In a surprising about face, Google, who not long ago slammed the Nokia and Microsoft deal, goes ahead to buy Motorola Mobility a spinoff company (setup in January 2011) that focuses on mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets.
Amid Moradganjeh, a Masters student at the Umeå Institute of Design, dropped me an email with a link to his thesis project done in collaboration with Microsoft. Rimino, is a next generation mobile device interface concept that wants to be intuitive, prioritizes human needs, and focuses on enhancing the human experience.
With dismay I observe Ian Carrington, Googles mobile director, exclaim that if a company's website is not tailored for mobile handsets, they are literally begging to loose marketing share. (via Kampanje.com and Dagens Næringsliv).
Thanks to my good friend and future business collaborator David Fieldhouse for this five quick predictions for mobile in 2011. In all honesty, Dave could have written a list three or four times as long as this, yet managed to condense his fantastic knowledge into five simple points. These are the things that Dave, founder of Lucidity Mobile, believes will be happening for brands in 2011:
A friend of mine visited me from Japan and our conversation was around mobile search, since Apple’s acquisition of Siri, a company that makes voice-operated personal assistant app for the iPhone, people wonder what Apple's intent was. This move has big implications for the future of mobile search and is just a first step into the game.
For years I've been talking about how new mobile technologies can turn physical retail into nothing more then giant "windows" for online retailers. I know that I price check using my phone and I know that more & more people will do the same.