NewsBytes ... From Nicki Hayes
NewsByte is a regular feature presented by Nicki Hayes, WDN’s European correspondent. Nicki Hayes is a freelance writer and corporate communications consultant specialising in wireless and internet technology. She has contributed editorial to a number of publications including Wireless Business & Technology, unstrung.com, Guardian Online, Financial Times, Banking & Financial Training, eAI Journal and Secure Computing. Nicki is based in Cambridge, UK and also has a base in Dublin, Ireland. Through her consultancy, Hayes-Singh Associates, she has access to a number of product management specialists, technical writers and PR consultants throughout the UK and Ireland.
- WIRELESS WISHES... - a look back at 2002 and Nicki's predictions for 2003.
(Jan 6, 2003)
- PAN-EUROPEAN MOBILE PAYMENT TRIAL COULD IT KICK-START M-COMMERCE? - Heard the one about paying for goods with your mobile phone? Seems like a
bit of a joke doesn’t it, unless of course you live in Japan or Scandinavia
where consumers have been doing so for years. So why have mobile
operators failed to get their act together elsewhere in Europe and the USA,
and when can we expect to see mobile payment technology hit the streets
(Nov, 25 2002)
Wireless Bringing Broadband to the Masses - Wireless technology is bringing broadband internet access to some of the
world’s most remote and undeveloped regions, including war torn
Afghanistan. Surely the areas of the developed world that are still
struggling to deliver broadband could learn a thing or two...
(Oct 18, 2002)
- BT REELING BACK THE YEAR - A year after flogging its mobile division, British Telecom (BT) has announced
its return to the market with a ‘groundbreaking’ new service that enables
customers to select their own call charge package online. BT believes this
do-it-yourself billing scheme is enough of a differentiator to win market share.
We’re not so sure...
(Oct 03, 2002)
Standards for Standard Setting - With a myriad of standards being set by a countless collection of
bodies, wireless application developers can be forgiven for feeling a
little dazed. But such confusion could soon translate into some very
real problems unless something is done to make sure everyone is
singing from the same song sheet, reports WDN
(August 14, 2002)
- WHEN IS 3G NOT 3G? - 3G will not be 3G until 2005
apparently. But fear not you application developers. A new
audit will help you meet the complexities of 3G up to 2005
and beyond. WDN’s Nicki Hayes explains.
(July 25, 2002)
- Wireless Java’s Call to Arms - With wireless Java’s infrastructure now in place, it’s time for handset manufacturer’s,
wireless carriers and the wider market to do away with indifference and heed the battle
cry, reports WDN’s Nicki Hayes.
(July 17, 2002)
- Securing the Future of Wireless Java - Java has long been touted as the platform of choice for wireless developers yet there has been little evidence to date of any compelling wireless applications being developed in
J2ME. WDN asks why and reveals some breaking news that should put a smile on the face
of those millions of developers who would, allegedly, prefer Java.
(June 21, 2002)
- THE BLUETOOTH CONGRESS...DON’T FORGET YOUR WISH LIST - With the fourth annual Bluetooth Congress due to take place later this month (12- 14 June, Amsterdam RAI), WDN takes a look at the show’s line-up and gives a sneak preview of one expected product launch.
(May 29, 2002)
- Focus Pocus -“In the days of WAP we focused on technology. As GPRS comes of age we seem to be
focusing on shareholders. Isn’t it about time we focused on customers?” asks WDN in the
light of a new report. (May 09, 2002)
- Getting on the Bluetooth Train (April 23, 2002)
- BATTLE OF THE BRANDS
Nokia's deal to license its Series 60 interface for smartphones to Samsung represents another
fight won in its ongoing battle for market share with Microsoft. But who will win the war? (March 14, 2002)
- Shaping Up for Things to Come?
- Is Nokia's move to drive IP standards a precursor to market consolidation? (February 28, 2002)
- RFID is Watching You
(February 19, 2002)
- Forget 3G? -- Could Bytemobile's new data optimization solution deliver 3G benefits without the need to invest in 3G infrastructure?
(January 31, 2002)
- Airport Security - Can Wireless Help? (November 20, 2001)
- FOOTING THE 3G BILL... Could Bluetooth, W-LAN, SMS and Gaming Save the Day? (November 5, 2001)
- IT'S WRONG TO WISH ON SPACE HARDWARE... Why carriers may need to look for a non GPS solution to E911 (October 4, 2001)
- GETTING BACK ON THE WIRELESS TRACK (September 18, 2001)
- PEOPLESOFT VOYAGES INTO MOBILE TERRITORY… but not quite to where no man has gone before (August 24, 2001)
- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) - Gone in 15 Minutes! (August 16, 2001)
- The Bluetooth Blues (August 8, 2001)
- “Write Once Display Everywhere” - A Misplaced Mantra (July 20, 2001)
- When can iPAQ my PC and cell phone away? (July 16, 2001)
- WIRELESS SPAM - THE BIG CLEAN-UP (June 22, 2001)
- Is Mobile CRM coming of age? - Expected by many to be the killer mobile business application, the mobile customer relationship management (mCRM) race seems to be moving up a gear. Nicki explores! (June 04, 2001)
- 3G or WLANs? - In a week that saw Ericsson and Nokia rallying to discredit recent reports that 3G is under threat from cheaper wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies, Nicki Hayes, WDN’s European correspondent, questions the 3G/WLAN debate. (May 29, 2001)
- WIRELESS INSTANT MESSAGING - Beyond or behind SMS? (May 18, 2001)
- VORDEL DELIVERS SECURE WIRELESS XML RANSACTIONS - Last week, a company, which shares its name ith a neurotic dog from an Oscar winning film starring Jack Nicholson at perhaps his ost disturbed, launched the world's first solution allowing secure wireless XML ransactions using Windows CE on a PDA.(May 10, 2001)
- WILL ‘FOOT IN MOUTH’ MEAN ‘HUMBLE PIE’ ALL ROUND IN THE 3G RACE? - Nicki's view as the Isle of Man overtakes Japan in the worldwide 3G race.(April 26, 2001)
- TRYING TIMES IN THE WORLD OF 3G - While Vodafone and Ericsson conducted the UK’s first ever 3G voice call, or so it claimed, Sprint and Lucent conducted the US’s fastest ever 3G data call.(April 23, 2001)
- CA INTRODUCES MOBILE eBUSINESS INITIATIVE - Partnering the way forward but Europe and the US still have a lot to learn.(April 20, 2001)
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