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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

Question: “Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

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“What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

“The big question is – can WiMAX catch up w or replace Cellular adoption and maturity? Intel and Samsung would like to make it the big connect-anywhere feature for new UMPC’s, but I note that for instance Sprint just delayed its planned US rollout – so we have to wait and see.

Korean WiBro is a Govt supported service up and running, and I have heard that Indian operators will now look to WiMAX for gaining cheap RoW into cities and across slums areas instead of trenching-in fiber”….   Via Linked In Answers

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I Could Have Been A Contender- The Mobile Phone Operating System Wars

“Though the PC OS wars were brutal and delivered many clashes over the years, the smartphone OS war may make those battles seem tame. This time, the stakes are even higher, as the market for digital devices is four to five times larger in terms of units. So, which operating-system makers will be the major vendors vying for supremacy in the smartphone market over the next five to eight years? —next: The Contenders > >>> <More>

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A Look At The Most Interesting Emerging Technologies

Via Forbes: “One of the core findings from my research is that companies innovate faster than people’s lives change. Think about your mobile phone. Odds are, you use only a fraction of the capability of the phone. Companies have to play this game. The sustaining innovations that move a company along an established improvement trajectory are the life blood of any firm.

Print Your House

If everything goes according to plan, one of the largest printers in the world will soon be rolling into Los Angeles this August. After it is bolted in place, the printer will construct the shell of a full-sized house in less than a week with minimal human intervention. The eventual goal: to use rapid-set concrete to print shell houses in 24 hours that require only electrical and plumbing installation”….  <More>

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The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design

 “The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Which U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets”….( see the table). <Full Article>

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Video: Boohoo Fo You…20 Japanese Smartphone Features!

  1. mobile wallet
  2. MANGA on mobile
  3. mobile check-in at airports
  4. mobile keys for door
  5. mobile employee badges
  6. mobile cinema tickets
  7. mobile transport passes
  8. fingerprint authentication
  9. face recognition/authentication
  10. mobile discount/promotion coupons
  11. scented phones
  12. mobile fashion consultant
  13. mobile live TV
  14. wii-like mobile phones (motion-sensor)
  15. physical bookmarks for mobiles (shops)
  16. privacy screens
  17. 1D and 2D codes for marketing and even on fruit and veg labels
  18. mobile GPS navigation for pedestrians
  19. electric wave posters (uses RFiD)
  20. waterproof phones “….. Fanpotai and Boohooforyou.com/

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Taspo RFID Card For Cigarette Vending Machines

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“Japanese teens won’t be able to buy cigarettes on the streets anymore.  A new system, called “Taspo” (Tabacco Passport), goes into effect in 2008, requiring every smoker to carry around an RFID card issued only to people 18 and over if they want to make a cigarette vending machine purchase. Cards will be issued for free (plus whatever amount of money you put on it), but purchase will require a photo ID and other identification documents”…. <More> 

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