Friday, September 14, 2007

This Video Gets me Excited

Despite trying to write off Detroit sports, videos like this one have me excited for the Stones' season all over again. Found it on Need4Sheed.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The end of minutes?

I predict that in the next five years most mobile phone users won't have minutes or voice usage as part of their mobile plans. People will just sign up for an unlimited data package and use VoIP to make mobile calls. This will be helped along by the increasing presence of Wi-Fi and the new Wimax network that Sprint is rolling out. This will make shopping for a carrier much easier as you'll basically have one price point to compare and be able to weigh that data point against customer service and coverage from the carrier.

While there are a lot of emerging mobile VoIP providers, I really think Skype is well positioned to take this on. Too bad carriers will try to keep them off of devices for as long as possible. But here's a question - if Apple's new iPod Touch devices had Wi-Fi and Mac OS and a microphone (which I don't think it does), why not just install Skype and call away? Maybe you could keep a cheaper plan on a separate device for when you're not in Wi-Fi land or maybe even prepaid.

Anyway, I think a lot of change is coming and I'm interested to see how the carriers will respond. Not in favor of the consumer, I would imagine.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Back to posting here?

Not that I post much other than status updates on Twitter and Facebook, but I figure I might as well decide on where I'd want to post if I were ever to decide to do so. I think Tumblr is just a little too limited for what I want, which is basically just widgets in the sidebar. However, I love that my Twitter posts show up as blog posts over there. Somebody needs to teach me to do the same thing here. So anyway, I think I'll come back here and hopefully post some more.