Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why does data ring those jackpot bells?

I have been talking about the internet with my real world mega savvy brother, and discussing the valuations of various applications such as the obvious Facebook and Twitter. To him they have no obvious value, and he may well be … Continue reading

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When is a mobile not a mobile?

There is a vast market of touchscreen devices, growing daily, but the naming protocol is leaving me confused? Between mobiles and tablets, ipods and ipads ( OK iKnow those last two are branded…) – where are the dividing lines in … Continue reading

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Should Google be more afraid of Apple than Facebook?

Recent murmurings on the net about Larry Page’s alleged Facebook phobia may be grounded in light of the sheer numbers, but is there another demon lurking in the wings? The massive surge in the popularity of apps – indeed on … Continue reading

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Desert Island Discussions

Desert Island Discussions  You are allowed 8 music downloads, one ebook and one luxury login – which would you choose for the login? Obviously we are not going to abandon you an an island without 3G access/broadband – that would … Continue reading

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Centricity comes around again…..

What is missing from all the multitiude of so called social apps is a sense of purpose. By that I mean a sense of common purpose, and I don’t mean badges, karma and Mayorships – although I kinda like karma … Continue reading

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Loyalty – Brands or Networks?

What builds loyalty these days? Not in the sense of the supermarket loyalty card which has in essence become redundant, mainly in part to the few big names all adopting a similar stance.When we say it generates bulging wallets, it … Continue reading

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Wireless – I wish

Tablets and smart phones, dual screen net books – all feature the new navigation losing the qwerty keyboard over simpler manouvers on the touch screen. Mice have been successfully rentokilled out of the equation and keypads are more and more … Continue reading

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