Fame's developing a life of it's own
Enjoy sharing your photos with your friends? Imagine sharing them with the entire nation. Mobypicture – based in the Netherlands – welcomes your uploaded photos and publishes their favourites in a free national newspaper the very next day.
Why it matters
Andy Warhol was right, fifteen minutes of fame has become widely accessible. Not satisfied with reading the news, people today want to be the news. Is this further proof that marketers are losing control over content and should accept rather than worry about it?
The startup Chamtech introduced a spray-on antenna that conveniently helps boost the reception signal. The company states that it can turn almost anything into a makeshift antenna – a wall, clothing or even a tree.
Indian mobile network provider Tata Docomo offers its customers a service that provides them with learning material for any desired topic. Experts, who earn money for their input, collect relevant content and send it to mobile devices in video, picture, text or live interaction format.