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Oren Agassy of Amdocs Innovations introduces Social Media Gateway

Oren Agassy, leader of Incubations and part of the Innovation team at Amdocs looks at Social Media from a service provider perspective. The Social Media Gateway provides a vital link between the Social world and the Telco world by connecting the social identity to the customer identity. This creates a new channel of information which […]

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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 […]

Vodafone’s Lukewarm 60-degree Offering

[This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 20th November 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free.] If you’re working at Vodafone, you’ll want to look away now. In fact, hit ‘escape’ and press delete. Now. Very quickly. Because this text is […]

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Startups: Get on the Euro Tech Showcase today

I have been banging on for ages about startups thinking small. Far too small. It’s a total wind-up for me when I meet really, really good UK companies and find their management struggling. They’re not struggling through lack of talent, lack of ideas, lack of raw enthusiasm. They’re struggling, in the main, because of the […]

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Opinion

Twitter… Preserve it!

Twitter, like Facebook is one of my many online addictions. As bad as it sounds, I’m not quite sure how I would properly function without it… Then again, I’ve always been a little odd. One thing that I love most about Twitter is its openness. Anyone can tweet, anyone can follow, and everyone (whether or […]

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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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Mobile Social Networks: What’s their future?

I’ll admit it; I’m one of those weird people who click that box that enables websites to send out lots of pointless newsletters. I live in the hope one day they’ll serve a purpose or value – like the Woolworths ones did (once upon a time) – and of course updates on other websites and […]

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All I Want For Christmas…

In an ideal world, I would ask for happiness, and the end of this dismal time of year. But of course I’m not here to discuss that! No, no, no… What do I want from the world of Mobile this Christmas? Firstly, I call for originality. I personally think originality should be the first aspect […]

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Do I resent my mobile?

Do I resent my mobile? I’ve been told once or twice that I resemble something of an old woman or more precisely an “Old Bag”. True, I do have my “old person” tendencies; but I do try to remain youthful as much as possible… Seeing as I’m only seventeen. It has however hit me; I’m […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – My favourite Twitter tools

Last week I wrote about Twitter, why I’m a fan and how I use it. This week I’m going to look at some of the applications I use to improve the Twitter experience and make it easier to use. The Twitter API has generated a vast number of Twitter related applications and these are just […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Twitter and why it’s relevant to me

Twitter cropped up in the news recently here in the UK with the announcement that it could no longer justify the cost of delivering Twitter messages by SMS outside the US, Canada & India. Whilst this was a useful feature, the announcement was hardly surprising given that it was costing Twitter up to $1,000 per […]

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Cellufun’s mobile social networking courthouse, jury and jail

Heh, did you catch this in the Washington Post the other week? A virtual world for mobile devices, called Cellufun, has established a courthouse, where rule-breakers are indicted by their peers and tried by a jury of other community members. If found guilty of a charge, such as using profanity, users must carry out varying […]