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    Before that I spent 11 years running Future Platforms, a software company I co-founded which makes lovely things for mobile phones, and which I sold in 2011.

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May 10, 2008


Dave Ph

Tom, I think the wifi industry is doing just fine embedding wifi into anything that moves, and some things that don't. But the wifi 'industry' to which you refer has moved on: it's now social networks and web 2.0 that's going to destroy the top-down hierarchical corporate structures of The Man. No wait, that was blogging that was going to destroy the top-down hierarchical corporate structures. Maybe it's Twitter that is going to destroy the top-down hierarchical corporate structures by using the web, IM, and SMS seamlessly.

Yes, that must be it. Breathless revolutionaries of the next new thing unite!

Tom Hume

Dave - I can't tell whether you're being sarcastic, or right. And I like that :)

Twitter as the future of all communication also tickles me...

Giff Gfroerer, i2SMS

And look what Tomi is saying about SMS usage and the direct correlation between average number of messages sent per day, per subscriber in a country and the generation of mobile technology in a country. The US, long behind the rest of the world, crossed the 2+ messages per day per subscriber in 2007 and is estimated to cross 3+ messages per day per subscriber in 2008. The United States may have finally turned the corner. This being said, look at the multiple subscriptions in the US going up...


Be very careful. Multiple phones and multiple SIMs make you a terrorist.

Or so say the media ;)

Tom Hume

Yes, we have one of the posters from that campaign stuck on our Big Cupboard Of Phones at the office :)

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