And disregards the rest

Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A Bloomberg report saying China has hidden spying microchips in American electronics – and the denial by the American companies affected – really brought home to me, once again, that we live in a world where nothing is true. Well maybe that is not entirely ‘true’ – if I can use this now politically-charged word […]

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And all the science, I don’t understand

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Just a relatively short comment inspired by the recent White House 5G launch where FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said “Time is of the essence” referring to 5G. “Time is of the essence,” Pai said. “We are not alone in our pursuit of 5G. The U.S. is in the lead, thanks to our private sector as […]

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If this is goodbye

Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2018

The once-every-few-years rumor of Telefonica selling certain Latin American properties to pay down debt has resurfaced again.  My main comment is “Why is this news?” I think I first saw a GSMA article which says that the company is trying to sell Mexico (valued between US$1.1B and US$1.9B – quite a range) and the remaining […]

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Loan me a dime

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BrechaCero.com is an excellent webpage and associated newsletter on the social benefits of the mobile industry. For someone as cynical as I am, it is a welcome antidote. A recent article on mobile payments in Venezuela, however, was a bit too optimistic. Building mobile payments momentum in Latin America has been difficult and I do […]

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Apple Jam

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I was going write about something else but having just spent many stress-filled hours trying to upgrade my Apple devices to iOS 12, I thought I should share my experiences. Full disclosure: with the exception of the bottleneck I describe below, the upgrade of my iPhone worked perfectly. It is my iPad Air 2 that […]

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