"It's a tough time to be an operator", Google's Schmidt
It's hard to be a Mobile wireless operator today, according to Eric Schmidt, Google chairman; with regulation and the cost of 4G network upgrades threatening to cause serious problems for telcos the world over.
"It is very difficult to be a telecom operator right now," said Schmidt in his keynote to a packed
Google Chrome vs Firefox - who will be the top web browser?
Google's browser has seen a 5% during the last 2 years, now holding 25.69% of the market, whilst Firefox has 25.23%. Both browsers are trailing behind Internet Explorer, which still has over 40% of the...
eBay calls for Government support in m-commerce
eBay.co.uk has submitted a ‘Mobile Manifesto’ to UK Government, in order to help support and improve the mobile economy, after research found that some consumers are frustrated over mobile internet speeds.
Publishers will Embrace eMagazines and eNewspapers
According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, annual revenues derived from eNewspapers that are delivered to portable digital devices will exceed $1.1 billion by 2016 -- with publishers increasingly adopting subscription-based applications to counteract their falling print publication sales. The Juniper market study noted the surge in Apple iPad adoption led a number of newspaper publishers to move beyond standalone smartphone apps towards more integrated digital media strategies. Companies such as News International have begun offering a single subscription price enabling access to The Times...
1996 Internet vs 2011 Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]
Building on yesterdays nostalgia of email providers, here is an infographic showing how the internet has developed since 1996.
Unfortunately my own personal web project, my site dedicated to '80's band The Rose of Avalanche was not archived by the WayBackMachine until November 1999 so I've lost my amazing website designs (!) over those first three years, but...
Is Content King or is it Platform?
The adage about content being king is absolutely true and the precipitous drop in the value of Netflix shares related to losing Starz programming reminds us that distribution can be considered a distant second to content. This is true because the world has flattened with the advent of broadband meaning any content provider can stream directly without the need for cable companies or telcos to take a cut.
Glenn Beck’s recent launch of
Selling your Privacy Evolves with Amazon Silk Browser
Amazon's new Silk browser bundled with its new Kindle Fire will leverage it's own servers for browser proxying meaning that all the websites you surf will go through the company's cloud-based servers. Although browser proxying is not new, it has been used in the Skyfire and other browsers. Its general benefit is allowing web sessions to speed up...