Macheen Flips The Model

If you have been following our METISbits opinion pieces, you know we have briefly mentioned start-up Macheen before. Since then, Macheen has moved on. This week they announced that Lenovo selected Macheen as worldwide partner for embedded broadband to be integrated in 45 Lenovo product models and the Lenovo cloud. With their existing agreement with […] Read more »

You’re a Feature, Not a Product

So said Steve Jobs to Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox. And Steve wanted that feature badly. But Dropbox did not sell and Apple created iCloud. The iCloud is a feature for Apple. But Dropbox is a product for those that want their cloud content synchronized independent of device, operating system and browser vendor. […] Read more »

The Mobile Voice And Text Messaging Platform Is Burning

And KPN is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. For operators, the impact of an increased uptake of mobile VoIP and chat (mVoIP/Chat) is potentially devastating. Operators run a very real risk that voice and SMS revenues will dwindle. A study by GSM/Wireless Intelligence estimates global mobile service provider revenues will be $1.1 trillion […] Read more »

The Connected Consumer Ecosystem War

“If I can operate Google, I can find anything… Google, combined with Wi-Fi, is a little bit like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere and God sees and knows everything. Throughout history, people connected to God without wires. Now, for many questions in the world, you ask Google, and increasingly, you can do it […] Read more »

Customer Climate Change Hitting Dutch Telecom Operator

Tough times are ahead for (mobile) telecom operators. Yes, they knew it was coming, but the speed at which customers are embracing mobile VoIP and chat still surprised them. The measures Dutch telco KPN is forced to take should be a shot across the bow for operators across the globe. The METISfiles predicts a painful […] Read more »