Sunday, September 16, 2007

Coupons on Cellphones

I discussed the use of coupons on cellphones with a bunch of Stanford business graduates, some ex-colleagues from work and some Stanford professors back in 2004 - 2005. Now, WSJ reports how coupons on taking off on cell phone. Cellfire's model is a far cry from some original ideas, which some friends and I formulated, but it does take an important step in a very lucrative direction.

Nokia acquires Mobile Ads Company

Nokia will acquire mobile ads company Enpocket in October.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The iPhone and the Midas Touch

Some say that the problem with the iPhone was its high introductory price or its play in a dangerous and crowded market infused with break-neck innovation. I would have conjectured that its UI choice (the HMI of a touchscreen) relied on a dumbing down of that most sensitive of all senses—the touch. (To be fair, the screen actions remain superb.) The iPod, in its original models, remembered this sensitivity.