On a recent visit to Seoul I dutifully visited one of my favourite geek tourist destinations the Yongsan Electronics Market. This is Seoul's "temple" to consumer electronics, with eight floors of counters laden with cameras, PCs, notebooks, TVs, personal navigation devices (PNDs) and mobile phones stretching as far as the eye can see. The eighth floor is dedicat... Read more
In this business it's hard not to get seduced by the never-ending succession of all-singing, all-dancing high-tier phones, but it's important to keep an eye on the low end of the market. Basic, inexpensive phones still account for the vast majority of global mobile device sales and even in mature markets they make up a significant proportion of sales. You only h... Read more
I recently attended a very interesting debate about whether Google or Rupert Murdoch had more influence in the UK today. Speakers also considered who would have more influence in ten years' time. During the debate one of the protagonists refrained from calling Google the Antichrist, but only just. Similar things have been said about Mr Murdoch.
In the wee... Read more
Earlier this month I attended IBC2009 in Amsterdam to give a presentation on how media companies are embracing the mobile industry. The session I participated in, "Mobile media: Managing and delivering the content," was well received. Delegates were keen to learn about what happens when the media and mobile worlds meet.
When I wasn't presenting, I listene... Read more
There's no doubt we're in a recession and business is tough. Yet CCS Insight is still on course to end the year with an impressive set of figures. A few months ago, I asked myself why we're doing relatively well in the middle of so much economic gloom. The simple answer is we employ the best people.
With this in mind, we advertised for a research analyst,... Read more