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.

Mano a mano – Oracle vs Google, a fight about open source

Mano a mano – Oracle vs Google, a fight about open source

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I think Google will end up paying less than $1bn. Google and Oracle are at it again with Oracle asking for up to $9bn of damages as a result of Google’s alleged copyright infringement of the Java programming language. Normally this would be quite straight forward but where it gets complicated is that Java is […]

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A shake out is coming to autonomous vehicles

A shake out is coming to autonomous vehicles

Written by on May 10, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I see a shake out with only a handful surviving. Just as in 2011 when every man and his dog was building an app store, now everyone is trying to build an autonomous vehicle. Just as it was with app stores and every other technology craze before it, only a very few are likely to succeed. Google, […]

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Android security issues highlight more pressing problems

Android security issues highlight more pressing problems

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Google is trying hard to fix the endemic security issues that continue to plague Android devices but unfortunately it is making almost no progress. Since August 2015, Google has been releasing monthly security updates to address the security flaws but there are two big problems. First.Any security patches that Google makes to Android only apply […]

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Should corporate governance allow Facebook type share splits?

Should corporate governance allow Facebook type share splits?

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A stick in the eye for corporate governance.   A great set of results was marred by the timely announcement of a share split that further strengthens the founders’ grip on the company to the detriment of all other owners. Q1 16A revenues / adj-EPS were $5.4bn / $0.77 compared to consensus at $5.3bn / $0.62. Although […]

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Is Amazon finally understanding the value of ecosystem?

Is Amazon finally understanding the value of ecosystem?

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Signs of progress at last. Amazon is finally showing some early signs that it is beginning to understand the value that creating an ecosystem could bring to its bottom line. Amazon’s has made some changes to its Amazon Prime as well as to its Twitch website which point to expanding coverage of Digital Life as […]

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Three key things from the Facebook developer conference

Three key things from the Facebook developer conference

Written by on April 19, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Where the connection crusade goes, the cash machine will follow. Facebook made it very clear at its developer conference that it will stop at nothing to ensure that everyone is able to share anything with anyone. The net result of more connections, more sharing and more time spent with Facebook, will be a substantial increase in the […]

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At Alphabet money talks, robots walk

At Alphabet money talks, robots walk

Written by on March 18, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It looks like Alphabet has put its robotics venture, Boston Dynamics, up for sale because there is no immediate path to earning a return on the money invested for Alphabet. Boston Dynamics is a robotics company that specialises in robots that are autonomous as far as navigating and adjusting to their immediate environment. This means […]

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Online gaming – a cat among pigeons

Online gaming – a cat among pigeons

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live members will now be able to play games with members from other gaming networks such as the PC as well as other consoles. This has been coming for some time as Windows 10 devices all share elements of commonality that makes enabling this feature much more straight forward. Consequently […]

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