Posts Tagged ‘iphone’


August 18, 2009 Leave a comment

sayagle_logoAfter more than a year of development Sayagle is almost here. Sayagle is the first location based social networking marketplace that connects consumers with friends and merchants in real time. By integrating the web with mobile communications, social mapping, instant messaging and enterprise level security Sayagle has created one of the safest and most effective collaboration and networking platforms known.

mockup-IM-loginSayagleIM enables friends, classmates and colleagues to communicate across all mediums & networking platforms for unrestricted messaging. With drag and drop file transfers classmates & colleagues can collaborate on files no matter the size or number of recipients. Have an event to promote? Create and distribute the logistics via SayagleIM for broadcast to your connections. Think of SayagleIM as command central that controls all of your communication across the major Internet platforms – while also notifying you of events hosted by friends and discounts from your favorite merchants.

When online SayagleWeb combines your real world with the virtual one by being the first platform to effectively create a symbiotic relationship between merchant and customers. This symbiotic relationship enables customers to request bulk discounts from merchants by forming influential buying groups centered around a specific product or service. For merchants, Sayagle’s advanced coomunication tools give you a direct form of communication with users to broadcast last minute specials & bulk discounts to customers.

mockup-phone-iconSet to launch in September 2009, Sayagle Mobile integrates SuperDeals with the communication features of SayagleIM and the mapping of Sayagle Web. On Sayagle Mobile SuperDeals are published to you based on both your home address and your current physical location. Sayagle Mobile is also highly focused on security! With the Sayagle SOS button users can instantly notify emergency contacts of their exact whereabouts in times of distress – giving everyone peace of mind.

Sayagle is the brainchild of Ken Huang who built Sayagle on robust clusters of state-of-art server infrastructure with high availability and implemented with the latest stable enterprise level virtualization technologies and SAN storage. Ken leads a team of experienced professionals who individually have at least 13 years of IT infrastructure experience, 10 years of R&D experience and 8 years of business experience.

For media inquiries please contact me, Tom O’Keefe, at 617-947-8071. Sayagle is currently self-funded but we are seeking additional financing. If interested please also contact Tom.


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iPhone OS 3.0 Software Release

promo_iphone_os3_image20090317The iPhone OS 3.0 software upgrade will be available on June 17th.

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iPhone 2.2 Software Update

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

I just received the official iPhone 2.2 software update from Apple which includes Google Street View, public transit & walking directions, podcasts & Safari improvements.

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Installing the iPhone 2.2 software update is easy by following the steps below

install iphone 2.2 update

Boston’s Gazelle Raises $6 Million

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

The Boston based (more specifically Brighton) used gadget marketplace Gazelle has closed a $6 million series B round of funding led by RockPort Capital Partners.  Gazelle is led by Rousseau Aurelien and not only does the company help save the environment but the recent economic woes have given Gazelle an even greater impetus – get cash for your gadgets during tough times!  The Boston Globe recently wrote an article about Gazelle and Lawrence, MA based Nextworth which says:  

Perhaps it’s time to bring in a little extra cash, by disposing of your unused devices. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American household has two dozen such gadgets – such as TVs, DVD players, cameras, game consoles, and computers. 

According to the Globe article a lot of people have trouble using sites like Craig’s List and eBay:

But how do you sell them? There are always Internet trading sites like eBay and Craigslist, but these can be costly and risky options for amateur traders. EBay requires a complicated sign-up process and charges transaction fees that will eat into your profits. Craigslist is free and simple, but provides no protection against scam artists who may try to pay with forged money orders or rubber checks. And you can’t be certain your stuff will sell, and at what price.

Gazelle simplifies the process for people by paying you cash up front and then they resell the gadgets online. For an online demo please view the video below:

iPhone Hits 17.3% Worldwide Smart Phone Market Share

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

According to Canalys, Apple’s iPhone has surpassed Research in Motion and Motorola to take the number two spot for worldwide smart phone shipments. The iPhone now enjoys a 17.3% smart phone market share with 6,899,010 units shipped in Q3 2008. This is still considerable behind the 38.9% (15,485,690 units) that Nokia enjoys, but in year over year comparisons Apple grew from 3.6% while Nokia declined from 51.4%. 

According to the NPD group those 6.9 million Apple shipments made the iPhone the best selling cell phone (not just smart phone) in the United States.  The iPhone has now surpassed the Motorola RAZR V3, RIM Blackberry Curve, the LG Rumor and the LG enV2 in units sold domestically.

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Free Wi-Fi for the iPhone at Starbucks

October 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Today at 12:58 PM I received the following text message from AT&T:

AT&T Free Msg:  Your Apple iPhone now has free AT&T Wi-Fi access at thousands of hotspots nationwide, including Starbucks. For info visit

According to the AT&T website the free Wi-Fi is also available at:

Thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot locations nationwide

  • Airports
  • Hotels
  • Universities
  • Convention Centers
  • Sports Centers 
  • Starbucks locations
  • Restaurants
  • Bookstores
  • Supermarkets

This is definitely a nice feature but the new iPhones are so fast that it’s often more of a pain to switch to Wi-Fi than to just keep it at 3G or even EDGE. I would imagine the strategy for AT&T’s free Wi-Fi is to lower the data costs that iPhone users generate.  Allowing iPhone users to freely access AT&T Wi-Fi networks is likely cheaper than the massive data costs that iPhones generate – costs that resulted in a $900 million loss for 3Q2008.

AT&T is reporting a boom in customer acquisition and, it seems, a bust in profits. According to a recent earnings report, the company activated 2.4 million iPhones but lost $900 million in third-quarter earnings as a result of all the data and voice blowing through Apple’s darling. Source:  CrunchGear.

Whatever the reasoning behind the deal it will likely help increase sales & traffic for Starbucks and other retailers. I already spent $4.15 on a Venti Chai Tea Latte to test out the “free” Wi-Fi.  I’m happy to report that it works and the Chai Tea was good.

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Please Fix the iPhone

October 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Apple today launched a new customer feedback website called Please Fix the iPhone, which immediately reminds me of Startbuck’s very successful My Starbucks’ Idea.  Please Fix the iPhone allows owners of the iPhone to submit their wish (without registering) for improvements to their beloved device – the most popular requests get sent to the top. So far those wishes on top of the list include, Copy and Paste, Flash capabilities and horizontal (wide) viewing of emails.

With this launch one can assume that Apple will start implementing the most popular wishes, or at least those that they can implement – Flash is likely an Adobe partnership issue. Unlike Starbucks it appears that Apple is only interested in the feedback and not the marketing potential of the subscribers.

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