Thursday, November 18, 2004

attended the mobile e-commerce congress organized by PICS at the intercon... i still think the barrier to entry for most SME's is the difficulty of getting a short access code... and a common access code (same short access code number to be used across the major telcos) is ironically NOT common... never mind that the revenue share is 70/30 cause the brighter side of things (as one of the speaker highlighted) is if some content developers are thriving and profiting with that arrangement, imagine the opportunity if you could enable your app on other countries where the revenue share is slightly higher... no need for lengthy legislation process to regulate this revenue sharing scheme either, let the market dictate... btw, i still wish there would be a way for this telcos to easily provide a test environment to budding content providers, or a way to easily/quickly provide telco grade short access code to content developers... i dont know how, but somehow there must be a way...

the keynote speaker, a congressman also hinted on the need to set voip free... cited that we should follow the FCC... cool guy, unmindful of the sponsors written on the the background... VOIP seems to be the future... what would that be like, your email addy as your phone number? nations clothed with wifi, wifi phones galore! maybe at plans below 500 you get unlimited 256k bandwidth a month... you can use it for data and voice or what have you... heck maybe even good ol tv shows would entirely be streamed or pushed to tivo like devices... daydreaming again, back to reality...

of course, 50% of the time during the conference i have to listen to this obnoxious fellow, trying hard to put an accent to his english (why on earth does he need to do that! i heard him talking to his filipino companion and he can talk without the accent and its certainly more clearer and better for other ears to sustain) while obviously trying to impress his indian boss... aside from his f@#$%@! (fucking) loud annoying voice, this guy is obviously clueless on what he is talking about... the lady in front of me gave him a note, probably telling him shut up or leave... havent heard a word from him since...

oh well, was probably pissed off because i cant take a quick nap with his loud voice during the time the speaker was obviously just making peachy sales talk...

speaking of streams, this is probably the coolest livecd ever! yipee! for open source! it would be cool to do a j2me version of their applet client and see how good the performance is on multimedia phones with gprs...

7 comments:

Edwin "ka edong" said...

hi nocs!

Andun din ako sa congress kahapon tsaka kanina. pero pinili ko lang yung a-attendan ko. I made sure to listen to Smart's presentation on Smart Money, Smart Padala. I also took note of Globe's G-cash presentation kaninang umaga.

at least i didn't have the displeasure of hearing that noisy guy speaking with an irritating accent.

VOIP? ano na nga ba ang status niyan sa Pilipinas? is it really the next big thing? aren't the telcos colluding with NTC to prevent the spread of the VOIP technologies?

ako, i think the next big thing is m-commerce (local and international) that will mend together these 7,100 islands and the 85M Filipinos here + 8M Filipinos abroad.

Mabu-hey!

ka edong

nox said...

pareng ka edong! yes, m-commerce seems to be next big thing... but am looking beyond that... i dream of the content dev side to be as open as the internet... you set up your ideas, rent an el cheapo hosting server for your app, and do your stuff... free culture... that way more services to the masses... better quality, lower cost due to competition... thats why i have a penchant for VOIP... or daydream of wireless IP phones... too bad teledesic
didn't take off... with that and long range wifi (wimax?)... it could drive the cost of bandwidth down, or pave the way for a new breed of IP based mobile devices...

Edwin "ka edong" said...

parang may nabasa akong ganun ah ... parang build your own apps. i think it had something to do with the wiki phenomenon. a toolkit of web apps (human resource apps, iba't ibang forms, blogging tools, finance tools, sms-web tools etc.) in a click-and-drag environment where you can assemble your own apps.

we have a discussion going, don't we ;-).

bro, naka-kuha ka ba ng e-commerce congress CD? would you be able to send me a copy of the PPTs? or kahit web link to the ppts.

thanks!

ka edong

nox said...

ok... uploading the PICS ppts as of now... will post the url by tom... there was an ongoing discussion at ph-cyberview mailling list regarding 10 questions you would throw on PICS congress... makes an interesting read...

Edwin "ka edong" said...

haven't been reading my yahoogroups the past month, eh ....

mabisita nga ...

nox said...

pareng edong... you can download the ppts here. medyo malaki file size even if compressed... if you want, tell me na lang which of those topics discussed you find interesting and i'll post em individually...

Edwin "ka edong" said...

nocs,

thanks a huge, ha! huge nga talaga yung file ;-) - hindi kaya ng powers ng internet connection ko dito

i sent you email, my christmas PPT wishlist.

raming salamat!

ka edong