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MEF Americas 2011: Marco Argenti discusses Nokia’s support for developers

At MEF Americas in Miami I spoke to Marco Argenti, SVP Developer Experience & Marketplace at Nokia, talking about the firm’s focus on and support for developers. We talked through the  benefits of Windows Phone 7 (including ‘Live Tiles’), how Nokia helps developers address a broad (and crucially, global) market and how – and this […]

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MEF Americas 2011: ‘App to person’ messaging is the long-tail for SMS

Whilst much of the discussion at MEF Americas 2011 concerned mobile apps and the usual challenges for developers of addressing multiple platforms, there was an interesting panel session which reminded me that SMS is completely cross platform and available to all ‘out of the box’. As obvious as this sounds, I’d missed the implication which John Orlando of Sixth […]

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MEF Americas 2011: Using mobile to help the ‘unbanked’

  Whilst at MEF Americas 2011 I was amazed to hear the statistic that around 60 million US citizens are ‘unbanked’… that is ‘without a bank account’. I was aware that many in developing economies chose not to or were unable to access banking services, but author Gary Schwartz explained it was also a widespread – and […]

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Live Event: MEF Americas 2011

Wireless Worker is at MEF Americas 2011 and will be covering the 2 day industry event which covers North & Latin America’s mobile content and commerce ecosystems live from Miami.   Our coverage:  Neil Stiles, president of Variety Group says “You can’t charge more for content just by delivering it to an iPhone” (audio) and Beware the risk of […]

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Variety president Neil Stiles has a blunt assessment of firms trying to make new money from old content

Neil Stiles – president of the Variety Group, the leading entertainment industry news organisation  – knows ‘content’… he both sells news and produces the definitive coverage of the film, music and TV industries. Speaking to me at MEF Americas 2011 in Miami his take on delivering to mobile devices is blunt: It’s a really nice idea to think that if […]