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    iWatch what happens next

    The remake of Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology.  People could embed electronic circuitry into their hands and use their palms as smartphones.  Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines.  The interesting and relevant cinematic device...

  • iWatch What Happens Next

    The 2012 reboot of the sci-fi classic Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology. The envisioned future portrayed a time in which people could embed electronic circuitry directly into their hands and use their palms as smartphones. Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines. What’s truly remarkable, …   Read More

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    The Smartphone is dead. It just doesn’t know it yet.

    The other day, a colleague and I were defending our thoughts on the most influential and disruptive technologies of this century.  The usual suspects came and went very quickly and with little debate.  TIVO … duh.  Touch screens … well it was actually invented in...

  • Why You Think QR Codes Suck and Why You’re Stupid

    The following is a guest post by Derek Johnson, Founder & CEO of SMS provider Tatango.  You can reach him by phone at (206) 334-4012 or via email. Have you noticed recently the abundance of QR code marketing hate out there? Don’t get me wrong, there has always been QR code haters, but recently it seems like these numbers …   Read More

  • Reaction Over DOJ Block Of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Pours In, AT&T Issues Statement

    The mobile industry is buzzing today over the DOJ’s decision to block the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile.  There’s been split reaction since the merger was proposed, and opinions are flying around hot and heavy since the latest news broke early this morning. AT&T was quick to issue a statement regarding the decision, saying they …   Read More

  • The Death Of The Short Code – Are We On The Verge Of Reviving The “Long Code?”

    Group Texting, a company that does exactly what its name implies, published an interesting blog post recently entitled “The Death of the Short Code” in which it details the many disadvantages of short codes and how “long codes” — or so-called “virtual phone numbers” — overcome many of the barriers short codes present. “The major …   Read More

  • ChaCha CEO: “Net Neutrality Needs To Be Extended To Mobile Platforms”

    As the saga of T-Mobile’s SMS price hike continues, ChaCha CEO Scott Jones has been one of the most vocal personalities against the concept, saying ChaCha will completely stop its service over the T-Mobile network if and when the rate increase commences.  Add to it a lawsuit filed on Friday against T-Mobile by EZ Texting …   Read More

  • ChaCha CEO Issues Position Statement On T-Mobile’s Proposed SMS Price Hike

    ChaCha CEO Scott Jones is throwing his hat into the ring of mobile service providers who feel T-Mobile’s proposed SMS price hike is bad for nearly every link in the mobile services value-chain.  Below is his position statement in its entirety; “If T-Mobile moves forward with its “twitter tax” that is rumored to begin on …   Read More

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    Android 2.2, Hulu Sadly Still Don’t Mix

    Over the weekend I was pleased as punch when my EVO informed me that the upgrade to the latest Android OS–Android 2.2, also known by the wannabe-hip nickname Froyo–was available for the handset. I’ve been eager for the upgrade, mostly because of reports that Android 2.2 would allow smartphones to play Flash videos, the format …   Read More

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    Greystripe CEO: “Open or Not, Apple’s Flash Ban Creates Huge Issues For Advertisers”

    On the heels of Steve Jobs publishing his harsh criticism of Adobe and its Flash technology in general this morning, Greystripe CEO Michael Chang issued a response firing back at Jobs saying “open or not, Apple’s Flash ban creates huge issues for advertisers.” The underlying message in Chang’s response is clear; nearly all ad creative …   Read More