The broken dream of Telco OTT

Mobile Operators have since Apple catalyzed the separation of the Service layer in 2007/2008 ,with the establishment of modern smartphone ecosystems, had a severe identity crisis which has clouded their judgement -and as a result wasted millions of dollars. It was extremely tough for operators, who for years saw themselves as the gatekeepers to the […]

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What’s wrong with being a bitpipe?

Think back to when 3G was launched. No one knew what to use the extra throughput for. The real value of high speed mobile data networks didn’t become evident for the end user until the recent 3-4 years. (The crappy early day 3G-video-telephony services didn’t quite cut it -did they!) When you think of it… […]

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Opera dives deeper into mobile content retail

Yesterday (19.09.2011) Opera announced that they had acquired the (worlds largest independend) app store provider Handster Inc. Opera has since the launch of Opera Mobile Store been whitelabling Appia’s solution. For your information, Appia is the result of a 2010 merger between the large independent app stores Handango & PocketGear -providing a hosted whitelabel app […]

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The art of smart content discovery

What’s playing now? The type of apps that always seem to bedazzle the first time user are music recognition apps like SonyEricsson TrackID, Shazam or SoundHound. All these services basically work in the same manner. They enable you to sample some seconds from a song you are listening to and within a few seconds compare […]

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Adding social to mobile gaming

Recently Apple (who have no track record on succeeding with social aspects in their services) added a feature to their iOS devices called Game Center. The intention was to add a bit more competitiveness to your mobile gaming experience by making it easier to share stats and achievements with friends, take part in global leaderboards […]

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