The World Wide Web Foundation, established by Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has today unveiled plans for its 2013 Web Index, with Jamaica included for the first time. The Web Index – which will be released on 22 November 2013 – is the world’s first measure of how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic […]
The Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC) Kicked off on Monday February 25th 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. It the show everyone’s been waiting for as it’s the Telecom Worlds showcase of the latest and greatest smartphone and Tablet product launches for the Telecoms Equipment Supplier World. An already, even before the official show gets underway, there’s […]
Ever wondered what the undersea cable network connecting the world to the internet looked like and where the cables were all located? Greg Mahlknecht from Durban in South Africa has been busy putting together a map of all the undersea cables are using information on the internet. The project is still a work in progress but […]
Well every techie and phone enthusiast out there in the world(notice that I said “the world” not USA) should have heard about Nokia’s biggest event for the year; Nokia World. In past years Nokia fans would eagerly await this event with the prospect of seeing the best smartphone in the world for the next year or so unveiled. While things have changed a bit since those times the eager anticipation is still there with alot of persons betting on the moment as Nokia’s counterattack against it’s growing smartphone rivals. How was Nokia World though? Well I was not at the gathering but did manage to watch the event on Nokia’s blog and gathered some insight from what I saw and experienced from that video.
A more aggressive approach
Everybody should agree that the big N’s previous events were never this aggressive in nature in marketing and throwing a couple words or so at its opponents, people complained that they were too soft in marketing the advantages of Symbian and they seemed to have stepped up a bit. The biggest insult thrown by Nokia at it’s event was at a rather unlikely opponent; HTC. Many people would ask, why HTC? They are much smaller than Nokia, have a much smaller reach and is just… smaller. When you look behind the lines however you will see where all of this is coming from, not past rivalry but from the Taiwanese sly and opportunistic move. What HTC did was to hold it’s equivalent of Nokia World in the very same city and at the very same time as Nokia, a move which some said was to attract journalists and developers heading to Nokia World who otherwise would not have been anywhere near London for HTC’s event. This was a move that got Nokia upset and forced their PR department to respond with a “Survival Guide for HTC event” that lists all kind of wacky stuff to allow attendees to stay awake when they leave to attend HTC’s conference. This I think is a brilliant move and it illustrates Nokia’s goal of regaining mind-share of both the public and the media. Read more about My views on Nokia World 2010 …
Twitter’s has unveiled a new FIFA World Cup page that allows fans of the World Cup to stay connected to action using the micro-blogging service. The page located at http://twitter.com/worldcup made from live widgets, the Top Tweets algorithm, and real-time search put together on one page.
Twitter users can easily click on the flag of a team to see the date and times of each of that team’s matches, their opponents and to follow live tweets happening all over the world related to that match. There are also special flags and icons for each of the 32 teams participating at the tournament being held in South Africa that can be used by adding special hastags to tweets like #worldcup, #Arg, #Eng, #Rsa and many more. These special images are only viewable using Twitter’s web interface however. Read more about Twitter’s Special FIFA World Cup Page …