On the day that Facebook Places went live, Foursquare gained the most new user signups in their history, and given Facebook has a platform to teach 500 million users how to “check in”, it’s no wonder they saw such exponential volume in new users. The new wave of integrating game theory into social networks has […]Read more "Gaming The System: Cheating Your Way To Mayorships On Foursquare"
This is a link (with video) to a prototype of an iPhone media player that uses physical objects to control media playback. It is based on Radio Frequency Identification RFID that triggers various iPhone interactions when in the range of a wireless tag embedded inside a physical object. via iPhone RFID: object-based media.Read more "iPhone RFID: object-based media"
I remember a few years ago salivating with envy as my Australian friends would flaunt their video streaming 3 phones. Their phones had “external” and “internal” cameras so they could stream their surroundings, as well as have a more traditional webcam-like personal chat experience. Suddenly, anyone could break news, streaming events live, etc. One day […]Read more "Look Qik! AT&T Video Share Makes A Comeback"
Recently I was lamenting on Twitter regarding my desire to drop voice calling and use a text-centric device only. This isn’t anything new, as I’ve always been fascinated with text over voice (even with text messaging being a total consumer rip off). With VoIP clients such as Skype readily available and my laptop being in […]Read more "Rethinking The Mobile Interface"
I’m home from CTIA. To be quite honest, the show was a bit disappointing. It seems there’s a lot of new faces in telco running the carrier and portal strategies that will shape the future of the industry. Because everyone’s so new, there was a sense of timidness in sticking one’s neck out in order to […]Read more "Instinct Says The iPhone Is In For A Fight"
Delta Airlines has recently gone through an entire revamping. I know because every day on the 7 train a few months ago I would see their advertisements for in-flight MP3’s, games, etc. All of these are nice add-ons once I’m on the plane but what about when I’m en route or in the airport? One […]Read more "Delta Working To Improve Airport Logistics"
A year and a half ago I sat in a conference room in Discovery HQ when their CMO at the time turned to me and asked what I thought the biggest trend in emerging platforms would be for 2007 and without hesitation I blurted out Location Based Services. Okay so I was off bigtime. But […]Read more "Loopt, CBS Mobile, and Location Based Services"