Friday, February 22, 2008

Naked Beta, Roll Up, Roll Up...

I would hereby like to cordially invite my regular blog readers (Feedburner says there's about 200 of you) to an early peek at Naked. Pls ping me your email address (mine is my firstname dot lastname at and early next week I'll add you to the Beta.
We'll have 1:1 and 1:M messaging working globally using a UK longnumber and the US shortcode will be added in a couple of weeks.
I'm hoping for a bit of honest and constructive feedback and some thorough feature testing. Thanks

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Graffiti Wall

I think one of these would go down a treat in our new offices..

Graffiti Wall from Alex Beim on Vimeo.

Microsoft acquires Danger

First Yahoo, now Danger.

MS assets now include device (Danger + [OEMs]), device OS (Windows mobile & Danger), Mobile Service Platform (Danger) and Services (LiveMail + Messenger). Now potentially add in to the mix Yahoo assets; device app (Yahoo Go), Mobile Service Platform (they've got one but it's not widely known) and Services (Yahoo Mail, Messenger, Portal, Search, Ads etc) and you have the ingredients for an end-to-end integrated consumer proposition across mobile and web.

Oms got the scoop here
Danger press release here

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mobile World Congress Blogs

With most of my peer group enjoying a grueling schedule of meeting and parties in Barcelona this week, I'll be in the Naked office, putting the finishing touches to our Private beta release. But I'll be following the news at:

SMSText News
Mobile Mentalism
The Nokia Blog
Vodafone's Mobile World Congress Blog

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Wi-fi hotspot in your pocket

Download this and you can turn your 3G Nokia Smartphone in to a WLAN - neat ;-)

[via Lifehacker]

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I'm completely spooked. Today, the team at naked came across this article by Nick O'Neill in The Social Times titled; "Get Naked But Do So in Private". We've never met Nick, never been in touch with The Social Times, nor are we aware of them knowing us.
Over the last 10 months we've been quietly building Naked to provide people with a way to share, interact and communicate in a more closed, private and intimate way. It addresses a growing wave of net debate and concern over the privacy of social networks and introduces a contextual construct to communication which has to date, been missing. This is important because it dictates how and who I want to communicate with and respects my privacy rights over that communication, rather than assuming that what I want to communicate is with everyone and everywhere.
The irony in the article is that "getting naked" is assumed to mean that you want to open up and share everything on the net with everyone. But with our upcoming Beta, you will soon realise that it means something very different...stay tuned...