Archive for June, 2007

Companies and Organizations

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

As I mentioned yesterday, this week I’ve been preparing the index for The Power of Mobility book.

As an indicator of the range of topics covered in the book, I thought it would be fun to share with you all the names of companies and other organizations that appear in the book. Check your mobility-geek knowledge by seeing how many of these companies you can recognize and see if you can figure out how they fit into a book about the power of mobility.

  • ABC
  • ABI Research
  • Accenture
  • Agilis Systems
  • AllState GES
  • Altair
  • Amazon
  • Ameritech
  • Anyware Mobile Solutions
  • AOL
  • Apple Computers
  • AT&T
  • Avis
  • Barnes & Noble
  • BDC Consulting
  • Bell Atlantic
  • Bell Labs
  • BellSouth
  • Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.
  • Boingo
  • Bolt, Baraneck & Newman (BBN)
  • Bones in Motion
  • Busicom
  • Cambridge University
  • Centel
  • CERN
  • Cingular
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Compaq
  • Computer Security Institute
  • Cox
  • CTIA
  • Dell
  • Detroit Police Department
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Disney
  • Domino?s Pizza
  • Dry Cleaning To-Your-Door
  • eBay
  • EDS
  • EMC
  • Entrust
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Fleet Call
  • Foresee Results
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • Garmin
  • Gartner
  • GeoSystems Global Corporation
  • Google
  • GTE
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • International Telecommunications Union
  • Intuit
  • IOTUM Corporation
  • Ipsilon
  • J. Gold Associates
  • Juniper Networks
  • Justice Department
  • JVC
  • Kamida
  • Kodak
  • Lincoln Labs
  • Living Stones Ministry
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Lucent
  • Magnetic Telegraph Company
  • MapQuest
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mazzio?s Pizza
  • McCaw Cellular
  • McKenna Group
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • Montclair State University
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motorola
  • MySpace
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • National Science Foundation
  • Netflix
  • Netscape
  • Nextel
  • Nortel
  • Oak Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Pacific Telesis
  • Palm
  • PayPal
  • PennWell Publishing
  • People?s Republic of China
  • Philips
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pointsec Mobile Technologies
  • Pony Express
  • Portable On Demand Storage (PODS)
  • R. R. Donnelly & Sons
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand McNally & Company
  • Randstad USA
  • Rave Wireless
  • RCA
  • Research in Motion
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Roper
  • Skype
  • Socialight
  • Sony
  • Southwestern Bell
  • Sport Clips
  • Sprint Nextel
  • Sprint PCS
  • Sprint Spectrum
  • Strategy Analytics
  • TCI
  • TechSmith
  • TeleChoice
  • TeleNav
  • Televigation
  • Telmap
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Lego Group
  • 3Com
  • TiVo
  • T-Mobile
  • Toshiba
  • United Telecommunications, Inc.
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • UPS
  • Verisign
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wildfire
  • Xerox
  • Xora
  • Yahoo
  • YouTube
  • Zenith
  • Zingy

Beyond the Phone: June 2007

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Converging products into a cellphone is one way that mobility is getting built into every product, but it’s not the only way. Every month, I’ll focus on devices that are integrating the power of mobility into products themselves in ways that create new value for the customer. Power up!


Business Models: June 2007

Friday, June 29th, 2007

As the Mobility Era matures, obviously a key question will be “how to make money?”. There are plenty of opinions on the best answer to this question. The below is very inclusive and I provide no editorial functions, so don’t take from my selections, ordering, headlines, etc. any indications of the interests or plans of my employer (if you do, you’ll undoubtedly be disappointed when they don’t play out):


Friday, June 29th, 2007

This week, my free time has been consumed with preparing the index for The Power of Mobility book (thanks for your help Deanna!). Did you know that book indexes are largely compiled by hand? Neither did I, until now!

The author has the responsibility of going page by page through the book, selecting words and phrases to include in the index, and then figuring out every page on which that word, phrase, concept, etc. appears. I can’t imagine trying to do that in the days before electronic manuscripts with search tools. But even so, I learned how many words and phrases overlap. For example, I never new how many words have “wan” in them. Or did you know that “time” appears in the middle of “multimedia”?

Anyway – it’s been a great learning experience and a great opportunity to marvel at how much stuff goes into a book.

As an indicator of that, I thought it would be fun to share with you all the names of people that appear in the book. Check your mobility-geek knowledge by seeing how many of these names you can recognize and see if you can figure out how they fit into a book about the power of mobility.

  • Alsever, Jennifer
  • Bacon, Sir Francis
  • Baran, Paul
  • Bardeen, John
  • Baschab, John
  • Becker, Toby
  • Beiagi, Alan
  • Berners-Lee, Tim
  • Best, James D.
  • Bezos, Jeff
  • Bloomberg, Jason
  • Boulton, Matthew
  • Brattain, Walter
  • Brewer, Clete
  • Briere, Danny
  • Brown, John Seely
  • Burke, John
  • Carr, Tammy
  • Cary, Frank
  • Chapel, Dr. Edward
  • Chappe, Claude and Rene
  • Clausius, Rudolf
  • Cole, Dr. Susan A.
  • Davidow, William H.
  • Davies, Donald
  • Deering, Paul
  • Dodd, Monroe
  • Downes, Larry
  • Duguid, Paul
  • Dunckel, Tony
  • Dunning, Jon
  • Dyche, Jill
  • Eckert, J. Presper
  • Edison, Thomas
  • Estridge, Don
  • Federman, Mark
  • Foster, Alan
  • Franklin, Ben
  • Frei, Frances X.
  • Garcia, John
  • Gates, Bill
  • Goad, Tom W.
  • Guevel, Gene
  • Hagel, John III
  • Haney, Kerin
  • Henson, Paul H.
  • Hertz, Heinrich
  • Hoff, Ted
  • Ibuku, Masaru
  • Jin, H. P.
  • Jobs, Steve
  • Kaufman, Ray
  • Kilby, Jack
  • Kime, Tristan
  • Kleinrock, Len
  • Komisky, Mark
  • Krevor, Larry
  • Lancina, Gary
  • Levy, Evan
  • Licklider, J. C. R.
  • Logan, Robert
  • Lowe, Bill
  • Lowy, Alex
  • Malone, Michael S.
  • Marconi, Guglielmo
  • Mauchly, John
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • McCarter, Jackie
  • McCaw, Craig
  • Metcalfe, Robert,
  • Moore, Gordon
  • Morse, Samuel
  • Mui, Chunka
  • Newcomen, Thomas
  • Noyce, Robert
  • Ong, Walter J.
  • Pennington, Dr. Karen L.
  • Pierce, Andrew
  • Piot, Jon
  • Plato
  • Pope Innocent VIII
  • Ramsey, Russ
  • Redman, Philip
  • Roberts, James “JR”
  • Roberts, Larry
  • Roebuck, John
  • Scantlebury, Roger
  • Schmelzer, Ronald
  • Shapiro, Carl
  • Shockley, William
  • Tapscott, Don
  • Taylor, Bob
  • Ticoll, David
  • Tomlinson, Ray
  • Tong, Leighton
  • Turnbull, Laurence
  • Uhrmacher, Lisa-Anne
  • Valente, Oliver
  • Varian, Hal R.
  • Warhurst, Peter S.
  • Watt, James
  • Weber, Betsy
  • Wilkes, Maurice V.
  • Yefsky, Alan

Enabling Technology: Week of 6/24/07

Friday, June 29th, 2007

The Law of Mobility talks about value increasing with mobility. The impact of this law is being felt because the barriers to building mobility in are being obliterated week after week. Here are examples of technology advances enabling this to happen:

Full list here.

Recent Research: June 2007

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Research is good. Free highlights from expensive research reports are great. Here are some recent headlines:

Indicators: Week of 6/24/07

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Each week we will track indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Full list here.

Capturing the Power: Week of 6/24/07

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Mobility is a wonderful thing. As mobility gets built into all products and services, businesses need to learn how to both capture the power of mobility and manage the dangers introduced through mobility. Here are some examples of how the power of mobility is being applied to create competitive advantage:

Complete list here

Check out the iPhone review from the NYTimes

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Not only is this funny, but it’s informative. Be sure to watch it the whole way through.

You can read the article, but the video is more fun!

As HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sanyo, and Nokia continue to chase the improvements Apple has introduced to the industry, hopefully their experience in making great phones, combined with the usability expectations that Apple has set in the market will deliver what we all really want!

Managing the Danger: Week of 6/24/07

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

In order to be winners in the new mobile era, businesses will not only need to capture the power of mobility, but also manage the danger. Highlighted below are recent examples of the danger of mobility and how some firms are beginning to manage it: