahoo with a link to a paper from Yahoo! on its Mobile Search Patterns called “A Study of Yahoo” Mobile Search Queries”.
I read this over the weekend with great interest. For the first time, I missed BKI Media and writing pages of analysis as I think that [...]