Friday, February 27, 2004

Moblogging sprouts

There has been a number of new moblogging start-ups appearing in the US and Europe. In the US, I have noticed Textamerica and Buzznet. In Europe, there's Ploggle and MoblogUK. My friend Alan at has already got a very large number (100's of 000's) of active subscribers. Could this be the new killer mobile application? possibly - although I think the services need to be even simpler to entice the mass-market. I suspect current growth is satisfied through "early-adopters", and that securing larger audiences will need simpler submission mechanisms, such as device apps that auto-send pictures/video to the blog and/or sending pictures to a MSISDN.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Wireless Innovation Centre

The Hillington Park Innovation Centre has just launched a new wireless innovation centre. "The centre works with two types of companies: those developing new technologies and applications and those wishing to transfer current applications or technology to the wireless environment
The centre assists by reducing the cost of developing the skills and knowledge needed to develop products and reducing the cost of the infrastructure to develop and demonstrate products. It also assists with the necessary interactions with suppliers, customers and intermediaries who control market access ".