Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Next LAVA Mobile Event:  Mobile in Automotive

Last week LAVA hosted PwC’s Shaking the Money Tree 1st Quarter review of venture investing.  The three VCs (Jon Funk – Ocean Road Partners; Eric Manlunas – Siemer Ventures and Mark Suster – GRP Partners) on the discussion panel were all very bullish on the Los Angeles start-up scene, investment opportunities and the emergence of mobile enabled products/services.  So onto things you should note from last week – May 20-26.

Government’s embrace of digital tech – Whitehouse dot gov

Spooky – InformationWeek

Qualcomm Invests in India – The Economic Times

Directions to Igen Weyr – Digital Trends

Yahoo pivot – CNet

Coming to Android Soon – Google Mobile Blog

On the Razr’s edge – Businessweek

Gender bender – ReadWriteWeb

Hopping Mad – Boy Genius

Hopping Onboard – Tech Crunch

Somebody had to take RIM’s place – Computerworld

BYOD hangover – Information Week

GameStore takes off – FierceMobileContent

It should be intuitive – GigaOM

Selling Malware – PC Magazine

Flash-Matic Pioneer Polley – Gizmodo

Operating Room – Wall Street Journal

Offloading traffic to WiFi – USA Today

And your point is? – The Next Web

Sniffing about for news – The Mac Observer

Pugnacious – CNN Money

Siren Song – CNN Money

An app a day– Mashable

That’s it for this week.  Thanks for stopping by.

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.


LAVA Mobile Event – 14 June, 6:30 PM, tiato

Mobile Vertical Perspectives:  Mobile in Automotive

As one of the largest industries in the world, automotive has been a fertile environment for innovation and new ideas. Today, every tier of the industry, from dealers and manufacturers to hundreds of technology and service providers, has been exploring various ways to harness the power of the mobile device to enhance and bring value to the retail automotive experience.  

Some of these mobile technologies provide new ways for consumers to find and buy vehicles while others provide enhanced driver guidance and control.  User smartphones are increasingly being integrated with onboard automotive technology to provide integrated hands-free telephone, safety, and on-demand entertainment.

This next installment of Mobile LAVA will explore mobile across the three dimensions of the automotive consumer experience–from Shopping to Purchase to Ownership.  We’ll ask questions about where inefficiencies lie and new opportunities wait for entrepreneurs to exploit.  

•             What are the different tiers looking to achieve from mobile?  
•             How will mobile enhance the actual driving experience, and
•             How will our devices interface with our vehicles?
•             How can mobile help surviving franchise dealerships stay competitive?

Registration is required: http://www.lava.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=128850&orgId=lav.  After registration, please go add this event to your calendar at:  http://linkd.in/JTqcHx

MVPs are an examination within specific verticals that are seeing the impact of mobile on business models, operations and customer interactions.  LAVA Mobile Strategic Interest Group and LAVA Mobile Events are generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

The next LAVA Mobile event is Thursday night, June 14, 6:30 PM at tiato.  Mobile Mobile – the wireless products and services within and for vehicles.  Details forthcoming.

Another week in the book, another bunch of stuff that you should have seen about mobile business, technology or trends.  Let’s get to them!  SYSHS for last week, May 13 – 19.

And then there were none – BBC News

But it ain’t broken – CMS Wire

Change in Status – Fierce Wireless Content

That didn’t take long – All Things Digital

Grandfathercide! – eWeek

Typographiacide! – Byte

The Doctor will hear you now – NY Times

Talking Flight – Wired

Turn out the LightSquared – CNet

Spectrum games – PC World

Healthcare Unplugged – FCC

Neul hypothesis – Business Week

Besides the Improvement, You’ll Hardly Notice the Difference – EE Times Design

Buffalo Chips – PC World

Stalking iPhone – Ars Technica

Buzz – Network Computing

The textbooks said it couldn’t be done – Stanford News

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should – eWeek

Just because you can – Oh never mind! – ReadWriteWeb

Just because you can – at least do it right – eTail

San Diego? – Information Week

Bright! – Pew Internet

Siri:  Find me a good class action lawyer – Boy Genius Report

Time to defrag – Tech Crunch

Finally – a useful accessory – CNet

Can’t end on a bitter note than that.  Have a great week.

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Programming Note: Next LAVA Mobile event is Thursday night, June 14 at tiato.  Mobile Mobile – the wireless products and services within and for vehicles.  Details forthcoming.

So this week has a surfeit of scintillating substance that brings satisfaction, surprise, somnolence and salutary observations from the online suppliers of opinions, facts about mobile tech, business and trends.  Sit right down and shuffle through.

 Unplug Wireless Charging before it Starts – Byte

Too late – PC World

Das ist einfach nur dumm – Bloomberg

No login required – PC Magazine

S-1 thing or another – Tech Crunch

Swiping SMB business – ZD Net

House call – Business Week

Does this come in my size – Apparel

True Confessions – Geek Wire

The Sincerest of Flattery – China Daily

Flattery will get you nowhere – Venture Beat

Don’t buy an iPhone – Gizmodo

Plan ahead – Information Week

Write Once, Test Everywhere – Tech Crunch

No printing required – Technology Review

Directions – Google Mobile Blog

Lost – Boy Genius

I found you! – Pew Internet

Smile – All Things Digital

Crossing the Moat – Inside Mobile Apps

Crossing the Gap – National Geographic

A million here, a million there – Rovio

10 million here, 10 million there – Tech Crunch

A billion here, a billion there – You Tube

Is that an iPod in your dashboard? – CNet

Fancy brands invest in fancy apps – eTail Blog

OK – that’s probably enough for last week.  Go mobile and learn something.

 

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Another week, another bunch of stuff that should have resonated.  These are the articles, blog posts, insights and opinions about mobile business, technology and trends from reliable, refulgent or risible online resources that caught our attention – for the week of April 29 – May 5.

Too many competitors is a bad thing – Fox Business

If Microsoft is your partner, it can’t be Win-Win – the Telegraph

Proof of Lose-Lose – TechCrunch

Network Effects – PC Magazine

Network Access – Engadget

Nope! – GigaOM

Yup! – the Mac Observer

Maybe! – Fierce Wireless

Duty Calls – YouTube

Head shot – OSU Research News

Kid Vid – Pew Internet

Anosmia – the Economist

Deafness – Mashable

Prosophenosia – Third Factor

Chameloids – TechNewsWorld

Everyone gets a trophy – Market Watch

Developmental Topographical Disorientation – USA Today

Look Major, No Wires – msnbc Future of Tech

That sucking sound – Edmonton Journal

Betting the farm – Mashable

Smoldering – All Things Digital

Pinball Wizard – Apache Software Foundation

In a Galaxy Nearby – Boy Genius

Customer Acquisition Redux – CNet

Not Compatible – PC Magazine

Deprogramming – Fortune

Integrated Business Machines – eWeek

Face saving – Property Casualty 360

That should do it for this last week.  Get mobile and get out there!

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.