Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’
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On Call: Welcoming the G1 (October 21, 2008 TechCrunch)
The G1’s real appeal lies in its promise of an open-source device that puts control in the hands of users.
Because G1 appeared, the leadership of the mobile phone might shift from the career to user.
More Open, More Hope.
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5 Minute Mystery Is Appropriate Contents To Mobile Business.
Test Your Inner Sleuth With 5 Minute Mystery(October 20, 2008 TechCrunch)
Now entrepreneur Randy Okane is trying to bring the format back to life at his site 5MinuteMystery.com.
Every day the site posts a new mystery, followed by the solution the next day. At the end of the story is a menu asking who the reader thinks committed the crime. Users are also asked to highlight up to four statements in each story, indicating if they either Exonerate or Incriminate one of story’s characters. To help spice things up, the site keeps score for every member based on their accuracy, with the most ingenious detectives featured on the site’s leaderboard.
Unlike many mystery stories, which tend to be gruesome, 5MinuteMystery is being written to appeal to a younger audience. Crimes are gore-free, and tend to be written at an accessible reading level. The site charges $20 a year for a daily subscription, and offers a program for schools and charities who receive 50% of all subscriptions sold through their fundraising efforts. Prospective authors can also submit their own stories and will be paid if their stories are published.
This business is an interesting business.
Is such a site also in Japan?
I do not think that there is such a site as long as I know.
Because the novel that can be read with the cellular phone in Japan is popular, this site might be good for a mobile business.
When a little free time can be done, this site might just be good.
Parents do not worry if the content is made a story to consider young reading population either.
Moreover, it might be good all the more for this if becoming the capital to the school and the charity group.
In addition, it is likely to become a contest like a good gateway to success for the person who aims at the mystery writer.
It is likely to become a dream story that the prize is obtained and the road of the mystery writer of a real sect opens it to the most interesting mystery writer up to now if adopted.
If the idea of this site is taken, it seems to become a better site though such a site might already be also in Japan.
At CEATEC Japan 2008 at Makuhari Messe, NTT DoCoMo exhibited a detachable mobile phone, which allows the keypad unit and the display unit to be separated.
A call can be made just like a conventional mobile phone, even while the parts are separated.
Cellular phone that wears separates(detachable cell phone) is interesting!
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The G1: Almost perfect(September 23, 2008、CrunchGear)
The G1 event has come and gone and it looks like we’re seeing an epic paradigm shift in the mobile space. iPhone started the ball rolling and Android is about the finish the job. The change? Phones are now officially computers and the expectation for most users is that they behave in the same way a powerful laptop or desktop PC would perform, albeit in a considerably more compact package.
Will T-Mobile G1 be a paradigm shift?
This might be a paradigm shift of mobile phone.
It is a stage that has moved to the age of the mobile phone as the Internet machine from the age of a past mobile phone.
It was thought that the competition by iPhone and Android was done ahead a little by the mobile phone of Android being launched on the market.
However, I noticed it was not so.
It is not “iPhone vs. Android”.
It is ” Smart phone vs. Past mobile phone”.
And, the developer will be greatly influenced by this paradigm shift.
The contents developer obtained the environment and the platform that was able to be developed more freely by iPhone App Store and Android App Market.
It is not possible to make an excuse the reason that it is not possible to do because the capital is also a little.
It is because it came to be able to obtain the success as long as it is at the talent and time even if it is the little capital.
A new age has come there soon.
To do or not to do; that is the problem.
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IPhone is the topic in Mobile business now.
There is a topicality in iPhone, and sales in all parts of the world seem to be also good.
There are a lot of the topics of the problem at the weakness of the battery and the speed of the 3G network etc recently.
However, sales of iPhone are said six million, and can be said that it is still few compared with a number mobile of the world.
Nokia is a number 1 when seeing in a worldwide mobile market.
A portable career manufacturer in Japan cannot compete.
I think that a mobile career and manufacturer in Japan cannot compete but do not try to compete.
I think that it does a good match if it thinks a portable career of Japan makes carrying in the platform of the world standard with a portable manufacturer and the portable contents manufacturer.
Mobile careers and manufacturers in Japan does good match Nokia if they makes mobile in the platform of the world standard with mobile manufacturers and the mobile contents manufacturers.
It is difficult to expect it because all are stories of assumption.
It seems that a level mobile of Japan is high if mobile of Japan are compared with mobile of the world.
Moreover, mobile contents are sure to have a lot of excellent things in Japan.
However, the mobile of Japan cannot fight against the world because it is not mobile of the world standard that can be used in the world when even the one is so wonderful.
So, a peculiar mobile culture might be made.
As if, only a portable culture of Japan is in the isolated island.
It might be near to close the country.
However, the application business of iPhone is open (However, though it is necessary to receive the inspection of Apple), and the mobile contents manufacturer in Japan also has come round the chance.
And, the mobile world is sure to be globalized further in the future by Android of Google.
Then, the chance comes to mobile contents of Japan more and more.
It might be mobile careers of Japan that becomes a problem.
It is necessary to discuss it like being able promptly to do mobile making of the world standard.
It wishes that the future of mobile business of Japan be bright.
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Google announces Android Market for phone apps(August 28, 2008 CNET)
Google on Thursday announced Android Market, an online center that will let people find, buy, download, and rate applications and other content for mobile phones equipped with the open-source operating system.
I hear that releasing contents as easily as YouTube in Android Market will become possible according to the article.
Trader registration → Up-loading of contents →Release
I hear that the reason why Google is made naming named Android Market it is that it is thought that the developer should release contents by the more opening under a free environment.
This sounds like the remark to consider iPhone App Store obviously.
I receive the impression whose Android Market is freer than iPhone App Store.
The scramble for an excellent developer might start by Apple and Google.
Sharemo: How Japanese people share used stuff using their cell phones(August 17, 2008 TechCrunch)
Swapping sites are nothing new (see Dig N’ Swap ), but in Japan we like to trade our junk via our mobile phones. That is what the Japanese social sharing service Sharemo is all about. The site’s ambitious idea is to contribute to overcoming Japan’s throwaway society.
This is how it works: Users can offer any item they don’t need anymore (DVDs, comics and clothes are especially popular) on Sharemo. If the item is useful to another member, it can be rented, used and then relisted. This procedure is repeated until one Sharemo user decides to keep the item. The system keeps track of all actions and allocates points to active members, which can be donated or redeemed to rent items.
Will the barter site using the cellular phone become popular in the future?
It is interesting.