OVI Store: the fight for the home screen

Thomas Husson [Posted by Thomas Husson]

One of the first announcements made at Mobile World Congress this morning in Barcelona is Nokia's answer to the Apple AppStore.

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Mobile Change


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How Do B2B Buyers Participate Socially?

Amazon's Kindle Strategy & the Mobile/Wireless Market

By Ian Fogg (bio, recent research)

Updated Tuesday, February 10 - Apologies to readers for a draft post ending up live on the site. The version below is now the correct, finished, version. Because of the publishing problem that hit me yesterday here, I posted this entry on my personal blog first. You may wish to subscribe to that blog as well although it normally has a different focus.

Today, Amazon announced a new Kindle, as the company continues its transformation from a retailer of physical goods to one that is a major digital content (music, books, video) and Internet service (e.g. S3) company.

Few notes:

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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, D-7

Thomas Husson [Posted by Thomas Husson]

Next Monday the mobile/telecom industry will gather in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. With 60,000 delegates expected, the Fiera is the largest European Congress and a bigger event in importance than CTIA. There will obvioulsy be discussions about the impact of the crisis but no doubt that the flow of innovation will overcome skepticism. If you want a wrap up of the three previous conferences, you can have a look on my personal blog here (for 2008), here (for 2007) and even here (for 2006; when the Congress moved from Cannes to Barcelona).

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What Consumers REALLY Want From Their Financial Services Provider

Brad_strothkamp [Posted by Brad Strothkamp}

American Banker published an article last week that Mint.com and Wesabe were adding "unwanted fee finders" as a part of their services.  About a week later, I received the following notice from Mint related to my Wells Fargo account (BTW - it is a bill payment fee)

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Verizon Hub - Bad Timing Or Bad Strategy?

On February 1, Verizon Wireless (VZW) debuted its new Hub VoIP phone. I had the chance to meet with some of the guys at VZW who developed the Hub to see a demo and play with the device.

 



 

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Online Video Strategies: Why Now Is The Time To Innovate

This week sees the publication of my new report looking at online video strategies in an economic downturn. The question is - with advertisers and consumers looking to tighten their belts - should companies continue to build and develop their online video offerings? Yes they should.

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Shop.org Strategy & Innovation Forum: Some thoughts

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by Brian K. Walker

Over the last two days leaders in online retail and the vendors who support them gathered in Orlando, Florida to discuss the state of eCommerce.

Some key thoughts:

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What's your recipe for integration?

[Posted by Mary Beth Kemp]

Mary Beth Kemp

Our panel of marketing leaders told us they work with, on average, 16 different agencies - ranging from traditional advertising and media shops, direct marketing and database specialists, digital, PR and events agencies and so on. 

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