(The original) Local Links of Interest

U.S. on Track to Top Mobile Net Market, Study Says – Steve McClellan, AdWeek.com

Why the change? Kerr cites several reasons, including the fact that U.S. mobile carriers are rapidly building out 3G networks, which facilitate the transmission of mobile Web-based video at faster rates, something that U.K. and other European-based carriers did years ago. Plus, newer handsets available in the U.S. offer higher quality reception of video and music and cheaper subscriber plans have boosted sign-ups among consumers, he said.

The most highly trafficked sites tend to be those offering news, sports and weather, with spikes occurring during rush hour and lunch breaks. “Growth in the U.S. has really come on strong in the last two years,” he said.

VoIP Goes Mobile – Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek.com

Gorilla, iCall, and a growing number of other services rely on what’s known as Voice over Internet Protocol technology that delivers speech via the Internet in much the same way as e-mail. VoIP calling is already raising a ruckus in telecommunications, putting pressure on the price of land-line calling and luring subscribers toward upstarts like Vonage (VG) and Comcast (CMCSA) away from incumbents such as AT&T, and Verizon (VZ). Now, the technology threatens to erode sales for mobile-phone service providers too.

Load Your User’s Location on the Map! - Pamela Fox, GooglegeoDevelopers

Wouldn’t it be better if the map could automatically center to my location without me lifting one of my precious fingers? The answer is yes, and now it’s easier to do than ever with the introduction of IP-based location information in the AJAX APIs framework

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6 thoughts on “(The original) Local Links of Interest”

  1. Kinda brings new meaning to the old Yellow Pages phrase : Let your fingers do the walking.

    Joan

  2. Mike, being a New York guy you might appreciate this…I just realized, we are headed down a slippery slope with these dueling titles towards…

    Ray’s
    Famous Ray’s
    Original Ray’s
    Famous Original Ray’s

    …here shortly. :)

  3. I’ve been looking into getting a cellphone with voip service. So far, it seems like you’d pay twice though: regular service + voip. No savings there! Issue is that you need to pay for internet use.

    BTW, what happened to your previous theme?

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