Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review of Blogs from - March 2011

Developing Apps for Apple’s Mobile Devices

While Android mobile devices like my Droid X are certainly gaining in popularity, Apple products still lead the pack in terms of popularity, if not user satisfaction, for mobile products. The key to Apple’s new mobility devices is the iOS operating system originally developed for the iPhone, but now the standard for an [...]

Social Media: Some Thoughts on Curriculum

Social media are sets of Internet and mobile platforms and tools that facilitate meaningful exchanges and value creation between individuals and with groups and organizations in both the commercial and public spheres. While the earliest tools included blogs, bookmark sharing, forums, podcasts, tagging and wikis; new applications available through platforms like Facebook, hulu, Second Life, [...]
The Breakup of AT&T and the Move to Wireless Duopoly, Part II: The Grand Alliance

The mobile technology industry has been going through a rapid transition, highlighted recently by AT&T’s announcement that it would buyT-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for US$39 billion to create the largest cellular company in the US. I dug into my notes to explore the formation of this industry which was largely ignored by the AT&T despite [...]

The Breakup of AT&T and the Move to Wireless Duopoly, Part I: Transformation

The potential AT&T merger with T-Mobile announced over the weekend raises questions about the legacy of the former telecom monopoly and the unending role of government regulation in the industry. The deal which requires AT&T to pay $39 billion in stocks and cash to create the largest mobile provider in the US, has the backing [...]

Google’s Competitive Advantages – Fixed Costs

We’ve been reading The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, and Ava Seave in my Digital Media Management II class at NYU. The book challenges some of the key assumptions regarding the management of media companies including the importance of brands, talent [...]

The University of Hawaii and the History of Non-Linear Editing

When I was working on my PhD at the University of Hawaii (UH), we became the first academic institution in the world to obtain an Avid non-linear digital editing (NLE) suite in early 1990. Thanks to the vision and determination of Stan Harms and Dan Wedemeyer, professors in the Communication Department (now School [...]
Tragedy in Japan

With the devastation that has occurred in the Sendai area recently, my Fulbright Fellowship to go to Japan for a year is up in the air. Of course that is minor compared to the hardships and heartaches of so many affected by the earthquake/tsunami/radiation events that have unfolded in last week. I’m going to try [...]

Social Media Entering Phoenix Stage?

I thought this guy was interesting when I saw him on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He argues passionately that social media is in a stage much like at the end of the era where we didn’t really know how to get the returns on our investments in the Internet. He says we won’t really see [...]