I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

Category: Mobile

just.me Mobile

just.me updates

First Miley Cyrus http://t.co/SP49QGzBQ4 now Justin Bieber (is this for real?) http://t.co/f91w96Zpyy just.me pic.twitter.com/J9Z8fADgvM — just_dot_me (@just_dot_me) September 19, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js iOS7 version of just.me release to app store. https://t.co/k1dJxWjM4O And we are featured in Social Networking. pic.twitter.com/vHNPXZmVuu — just_dot_me (@just_dot_me) September 19, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Internet Mobile

Facebook Home Design Process

TechCrunch writer Josh Constine published a wonderful article and accompanying video about the Facebook Home design process. The reason it is so good is that it really goes to the heart of what a social smartphone needs to be thinking about. Of course this is a problem close to my heart, and just.me as a project is addressing many of the same fundamental issues. The key is to understand that to personalize the smartphone the address book, and the interactions with people in it, are the center of a persons real life. These interactions should also be at the center

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Internet Mobile

Realtime Twitter responses to my TechCrunch article

I wrote a piece for TechCrunch over the weekend. It has been quite well received. http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/18/the-future-of-mobile-social-could-spell-the-end-for-social-networks/ Here is the real time feedback from Twitter: Tweets about “http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/18/the-future-of-mobile-social-could-spell-the-end-for-social-networks/” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+”://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

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Internet Mobile

just.me beta and European Interviews.

I was in Europe last week, at the DLD conference in Munich and then in London. just.me went into beta on 21st January and I was able to do 2 interviews: The Guardian Podcast [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/77827097″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] and An Interview with xube.tv [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDwDi3LRE0&w=560&h=315] The beta launch coverage has been wonderful…. http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/23/741025just-me-ios-beta/ http://allthingsd.com/20130123/just-me-app-wants-tobe-a-switchboard-operator-for-all-your-messaging-needs/ http://pandodaily.com/2013/01/23/just-me-launches-in-beta-is-this-what-facebook-would-have-looked-like-if-it-were-built-for-mobile/ http://blog.evernote.com/opportunitynotes/2013/01/23/just-me-holds-these-names-to-be-self-evident/ http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/01/25/just-me-iphone-beta-launch/ If you have iOS6 and want to try the beta, DM me on Twitter – @kteare

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Internet Mobile

just.me in Japan

I am in Japan for the first half of this week. I am doing a Keynote at Sunbridge Global Ventures Innovation Weekend, and yesterday briefed the Japanese Tech press about the soon-to-be-launched just.me. We previewed the Japanese version of the IOS app. The response was nothing short of … wow! Here are some screen shots.

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Facebook Features Google Mobile

The impact of mobile growth on web advertising. Is Android bad for Google?

Google and Facebook can’t turn off the mobile deluge I just posted on TechCrunch. The article focuses on the Facebook S1 filing and in particular on the risks section that covers the growth of the mobile internet and its potential impact on the web business model. Facebook itself has been very clear that its advertising revenues are exclusively derived from its web site, and also that an increasing amount of its usage comes from mobile in general and smart phones in particular. Buried in the article is this point: Google’s present – and Facebook’s future – involves the painful fact that

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Features Internet Mobile Strategy

Cloud based services – the future of the Internet

Fred Wilson has a response today to Eric Schmidt’s declaration in Edinburgh that Google+ is an “identity service”. He asks and answers his own question. “whom Google built this service for? You or them. And the answer to why you need to use your real name in the service is because they need you to.” Of course Facebook is also an identity service. Facebook Connect is the means of distributing it. And of course Facebook too is built using real names because “they need you to”. At this level FaceBook and Google have much in common, and both are vying

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