In brief: Building on the tremendous positive response to a recent talk on app marketing I catch up with Mike Lurye, Director of Product Marketing at Amdocs Interactive, to connect the dots in the models that will enable a developer/retailer ecosystem, pave the way for a Long Tail of appRead more »
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Preparing For The (Hyper) Connected World; Why Personalization & Partnering Top The Telco 2.0 Agenda
In brief: Recounting my briefing in London with Amdocs prior to the CES 8 launch, the results of a recent service provider survey and the wider implications of both as operators move from selling access to selling value.Read more »
Editor’s note: A range of content discovery issues continue to plague mobile operators and content companies on-portal. Add the explosion of content off-portal and the advance of applications stores and finding (and buying) what we like can be like looking for a proverbial needle in hay stack.Read more »
The explosion in app stores and off-portal browsing are changing all the rules, pushing content discovery (and the search for solutions to make finding stuff easier) to the top of the agenda. This came across in my own on-going research (dating back to 2005) and the industry-first report I wrote on the topic at the time, aptly titled Mobile Search & Content Discovery.
Back then content owners and mobile operators alike complained about content discovery shortcomings, ones that no mobile search services could solve for a myriad of reasons I outlined during my recent mobile search masterclass.
Fast forward to (almost) 2010, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting time indeed, with recommenders (finally) taking center stage. Industry interest is high and this has promptedRead more »
“It’s all about apps!” That is the message that has come through in dozens of recent briefings and interviews (many of which will be include in the chapter I am writing about app store business models for theRead more »
Xiam/Qualcomm Study Reveals People Would Buy More Mobile Stuff – If They Could Only Find It; Are Social Recommendations The Next Big Thing?
Regular readers will recall that I am sharply focused on tools/technologies and companies providing personalization and recommendations solutions to mobile operators and content owners. My passion stems from my own ongoing research into content discovery and – more recently – work on a new report on mobile personalization and recommendation. (If you are a company in this space, then I invite you to contact me directly.)Read more »