Category Archives: Mobile

3G, Multimedia services, Television on mobile, TV stick, Send to TV

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Live or VOD, a battle from another time for TV apps, by Iris Yuster

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As video on tablet becomes primary, VOD and TV apps must update rapidly. The artificial separation between “Live TV’ and “VOD” apps is an outdated argument. Iris takes us through a typical user journey to make his point. Continue reading

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Personalized TV Under Scrutiny, by Iris Yuster

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A TV-related app that offers a well-balanced implantation of personalization and recommendations will generate usage and increase revenues. Iris Yuster details some tips for us. Continue reading

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Tapping African mobile crowd using low mobile-tech, by Margaux Pelen

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In Africa, it’s not because a technology is available that it should be used, the goal is on the opposite to look for the biggest tech common denominator to reach out to the largest number of users. Continue reading

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Mobile Money and Bitcoin, the unexpected relevance for Africa, by Margaux Pelen

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When I first played with the mobile wallet, it seemed unreal to send money away for free… Continue reading

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Mobile, the way forward to African Internet, by Margaux Pelen

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Margaux Pelen, a young but already serial entrepreneur, shares with us some learnings from her experience in Africa. Mobile might well turn to be the way forward to Internet in Africa. Continue reading

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From idea to design, a ‘web to store’ case study by Iris Yuster

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One of the most important keys to the success of an App is the understanding of user behavior. Dr. Iris Yuster shows how to successfully balance business goals, technological capabilities, and potential user behavior in a mobile shopping app. Continue reading

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Nokia is dead, long live Finland’s innovation

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Nokia’s story might well be now written by Microsoft, Finland’s innovation is dizzying. Katia Carra brings back from her survey trip in Finland some astonishing tips for innovation. One that stands out is Demola, an open innovation hub where students and companies create in team. Continue reading

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Show me 40 African start-ups rocking the Internet

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African innovation is rooted in mobile stunning expansion. Demo Africa is the right place to witness technology at its birth and to report on the next big thing from Africa. Africa’s Internet somehow prefigures our future. Continue reading

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Radioscopy of an innovation shortcoming

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It happens everyday: processes slow down innovation. Stage process don’t flow without meaning. Going through a fictional innovation story, we sort 2 lessons out around ‘feature team’ and ‘leadership’, that would be worth tested in your next innovation challenge. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2)

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For international Telcos, the challenge is to embellish the network with services and APIs . To capture local patterns, going in the field and meeting with local mobile app makers and entrepreneurs, connecting trends to innovation Labs, and desiging bespoke enablers, testing, learning and iterating with developers community, are the ingredients of the right formula. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: the killer-structure (1/2)

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How should Telcos innovate? Slow players in a fast innovating digital world, the equation seems complex. Based on an in-depth analysis, Ovum stresses on a few priorities: extended innovation benefits measurement, network-driven innovation, collaborative innovation and API, leaders involvement, and a new role for Telcos, ‘Enablers of the Digital World’. Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (3/3)

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What is Free’s next disruptive innovation? Let’s borrow Free glasses for a moment, and assess where it will probaly spend the bulk of its time. What will be its road to ‘Free Dom’? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (2/3)

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In 2009, Xavier Niel, Free founder and owner, has made up his mind: the future of Internet will be mobile. How will Free replicate the big hit of the Freebox, associating a dramatic advance in technology (ADSL), with an emblematic product (Freebox) and an unchallenged pricing (€29,9) in the mature mobile market? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (1/3)

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What is radical and what is disruptive innovation? Following clarification on these notions, we go through the story of Free, a French alternative Telco which amazing adventure goes from radical to disruptive innovation. Continue reading

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You say second screen. I say first!

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I stole this ticklish title from Ogilvie Entertainment futurist presentation ‘The end of TV as we know it’, a nice piece of work designed by @Dougscottogilvy and @Themattdoh. It clearly hit the nails that mobile, not TV, will become the ‘first … Continue reading