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The future for Apple: How many missteps before the ‘information machine’ turns against them?

I came across this rather insightful post from Haydn Shaughnessy over at Forbes today. Hadyn is contemplating the future of Apple and committing Silicon Valley heresy by pointing out that it’s not necessarily going to be bright and lovely. It’s rare for me to find a commentator who recognises the importance and influence of what […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees Podcast — Episode 8

It’s time for the next episode of the 361 Degrees podcast! S02 E08 – Looking forward to 2012 (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 34MB ] In our first episode of 2012 we wonder what this year might hold for mobile and offer some predictions: Ewan thinks this will be the year m-commerce goes big. Rafe thinks […]

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Devices

The Future of Screen Technology – The Astonishing Tribe

A rather stimulating video from The Astonishing Tribe. I picked it up from this equally stimulating VentureBeat interview with TAT co-founder, Hampus Jakobsson. The video shows how screen technology might someday be implemented in our daily lives. I particularly like the bit where the girl is checking her calendar on the mirror in the bathroom […]

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News

The Future of Voicemail Video Series: Introduction

The Future of Voicemail Video Series is coming shortly to Mobile Industry Review. For a long time I’ve been pondering the possibilities of the medium of voicemail. For years it’s been overlooked. We all rely on it daily, yet I’m sure hardly any of us give it more than a cursory glance once every few […]

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Video: Julien Fourgeaud on the Symbian’s future

Just before Mobile World Congress, Rafe and I sat down with Julien Fourgeaud to talk about his involvement in the Symbian Foundation, the importance of explaining technology as a user experience, where the Foundation and platform might go (i.e. future vision) and the possibilities of using Symbian on other connected devices. Let’s see what’s on […]

The Cannes Doctrine: The Future of Mobile

The Cannes Doctrine…. or why the industry is still controlled by idiots. [This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 4th December 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free. View other recent newsletter editorials.] There is a fundamental misunderstanding in the mobile […]

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Opinion

The Power of Media Technology

I’m going to avoid delving into the politics of it, but over the past twelve days there has been a reoccurring story in our headlines; the Israel/Gaza issue. It’s one that has sparked outcry, and one that shouldn’t have happened. However, I was watching the news the other day, I think it was CNN or […]

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News

Future of Mobile Walkabout 1

Here’s the first of some walkabouts we did at the Future of Mobile event last week. We took the camera and poked it in the faces of people we knew — and people we didn’t. This morning brings Justin Davies, Andy Walker and Patrick Smith to the world. Today’s quote comes from the very same […]

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RumourMill: Nokia’s FULL line up for the future leaked

With the mobile industry appearing to have more leaks than the Welsh rugby supporters at the weekend’s international game, Nokia has come out and trumped them all. It appears the entire Nokia hush-hush-ever-so-secret product line up from now until the end of days has been leaked to the website Engadget.com There are just so so […]

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News

A phone in a pot

If you’ve read my last piece on Nokia’s futurologist, Leo Kärkkäinen, you’ll have seen the company is looking into medical diagnostics.  If you haven’t read it now’s your chance. You back with me? Good. The company has been speaking to the news agency AFP about the research it has spent its money on (5.6 out […]