After a long flight back from iPhoneland, a severe jetlag – I can’t sleep on planes – and catching up with the works, I finally got to edit the 96th Carnival of the Mobilists. Nearly 2 years after my first Carnival of the Mobilists participation, headphones plugged in and a moody playlist on, I’m ready to roll out my 4th CoTM edit of some of the best blog articles on anything mobile of last week (fyi you might also want to read previous edits #33 and #64).
With CTIA IT & Wireless still busy, a week after the Mobile 2.0 Conference and the Symbian Smartphone Show, this is one of the most dense and exciting periods in mobile of the year. I definately would like to add the Web 2.0 Summit to the list – though Daniel Appelquist wasn’t quite happy with the low attention mobile got at the summit, and he has a point here. Maybe invisible at this years’ summit but undoubtly more present than ever in surrounding announcements and events. Convergence (sorry couldn’t find any better word yet) between web and mobile is happening!
With Scobleizer picking up on Mobile (only) Social Software and Martin Varsavsky visiting Steve Jobs… this looks to me as the start of just another exciting period to come…. You ain’t seen nothing yet
In a week where Google Docs Mobile was released, Steve Jobs anounced an iPhone SDK, Facebook to open a developer platform for mobile, Nokia releasing the N810 Internet Tablet, and (again) Google launching free IMAP for Gmail, the web going mobile – or was it the other way around? – is definately looking more interesting and more realistic than ever before… Not to forget the news that Orange will sell the iPhone in France without SIM-Lock (the French consumer rights forces Orange to offer the iPhone also without contract and without SIM-Lock)… You may skip from here if you think all this isn’t exciting
So let’s have a look at the discussions following last week’s Mobile 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Mike Rowehl compiled already a lot of reactions on the event, I added my impressions and more links in my Mobile 2.0 Wrapup, some discussions continue on various channels and threads on Jaiku. BTW: interesting to see a lot of action is shifting from Twitter to Jaiku after the Finnish start-up joined Google.
A real mobilist discovery for me this week was John Puterbaugh‘s post on RIA Platforms for Mobile Services. John is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Nellymoser. Read also his thoughts on Mobile 2.0 – when and how. Definately word a read and adds interesting thoughts to many previous discussions on this topic.
Very to the point as well was Kelly Goto‘s comment on Russ McGuire’s post on Mobile 2.0: Mobile Internet vs. Mobility:
Tarek Abu-Esber looks this week at Mobile Device Technology & The Mobile Web. Mobilist ‘godmother’ Judy Breck reports on Smartmobs how students are “sorting out student mobile rights at school“, an issue that Oliver Starr mentioned also in one of his live blogging posts at Mobile 2.0 on Blognation:
Clearly not to be overlooked issues in our maxed out social media world of today.
Read Morten Hjerde‘s take on why the iPhone will attack Sony Ericsson but loose out to Nokia in Europe. Another great blog discovery for me, realy great stuff on his blog!
On the Mobile Marketing side Bill Day picks in on a great idea for a personal mobile business card, an earlier post from Russell Beattie. Troy Norcross looks at How to block text message spam and Dennis Bournique has a closer look at the Mobile Metrics Report on AdMob.
That’s it for this week, hope I didn’t left anyone out. Next week, the carnival is hosted by Andreas Constantinou at Vision Mobile.
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Rudy De Waele is CEO & co-founder of Nyota Media - the world's first growth agency for innovative African entrepreneurs, start-ups and international companies that use technology to improve the lives of Africans.
He is a Mobile Strategist, Business Angel and Appreneur with over 18 years of experience in Internet technology, specialising in mobile innovation and start ups since 1999.
Rudy has curated ground-breaking presentations in Mobile Trends 2020 (2010), Mobile Trends 2020 Africa (2011), and most recently Mobile Opportunities in Africa - Engaging the next Billion (2012).
He has consulted for Telefonica, Vodafone, MTN, Orange, Telcel, Millicom, Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Admob (acquired by Google), Louis Vuitton, Philippe Starck, Young & Rubicam, Cheil Worldwide.
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