When you head to the Mall for holiday gift-shopping this season, take along one of
Location-based social networking and shopping applications have stolen the wireless stage during 2010 — and will do so again at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s upcoming Mobile Forum on November 17 — “Check In Here: the Intersection of Hyperlocal and Mobile.” Laurie Lamberth will lead off this event with a 15-minute Analyst Overview, which will cover the history, status, trends and hot players in the LBS social and shopping appsphere.
2010 has been “the year of location services,” at least with respect to consumer applications. In January,
This post celebrates one of the most amazing comebacks in recent memory: Jerry Brown’s apparent re-election as Governor of California. Whether you agree with the voters of California or not, Jerry Brown’s record is impressive: elected in 1974 as the youngest California Governor at 36, Brown will re-enter the office as the state’s oldest Governor at twice this age — 72– in January, 2011.
Ironically, in the same poll California voters rejected the “Legalize and Tax Marijuana Act” (Proposition 19). While Brown was Governor the first time, there were lots of rumors about the ‘Guv and his celebrity girlfriend Linda Ronstadt smoking pot.
The U.S. mobile industry has an upbeat feel this fall: LTE is finally here with MetroPCS’s scoop-the-big-guys Vegas launch, sexy new devices such as Samsung’s Android-inside Galaxy Tab(let) are generating excitement, and location intelligence is enabling huge crop of context-aware consumer and enterprise apps and services.
What’s Hot? Location, location, location: context-aware mobile ad and marketing platforms. Android everywhere. Apps for your car, TV and appliances. Mobile payments and mGiving. Social-social-social-social-social. The Cloud brings large-scale computing resources to miniaturized mobile devices. And more…
GigaOm Pro has again tapped Laurie Lamberth to share her analysis and insights on the wireless industry, this time in a Research Note about the fresh set of location-based (LBS) consumer shopping apps that hit the scene in August, 2010. While these announcements — including shopping apps Shopkick, ShopAlerts, AisleBuyer and Facebook’s scene-stealing Places service — all landed in the headlines within two weeks, they represent the crest of a location services wave that’s been building from some time. Why is LBS so hot, all of a sudden?
“WHATEVER happened to that “internet of things” promised a decade or so ago?” Good question, coming from The Economist, in their August 13 blog post covering Laurie Lamberth’s Internet of Things research paper.
General Electric’s (GE) acquisition of Attenti, an Israeli company that makes people trackers currently used for criminal offenders and Alzheimer’s patients signals a big change in the industry: bigger players with fatter wallets are entering the segment to capture M2M’s unique value proposition.
Join us at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco to recognize the pioneers and leaders of the U.S. mobile industry on the night before this fall’s CTIA Entertainment & Applications conference.
CTIA’s fall show is my favorite because it focuses on what we can DO with mobile networks — applications, content, services and connected devices. It’s in San Francisco this year — join us!
Listen in on August 17, 2010 at 10:30 am Pacific time to hear Laurie Lamberth discuss Bulzī Media’s revolutionary new method to provide direct-measured audience metrics to the outdoor advertising industry.