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Saturday, June 21, 2008

First True Mobile P2P Solution Developed in Philippines

MegaMobile Inc, a company of IPVG; announced it has developed the first true mobile P2P application running on Ericsson phones. It is called the Mobster and it has a motto -- "Share the love".

Before we dive into the app, let's first define what "true mobile P2P" means.

It simply means the P2P connection goes through the Telecom's standard 3G network and NOT via IRDA, WIFI or Bluetooth which is what other mobile P2P application. It is also fully implement the tracker server solution that P2P is well known with. Tracker servers allow users to publish and seed their shared content to the entire mobile P2P network without needing a server to actually host the files unlike to the file upload then file download transfer solution which is expensive to setup and difficult to maintain.

Mobile P2P gives users the power which content to share, whom to share and when to share and as mobile and Internet converges; this also means that every mobile user can also seed and share contents to Internet users and vice-versa.

Lastly, business-wise; this dramatically affects content VAS providers as it challenge existing business models on how mobile contents are licensed, distributed and monetized.

Now for the fun part. Check out the following demo video of the Mobster application in action.


This video shows the Mobster P2P application capability to publish list of shared content to the tracker server, allow a downloading client to search the tracker server for shared files and download it without intervention from the seeding user. Additionally it also implements P2P messaging just like most PC based P2P client -- it's always nice to have a way to send a thank you note to someone for sharing his/her stuff to us.


This second video demonstrate Ericsson's WeShare technology which allows user to exchange files while on a call. 

Imagine your in a middle of a business call and you need to share a document to your partner. Using Mobster WeShare mobile app, you don't have to separately send that document after the call. Just use the call time wisely and send the file so that when you are done talking on the phone, you also sent your partner the document he needed.

Finally, MegaMobile Inc is already developing an alternative server solution to Ericsson's WeShare. This allows the company an option deploy the solution independently of the Telecom operators which provides supreme flexibility and huge advantage compared to other mobile content VAS operators.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Is Trying to Snatch IM feature from Twitter?

Twitter IM feature is still down for... almost eternity already and this might just give enough time to snatch that vital feature from Twitter.


Interestingly enough, it also allows status update, blog and micro-blog post via IM (XMPP) to 15 other popular web 2.0 sites -- Bebo, Blogger, brightkite, Facebook, hi5, Jaiku, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Mashable, MySpace, Plaxo PulsePlurk, Pownce, Tumblr and Xanga.

Xoopit Teaches Google How To Make Gmail Right

Xoopit is a companion Firefox plug-in that turn Gmail in a social-sharing network. Xoopit scans your Inbox for Images, Videos and Files regardless if its an actual attachment of a link. The plug-in provides a additional views to view shared media and files in a gallery format without leaving Gmail. It also automatically shows all related media in respect to the current thread being read and the sender.

Check-out the screen shot of my Xoopit enhanced Gmail!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dare to Code Jam with Google?

You might be asking right now what is Code Jam?

In Google Code Jam you will be given a problem, a set of inputs and a few minutes to come up with the output using programming or just plainly explain how you came to get the solution.

To give you a clearer view of what to expect; its like this scene from the movie Swordfish:

Fun ain't it?

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Apple WWDC: Steve Job's Keynote in 60 seconds

He saved the best for last :D

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