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Ovum: Operators should fear the threat from Facebook

Here’s Ovum‘s take on the elephant in the ultra small mobile operator room — Facebook. – – – – – Facebook is shaping up to be a strong competitor to mobile operators that are in danger of underestimating the threat it poses, according to Ovum. In a new report* the independent telecoms analyst states that […]

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Operators

How Facebook could really nail the mobile operators

I participated in an array of superb briefings last week at Mobile World Congress. The issue of the ‘data crunch’ was never far from the conversation. One company I met on Sunday morning prior to MWC was apoplectic with rage about Facebook, Google and Apple. I won’t go into detail about the company’s identity except […]

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Devices Opinion Services

Ah hah, the INQ Cloud Touch (“Facebook Phone”) heads slowly into view

Jon over at TechnoBuffalo picked up a post from Pocketnow that reportedly outs the all new INQ Android device referred to as the “INQ Cloud Touch”. It’s been quite a while since we heard from Hutchison’s handset manufacturer, INQ. I thought the INQ Chat was an excellent budget device that most definitely gave BlackBerry a […]

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News

‘Facebook for iPhone appears to have uploaded all my contacts silently’

Got a note in from reader Paul who is rather concerned by his discovery: Hi Ewan, I don’t know if you are user of the Facebook iPhone app, but mine seems to have silently uploaded by address book into Facebook. Try going to Account->Edit Friends. You can then see a phonebook icon on the left […]

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Opinion

The Halifax Holiday Matchmaker tool is at your disposal

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Unruly Media and Halifax Bank. And although it’s not strictly mobile based, I have to admit, I was particularly impressed at how Halifax have engineered the tool. So, we start with the premise that Halifax would like you to know about their travel money services. No problem. […]

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News

The Nokia Facebook Phone: Complete integration of Facebook into the OS

…And a total dream. As Murat Mutlu explains in this comment contributed on my earlier Nokia/Yahoo post: Mate when I first joined Nokia, I put together a concept for Nokia s60 phones where they completely integrated with Facebook, including inbox, calendar, contacts, homescreen newsfeed as well as the main application which had chat etc. This […]

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BlackBerry Messenger’s barcode creator for Facebook

I’ve been taking a look at the new BlackBerry Messenger (“BBM”) app for Facebook. It’s due to become available at the end of the week — and it’s a piece of genius. Whilst the rest of the market is obsessing over the iPhone, BlackBerry is quietly continuing to shift millions of units. 20% of the […]

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Screencast demo: Vodafone 360 photo sharing limitations

A lot of people have been asking me to demonstrate exactly what the problem is with Vodafone 360’s photo sharing facilities. Or, to be frank, LACK of photo sharing facilities. I created a screencast for you to demonstrate. You can watch it here.

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News

Ewan MacLeod: “MIR TV goes to Rome – Part Two: http://s3nt.com/d5c2” (via FriendFeed)

Ewan MacLeod “MIR TV goes to Rome – Part Two: http://s3nt.com/d5c2” March 18 at 2:51 am – Comment – Like

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Ewan MacLeod: SXSW – where everybody knows your Twitter name (via FriendFeed)

Ewan MacLeod SXSW – where everybody knows your Twitter name March 17 at 5:50 pm – Comment – Like Convenient, unless you decided to call yourself MrSexyUnderpants or something similar.. – Ewan MacLeod

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Ewan MacLeod: “Twitter’s grown 1,689% from February 2008 to February 2009 compared to FB’s 114% growth. Someone’s been eating their Weetabix…” (via FriendFeed)

Ewan MacLeod “Twitter's grown 1,689% from February 2008 to February 2009 compared to FB's 114% growth. Someone's been eating their Weetabix…” March 17 at 5:22 pm – Comment – Like 'snot doing bad that Twitter – Ewan MacLeod

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Ewan MacLeod: “How to tweet your way out of a job http://tinyurl.com/d5372c deary me!” (via FriendFeed)

Ewan MacLeod “How to tweet your way out of a job http://tinyurl.com/d5372c deary me!” March 17 at 5:19 pm – Comment – Like Uh oh… – Ewan MacLeod