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As many know, I have been in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, representing IBM this week. It has been an interesting congress, my first since 2009 and you can watch a quick video with my thoughts on day 1 and day 2 below. Tonight at 5pm GMT, Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO will be presenting a […]

Tonight , 24th February 2014 at 6pm Barcelona time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will present the opening keynote at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). You can watch the keynote (17:00 GMT) at mobileworldlive.com Why do I think he is brave? Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest mobile industry conference. Hosted by the GSM Association, […]

Following on from my post this time last year titled “The top apps, sites and gadgets I couldn’t live without“, I thought I would update the list 12 months on. I have listed my top 10 things below in the hope that they might also be of use to you. If you enjoyed this blog post you […]

If you are a frequent traveller like myself, and you may have already gone “paperless” when flying around the world, then the news that BA will allow you to use your device during take-off and landing from today (December 19th) will be music to your ears. Pre iPad, on long-haul flights between Australia and the UK […]

UPDATE: 30 December 2013 – TechCrunch reports that France is bringing in legislation from 1st January forcing taxi industry disruptors such as LeCab and Uber to wait 15 minutes to pick up passengers. This shows how digital disruption is hitting the French taxi industry. What amazes me is that a Government would instead legislate an […]

The issue of using electronic gadgets and WiFi on aircraft is back on the agenda. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal: Current regulations, banning all devices until planes have reached an altitude of 10,000 feet, are now over 50 years old. And it seems increasingly clear that the electronic signal interference the […]

Back in 2009, after a trip to Sydney (at the time my first in 3 years after having moved to London), I wrote a post looking at the Australian mobile market. Some 4 years on from that post, I was reminded of it when I came across a very funny, and well produced Australian Comedy […]

News from EE that they are ramping up for even faster 4G speeds, hoping to leapfrong the competition ahead of other 4G launches later this year – the press release announcing the changes is below. Can’t wait to feel the 4GEEEE’s soon in London. If you enjoyed this blog post you may like other related […]

Hot off the press from EE EE is the exclusive UK launch partner for the first smartphone with an entirely new Facebook experience, called Home, on the ‘HTC First’ The HTC First will be exclusively available this summer on EE’s superfast 4GEE service, with details on pricing and availability to be announced in due course […]

I have been a big-time supporter of the team at Moo.com - they let you design your own business cards. I’ve had Moo cards for years now as my personal “blogger card” and moved from the half-height ones to a full version as soon as they became available. Recently I read on the Moo newsletter that […]

“The launch of 4G in the UK will be evolutionary not revolutionary” First up some credentials so you can determine if I am qualified to make this statement. I have a Master of Engineering Degree and I started life as a radio engineer working on satellites and mobile phone networks in the 90s. I have […]

So Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1Bn, and now Twitter has launched their own insta-copy and now Intagram say they have the rights to sell your photos! This is why I always say “if the product is free, the product is me”. All the more reason to take full control of all my photos […]

Recently you may have started to see people like me using their phones to pay for coffee at Starbucks outlets in the UK. This is a very simple procedure using the iPhone app or Android app. UPDATE JULY 2012: The Android Starbucks app is now available in the UK. For Blackberry users you will need to […]

Some months ago, I was speaking to Paul Clarke (@paul_clarke) about his role on the Mayor’s Digital Advisory Board and what they were doing with public transport data. Specifically I asked “when will I be able to see how long it is until my bus turns up via my mobile?”. What I was after was […]

I am in San Francisco at the moment, meeting with the PeopleBrowsr crew and some other key clients and partners. I arrived over the weekend, so had a chance to indulge in some retail therapy on a wet Sunday afternoon. What struck me is that everywhere I went, people were talking about or promoting Black […]

I read with interest the piece in the Telegraph by Katherine Rushton titled London 2012 Olympics: chaos for mobile phones and the comments underneath the piece from outraged Londoners. For those of us for which this is our first taste of an Olympics in our home town or country, some of the antics such as […]

NEW YORK— From a story about the best customer service you never knew was possible comes the best hardcover book you never knew was digital. McGraw-Hill Professional’s most recent publication, “The Zappos Experience”, written by best-selling author Joseph Michelli, bridges the gap between the printed and digital world using QR codes embedded in over 15 individual chapters. Link.Me is […]

[July 2012 update] My 2nd replacement handset crashed for good in July – would not get past the loading screen – the progress bar was stuck at the 2/3 mark.  So Vodafone kindly sent me a THIRD replacement Bold 9900 – with the latest firmware.  Seems to be ok after a few days usage. [UPDATE] I have […]

I saw this in a street in SOHO in London, a huge QR code hung on a building. As I took this photo, I overheard some people nearby saying “So what, you just take a picture of it? That’s wicked.” Following my tweet about this, Raimo van der Klein (CEO of Augmented Reality leader Layar) tweeted […]

MEF calls the expanding mobile ecosystem to congregate in London on July 6 & 7 for 2 days of insights, networking and celebration ‘MEF Global 2011: Mobile Content & Commerce’ event launched MEF CEO Summit & Ruby Wax-hosted annual Meffys set new bar for industry’s top mobile content and commerce players April 21, 2011, London […]