Joining Internet behemoth Google in the increasingly crowded near-field communication (NFC) hot tub is mobile company Sony Ericsson, who is putting NFC chips into its Android phones, the Times of India revealed (see also uses for NFC).
A while back, we reported that a tech blogger discovered some NFC functionality on the Google+ mobile app. Google has also been actively implementing the technology for its Google Wallet and Google Places services. Read more
The Apple iPad 2′s rivals from mobile vendors like Samsung and Motorola are having trouble breaking into the tablet market, says analysts from International Data Corp (IDC), comScore, and Canaccord Genuity.
According to the IDC, sales of tablets through mobile carriers face an obstacle of getting customers to sign up for their 3G or 4G data plans that are a requirement for purchasing these devices. As a result, they have only seen moderate success. Read more
Every big news is about China this week with Gang Lu, Founder of Mobinode coming in as our guest together with the TWIA crew to chat first about Google’s imminent departure from China and providing the perspective from the Great FireWall of China which the rest of the world missed. We also discussed the two alternative views on QZone, followed by some local stories about Facebook’s new job listing in Malaysia and mig33′s mobile chat service taking the emerging markets by storm. You can listen to the podcast in SGEntrepreneurs here by going to the post directly. Read more
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Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week:  Creative Zii MediaBook,  Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad still not available, maybe never will be?  Motorola Droid,  BarCamp Singapore 4: 21 Nov 09, Suntec Tower 3, 14th Floor. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week: Announcing Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0,  Google’s New Mobile App Cuts GPS Nav Companies At The Knees,  Motorola DROID review,  How Motorola Stopped Sucking,  Bad news! Singapore will not be getting Palm Pre or WebOS device anytime soon,  Check It Twice: Twitter Lists Now Open To All Users,  Twitter, Outlines, Lists, Directories, You!,  HTC is ‘Quietly Brilliant’,  Witty Taglines and Wicked Tattoos by HTC. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
September 17, 2009 by SGE
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week:  Apple updates iTunes and iPods,  iTunes 9,  iPod Classic,  iPod Nano,  iPhone 3.1,  iPod Touch,  Palm Pixi,  Motorola Cliq,  Nokia twist,  M1 launches Mifi and the Byte of the week: Facebook Lite. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.