Archive | May, 2009

Tags and 2D Bar Codes

Well… it just goes to show…. Trying to maintain a blog while working for a fast moving company is, at the very least, challenging. In any event, I said in my last post that I’d provide an additional perspective on less-than-useful convergent technologies. But first, let’s take a look at my definition of a “less-than-useful […]

Continue reading

A lesson in the use of technology

I’ve been traveling extensively over the past week and been too buried to post. My last post was from the UK where I was working on a very interesting project – more about that in the weeks to come. For now though, here’s what’s been on my mind. While awaiting a domestic flight at the […]

Continue reading

Where are the ad dollars going?

According to an article in May 12th’s Wall Street Journal, “iPhone Gets Bigger as Ad Medium” advertisers are plowing more resources into the Apple iPhone as a new marketing tool. This echoes a position taken by panelist at a recent wireless conference that I attended. The panelist, a virtual who’s who of content providers, e.g. […]

Continue reading

Reuters Launches App’s

Reuters announced today the availability of new mobile applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the RIM Blackberry. Word has it that this is a part of a $1 billion effort to enhance their multimedia capabilities in order to broaden consumer appeal for their products/services. These applications are being provided at no cost to the […]

Continue reading

WiFi Lives On

Recent announcements by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile clearly indicate that Wi-Fi is alive in well in the voice and data plans of America’s largest wireless carriers. AT&T says that first quarter connections on its 20,000 hotspots nearly tripled over last year’s connections (10.5 mil vs 3.4 mil). It would seem that AT&T’s purchase of Wayport […]

Continue reading

Microsoft Follows Suit

If you attended my presentation at Kioskcom in Las Vegas, you heard me say that the growing number of application stores was one of the enablers facilitating convergence. In regard to the application submission process, some have knocked Apple for dictating what developers can or can’t do in their applications. Well…. as it turns out, […]

Continue reading

An Example Of Convergence

I had an opportunity yesterday to speak on mobility at the Kioskcom and Digital Signage show in Las Vegas. I spent most of the allotted time presenting the key trends and enablers that are facilitating the convergence of digital signage and mobility. The later part of my presentation was dedicated to example scenarios and applications. […]

Continue reading

You’ll be hearing more about this

Just finished reading a blog post by David Weinfeld questioning the availability of app’s that will allow an iPhone to interact with digital signage. To echo Bill Collins comment, they’re coming. As a matter of fact, Akoo International is already doing this — to a limited degree — with the digital jukebox. Get used to […]

Continue reading

In The Beginning . . .

Last month I attended CTIA 2009, a mega-sized tradeshow and conference dedicated to the cellular and wireless industry. I’ve been attending this show since 1994, but this was the first time since becoming an executive of a digital signage company. What struck me this year was just how similar the challenges are that face the […]

Continue reading