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Operators

Are Britain’s mobile operators too busy tweeting to actually sell anything? [Or: Are their Social CRM systems really this rubbish?]

One of the bullet points on my todo list this morning was: Get a new iPhone 4S. I’ve procrastinated enough. Now I need to actually do something about it. It’s time I owned an iPhone 4S instead of playing with test devices. I have accounts on all the UK networks: Everything Everywhere, Three, Vodafone and […]

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Applications

Path v2 has arrived: Have you downloaded it yet?

Just over 11 months ago, I downloaded Path — a rather nice app for sharing events and photos. I had a play around and, if memory serves, used it a few times and then moved on. Fast forward to today and all of a sudden I am receiving tons and tons of invitations to use […]

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Applications Devices

RIM announces BBM Music social and sharing service [press release]

I’m rushing off to a meeting so I wanted to get the release up now and then I’ll discuss what this means later on (and also download and try to have a look at BBM Music as well — it’s still in beta). Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today […]

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Applications Opinion

Richard Kastelein of AppMarket.tv talks at Connected Creativity

Richard Kastelein is founder of App Market TV, an internet portal dedicated to the convergence of media. Richard has been in Social TV since 2007 and he tells us about his experience in Social TV, TV Apps and Connected TV. Here is the video:

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Opinion

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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Opinion

I’m giving social media advice at tomorrow’s IAB event

Amy from IAB asked if I’d like to participate in one of their upcoming Social Media marketing events. I readily agreed. The inimitable James Whatley of 1000heads is supervising the panel I’m on — and we’ve got this topic to discuss: Inviting the cool kids: getting the right people to talk about your brand in […]

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Applications

Rummble raises $800,000 venture funding

This news came in when I was in the midst of the birth process last week so I wasn’t able to do anything on it, but I wanted to document it. Rummble, the personalised mobile location recommendations service, just got $800k of funding from m8 Capital. Congratulations all! Rummble offers users a ‘page rank for […]

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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News Operators

The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 2

Last week I covered the basics of the INQ1 now I am going to be looking in depth at the applications in particular the social networking ones. Facebook Let’s be honest, this is probably the reason why you bought this phone. When you first start the phone you are asked to pop in your Facebook […]

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News Opinion

Mobile Drama!

It’s a phenomenon that has been circulating around for the past few years; “Mobile Soaps”, which are specifically aimed and targeted at people like myself… Teens! It’s an idea that has always intrigued me; I’m a fan of anything that is gripping, true and something I can relate too (in terms of Dramas that is). […]

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News

MIR heads to Manchester’s Social Media Cafe

Ricky here! Manchester has it’s own version of London’s Social Media Cafe aka Tuttle Club and on the Tuesday 3rd February 2009, meeting between 6pm to 9pm. I will be down there representing Mobile Industry Review, sadly James, Ewan, Ben and Dan will not be able to attend, however I am sure I will be able to […]

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Applications News Opinion

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 […]