Category Archives: Web/Tech
One of the tricky aspects of developing open source software has always been the monetisation of it. It goes against against the ethos of open source and the licensing agreement, which in general says that code has to be made re-available to the open source community if an application/development is built using open source.Dr Ari [...]
In my write up yesterday on MobileMe, Apple’s “Exchange for the rest of us“, I pointed out that I thought not having a multi licensing deal for SME’s really missed a trick and that although I’m sure the consumer market was a good one, here was a great opportunity for Apple to bridge the IT [...]
CSR, the UK Cambridge based single chip wireless specialists have announced the BlueCore 7 Wireless chip, the worlds most highly integrated wireless single chip; a seventh generation chip in the BlueCore™ solutions range.
They Say: This is the worlds first single chip solution to include Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, ULP Bluetooth (or Wibree), eGPS (which CSR claims will [...]
Qualcomm Introduces Plaza, a New End-to-End Widget Framework that Will Allow Operators to Drive Use of the Mobile Internet
Qualcomm today announced Plaza, a platform-agnostic wireless Internet service that provides a common framework for the development and support of widgets that will enable operators to provide their end users with quick and personalised access to the mobile Internet.
After the introduction of Plaza, operators and developers can produce and deliver Internet-based content across their devices, [...]
The WC3, the body which develops guidelines for the internet has announced its intention to set up an interest group devoted to the idea of “making the Web available to all” via mobile devices and has issued invitations to participate in a new group reports Cellular News. The Mobile Web For Social Development (MW4D) Interest [...]
Rating: Hmm, now I’m hungry, what’s for breakfast?
They Say: Wireless Watch Japan are reporting that McDonald’s Japan have announced that mobile users now have the ability to purchase their fast food through the inbuilt e-wallet coupon in their Japanese mobile and in-store Felicia and DoComo iD Readers.
From May 20th, 175 restaurant locations will be equipped [...]
Rating: Don’t they just sell groceries?
They Say: El Reg are reporting that Tesco’s, the UK based global retailer has extended its VOIP offering onto mobile phones.
Tesco Internet Phone is handled by Freshtel, the Australian VoIP specialist who are providing the S60 client for the mobile version and who also handle the PC version for Tesco’s.
Rating: Clicking for the $
Todd Bishop has got a feeling that Microsoft’s big search initiative that it will announce today (wed 21st) will be cashback for using it’s Live Search service.
Microsoft’s web site, “Live Search Cashback” promises to “pay back a portion of the purchase price ranging from about 2 percent to more than 30 [...]
Rating: WARNING…GEEK POST
Mark this day, go on write it in your diary. It’s an important day. Prey tell I hear you cry, why be it? Well, are you sitting comfortably!. ASOCS and Fujitsu have announced the MP100 Multicomm processor….come on cheer!! This is significant for the future of mobile device development. [...]
Rating: how to disrupt international business.
Textually.org have a worrying piece about how a recent district court “ruling upholding seizures of electronic devices, such as laptops and iPhones, at the U.S. border” could mean that business and personal data could be at risk when travelling.
Apparently three dozen organisation including “civil-rights advocates, academic groups, and religious and [...]
Rating: The iPhone gets all grown up!
With the upcoming release of the new OS for the iPhone, which promises amongst other things the ability to sync to a Microsoft Exchange server 2003/2007, Apple seem keen to head straight into the business market and up against the doyen of the business brigade, the Blackberry and the [...]
Rating: Software Mashup!
Sony Ericsson have announced their own version of the mashup..this one doesn’t contain music but a mashup of the development platform Java ME and the popular content creating tool Flash Lite. The new platform, named Project Capuchin should make it possible for developers to have improved graphics embedded within a Java ME Application.
Rating: Is the taking of pics of adverts on your mobile phone the modern equivalent of stamp collecting??
They Say: Rolling Stone and Men’s Health magazines are hoping that they can engage you to spend money on your mobile bill in exchange for product information or an offer from an advertiser reports The New York Times.