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Mobile Cloud Computing – 2011 Mobile Predictions – Road to Barcelona

In this series we’re profiling top mobile industry trends in the run-up to Mobile World Congress 2011.The term ‘cloud computing’ still induces confusion and no small amount of fear for a lot of companies. Many recognise the term as something they ‘should’ be doing, but with so many contradictory messages about the technology it is unsurprising that it, in many cases, is still t ...

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Mobile Video – 2011 Mobile Video Predictions – Road To Barcelona

In this series we’re profiling top mobile industry trends in the run-up to Mobile World Congress 2011.Mobile video services were introduced 10 years ago, but adoption is set to grow by leaps and bounds in 2011. The increase in smart phone usage, new delivery standards, wider availability of mobile broadband and the emergence of viewing options outside the carrier networks are key factors attributed to ...

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Augmented Reality – 2011 AR Predictions – Road To Barcelona

In this series we’re profiling top mobile industry trends in the run-up to Mobile World Congress 2011.One of the main driving forces of the internet has been bringing real life to the online world where it can be recreated and restructured. With Augmented Reality (AR) slowly but surely entering the spotlight this step of recreation can soon be skipped entirely. Reality can be captured right then and t ...

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Mobile Internet – 2011 Mobile Commerce Predictions – Road To Barcelona

*In this series we're profiling top mobile industry trends in the run-up to Mobile World Congress 2011.* Earlier this year, Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker predicted that [mobile will overtake fixed line internet access by 2013](http://gigaom.com/2010/04/12/mary-meeker-mobile-internet-will-soon-overtake-fixed-internet/). This growth is largely due to 3G wireless penetration, estimated at 20 - 25% worldwide, an ...

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Location is the new black and Facebook is throwing around its weight

The Internet user as we know him is dying out. He is no longer behind his desktop computer checking his email or on the couch with a notebook in his lap updating his Facebook status. From an immobile creature, he has quickly evolved into a very mobile being, like a prehistoric fish that has grown a pair of legs and has left the ocean.Instead of legs, though, evolution has equipped him with smart phones and ...

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CTIA And The Connected Car

The keynote at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 focused on a two-ton wireless device—the connected car. The automobile has come a long way since Henry Ford first rolled out the first Model T. Some might even argue that providing wireless connectivity to the Internet via the cloud and mobile devices is the next evolution of ultimate automobile personalization.  GPS and telematics services c ...

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Gadget Lust in Reverse

The theme for this fall’s CTIA is finding new ways that unwired devices for consumers can squeeze more productivity and efficiency out of enterprise operations.  In particular, the Tablet PC seems to take top billing as the next great hope. RIM will be showing off its Playbook, billed as the first professional tablet, while the majority of closed door sessions are devoted to development on Tablet ...

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CTIA Part 1: Buzz leading up to the show

CTIA Enterprise & Applications starts Wednesday so we decided to take a quick, visual look at blogger buzz leading up to the show.Our word cloud shows lots of blogging about broadband, spectrum and the FCC, as the Net Neutrality debate continued in high gear. Last week, CTIA  provided its comments on net neutrality to the FCC, stating  that the rules for the wired Internet don’t apply to ...

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Mobile World Congress – Making the right calls to secure your speaker slot

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the must attend event for any wireless company.  Taking place on February 14-17 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, the show is unrivalled in showcasing the companies and latest developments of the dynamic mobile industry.The 2010 event attracted more than 49,000 mobile professionals from 192 countries, a majority of which were C-Level executives.  Catching the attention of su ...

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What Does Jobs’ Keynote Mean to Consumer Tech Companies?

Today is a big day in the for consumer technology professionals…Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Apple WWDC. It is mostly showing off upcoming technology and putting the stake in the ground for competitors to try to beat. While there were a few hiccups with his demos, the content more than made up for it.This was one of his best keynotes in years.I will leave the roundup to the news sites, but there ...

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CTIA 2010 Final Thoughts

By guest blogger Keith Giannini, account director As the International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 conference comes to a close, I can’t help but to be in awe at how much the show, and the technology, has progressed. What started with a 5 lb. leather case that plugged into my car’s cigarette lighter has evolved to a touch screen that lets me watch live TV. Oh, and it’s still a phone too.  Consi ...

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Live from CTIA-Will Green Practices Generate PR Buzz for Mobile Industry?

I started my day at CTIA yesterday at the IDC breakfast where we heard from several analysts with updates on semiconductor trends for mobile devices, sustainable practices in the mobile industry, and user interface trends.On the semiconductor front, 4G won't bring in significant revenues for chip vendors until 2013 according to IDG. The big six vendors who control the lion's share of the market are offering ...

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