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Using Mobile Analytics to Monetize Readily-Available Network Data

January 21, 2013 9:10 am | by By Amrish Thakkar, Principal Product Manager, Openwave Mobility | Comments

It is inevitable that when a technology is perceived as being “cool”, a lot of companies start claiming that they can do it. Mobile data analytics is one such market. Over the past couple of years, the waters have become muddied, to the extent that service providers...

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A Disturbance in the Force: The Smartphone Market is Changing

January 18, 2013 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Can you hear it? That's the sound of the device market changing. It sounds a little like the whispers that RIM just might have something with BlackBerry 10. It also sounds a little like rumors that Amazon has the right kind of content ecosystem...

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Don’t Let a Kids’ Tablet Take the Parent Out of the Equation

January 4, 2013 4:46 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

It’s already happened so many times that the shock has completely worn off. But that doesn’t mean my jaw didn’t drop the first time I saw my daughter, who’s three now, pushing her finger against a magazine page as if it would interact with her when she did.

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Apple and the Glue That Binds

January 3, 2013 11:38 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

A report surfaced today that Apple is testing iOS 7, as well as the iPhone 6. I'm amazed that this made headlines. I'm guessing investors would be jumping ship faster than they already are if Apple wasn't in the process of testing the next iterations of its products. 

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Could Auto Correct Jeopardize Public Safety in a Text-to-911 Situation?

December 12, 2012 5:05 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Thus far it appears the feature has only caused minor suffering to those sending the texts and major amusement for everyone reading them. But, in all seriousness, what would happen if Auto Correct turned your extremely urgent and vital emergency text into an incoherent mess?

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Who’s the Next Disruptor?

December 6, 2012 1:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Both AT&T Mobility's CEO Ralph de la Vega, and Verizon's chief executive Lowell McAdam took this week's UBS Investor conference as an opportunity to hammer home their usual talking points. De la Vega talked record Q4 smartphone sales, while McAdam pitched his company's lead in the race to LTE.

Is the Entry-Level Smartphone Doomed?

August 28, 2012 6:19 am | Comments

The entry-level smartphone market is a moving target and one that seems to exist to some degree on perceived simplicity

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NFC: What's the Use?

August 24, 2012 12:05 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

I tried to find a use for Samsung's TecTiles, I really did.

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Some Thoughts on Shared Data

August 6, 2012 10:31 am | Comments

The impending paradigm shift around data means big changes for carriers and consumers alike.

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U.S. Cellular: Finding Its Place

August 3, 2012 12:27 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

What is U.S. Cellular's brand identity, and why should customers pick it over a larger provider?

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On the Surface, LTE Not Necessary

June 19, 2012 12:56 pm | Comments

The competitiveness of Microsoft's Surface tablet may not depend on whether it is LTE capable.

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Unraveling the Tangled 700 MHz

June 5, 2012 11:45 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

The spectrum slated to support the future of the U.S. wireless industry - a product of powerful special interest groups and repeated changes in legislative strategy -  is now fraught with complexity, controversy and incompatibility.

Data For Sale: $10 Per GB

June 4, 2012 12:30 pm | Comments

Is throttling really the answer? Or is it time consumers get used to a paying for data on a per-GB basis?

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Oh Facebook, Say It Isn’t So

June 1, 2012 9:16 am | Comments

For better or worse, reports surfaced again this week that Facebook is developing its own phone.  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard talk of “the Facebook phone.” The New York Times says this latest effort would be

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From Sticks to Carrots: Policy Control to Policy Engagement

May 26, 2012 6:35 am | by Chris Goswami, Director of Marketing and Communications, Openwave Mobility | Comments

Perhaps one of the most incisive quotes ever on customer care was from an executive at KDDI whose mantra to his own staff was: “unless it all works … it doesn’t work”. How appropriate for all those people in so many industries across the world who claim to be great at their jobs, but it’s not their fault if their colleagues in an adjacent department are lousy at theirs...

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