Category Archives: Mobile & Telecom

Mongo: Meet On The Go

Mongo is an exciting new mobile networking, location-based services and location-based advertising platform. With Mongo’s location-based search & matching capability and the unique concept of “Mongo Codes”, you can find and connect with colleagues, ex-colleagues, school or college mates, people attending an event or conference, people from your hometown or country, people who speak your language, people who share your lifestyle choices, fans of your favourite team, activity partners at a club, etc… all on the go. You can also buy, sell or exchange goods and services with people near you.  Download links for iPhone & iPad version:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mongo-meet-on-the-go/id555269976?ls=1&mt=8

Mobile Compliance Webinar By TextGuard

TextGuard, the leader in Mobile Compliance, is presenting a free webinar on the changing mobile landscape and it’s effects on compliance, record keeping and electronic discovery. The webinar will benefit professionals in Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Energy, Legal, Compliance and Audit, and providers of Software, Mobile and Internet-based solutions.

Title: Introduction To Mobile Compliance – Are Your Mobile Phones Compliant?
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM US EDT

Reserve your webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/176856091

More details are here:
Are Your Mobile Phones Compliant? – Mobile Compliance Webinar By TextGuard

Google Voice Updates – part 1 of n

Remember about a year or two back, Google bought a small online telephone company called GrandCentral… Google Voice is the matured version of it, and stress-tested for large scale usage (hopefully).

Google Voice is an interesting service, very much in the territory of Telecom domain, so we will have to see how it impacts/ complements/ competes with the Telecoms of today.

Just FYI, Telecoms like AT&T, Verizon, Orange, etc are among the largest online advertisers, because they have a lot of money at stake in the face of VOIP, etc, and they are taking anything lightly today, though in the long-run, solutions with better economics will prevail, like we have seen with other technologies in the previous decades.

How does Google Voice work? You get a new Google assigned phone number. Then, you route all of your other phone numbers through that number. So, your office phone, your work phone, your home phone – whatever. Google voice will allow your calls to selectively ring to any of the destination phones you choose. It is a practical and useful concept, which is will be liked by many.

In addition, Google Voice offers bonus features like:
– You can selectively ring calls to multiple destinations.
– You can selectively block and screen calls
– You can send, receive forward and store SMS text messages
– Check your voicemail online, read it via email or text (you can even forward it)
– You can create personalized voicemail messages per contact
– You can group your contacts and manage their preferences on a group level
– Conference calling, call recording, call switching, 411 info

Gmail adds voice and video chat

Google has introduced Gmail voice and video chat, which lets you have free voice and video conversations right from within Gmail.

Many of us have already been using Gmail’s voicemail feature to send them to email ids (very useful), and this voice and video chat will make it even better.

Checkout these Google blog posts for more details:

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/say-hello-to-gmail-voice-and-video-chat.html

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/talk-face-to-face-right-from-within.html

Dell Bringing an Apple iPod Rival

News reports are that Dell is engineering an Apple iPod Rival, which will do pretty much everything that iPod does, but at a fraction of the price. Wall Street Journal has got hints that price may be in the range of just $100 USD, which surely looks very interesting. Guess they will launch it just before Thanksgiving Holidays :-)
This video has updates:







So those of us who want functionality, can use the Dell option (even LG/Samsung may come up with something soon). And those who want to use Apple (and feel stylish about it), can of course stay on with the iPod – surely there will be innovations in it. Steve Jobs is never satisfied with status quo- which is good.