developing markets

  • Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

    Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

    On the desktop, Opera's browser is only a minor player compared to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but as a mobile browser, Opera competes head-to-head with Apple and Google. Worldwide, depending on which statistics you believe, it is either just ahead of the competition or a close runner-up. In developing countries, Opera is generally far ahead of the competition. According to an… Read More

  • Spice Mobile's optical media disk hands-on

    Spice Mobile's optical media disk hands-on

    I just wandered over to the Spice booth to see their weird optical-disk-reading phone. It was pretty clunky and I probably wouldn’t use it, but that won’t stop the rest of the world from giving it a go. A lot of us forget that IP-based media, in the aggregate, is unfairly distributed. Overlay a heat map on the globe and you’d see white hot action in most of Asia, warmish action… Read More