Southeast Asia’s Third Mobile Tier

The mobile revolution is moving from second tier countries in Southeast Asia to the third and final tier. Whereas previously Indonesia and the Philippines were seeing the biggest growth in mobile Internet traffic, now it’s Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia which top the list in terms of user- and usage-growth, according to the Opera State of …

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Is That a Virus on Your Phone or a New Business Model?

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only) is about mobile viruses — or the lack of them. First off I talked about CommWarrior, the virus any of you with a Symbian phone and Bluetooth switched no will have been pinged with anywhere in the world. CommWarrior isn’t new: It has been around since March 2005. But this isn’t much …

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The Fast-moving Backpack

At the risk of becoming a PR machine for 37 Signals and Backpack, they’ve come out with another interesting feature, this time an API: Jason Fried tells me that the API will mean “developers…can now build on top of Backpack their own apps, pull Backpack data into their own systems, push data to Backpack from …

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Infecting A Policeman’s Phone

I’ve been a bit skeptical of the danger of mobile phone viruses — at least for the time being — but I had to chuckle at this one. Mikko Hypponen, director research at F-Secure tells in a recent email of giving a presentation on mobile viruses at Interpol’s 6th International Conference on Cyber Crime in …

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Yes, Bluetooth Is Insecure, But Does It Matter?

Looks like the phone makers are finally taking a look at the Bluetooth security issue, which I mentioned in a recent posting. ZDNet quotes a Nokia spokesperson as saying the company is aware of “security issues” relating to Bluetooth devices that “makes it possible to download and modify phone book, calendar and other information on …

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Column: the all in one gadget

Loose Wire — All-in-One Gadgets: Compact But No Cure-All: The Sony Ericsson P800 is an Internet-enabled PC, hand-phone, digital organizer and camera rolled into one; But some things are better kept separate   By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the 10 April 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, …

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