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10 questions to Michael Tchong of Ubercool

I first came across Michael Tchong in 1998.  At that time, Michael was running a weekly newsletter called ICONOCAST – founded in 1997, it was a cross between marketing, media, the burgeoning web — and quite a bit before the whole dotcom period.   I read it for about 4 weeks before plucking up the courage […]

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11 questions to Peter Tanner, MD & Founder of The Messaging Centre

I’ve published two blogs about The Messaging Centre ("TMC") so far — the first was about their SMS service for appointment reminders and the second, more recently, was about how their recently introduced SMS communications system for Tubelines was very well received.  I took a closer look at what TMC were doing.  Two way SMS […]

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17 Questions to Alex Kinch of SendMyTxt.com

I’ve been talking to Alex on and off by email and over IM for quite a while now, particularly as he’s been making some really valid (and brilliantly cynical comments and contributions) here on the blog for some time.  As Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of SendMyTxt, his comments come with the context, awareness and […]

Questions for me from Nick Ris of MX Telecom

Thank you Nick at MX for rising to the challenge and sending me some questions.   I was just sat staring at my empty mailbox thinking… ‘right…er.. I’ll need to phone someone and beg for some interaction‘ when your questions arrived. Nick writes: Hi Ewan, Right – question/s for you!! What is your favourite third party […]

Questions from Natasha

This morning I threw open the door to questions and there was just one person standing there in the bright sunlight: Natasha, NY property magnate and infamous mobile phone dinosaur.  I can remember being horrified one day to find out that Natasha had actually been given a Blackberry by her sensible brother but had kept […]

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18 questions to Steve Procter of iTAGG.com

I think I have actually met Steve Procter of iTAGG.com only once – at a big internet/mobile conference years ago.  However I know him.  At least, I feel I do.  We’ve communicated enough through the years, generally online, by email or by phone.  (That’s half of him on the left there). We’ve used iTAGG at […]

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15 questions to Mark Tynan of ShopQwik.com

I don’t recall how I first came across ShopQwik.  I think I’d posted a wicked article about Reporo and how easy it was to buy a DVD via the service, when I saw a note from Mark of ShopQwik saying words to the effect of ‘if you liked Reporo, wait until you see what we’ve […]

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15 Questions for Sarah McVittie of 82ask.com

I’ve been following 82ask.com ever since it launched.  The simplicity and value of the service really astounded me — it’s one of just a few truly innovative services.  I can remember thinking the consumer brand, 82ask, was a work of genius.  Not only is it distinctive, it also spells out their dedicated shortcode. Generally speaking, […]

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7 questions for Tom Gordon of Alienpants

I remember the first time I met Tom at London’s Quo Vadis on Dean Street a good few years ago.  I had first ‘met’ him a while before that — not physically, but online.  I’ve been a copious user of a heck of a lot of internet communities since before there was really a defined […]

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14 questions for Justin Davies BuddyPing founder

I first met Justin in Pizza Express Baker Street a few months ago to learn more about buddyPing (and MobileGlu).  We had almost met quite a few times (schedule conflicts, emergency cancellations, total diary screw-ups by me… and so on) — so it was with a bit of relief that we finally actually connected face […]

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10 questions for Noah N. Glass of Gomobo.com

Noah Glass is President and Co-Founder of Gomobo.com ("Mobo" – which is short for ‘mobile ordering’).  I made the rather British mistake of getting the timezone wrong in New York, so that when I finally connected with Noah, it was 43 minutes late.   He was gracious enough to automatically adjust his diary so that we […]

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12 questions to Emily Turrettini of Textually.org

I, like a ton of people, have been reading Emily Turrettini’s Textually.org for years.  More recently, I’ve also been a fan of her picturephoning.com (dedicated to camera/video enabled mobiles) and Ringtonia.com which focuses on mobile music. She been publishing on the internet for over 10 years so I’m not surprised to see that Google lists […]