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Mobile

Why location-based technology is on the rise

In my post on 21 October I talked mostly about the principles behind location-based marketing and “geo-fencing”. Since then I’ve learned a bit more about the ‘back-end’ side of things, having looked at some providers of location services and platforms. Platforms such as Sparkle and SimpleGeo provide developers with the tools and APIs to easily […]

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Mobile

Location-based mobile marketing: brands knowing where you are

Imagine that you walk around the streets of London and receive a text message on your mobile to let you know that you’re approaching a Starbucks coffee shop and that you will get money off your first cup. Future music? Big Brother? Absolutely not. Location-based mobile marketing has taken off, especially since the popularity of […]

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Microsoft Mobile

Windows Phone 7: Microsoft mobile goes user-led!

Can Microsoft reverse its mobile fortunes? This week I learned about the launch of the new Windows Phone 7 operating system to be implemented into mobile devices by manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung. Where Microsoft’s previous operating systems were seen as aged and not particularly user-friendly, Windows Phone 7 seems to be breaking with old […]

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Apple Mobile

How the iPad has overtaken the DVD player

Now that’s news! Today I learned that Apple’s iPad is poised to have the quickest adoption rate of any electronic device ever. What does this mean? Recent research shows that the iPad sold 3 million units in the first 80 days after its release in April, with a current sales rate estimated at 4.5 million […]