Posts tagged mobile

Must see - and so very true. 2014 will be officially the year of the backlash:)))

rudydewaele:

How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa
A summary of slides from my presentation done at Mobile Innovations @ OCE Discovery event in Toronto on 27/5/2013.
Featured presentation reveals how mobile technology is transforming the now second largest mobile market in the world, and the trend towards local entrepreneurs creating and implementing innovative solutions to solve local problems.
Understand how solar and wind energy are already transforming communities and powering mobile and 3G network infrastructure, learn about low-tech SMS solutions empowering farmers in agriculture, and how greenfield opportunities in music distribution are streamed through mobile. Watch 3-D Printing solutions that are already applied to reduce diseases in Africa, and get inspired by a new generation of entrepreneurs changing the way children are educated for the future.
Mobile technology is a key driver for future economic growth on the continent, and Africa may well be on its way to becoming a hub of technology innovation for the whole planet, despite its many infrastructural challenges.

rudydewaele:

How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa

A summary of slides from my presentation done at Mobile Innovations @ OCE Discovery event in Toronto on 27/5/2013.

Featured presentation reveals how mobile technology is transforming the now second largest mobile market in the world, and the trend towards local entrepreneurs creating and implementing innovative solutions to solve local problems.

Understand how solar and wind energy are already transforming communities and powering mobile and 3G network infrastructure, learn about low-tech SMS solutions empowering farmers in agriculture, and how greenfield opportunities in music distribution are streamed through mobile. Watch 3-D Printing solutions that are already applied to reduce diseases in Africa, and get inspired by a new generation of entrepreneurs changing the way children are educated for the future.

Mobile technology is a key driver for future economic growth on the continent, and Africa may well be on its way to becoming a hub of technology innovation for the whole planet, despite its many infrastructural challenges.

(via • Chart: Free Apps Do Have a Price: Your User Data | Statista)  
Bottom line: if you don’t pay YOU are the content!

(via • Chart: Free Apps Do Have a Price: Your User Data | Statista)  

Bottom line: if you don’t pay YOU are the content!

(via Policy/Mobility update March 2013 – interesting things Ajit Jaokar is tracking)
digithoughts:

Mobile is eating the world | Ben Evans
New presentation by skilled analyst Benedict Evans with many informative graphs and insights about the mobile industry.

digithoughts:

Mobile is eating the world | Ben Evans

New presentation by skilled analyst Benedict Evans with many informative graphs and insights about the mobile industry.

What's Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All

Meeker’s projected numbers for the increase in mobile traffic are too conservative, said James Lamberti, general manager and vice president of AdTruth.

“Not only are we seeing a tremendous growth in mobile phones, but as she noted, tablets are also growing like wildfire, roughly three times faster than the iPhone,” he told the E-Commerce Times.

“More importantly, Mary is right that the mobile ad market is largely untapped,” Lamberti said, adding that the irony of that $20 billion opportunity is that many marketers are skeptical it exists.

kdnewman:

CHART OF THE DAY: The Beginnings Of Second Screen Commerce

Second screen commerce would also be a natural extension of advertising and product placement strategies. If you like a product advertised on television, it should be easy to act on impulse and purchase it immediately via a mobile device. Similarly, if there’s a prominent product placement on a popular show, it should only take a few clicks to find it on your smartphone or tablet and buy it.

more over at Business Insider

kdnewman:

CHART OF THE DAY: The Beginnings Of Second Screen Commerce

Second screen commerce would also be a natural extension of advertising and product placement strategies. If you like a product advertised on television, it should be easy to act on impulse and purchase it immediately via a mobile device. Similarly, if there’s a prominent product placement on a popular show, it should only take a few clicks to find it on your smartphone or tablet and buy it.

more over at Business Insider

Tomi T Ahonen: The Platform of the future? (by Conferenz NZ)

Good going, Tomi!

(via Rented smartphones for tourists offer free international calls and unlimited internet access | Springwise)
Now THERE is a good idea for telcos! Customer delight?
(via CHART OF THE DAY: The Super Low Ad Rates For Mobile - Business Insider)
For what it’s worth, we don’t think it’s weird that mobile ads are worth so little. No one has really come up with anything great for mobile advertising for a standard publisher. Twitter, Facebook, and Google all seem to have decent mobile ad products. The rest of the web is using crappy banners.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-the-super-low-ad-rates-for-mobile-2013-3#ixzz2NQCwr1Se

(via CHART OF THE DAY: The Super Low Ad Rates For Mobile - Business Insider)

For what it’s worth, we don’t think it’s weird that mobile ads are worth so little. No one has really come up with anything great for mobile advertising for a standard publisher. Twitter, Facebook, and Google all seem to have decent mobile ad products. The rest of the web is using crappy banners.

Mobile advertising spending more than doubled globally last year, with increases set to continue for the next four years until the market is worth almost $37 billion by 2016. (via MobiAD » Mobile Advertising News » Mobile Advertising Sees Enormous Growth - Spending Doubles In 2012)

Mobile advertising spending more than doubled globally last year, with increases set to continue for the next four years until the market is worth almost $37 billion by 2016. (via MobiAD » Mobile Advertising News » Mobile Advertising Sees Enormous Growth - Spending Doubles In 2012)

In years to come, people may live lighter yet, suggests Gerd Leonhard, CEO of the Futures Agency. These personal devices, with all their cloud-based functionality, will have moved into our minds. If we require energy on the move, our clothes will harvest it through integrated photovoltaic or piezoelectric generators… We’re witnessing the rise of the modern nomad, “defined not by what they carry but by what they leave behind.” That’s the definition The Economist proposed nearly five years ago, in a feature written in anticipation of a wireless world, called Nomads at Last.
(via Internet Marketing Trends You Shouldn’t Miss — It’s All About Revenue: The Revenue Marketing Blog)  4 Mary Meeker slides not to miss!
digithoughts:

World’s largest mobile operators: Monthly revenue per connectionJust did a quick backward calculation and a graph from Wireless Intelligence’ list of the world’s largest mobile operators (Q2-2012). Gives a pretty telling picture of the carriers in the US.

digithoughts:

World’s largest mobile operators: Monthly revenue per connection

Just did a quick backward calculation and a graph from Wireless Intelligence’ list of the world’s largest mobile operators (Q2-2012). Gives a pretty telling picture of the carriers in the US.

Good read on Disruption - Harvard Business Review

As smartphone penetration continues, watch carefully to see the degree to which carriers begin to lose lucrative messaging revenues as consumers increasingly embrace so-called over-the-top solutions like Skype, Viber, and, of course, Apple’s own messaging solution.