Archive of the Best and Worst of 2009 Category

Best of 2009: Most bizarre applications

With millions of mobile apps on the market, there were bound to be some strange ones:

  •  Baby Shaker. And by bizarre, we mean offensive, inexcusable and how did this ever make it on through the iPhone App Store approval process?
  •  The upskirt iPhone app?

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Best of 2009: Top tech trends – consumer edition

Throughout 2009, consumers were talking (or Tweeting) the most about:

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Best of 2009: Top technology trends

In 2009, these trends stole all the headlines:

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Best of 2009: Business models

Revenue was harder to come by in 2009, but these business models put a new spin on making money:

  •  Charging competitors for preferred access to the network – CDNs, wholesaling of network APIs, quality of service guarantees for over-the-top players
  •  Whoever successfully moves Google’s Ad Words ad engine (Google itself; someone new) into the world of mobile advertising
  •  Taking advantage of billions of M2M devices plus the possibility of driving mobile penetration among consumers from 80% to 400% (every customer has multiple wireless devices)

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Best of 2009: Rumors we’d like to see come true

In 2009, everyone but the companies in question (okay, mainly Google and Apple) were talking about:

  •  Google buys Sprint.
  •  Cisco and/or Google acquiring everybody – both are back on acquisition trail, they say

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Best of 2009: Best update of an old technology

These technologies might be as old as the name Telephony, but they just needed a new twist to make it big (Connected Planet, anyone?):

  •  Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM), boosting the speed of ol’ DSL
  •  SONET as timing-enabling transport for IP/Ethernet
  •  The decades-old concept of AIN – Advanced Intelligent Network – actually deployed on today’s IP networks

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Best of 2009: Telecom’s rising stars

These companies, which burst on to the scene in 2009, could steal the scene in 2010:

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Best of 2009: Most game-changing products

When these products came on the market, everything changed:

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Best of 2009: The year’s most unexpected events

In 2009, even a crystal ball would have a hard time predicting:

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Best of 2009: The top buzzwords

Whether you think they’re buzz-worthy or not, we’ll be happy if we never hear these industry favorites again:

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