New Device Watch: Nokia N97

Joining the surge of smartphones with quickly evolving standards is the Nokia N97. It was unveiled today at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona, as the conference's centerpiece. The top line is that it has 32 Gigs of memory, DVD quality…

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Location Awareness Popping Up Everywhere

We've written a bit in the past about how location awareness in mobile devices like the iPhone is beginning to inspire online product development. This has been behind Mozilla's Geode platform, which lets developers create location-based services based on the…

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10,000 iPhone Apps and Counting

148apps.com reports that there have been more than 10,000 iPhone apps released to date. The site tracks application releases and also has some interesting breakdowns of where applications fall into different categories and price points. About a quarter of total…

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Yellow Pages News Roundup

Here is a collection of newsworthy Yellow Pages and directional media items that I've noted over the past week or so. Got this press release in my inbox from Yell Group this morning, showing some creativity in linking the print…

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Happy Thanksgiving

TKG offices are closed tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday and blog posting will be light over the next few days. For our U.S. readers or expats celebrating Thanksgiving, have a fun and restful holiday.

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ILM Coverage II: The Tweet Roundup

Following the roundup of blog coverage of ILM:08, you can view all the Twitter comments that are tagged and aggregated here. There was lots of good chatter and some good gems scattered throughout the 100+ tweets from the event. Thanks…

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YouTube Goes Widescreen

I noticed today when watching a YouTube video that the viewing window has switched to a 16:9 aspect ratio. For videos in 4:3 ratio already on YouTube, they simply sit in the middle of the widescreen window (see example below).…

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What’s Next for Google TV?

One of the prevalent themes at last week's ILM:08 conference was how the economic environment is forcing businesses of all sizes to pay closer attention to their advertising ROI. With that will come an acceleration of the existing trend toward…

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Street View on the iPhone: Pretty Nice

Last night, I finally got around to downloading the newest iPhone firmware (v2.2) that was released Friday. It includes enhancements to browsing in Safari, Podcast integration, the option to deactivate typing auto correct (thank you!) and Google Street View. The…

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The Reality of Mobile Local

In 1996, one of our keynote speakers at a Kelsey conference was Greg Riker, who was vice president of technology at Microsoft and responsible for "wearable technologies." A lot of what he did sounded like science fiction, but what he…

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The Phone as a Media Device

The phone is quickly advancing as a means of pushing out ad-sponsored content that mimics some of the popular mobile advertising features. Greg Webster of VoodooVox, at ILM:08, debuted some of the new features of the company's In-Call Media group, demonstrating…

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Yellowbook Gets in the UGC Game

This isn't a brand-new item but is something I just noticed: Yellowbook.com now offers the ability for users to rate businesses and read the reviews of others. The reason this is notable is that the IYP for a while was…

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