Richard Windsor

Richard Windsor

Dr Richard Windsor is the founder of Radio Free Mobile which is an independent research provider. The research helps clients to understand and evaluate the players in the digital ecosystem and presents a unique perspective on how all the pieces fit together in an easy to read and digest way. The product is available on a subscription basis and counts members of the handset, telecom carrier, Internet, semiconductor and financial industries as its subscribers. RFM is the land of the one man band meaning that Dr. W. also makes the tea.

Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Uber is now even more on the back foot. The partnership between Waymo and Lyft puts Lyft streets ahead of Uber when it comes to developing autonomous cars but is likely to cost it heavily in the coinage of data. Uber has described autonomous autos as “existential” to its long-term future and in that regard this […]

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Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Twitter is in a better position. A poor set of maiden results highlights that Twitter is actually in a better position because although it is stuck in a niche, it remains unopposed in that niche. Management even had the temerity to laugh off the threat from its much larger and far more powerful rival, Facebook, […]

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Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The time for Google to move is now. Amazon is far from standing still in its battle to win the smart home meaning that Google really needs to pull its finger out before it suffers a defeat not unlike that suffered by Betamax at the hands of VHS. Amazon is already miles ahead of Google when […]

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The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

Written by on May 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The big guys get bigger.  Microsoft Microsoft reported slightly disappointing results where the ageing Surface Pro line slightly marred another superb performance in the cloud with Azure and Office 365. FQ3 17 revenues / Adj-EPS were $23.56bn / $0.73 compared to consensus at $23.65bn / $0.70. Office 365 passed 100m corporate users and grew 45% […]

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Are the wheels falling off the digital assistant bandwagon?

Are the wheels falling off the digital assistant bandwagon?

Written by on April 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The digital assistant bandwagon is bursting at the seams.  Building a digital assistant is all the rage these days but just like app stores, I suspect that the weaker players will soon drop out once they begin to realise how difficult and how expensive it is to make a good one that users actually want […]

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Someone just popped the mobile payments bubble

Someone just popped the mobile payments bubble

Written by on April 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mobile Payments are going the wrong way. It appears that the usage of Apple Pay on the iPhone is now declining compared to where it was in June 2016, sending a worrying signal for the outlook for mobile payments in general. The most recent data from PYMNTS.com (see here) shows that both adoption of Apple Pay […]

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Bixby delay shows Samsung is far behind when it comes to AI

Bixby delay shows Samsung is far behind when it comes to AI

Written by on April 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bixby falls even before its first hurdle. Samsung’s delay in the roll-out of Bixby is a strong indication of just how far behind Samsung is when it comes to artificial intelligence reinforcing my view that the investment case still lives and dies with hardware. Despite much fanfare at the launch of the Galaxy s8 just a […]

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Is the loss of the NFL deal the end of the road for Twitter?

Is the loss of the NFL deal the end of the road for Twitter?

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The loss of the NFL is a disaster. Twitter has lost its deal to stream certain NFL games which I think punches a potentially fatal hole in its strategy to break out of its niche of microblogging. Amazon has reportedly paid $50m for the rights to stream 10 Thursday night NFL games for the coming season. […]

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The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

Written by on April 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Android’s success shows up Google’s deficiencies. Android has surpassed Windows as the No.1 platform for accessing the Internet globally, highlighting just how bad Google is at monetising Android as it remains only a small percentage of total revenues. I think that this could be a growth opportunity if Google can fix the many problems that exist […]

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Will Bixby drive the Samsung Galaxy S8 to fame and fortune?

Will Bixby drive the Samsung Galaxy S8 to fame and fortune?

Written by on March 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bezels break the box but Bixby stays inside. While Samsung is bursting out of the box in pushing the limits of screen real estate, its voyage into the increasingly crucial user experience shows that it remains boxed in by smarter and better alternatives. Samsung finally launched the Samsung Galaxy s8 / s8+ whose main features include: […]

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