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Nokia next in line for an about-turn?

Two years ago Nokia had a global smartphone market share of around 29%. That number has fallen to around 3% today, despite the smartphone market more than doubling over the same period. Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, bet the family silver on a Windows-based strategy and gave it two years to pay off.

ICT4D is Better Than Apple at Pleasing Its Customers

In a recent post wondering what Steve Jobs would do in ICT4D, Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS fame bemoaned the lack of customer focus in ICT4D and expected that Apple would do better:

What if Apple worked in ICT4D? Reflections on the possible

“Two weeks ago, I was staying at a working dairy farm sixty kilometers north of Bogotá, Colombia. I was fiddling around with my iPad when one of the kids that worked in the stables came up to me and started staring at it.

What if Apple worked in ICT4D? Reflections on the possible

“Two weeks ago, I was staying at a working dairy farm sixty kilometers north of Bogotá, Colombia. I was fiddling around with my iPad when one of the kids that worked in the stables came up to me and started staring at it.

The inspiration at the heart of innovation

I couldn’t figure out last night, when I woke at 2am, why Twitter was over capacity. A few minutes later I got the answer. Steve Jobs had passed away. A quick visit to the BBC website confirmed the news. Ashton Kutcher (of all people) seemed to sum the mood up well:

Differentiation and the non-changing face of innovation

Last week at the Rutberg Summit in London – an event dominated by senior mobile industry executives – one of the more interesting topics for me was differentiation. How will the new Microsoft/Nokia relationship impact the mobile OS ecosystem?

Open or not open? That is the question.

For many of the open source “purists” in the ICT4D field, there is only one (relatively rigid) way to run an open source project.

Checking in with Applelines

The following post was written by Hugh Brooks of the Navanti Group who wanted to share his experience with the new checkin features for Ushahdi and Crowdmap. He and his colleague Ravi Gupta used checkins for their Applelines project.

Ushahidi iOS

The Ushahidi team is proud to announce the long awaited Ushahidi iOS app!

What the Apple Tablet Means for Africa

Today, the gossip says that Apple will show off a 10-inch touch screen device with the amazing multi-touch gestures that make the iPhone such a breeze. It will also run iPhone apps as well as some mix of Macbook-sized apps and be priced somewhere around $800 USD.

The Apple Tablet is causing the most excitement in the book publishing world, where there is both fear and greed that the Apple tablet could do for downloading books what the iPod did for music - make it legal, easy, and profitable.
But what does all this Apple Tablet hype mean for Africa and African businesses and consumers? I think we'll see several long-term Apple Tablet impacts:

What the Apple Tablet Means for Africa

Today, the gossip says that Apple will show off a 10-inch touch screen device with the amazing multi-touch gestures that make the iPhone such a breeze. It will also run iPhone apps as well as some mix of Macbook-sized apps and be priced somewhere around $800 USD.

The Apple Tablet is causing the most excitement in the book publishing world, where there is both fear and greed that the Apple tablet could do for downloading books what the iPod did for music - make it legal, easy, and profitable.
But what does all this Apple Tablet hype mean for Africa and African businesses and consumers? I think we'll see several long-term Apple Tablet impacts:

What the Apple Tablet Means for Africa

Today, the gossip says that Apple will show off a 10-inch touch screen device with the amazing multi-touch gestures that make the iPhone such a breeze. It will also run iPhone apps as well as some mix of Macbook-sized apps and be priced somewhere around $800 USD.

The Apple Tablet is causing the most excitement in the book publishing world, where there is both fear and greed that the Apple tablet could do for downloading books what the iPod did for music - make it legal, easy, and profitable.
But what does all this Apple Tablet hype mean for Africa and African businesses and consumers? I think we'll see several long-term Apple Tablet impacts:

Expanding ICT Business Opps with iPhone Apps

With the rise of smartphones, more people are consuming content on mobile platforms. This presents both a marketing challenge and opportunity for ICT business. Mobile applications can greatly increase your presence and client interactions, but the new medium comes with its own, often confusing rules and social norms.

Samsource iPhone App

Expanding ICT Business Opps with iPhone Apps

With the rise of smartphones, more people are consuming content on mobile platforms. This presents both a marketing challenge and opportunity for ICT business. Mobile applications can greatly increase your presence and client interactions, but the new medium comes with its own, often confusing rules and social norms.

Samsource iPhone App

Expanding ICT Business Opps with iPhone Apps

With the rise of smartphones, more people are consuming content on mobile platforms. This presents both a marketing challenge and opportunity for ICT business. Mobile applications can greatly increase your presence and client interactions, but the new medium comes with its own, often confusing rules and social norms.

Samsource iPhone App

My personal Macworld 2009 highlight…

While everyone seems to focus on the relative lack of news coming from today’s Macworld keynote I’m personally quite intrigued by one of the things shown off there: the Keynote remote app. This small app allows you to control Keynote slide-shows via your iPhone / iPod touch. [photo via Engadget]

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