Walt, Malt and Fon!

Another new category open called ” today ” – has news from today that I consider to be important from my point of view!

The Walt within: Did Disney buy Pixar or Jobs??

Marketing mobiles to the youth segmenet
Location based marketing for mobiles

some fun:
The Malt PC

{I love this concept ;-)!} instructions to mod it here.


The Fon Buzz: About Fon
The net blogosphere is all talking about it. I feel its going to be important from the developing word point of view. especially India and Africa
Ethan Zuckerman says:

In Africa, bandwidth isn’t cheap. Entire universities run on less bandwidth than I have coming into my house on a DSL line. Being altruistic and leaving your wireless access point open in Africa is pretty much a guarantee that you’re going to end up with other users abusing the limited bandwidth you have. It’s important that African users have the opportunity to share their bandwith in a way that allows for “bandwidth shaping” – sharing some bandwidth with other users and retaining the rest for your own needs – and billing, so other users can share the cost with you. FON’s current software isn’t optimized for this situation yet, but it’s close, and FON is engaged with the issues in a serious and sustained way. I predict that FON is something I’ll be able to enthusastically pitch to African friends in the very near future.

Here are the thoughts of GigaOm and Mobile-Weblog

Indian Daily – Business Line covers this news saying:

`Why Fon?’ thus: “Broadband growth continues; WiFi is rapidly disseminating; WiFi devices are rapidly proliferating; VoIP is becoming mainstream; users want fixed Internet everywhere.”

Are there enemies of Fon? Yes! “Mobile operators have paid enormous amounts of money for 3G licences and they want the return on their investment. But they don’t have the bandwidth to compete with WiFi,” points out Varsavsky.


Published by: vinu

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