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Mobile Marketing

So I hit the CTIA (wireless show) last week and did an interview with Target Marketing magazine about mobile marketing trends.  It’s a good publication you’ve probably never heard of, so I suggest you add their RSS feeds to your list.

Buying a new camera

Recently my brother in law asked me an important question: Need some advice – we are planning to buy some electronic equipment with the baby – a new picture camera and video (dvd) recorder.  We were wondering if you had any recommendations.  Sameena heard that any of the SLR cameras …

And this is why I don’t run my own blog server…

..the maintenance is a killer.  Every piece of technology I own requires some amount of sysadmin time.  It’s not that I’m not a competent sysadmin, it’s that there isn’t time to deal with it all and do it well. Case in point: My Chef’n pepper grinder and Pakistani diaries entries.  …

More Origami news

As follows any quantity of hype, there is then a period of disappointment.  It will be an exercise in PR to watch Microsoft carefully handle these criticisms of the new Origami devices from the Korean manufacturers: 1. Processors not as fast as expectedThe haters are complaining that the devices need …

Yahoo’s AJAX slider

Recently Yahoo! released a set of AJAX user interface components to allow people to make their applications look snazzy and be more useful.  One of the most intriguing to me was the slider.  Sliders are typically the property of desktop applications.  They provide the ability for the users to filter …

Microsoft Gets Mysterious With Origami Project

It’s a handheld computer, bigger than a Treo, smaller than a traditional tablet, much like the OQO you’ve seen me talk about before.  It’ll be a  killer because unlike the PSP, it runs Windows, which means it’s a platform, not a black box. However unlike the PSP, it’s not going …

Creative Technology profits plummet

My reporter friend Aaron Pressman was good enough to feed my schadenfreud by sending along this note about Creative Technology, which makes MP3 players that pretend to compete with the IPod.

Chief Executive Sim Wong Hoo told an
analysts’ conference that Creative won’t aggressively seek a greater share of
the MP3 market. He also said the company is willing to let market share fall to
help Creative improve financial results by the end of 2005 — a shift from last
November, when Mr. Sim unveiled a $100 million marketing campaign he predicted
would give Creative a 40% share of the MP3 market.

I predicted this one
several months back.