Eventually marketing departments will cotton on to the advertising potential of mobile, so enjoy it whilst it lasts.
Finally the Amazon Fire arrive. Here is an article with a bunch of reviews:
Whilst Apple seem reluctant to embrace NFC - waiting to join later in the curve - there are many reasons to get behind it. Mobile payment is one, sharing from phone to phone is another, and now product validation.
AND to buy a can of Coke!
The largest maker of cash registers and other payment processing devices, VeriFone have been spending the cash recently. They have just purchased a company called Point that deals with 10 million transactions a day across 11 countries and 450,000 merchants. No doubt there will be NFC upgrades on the way.
45 huge mobile phone operators want to put NFC in the SIM card. Yet more reason to start looking at the potential uses of this technology.
"The hope with HTML5 is that it will save us from a fragmented universe that is bad for innovation, developers and consumers." - The internet will win.
"61% of UK consumers do not want to engage with brands in their social networks" - Yeah, get the hell out of my face already.
115 million smartphones purchased in Q3 2011.