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ebaydevcon08 Chicago: Skype Developer Roadmap

The following is my live and raw blogging of Peeter Motskula’s from Skype’s session: Skype: Enabling Conversations If you put all of the time spent talking on Skype put end to end you would end up going back to the start of human species. Skype is a thriving ecosystem 190+ hardware devices, 10,000 developers, partnership […]

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White Paper…Query Suggestions for Mobile Search: Understanding Usage Patterns

Bill Slawski wrote up a nice review of the Google paper on mobile search…definitely good analysis to a nice research piece on the most perplexing bottleneck – mobile data input. It’s my expectation that interest in innovation in the text input, voice input or even new forms of shortcuts will accelerate in the near future […]

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Net.Finance 2008 – Retail Mobile Banking at Wells Fargo: Eskander Matta, Senior Vice President, Internet Services

Mobile phone penetration in the US is now 95%+ and data plan penetration is now 50%+ Modalities:                             Usage   Capable phones Texting                                        50%     100% Mobile Browser,                         25%      >60% Downloadable Application        […]

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2008 Mobile World Congress Barcelona (MWC08 – formerly 3GSM)

I once again find myself here in Chicago instead of in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress. The conference tag appears to be MWC08. I must make it to this event someday as I must experience the crush of 100,000 attendees.

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Robert Peck – Bear Stearns: Mobile Spectrum Auction C Block Results Likely To Be Delayed

Robert Peck and his research team at Bear Stearns has been doing an amazing job of explaining, tracking arcane information and sending out brief snippets regarding the ongoing FCC mobile spectrum auction process. The volume of information they are tracking is both significant and lacks immediate transparency as the bidders are not immediately named. This […]

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Yahoo! Launches Go 3.0 Beta, New Open Mobile Widget Platform, and Mobile Homepage

Yahoo! Go has several exciting announcements that are launching today: · Yahoo! Go 3.0 beta: o New features include: § Enhanced user interface, optimized for the mobile phone § Improved performance § For the first time, consumers will have access to third-party widgets from leading publishers through Yahoo! Go. o Yahoo! Go 3.0 also includes […]

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Tmobile Coverage Map Presently Inaccurate in Chicago

I presently can not get a good signal at my residence, yet Tmobile is showing an inaccurate map my area saying the coverage is the best they have. Well let me tell you, I’ve missed calls where the phone has not rung at all in the past few weeks – that is not excellent coverage […]

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