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4G or not 4G? There’s something rotten in the state of Europe

Tax is always a debated topic, and there tend to always be two (or more) sides of the coin. Taxes are sometimes used to drive behaviour away from unhealthy activities, such as consuming alcohol or tobacco. And often it works, Swedes’ alcohol consumption (at least inside Sweden’s borders…) is a typical example of where taxation […]
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Published December 20, 2012.


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Apple, Google and Microsoft emerge as mobile commerce top dogs

Mobile commerce (‘m-commerce’) has been the hot topic for a few years now in the mobile telecommunications industry. M-commerce covers several products and services including mobile payments (‘m-payment’), mobile ticketing, location-based services, mobile advertisement, and many others more. To shed some light on the evolution of m-commerce experiences in smartphones we should not only look […]
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Published December 5, 2012.


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The Fool On The Hill

Here we go again. Engineered by the Company’s marketing team, brought to the lime light by some “useful idiots” in media and gulped just like that by the unwitting crowds, in long lines doing high fives while waiting. And sad to say, I’m one of them. In my defense I can say I made a […]
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Published September 24, 2012.


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Multi-screen: Yes, No, Maybe, How?

The red light district and coffee shops that line the canals of Amsterdam took a back seat this past weekend, as 50,000 industry professionals flocked to the Netherlands for the IBC 2012 conference. I had the opportunity to represent Northstream as part of a program called “rising stars”, where a variety of key note speakers […]
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Published September 13, 2012.


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Sympathy for the Devil…?

Please allow me to introduce…, or rather bore you with a blog post that is mainly intended to sort out (for myself) all the things that go through my head when I study Apple’s recent court victory over Samsung. There are a few things that I find quite interesting with this case, so let me […]
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Published August 30, 2012.


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Phablets – A needed niche or a niched need?

Phablets or too-small-tablets or oversized smartphones or however you want to call them, are devices with screens of (approx.) 5” to 7” and some come with a stylus pen (Really. I also thought the stylus era is happily behind us). Wanted or not, the mobile industry is going through a major effort to launch smartphone/tablet […]
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Published August 22, 2012.


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Objects may appear larger than they are…

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of media reports (e.g. The Economist: Who’s afraid of Huawei?) suggesting that Huawei has become the biggest telecom vendor in the world. The basis for these claims are the H1 financial reporting which reveals that Huawei revenues (2012 H1 ~16.2B$) have surpassed Ericsson (2012 […]
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Published August 15, 2012.


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Wall Street and Social media – “Un-like”

Summer has not been that great in Sweden. If you spend your vacation here or check the weather history, you will know what I am talking about. But the gloomy weather over Sweden fades to compare with the gloom that has hit the stocks of internet companies such as Facebook, Zynga and Groupon causing the […]
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Published August 7, 2012.


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4G alone will not make magic

I just returned from the Barcelona LTE World Summit where some of the world’s largest operators gathered to discuss LTE technology, more commonly known as 4G. There was a lot of talk about future business models and how to turn LTE into a “revenue generator” with “killer applications”. However, practically none of the companies behind […]
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Published May 31, 2012.


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Disney on steroids?

Will the mobile industry be the platform for the next Disney? In 2009 game developer Rovio released the game that would bring them phenomenal international exposure. Angry Birds is unarguably one of the most successful mobile games of the touchscreen era. To date there has been more than 700 million downloads of Angry Birds in […]
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Published April 11, 2012.