Author Archive | Ewan

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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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Esendex Consolidates the SMS Market

The SMS market looks like it is hotting up again. It was arguably Esendex, the Nottingham based business SMS experts, that started this trend with its MBO and acquisition of Text Marketer last year. Well, it looks as if Esendex might be one of the last ones standing at the end too as it has […]

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Love the #PhoneDrop Challenge from mobiles.co.uk!

Have you see the Phone Drop Challenge video from mobiles.co.uk (“the smart phone people”) yet? It reminds me of the “Push Button for Drama” virals I loved from a years ago. I came across it this evening thanks to this Twitter ad I saw: I have to applaud the team at mobiles.co.uk for coming up […]

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