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.

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

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

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hacking of Face ID proves its security. The inevitable hacking of Face ID has been achieved but I think that the lengths that the hackers had to go to crack the system proves that, for all practical purposes, it is a worthy upgrade from fingerprint recognition. Vietnamese cyber security firm and Android phone maker, Bkav Corp, […]

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Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A problem that humans can’t solve. There is a silver bullet to deal with the fake news issue, but the problem is that Facebook is not even close to being able to produce one and is having to rely on old, ineffective bullets instead. This problem has been around for a while but really came to […]

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Google and Amazon still battle it out for the home: winner?

Google and Amazon still battle it out for the home: winner?

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

Opportunities to break in are fast disappearing. Google seems to be closing on in launching a Google Home based product with a touchscreen which indicates that Google’s understanding of the smart home user experience is improving quickly. This is bad news for others like Essential (see here) that are looking to compete in this space as […]

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VR and AR still a long, long way from being properly ready

VR and AR still a long, long way from being properly ready

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook has launched a wireless VR headset that appears to be very similar to Oculus Gear which addresses a gap in its portfolio but does nothing to alleviate the issues that keep VR a niche segment. At the same time Apple has admitted that real AR is years away, explaining its (and almost everyone else’s) […]

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Amazon and Microsoft dating or just flirting – what’s the attraction?

Amazon and Microsoft dating or just flirting – what’s the attraction?

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

Amazon looks to be the main beneficiary of the co-operation between Amazon and Microsoft which will see Alexa offer access to Cortana and vice-a-versa. Amazon and Microsoft are working on a co-operation where Windows 10 users will be able to get Cortana to open Alexa and perform its range of functions. Users of Amazon Echo products […]

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Is the iPhone X and Face ID enough to put Apple back on top?

Is the iPhone X and Face ID enough to put Apple back on top?

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

Face ID will make or break this device. I have long believed that this year’s iPhone offerings will not trigger a super cycle of replacement but with a lukewarm reception for the iPhone 8 is likely to mean that it is up to the iPhone X to drive Apple’s bottom line beyond expectations. When I look […]

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It seems that even Oculus does not believe the VR hype

It seems that even Oculus does not believe the VR hype

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Even Oculus doesn’t believe the hype. Oculus has sent the surest signal yet that all is not well with virtual reality (VR) in a move that can only be interpreted as an admission that VR is far from being able to live up to the expectations that have been set for it. Oculus has updated its […]

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Amazon ups the ante in the land grab for the home

Amazon ups the ante in the land grab for the home

Written by on September 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Amazon increases its aggressive land grab. Not content to sit on 70% market share, Amazon is aggressively compensating for the lack of Alexa on smartphones by effectively giving the devices away and pushing e-commerce as hard as it can. A land grab strategy makes complete sense because the more Amazon can drive Alexa usage, the more […]

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EVs could trigger huge disruption in the car industry

EVs could trigger huge disruption in the car industry

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

EVs could trigger a huge decline in vehicle demand. Vehicle makers are queuing up to announce their commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) but at the same they may be cheering for their own demise. Volvo began it by committing to an EV line-up in 2019 followed by Chinese plans to ban all sales of fossil fuel […]

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