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Springboard Mobile: Europe’s first mobile accelerator bootcamp — get stuck in

I’ve been hearing a lot of positive comment around the mobile community about Springboard Mobile. Some readers will no doubt have come across it already. I’ve been meaning to write about it for some time — and I have been kicking myself when I remember. Springboard Mobile is an accelerator programme — a first for […]

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Opinion

Amazon’s planning to launch same-day delivery: Fantastic!

I caught this in a Netimperative story today: Amazon is planning on offering a premium ‘same day delivery’ option for its US customers, in a move that could put further pressures on ecommerce firms and high street retailers alike. via Netimperative | News | Today’s top stories. It’s super news. I hope they bring this […]

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Operators

Which mobile payments system would you rather use? Vodafone’s or Apple’s?

The FT today reports about the European operator mobile payment initiative that’s gathering a head of steam: The UK’s largest mobile operators are preparing for the launch of Europe’s first joint mobile phone payments platform following indications that regulatory approval for the venture could come as early as this summer. Now then, here’s a question: […]

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News

Fancy becoming Head of Mobile Technology at Royal Bank of Scotland?

I saw this job on LinkedIn and thought I should bring it to the attention of readers — there’s quite a few people I know who I reckon would be a good fit for this one. Hopefully you should be able to visit the URL directly — but if not, search LinkedIn for “Head of […]

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Opinion

It’s InfoSecurity Europe this week — we’re doing another podcast series there!

Ben and I are heading down to InfoSecurity Europe at Earl’s Court again this week. We’re producing another special edition podcast series for 361 Degrees, focusing on the topic of mobile security. This is quite possibly one of the biggest issues at the forefront of the development of mobile. Simply ask any Chief Security Officer […]

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Opinion

Has Apple put mobile innovation back at least 10 years?

Take yourself back to the days of the Nokia N95 8GB. It was a terrific handset: An excellent camera, super form factor, nice keypad — a true ‘Multimedia computer’. Perhaps the best thing about those Symbian devices was that they could multitask properly. Hardcore Symbian developers could access almost every inch of the operating system’s […]

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News

MWC 2012 video: InMobi’s Rob Jonas talks to MIR

I managed to get a bit of time with Rob Jonas, top man in Europe at mobile ad network, InMobi. Rob brought me up to date with InMobi’s rather impressive performance and gave me some perspective on the year ahead. Thanks for taking the time Rob! Here’s the video:

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Devices Opinion

Bentley Walker satellite broadband internet: Any good?

I was rushing through Waterloo Station the other evening when my attention was caught by this giant poster from Bentley Walker, providers of satellite broadband internet services. Given the amount of folk arriving and departing into Waterloo from the Western ‘home counties’, I think this is good placement. I know quite a few folk in […]

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News

What’s the best way to mobilise an old content management system?

A colleague of mine popped by today to ask my advice on mobilising content management systems (“CMS”). His company has a really old, creaking CMS that they’re utterly delighted with. It works fine, they don’t want to change it, everything is perfect. The only thing it doesn’t do is ‘mobile’. It doesn’t recognise iPads, iPhones, […]

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Operators

Is your Vodafone Glasgow 3G data not working either?

The capacity crunch is well and truly biting for Vodafone in Glasgow it seems. Reader Squawkbox tweeted today asking if I knew anyone on the network side at Vodafone to help out. I have been thinking carefully — alas, I’m not sure I do. I wonder. If you’re reading, and you manage Vodafone’s data network […]

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News

Do you work in mobile music? Check out midem 2012

If you’re working in mobile music, I strongly recommend taking a look at midem. Most people working in music know all about midem, however it’s not so well known in the mobile sphere. modem — always written in lowercase — is the world’s largest and most influential music industry event. It takes place each year […]

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News

Jobs: Community Manager needed for Android app company

Right then, please do pass this one around to anyone you think might be on the lookout for work. My very good friend Ilana is recruiting for a Community Manager to help out with a company that produces a mobile payments app for the Android platform. This is a super, *super* opportunity to get a […]