Posts Tagged ‘mobile‘

Google Firestarters 18: Mobile UX is Eating the World – Neil Perkins

Neil Perkin`s article about last week’s event: Mobile UX is Eating the World’ http://buff.ly/1PM6f6f Find more posts and details about and from Neil Perkins on his LinkedIn Profile , blog or  website. Neil Perkins is the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic

Bots are taking over Apps

Great insight by Beerud Sheth on TechCrunch in the “Forget Apps, Now The Bots Take Over” post: “Messaging apps are becoming the new platform, subsuming the role played by the mobile operating system. This is similar to the trend in the mid ‘90s, when the browser replaced the

The hidden cost of free internet in South Africa

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free Excellent insightful article from Indra de Lanerolle on The Conversation last week on the hidden cost of a free internet in South Africa. Did you know that the cost of one gigabyte of data on

The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

Disruptive Technologies Transforming the Government-Citizen Relationship

David Raths proposes an interesting selection of disruptive technologies in eight critical areas of government, ranging from public safety to health to transportation. Powerful combinations of digital, mobile, social, geographic and video innovations already are changing the public’s expectations and the services available. Can government agencies seize

‘Mobile is now the first [TV] screen’

Scherer added that the TV industry is realising that data will play a crucial role in helping it to increase the size of its audience; to have a stronger relationship with those viewers; to improve its shows; and to forge better partnerships with big brands

Millions of Facebook users don’t realize they’re using the Internet

The number of people who had responded saying they used Facebook was much higher than those who said they used the internet. The discrepancy accounted for some 3% to 4% of mobile phone users… Why is this significant? Maybe it’s not. However, it brings new weight to “Facebook Zero,” which

The Blackphone Project

How often have you given away your private information? All the time, right? Over the phone with the insurance company, online with your cell provider, etc. Blackphone is one possible solution if you’re looking to control who gets access to your personal data. Read more