Five By Five - 3 Feb 2012
Qualcomm, Ericsson just brought mobile calls into the IP age - Kevin Fitchard via Broadband News and Analysis — Qualcomm and Ericsson have prototyped SRVCC – single-radio voice call continuity – the next step in migrating today’s creaky circuit-switched voice networks to the IP world of VoLTE, or voice over LTE. This is all very important because cell phones are a kludge of multiple radio channels of varying speeds and relying on old old tech, like Ma Bell’s switches instead of the Internet’s IP. Also, this will likely increase battery life for mobile devices.
Once Again, RSS Is Dead. But ONLY YOU Can Save It! - John Battelle — John Battelle once again declares RSS dead, since he has 400,000 RSS subscribers but only 644 clicks on a recent post. The action has moved away from RSS to streamed URLs, and RSS is becoming obsolete?
Twitter – A Wiser Way to Censor? - Eric Sander via Big Think — Eric Sander thinks that Twitter’s new censorship policy (which he explains) might be considered an improvement, not cause for opprobrium.
Mythbusters Banned From Discussing RFID By Visa And Mastercard - Jacob Sloan via Disinformation — Mythbusters host Adam Savage says that Mastercard and Visa ‘banned’ the show from detailing how easy it is to hack RFID chips in many credit cards.
First: Apple’s rank in mobile phone profitability and revenues - Horace Dediu via asymco — Apple captures about 90% of the profits of the mobile phone market.