The buzz at Pivot25, a conference for mobile-phone software developers and investors held this June, is all about the future of money. Ben Lyon, the 24-year-old business-development VP of Kopo Kopo, wants $250,000 to produce his app for shops to process payments made by text message.
Google makes one of the world’s leading mobile operating systems. It does e-mail and an office suite and photo sharing and Internet phone service, and does them all well.
In 1973, a Motorola engineer named Martin Cooper invented the mobile phone.
To meet the future of retail banking, cross Moi Avenue into the rougher part of downtown Nairobi, pass the Chicken Spot restaurant and squeeze between four stalls selling counterfeit mobile phones, and you’ll reach a door and behind it a tiny room containing a hat stand, a wall calendar, a strip light and a desk. Patrick Maina’s offices don’t look like a bank, his bank Safaricom doesn’t sound like one, and Maina doesn’t appear at all like a banker: 38 years old, he likes his suits iridescent and his head shaved; his manner is friendly and modest
The ballroom on the third floor of San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center doesn’t look like special. But in recent years this nondescript hall has become the epicenter of major news about smartphones, tablets, and other cutting-edge mobile gizmos.
Down Mobile way, darkies croon to the night on soft spring evenings, grin, tip hats, as they shuffle past white “gemmen,” still their noble lords if not their masters.
Anyone scanning recent business headlines in China would not recognise the country where people supposedly save and never spend. In September, China Mobile’s customer base crossed the half billion mark — a powerful symbol of the awesome size of the Chinese consumer market
Vodafone on Tuesday announced it would start selling Apple’s popular iPhone in the UK from early next year, in a move that should bolster efforts to turnround the mobile operator’s ailing British business. It means there will be three UK mobile operators selling the US technology company’s iPhone from next year: Vodafone, Orange and O2.
It is commonly said that we know more about the Moon than the deep blue sea. That’s because electricity is nonexistent in Gathungu’s hometown of Njoro, in northwest Kenya
If there’s anything the tech community likes more than a special media event from Apple, it’s the chance to speculate about one.