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Google Chromecast Review: Set-up Harder Than It Should’ve Been & Performance Sub Optimal.

August 2, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Review, Smart TV
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My Google Chromecast arrived on Wednesday. From the moment that Chromecast was announced, I was excited to own this device. After reading Chromecast reviews by  some of my favorite tech pubs – WSJ/AllthingsD’s Walt Mossberg, Hufington Post, and TechCrunch, I was even more pumped. Sadly, now that I’ve tried it, I’m less than enthusiastic. I wish […]

Unboxing Google Glass Explorer Edition

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Google Glass, Mobile
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I am one of the lucky first people to have the opportunity to buy the beta version of Google Glass, after registering as a “Glass Explorer” at Google I/O 2012. Last weekend, I went to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California and picked up my Google Glass…

Watching the Tide Turn – The Evolution of Android

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Google Glass, Mobile
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A year ago plus, when my tech-savvy friends and colleagues (that didn’t work at Google or Motorola) discovered that I used Android, they gave me strange looks.  Those looks were equal parts bafflement and disgust, and were almost always accompanied by asking, “Why Android?” – as if to say, “As someone who knows mobile, shouldn’t […]

Come to the GoogleTV Hackathon this Friday in Mountain View, CA!

April 18, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Contest, Developers, Events, Mobile
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The team at GoogleTV is hosting a hackathon this weekend at the Google Mountain View campus in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Android Developer Meetup. I’ll be there to help teams create their elevator pitches between 7-10pm on Friday night. And, the festivities will span throughout the weekend.  Winners of the hackathon will be selected […]

Poptuit packs a punch: social phone book and yellow pages, LBS and more. Get a free beta invite.

October 5, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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I recently sat down with Henry Vogel, the President and CEO of Apptera to talk about their new Android app, Poptuit.  Poptuit is a multi-faceted consumer-focused app that brings together your favorite people and merchants together with your phone’s dialer, SMS messenger, email client, camera, maps, social apps and more into one easy to use […]

Waging the Mobile Patent War & the Future of Mobile Innovation: Google, Palm, Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Mozilla – What’s next?

September 1, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile
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Its been a huge couple of weeks in mobile… It started with Google‘s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on August 15th (its largest to date).  That was followed by HP‘s announcement on August 18th that it is canceling its Palm line of WebOS-based hardware.  The big news continued into week with Steve Jobs’s resignation as CEO […]

Highlights From Mobile World Congress

February 24, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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I spent last week in Barcelona for the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress.  Here are some of the highlights…

Plotting Today’s Web Landscape with Points of Control, The Map

October 15, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Review, Social Media
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I recently stumbled across a visual map of the web 2.0 landscape, created by John Battelle and team, called Points of Control.  (Note: If you’re interested in social media and you’re not familiar with John Battelle, check him out… He’s the Program Chair of the Web 2.0 Summit, and his nearly 40,000 followers on Twitter […]

Mobile analytics company, Distimo enables developers to track cross-store mobile app performance

March 30, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Review
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Today, European-based mobile analytics company, Distimo, launched a new, free analytics tool called Distimo Monitor, which allows developers to track the performance of their application across several app stores and compare that performance to their competition.  Prior to this new product release, Distimo already provided both free and customized reports on the mobile application ecosystem […]

Evaluating the future of the “Mobile Touch Web”… Will mobile apps die in favor of rich, mobile browser-based apps?

February 4, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Research
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Today, I read a fascinating report today from Mobile search engine, Taptu, which outlines trends in the “Mobile Touch Web” (i.e. content that can be run on “any touch screen device equipped with a Webkit- based mobile browser.”)  Taptu “analyzed, categorized and measured more than 100 million sites on the mobile touch Web and classified […]





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