Author Archive | Ewan

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Gemalto on SIM card encryption issues: Case closed, job done

If you were following the SIM card encryption key news stories buzzing around, you’ll have recognised that industry heavyweight, Gemalto, was mentioned quite a bit. They’ve done their analysis and published their findings — and it makes excellent reading. Here are the key bullet points: The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated […]

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Mobile World Congress: Worth it for a day?

Back in January I was pretty irritated with the GSMA, the organisers of Mobile World Congress. A little while ago, I applied for press credentials like every other blogger out there. And I was declined. The pain on the ego. Oh the pain! The GSMA changed the qualifying status for press credentials this year. The […]

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Design a lot of phone user interfaces? You need a UIMagnet!

Do you spend a lot of time drawing out iPhone user interface ideas? Then you need some UIMagnets! This one you see above is a magnetic iPhone-shaped whiteboard surface. Yours for $79 at www.uimagnets.com. Here’s the blurb from their front page: If you design apps for a living you’ve had your share of whiteboard sessions. […]

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Gemalto’s encryption key challenges: Have a read of this…

You’ll no doubt have heard about the apparent hacking of Gemalto’s SIM card encryption keys and the ramifications of that for one’s mobile security. If you’d like to read an in-depth post on the issue, I highly recommend this one from The Intercept. It’s long. Very long. Worth getting a coffee, a croissant and digging […]

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FinTech Profile: We’re beginning to motor!

If you’re at all interested in the FinTech sector, I’d like to encourage you to check out our brand new site, FinTech Profile. It does what it says on the tin. That is, we profile companies operating in the Financial Technology market. The focus is typically on startup companies (for example, the team at investUP […]

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Can Google please put the mobile operators out of their misery?

Google? Amazon? I really don’t mind, but I would like one of the key industry players to start mopping up the business. When the ONLY thing your mobile operator can offer you to differentiate themselves is a flipping Netflix or Spotify subscription — to try and justify the stupidly expensive 24-month price plan you’re about […]

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Say hello to FinTech Profile

I’ve launched a new site in beta. It’s called FinTech Profile. And, like Mobile Industry Review, it does what it says on the tin (see: Ronseal, wikipedia). It’s slightly different though. I’m aiming to only publish profiles of super hot FinTech startups. I’ve published a full overview post here with the background. The short version is that […]

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Have you booked your MWC travel? Get your skates on!

Have you got your MWC travel booked? If your answer is yes, let me say this: Well done. However, if you’ve not sorted it, can I strongly suggest you get on with it? You already know it’s going to be a painful experience. The longer you wait, the more eye-watering it will be. Mobile World […]

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Britain’s top mobile startups to watch for 2015 — any suggestions?

Hi there we’re working on an upcoming feature about the top British mobile startups to watch for 2015. I’m hunting for hot mobile startup companies who are seed funded and now beginning to look for their first Series A investment. Have you any suggestions for companies to include in my list? I’m aiming to feature around 10 startups. […]

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Are you listening?

Have you been listening to the 361 Degrees podcast? I thought I should post a note to explain some of the updates that Roland has been making recently. I asked him to do a quick write-up of each podcast episode we publish over at 361podcast.com. The background is this: A good few years ago, I […]

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