Categories
Opinion

Mobile & New Technology Startups: We should celebrate more than just success

The UK culture doesn’t value failure. Indeed, in today’s world, you’re often labelled a pariah by friends and family for having the temerity to even consider stepping outside the accepted norms to attempt to start a business. Independent thought alarm!   In the States and in other countries, failure is built-in. You tried. You learnt. […]

Categories
Operators Opinion

This new mobile world is great, as long as stuff actually works

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch highlights a key fundamental that we often forget at the bleeding edge of the mobile world: The basic stuff has to actually work. For all the talk about 4G and LTE and genius amazing whiz-bang gizmos, the basic reality is that when I hit ‘dial’, I expect my call to […]

Categories
News

Vodafone 360 – An Absolute Failure?

[This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 28th November 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free.] “360 will be an absolute and total failure… and then in 5 years, they’ll try again.” Discuss. That quote was sent into me this week […]

Categories
News

Parkmobile’s failure got our publisher, Dan, a £60 fine

Our publisher, Dan Ilett, writes: – – – – – I’m clutching a £60 parking fine that really shouldn’t be in my hand. I know everyone moans about parking tickets, but you really don’t expect to get one when you’ve already paid for your parking. Last week, I parked in Tooting for a meeting. The […]

Categories
News

Mr Operator: Palm Pre – destined for European failure

Mr Operator is back. If you’re new to the series, you can read his entire back catalogue here. And a quick overview of Mr Operator’s identity? Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to silence you in some manner. Mr Operator’s identity is a closely guarded secret. That’s because he’s in an influential […]

Categories
News

Apple admits something’s wrong… Well it couldn’t exactly deny it

Has anyone else been following this MobileMe fiasco?  If you haven’t then click here.  You back with me?  Good. I’m not sure what’s impressed me more, that an Apple application doesn’t simply work or that the company has kept users updated.  Apple has demanded that one of its staff blog on the subject.  The opening […]