Disneyworld

Oh so excited to go to
Orlando Florida again. This time again with the family and obviously a few days to Disneyworld.
Last time was truly a great time and the 4 days felt like 2 weeks. We really had a blast and the little one enjoyed it as much as he could.

One problem however occured. Disneyworld has a deal with Verizon, so my phone wasn’t able to take advantage of all the Disneyworld Magic Craziness.

It’s kind of mind blowing that Disney, who really has the entire Disneyworld sorted out to a milimeter…doesn’t offer any mobile support. But whatever..maybe that’s purpose, so the people actually walk around and don’t go crazy with their phone. Obviously not the biggest fun for a mobile enthusiast.

January 22, 2011


Job Search Via Mobile

I’ve been digging around today in different job engines since we are looking for a new mobile developer. I was looking into Simply Hired, Doostang, Monster, Indeed, Jobsyndicates, Stepstone and a bunch of other job search engine companies.
I am a little bit depressed on how the job search works these days. As a good employee you are not really submitting or updating your resume in the job search engines anymore. An employer with a big brand name is going to pick you up in a sec, but what happens to the medium and small employers, who desperately are looking for good people and in many cases…pay more money.

Finding a good job candidate is really a cat and mouse game these days. No wonder why famous guys like Khosla recommend that CEO’s spend 50% of the time looking to hire new people. HR for the smart brains is becoming more and more competitive. I bet Google, Yahoo and Microsoft can sing a song about that :)

But we’ll see. Maybe social media job search engine is the future.

October 14, 2010


The Future of Wireless Communications

Smart phones, but dumb approach? When will users have more control over key elements of buying and using their mobile phone? Join moderator Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal, cellular thought leaders and rabble rousers as we look into the future of mobile telephony, asking questions such below.

− Where is mobility really going?

− Is it a phone or a TV set?

− What are the limitations of our mobile devices?

− When will we have more control over the phone/carrier combination?

− What opportunities still exist for entrepreneurs?


DATE:

Monday, November 24, 2008

TIME:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Reception
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Panel Discussion
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Networking

PLACE:

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
875 Third Avenue, 10thFloor
New York, New York 10022
November 17, 2008


Mobile Africa

ReadWriteWeb, which is certainly one of the best blogs out there has a great post about Africa’s Mobile web.
Africa basically has bypassed the “PC age” and is heading directly to the mobile world.

Here a few mobile penetration stats about Africa:

-Africa has become the fastest growing mobile market in the world with
mobile penetration in the region ranging from 30% to 100% from country
to country.

- In Chad, the fifth-least developed country, mobile phone usage jumped from 10,000 to 200,000 in three years

- Pre-paid subscriptions account for nearly 95 percent of total mobile subscriptions in the region.

Having lived in South Africa a while back….I really love stories like that. It’s just amazing that the carriers build up the towers and give third world countries the opportunity to participate in the first world.

October 5, 2008


Mobile Is The 7th Mass Medium

Well said and I think it is right on. The recent Iphone hype just shows how much power the Iphone has. I only got hooked up with an Itouch and keep my thrid “Blackbatterydrainage” in my pocket, while using the Itouch to test and play around with stuff.

Here the official article and 7 (coincidence) world wonders reasons why the 7th Mass Medium has arrived:

“1 – The mobile phone is the first personal mass media
2 – The mobile is permanently carried media
3 – The mobile is the only always-on mass media
4 – Mobile is the only mass media with a built-in payment mechanism
5 – Mobile is only media available at the point of creative inspiration
6 – Mobile is only media with accurate audience measurement
7 – Mobile captures the social context of media consumption”

I agree that the Mobile has a lot of potential and as we’ve seen new design and bigger screens will overcome the bad mobile web experience of past years. However the switch from PC to phone might take some time and even today I spent way more time in front of the PC instead of playing with my mobile.

Having said that I live in the US and from my travels all around the world, I know that the mobile has way more influence in other countries, especially tiger states or third world.

It will be exciting and we will hopefully be a small part of the 7th Mass Medium

July 16, 2008


Vintage Mobiles

Traditional Story Telling on a Mobile Phone now the newest Trend in Japan. NTT DoCoMo, Inc. started to sell mobiles with traditional Japanese radio shows.

Pretty funny….and I guess I never fully will understand Japanese fascinating culture:

Mobile Vintage Phones

June 8, 2008