The Malcontent of the Term “Mobile Content”

The Malcontent of the Term “Mobile Content”

The following article discusses how to better convert a web user to a mobile user and the challenges that lie within.
We all know the immutable laws of web site conversion can be summarized as follows:
1. You have less than eight seconds to capture a web page visitor
2. Once captured, the next click must be obvious
3. Once clicking, minimize the steps needed to complete the desired action
The difficulty lies in maximizing information in a minimized process. You must be able to present what the majority need to see to complete your desired action. There will always be those who seek more information and tangents can be provided for them. Now, add another dimension to the “desired action” by making that action something that you wish for them to do offline. That, my friends, is largely the challenge that we have at Not to take anything away from our web search service, because it does try to do something that the other engines do not by actually giving you an answer and not pointing you to one elsewhere (see 4INFO Blog: 4INFO’s Bond. James Bond & Focused Search). But, getting a user to make the leap from, “I can get all of this info from my computer,” to, “I have access to all this info when I am NOT in front of my computer,” can be challenging. Especially, when dealing with an industry that hasn’t quite settled on what to call the segments within it. Mobile search’s popularity is increasing every day, yet there is still an opportunity to sanity check the terms we use to describe the industry.
There are four terms that we use on a regular basis in the world of 4INFO mobile. These are, Mobile Content, Mobile Download, Mobile Information, and Mobile Search.
Before we get into how these terms apply in the mobile sense, let’s first look at what they mean in a general (and very simplified) sense:
Something contained. The proportion of a specified substance present in something else.
To transfer a file or program from a one computer to another computer.
Knowledge derived from study, experience, or instruction. Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by communication
To make a thorough examination of; look over carefully in order to find something; explore.
Now that we have these definitions in front of us, let’s look at the industry’s current definition of Mobile Content. [per Wikipedia] Mobile content is any type of media formatted for mobile phones, like ringtones, graphics, games and movies. The use of mobile content has grown dramatically. Ringtones, for instance, are currently (2005) the most widely used mobile media forms. A mobile game is a piece of content that is installed on mobile phones so that the user can play the video game right no their mobile handset. A wallpaper is simply a graphic that is formatted to fit the screen of hand held devices, mainly cell phones.
At 4INFO, we define the remaining terms as follows:
A mobile download is a piece of content (ringtone, wallpaper, game, audio, video, etc.) that is transferred from a host location to a mobile device.
Mobile information is comprised of the categories of services that we provide via our suite of search channels, such as local directory, sports scores, fantasy stats, weather, flight schedules, movie times, and stock quote searches, to name a few. These impart knowledge through communication with our servers.
Therefore, mobile search is the process of locating mobile downloads and mobile information via a mobile device.
So, where does this term “mobile content” come into play? I believe that you can shorten the above statement to read, “Mobile search is the process of locating mobile content via a mobile device.” For this case, the definition of “mobile content” must add “mobile information” to its list of attributes.
But, that is not what I would do.
What does the consumer think? I took a quick poll of 10 non-mobile search types, where I simply asked them to define the four phrases that we’ve been discussing. I realize this technique will not go down in the annals of mobile research, but if there is one thing to take from it – every single person defined a “mobile download” the same way, while fewer than half stated a definition of “mobile content” similar to that in Wikipedia.
I am not content with the term Mobile Content. Let’s get rid of it.
I have been dealing with these terms over the past several months as we have been redesigning the 4INFO web site in an effort to address these types of issues. It didn’t occur to me to write this post until I read a statement by the Pondering Primate earlier this week where he said, “Every time we hear the phrase ‘mobile search’ let’s replace it with ‘mobile info.’”
At first, I whole-heartedly agreed with him. Then, I turned around to resume testing 4INFO’s new Mobile Downloads Search service and realized that “mobile search” is more than just locating “mobile information.” It is also the location of “mobile downloads” now that 4INFO has this service in beta.
Mobile search is the process of locating mobile downloads and mobile information via a mobile device.
That’s my stake in the ground and I am here to defend it.

Mobile Phone Chargers

Mobile Phone Chargers

If you need to use a mobile phone regularly, to keep in touch with your office or your clients, then your mobile phone charger is probably one of the most valuable piece of equipment you carry. What happens if you lose the mobile phone charger or goes wrong? Don’t panic, just come to us at—we stock mains and in-car chargers for mobile phones. In fact, you can take a stroll through our virtual aisles for the latest in mobile phone accessories.
We stock in-car chargers for Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung, Sagem, Motorola, Panasonic and Nokia phones. Most of these chargers can be used with 12-volt and 24-volt systems. You need to check that the mobile phone charger you purchase from us is compatible with the mobile phone you use. For example, the Nokia in-car mobile phone charger can be used with any Nokia mobile phone that features a universal Nokia charger adapter. The in-car charger for Panasonic mobile phones can be used with the GD87 and GD92 mobile phones—there is another in-car charger available for the GD50 and GD55 mobile phone models.
We stock the 3-pins mains chargers for Samsung, Motorola, Sharp, Nokia, Panasonic, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sagem mobile phones. Most of these chargers can work with a range of voltages between 100 volts and 240 volts. Just check that the mobile phone charger you purchase from us is compatible with the mobile phone you use. For instance, the Sony Ericsson charger we stock can be used with the T100, T200, T300, T610, P800, R600, Z600, Z200, T230, P900, T630, K700i, Z1010, F500i, T28s, T29S, T39, T68, T68i, T66 and T600 mobile phone models. Our Motorola mains mobile phone charger works with the Motorola V60, V66, V70, T280, T720, V300, V500, V525, V600, A835 and V80 mobile phone models. If you use a different mobile phone model, you should get in touch with us at for information.
If you are looking for wind-up mobile phone chargers for Nokia phones, or universal serial bus (USB) car and mains mobile phone chargers for Nokia and Sony Ericsson mobile phones, you need look no further—we stock those as well! We also stock USB mobile phone chargers for Nokia, Panasonic and Samsung mobile phones. The USB charger for Nokia phones works with the 3310, 3410 and older models that use the universal Nokia charging jack, whereas the USB charger for Samsung supports the C100, X600, E600 and S500 models.
If you are on the lookout for suitable mobile phone chargers, you need look no further than

What To Do If Your Mobile Phone Is Stolen

What To Do If Your Mobile Phone Is Stolen

Loosing a mobile phone is not an uncommon thing for anyone in this world. You must have heard that your friend or any other person forget his or her phone in a hotel, car, garden, park. and when he or she goes to pick up phone, mobile phone was not there where he or she left it. Now what to do if your mobile phone is stolen.

In many countries like Uk, there is mobile phone database, which can prevent lost or stolen mobile phones from being used on any mobile network, thus these stolen mobile phones are worthless to anyone. This system exactly works like a stolen credit card, whenever you loose your credit card, you simply make a phone call to your requisite bank to deactivate your credit card. Similar is the case with mobile phones, you call your service provider and give them a specific number to deactivate your stolen mobile phone. This system applies to both prepay and postpaid packages.

Every mobile in this world has a unique code called as International mobile equipment identity (IMEI Number). This is a unique serial number of every mobile phone. If you provide this serial number to your network operator, they will deactivate your stolen mobile phone. No one can use your mobile phone even if the person who has stolen your mobile, insert new sim in the mobile. This mobile will be useless for all networks or service providers. All mobile network operators will deactivate or disable the phone by reference to the unique IMEI nomber of the mobile phone.

Now question is how to get this IMEI number? This number can normally be found under the battery of mobile phone (looking something like 004400/01/123456/7). You can also get this number from the phone software, by entering following usefull code. Simply write down on your mobile phone following code.* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen after pressing send button, or in some phones it comes automatically just by writing * # 0 6 #. So whenever you buy a mobile phone, get this code from the battery or simply write above code on your phone and get IMEI number.

After this record this 15 digit IMEI number and your phone number on your personal note book, place this book at a safe place and thats it. Now suppose if you lost your phone, make a call to your service provider and give them your phone number and this particular key,i.e IMEI number. They will deactivate your stolen mobile phone. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones

Remember your mobile phone is very valuable for you. You may have very important data stored in it. So take care of your mobile phones. Don’t use your mobile in crowded areas or where you might feel unsafe. Govenment is trying to encourage mobile phone companies to give more options for improving mobile phone security.

So remember this simple code * # 0 6 #. Tell all your friends and colleagues to get IMEI number with the help of this code. If all of us simply follow this tip of making mobile secure, believe me no one will try to steal anyone’s mobile phone.

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Better Options In Downloading Mobile Phone Ring Tones and Mobile Phone Logos

Better Options In Downloading Mobile Phone Ring Tones and Mobile Phone Logos

Over a few years, mobile tones, cheap ring tones, mobile phone logo and downloadable game for mobile phones have become very popular among a large cross-section of mobile phone users in different parts of UK as well as other parts of the globe. A number of online providers of mobile phone logos, mobile tones as well as downloadable game for mobile phones have evolved and there is tremendous competition among them to make their presence felt in the telecom market. Many among them are enticing mobile phone users with offers that involve a lot of “small print.” Many of these offers do not respect the right of the mobile phone users to get what they are entitled to when they pay money for downloading of different types of mobile content in the form of mobile tones, mobile phone logo, cheap ring tones, other types of ring tones or those who are engaged in game downloads in their mobiles.
To protect the interests of consumers in this environment becomes all the more necessary. In this context, a number of rules have been devised to protect the rights of mobile phone users in UK for game downloads in their mobiles or in the instances of downloading of cheap ring tones, funny ring tones or a mobile phone logo. All firms that want to sell mobile phone content have to strictly follow these set of rules. These rules have been drafted by the Mobile Entertainment Forum and the UK’s phone firms.
Under the tenets of the new rules, the online firms must be transparent in their operations. They must provide all information to the end-consumers. The consumers must know what type of mobile tones or mobile phone logos they are expected to get for their money and also how they could discontinue the services of the online providers, offering the same, if they are dissatisfied with their services. The advertisements of these firms must speak in detail about the prices and time periods of the various offers in mobile tones, cheap ring tones, funny ring tones, mobile phone logos and downloadable games for mobile phones that are on offer.
Mobile phone users as consumers of the services of online retailers and providers of mobile content have a right to know what they are actually getting into, when they make a purchase of a mobile tone, mobile phone logo or game downloads for their mobiles. These rules would greatly improve the market dynamics of this sector of the mobility marketplace and would give more reasons for mobile phone users to make their online purchases of mobile phone logos, funny ring tones, Nokia ring tones, downloadable games for mobile phones, mobile tones and other forms of mobile phone content, with some degree of confidence.

Cheapest 3 Mobile Phone Contracts Deals

Cheapest 3 Mobile Phone Contracts Deals

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Convert your DVD movies to play on an iPod

Convert your DVD movies to play on an iPod

Most iPods, besides their music features, offer high quality video capabilities; it’s one of the reasons they are one of the most versatile gadgets on the market. We all enjoy watching movies to relax and unwind, so why not convert your own DVDs to the iPod format and watch them whenever you want, wherever you are?

Transferring your DVD movies to play on your iPod, iPhone, Touch, or Nano can be simple, or in some cases, time-consuming and difficult. There are many iPod converters available, but only a few are worth purchasing: some are too expensive, some are hard to use, and many aren’t reliable (they mess up sound and/or picture, or they can’t convert new movies). A good iPod converter must meet the following conditions:

• User-friendly interface – the program must be easy to use.

• Fast encoding – the program must be able to encode fast so that the entire process will be finished fast.

• Versatile – the Converter should be able to output video for all iPod Video formats: Classic, Nano, Touch, and iPhone.

• Quality – the converted movie must offer excellent sound and picture quality.

• Error Processing – the program must be able fix any problems that appear during the converting process.

• Features – the program must have popular options implemented, such as picture quality, subtitles, different languages, etc.

It’s also helpful if the program has a tutorial/help section where the user can learn how to take advantage of extra features. Another important thing regarding conversion from a DVD to an iPod is the ability to zoom from widescreen to full screen. A good converter should have this feature implemented in order to allow for a clean transition.

The program should allow inexperienced as well as advanced users a satisfactory experience. For novice users, a good converter should have an option for automatically adjusting settings to achieve the best results. For advanced users, there should be the ability to manually adjust a wide variety of parameters. A good iPod converter should also allow converting from both NTSC and PAL DVD movies.

Excellent iPod converters can be found for around $40.00, and they’ll do everything, and often more, than some of the more expensive programs. You can try and go the inexpensive route, using two or three free programs in combination (Videora, DVD Shrink, Handbrake, etc.), but I found that the free programs involved a large number of steps, produced mixed results, and wouldn’t convert many new DVD movies (those produced over the past four years). Don’t get me wrong, I’m a thrifty guy, and if there’s a cheap way to do things, I‘m usually on-board, but in this case, the hassle just wasn’t worth it. The advantages offered by a good converting program far outweighed the trial and error hassles I found using outdated free programs.

Converting your DVD movies to play on an iPod allows one to watch their favorite movies and T.V. programs while on the bus or subway, on airplanes or long drives, or whenever you have a few free moments. DVD conversion software is getting more and more popular, as they facilitate the perfect transition from the ‘big screen’ to the ‘little screen’.

Taking a Page from Richard Thalheimer’s Book

Taking a Page from Richard Thalheimer’s Book

While large specialty retailers and department stores have the liberty of offering huge sales, discount items, and unbelievable warranties, there is something lost in the homogenous consumer experience. Employees are often unknowledgeable, un-invested and are willing to sell you anything, so long as it translates to a sizeable commission. The days of the corner store are over, but a former specialty retail mogul wants to bring them back. Richard Thalheimer, the creator and founder of The Sharper Image, founded in 2007 after his departure from the specialty retailer. is a new online store where you can find the latest gadgets, unique gifts and luxury items. This online boutique also specializes in unparalleled customer service with your every purchase.

Thalheimer broke into merchandising in 1977 with a startup that began as a part-time office supply business. Soon, he began to sell more consumer-oriented items, including his breakthrough product — a runner’s watch. In time, this small office supply business would become what The Sharper Image is today — a 190-store, 2,600-employee giant. After his departure from the company in 2006, Thalheimer went to work on He started the site with one goal in mind: to create an alternative to the electronic and gadget giants by offering his customers a more personal experience, as well as rekindling the relationship between vendor and consumer.

The unique merchandise at is hand-selected by Richard Thalheimer himself. He visits consumer electronic shows around the world in search of the latest and greatest tools to make life easier. So far, the site has a wide range of products, including everything from celestial wristwatches to motorized scooters, working slot machines to GPS navigation devices, kitchen tools, emergency radios, language translators and many other unusual, specialty items. The site also offers a great selection of iPod speakers, and is even a leading seller of the VersTM, handcrafted, wood iPod sound system. For those of you with an iPhone, Thalheimer has pioneered the need for extended battery life with his self-branded RichardSolo Smart Backup Battery; a rechargeable lithium-ion battery made specifically for Apple iPhone and iPod players.

Aside from its great selection of products, is known for its responsive and attentive customer service. The driving force behind the company is its offer of personal experience that larger electronics and gadget retailers lack. Consumer inquiries are answered almost immediately and problems are resolved quickly. A 30-day money back guarantee is applied to each of its products in order to make your satisfaction its number one priority, as it should be.

For an experience unlike Brookstone, unlike Best Buy, and even unlike his first brainchild, The Sharper Image, visit Richard Thalheimer’s The service is nothing short of amazing, and the product lineup is qualified by his years of experience in the gadget industry and a passion for merchandising quality products. There’s a greater sense of sincerity about boutique shops, whether they’re online or brick-and-mortar stores. There’s something to be said about high-quality products, but a memorable consumer experience is invaluable.

– Ben Anton, 2008

The Search For Cheap Stocks

The Search For Cheap Stocks

Dear Fellow-Investor.

Whenever the stock markets have consolidated and broken down significantly, thousands of bargain hunters are on their way to try and find the one dirt cheap stock in the hope of cashing in large profits once it goes up again!

But when exactly is a stock cheap? For many investors a stock is only cheap when the price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is low. So the lower the price-earnings ratio the better it is for them on speculations that it will go to where it was before the stock dropped, if it goes up again.

To recap. A price-earnings ratio shows the multiple of earnings at which a stock sells. Determined by dividing current stock price by current earnings per share (adjusted for stock splits). A higher multiple means investors have higher expectations for future growth, and have bid up the stock’s price.

The thing about P/E ratios is that conservative investors should avoid stocks with a high P/E ratio because if these corporations disappoint with their earnings and don’t meet market expectations, the stock will drop dramatically like Whole Foods did dropping more than $20 at the beginning of November 2006.

If a stock has a low P/E ratio, where expectations aren’t that high, the reaction is far less dramatic if earnings and performance expectations aren’t met.

But if trading and investing in the stock market was that easy, everybody would just buy stocks with a low P/E ratio. To bad so sad that no one would have then had Starbucks in their portfoilo. A stock that shot up sky high in the past. A low P/E ratio doesn’t exist in Starbucks vocabulary!

If you disregard individual stocks that have dropped sharply and take a look at the broad market, you’ll surprisingly notice that a P/E ratio tells you absolutely nothing about whether a stock is going to go up or down in the future! Not only stocks with a high P/E ratio can drop, but also stocks with a lower one can.

A good example of the above is the following:

Within the last 4 years the Dutch financial company ING, having a low P/E ratio, climbed to the skies from $10 to over $40. That’s over 300% profits, whereas AIG (American International Group), also having a low P/E ratio, was virtually dead in comparison.

On the other hand, Starbucks and the German cosmetic company Beiersdorf kept on going up although both companies had a high P/E ratio whereas Whole Foods, also having a high P/E ratio, dropped from $80 all the way down to $40 in 2006, and EMC² is still hovering around $15 and hasn’t recovered yet since 2000 where the stock was trading at just over $100.

So as you can see, there are no rules whether a stock with a high or low P/E ratio is good or bad!

Why doesn’t this strategy work?

The problems already start at the very beginning. Which earnings should one take into account? The reported earnings from the previous year; the expected ones for the current year or even the forecasted earnings for the next year?

Because the stock market mainly looks at future performance and earnings, the future P/E ratio plays a more important role. But even the expected earnings of the current year can only be estimated let alone the one for next year. It all boils down to estimation and speculation which is quite common in the stock market. But if these estimates are wrong and market expectations aren’t met, investors are then commonly very disappointed and the stock or even the whole market goes down. And this happens every year somewhere along the line.

And this is not the only reason why a P/E ratio is not a good formula for success. The furure performance of a corporation depends on so many factors. A future stock price doesn’t only depend on earnings from the current year or the next. It also depends largely on how well the management does it’s job, whether the company has a strong product line or which possible problems the company may face.

An example of this is Apple (AAPL). When CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in Jan. 07, AAPL shot up by over $10 in two days. But then Cisco Systems (CSCO) claimed that they had the rights to the name iPhone and were contemplating to sue AAPL if they were to continue using the name iPhone. Well. Guess what happened? AAPL went down the following days losing it’s entire $10 gain.

So once again you can see that a P/E ratio, whether high or low, says way too little to base an investment decision on!


At the end of the day, P/E ratios or any other ratios are absolutely irrelevant. What matters most importantly in the long run are earnings and the overall performance and future outlook of a company! Short-term factors like oil prices, political turmoil etc. can influence the markets and they will more often than not! But in the end these factors are secondary and negledgible for long-term investments.

Yours In Successful Trading!

Ricky Schmidt

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Apple iPod Classic

Apple iPod Classic

The iPod Classic is Apple’s take on portable media players. It measures around the size of a thin cigarette box, which is around 4.1” (height) x 2.4” (width) x.41” (depth) and has a weight of around 4.9 ounces. With such qualities, it appears to be much shorter and lighter than its predecessor, the iPod Video. The iPod Classic has a display screen of around 2.5 inch diagonally with color LCD and LED backlight. Opening the menu, the iPod Classic’s interface looks quite familiar at it has almost the same UI to that of the traditional menus from the older models of the iPod, only that it has a split screen capacity.
The iPod Classic does not have the touchscreen features which the earlier iPod Touch and iPhone already offers. Just like the older models of the iPod, the menus are accessible through the external buttons from the hold switch and the click wheel.
In terms of capacity, the iPod Classic runs on 160 GB hard drive, thus it can hold around 40,000 songs, 25,000 iPod-viewable photos and can play around 200 hours of video. The power comes from a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Users can enjoy around 36 hours for music playback time and around 6 hours of video playback time on fully-loaded battery. Charging the device takes about two to four hours. Included in the box are the iPod Classic, earphones, dock connector to USB cable and a manual guide. Adaptor used for charging can be bought separately.
• The iPod Classic excels at music playback with its capacity to hold around 4,000 songs at the most. Transferring music from Mac is fairly faster compared to the older models of the iPod given that the devices use the same USB-storage system.
• The iPod Classic offers advanced features such as calendar and contact syncing from the device to the computer. Game applications are already preloaded to the device, but users are still given the liberty to download their favorite games from the iTunes Store. There are also other functions such as an additional photo gallery for storage and display.
• The battery life of the iPod Classic is considered to be one of the best there is in the line of iPods.
• The price is quite competitive when compared to other media player devices available in the market.
• Although the video playback is quite a revolutionary move for the iPod Classic, it defeats the purpose of watching movies and videos due to its small screen.
• Productivity tools and extra features are still quite limited on the iPod Classic since users can avail of the other features with easier-to-read screens by opting for the iPod Touch or an iPhone.
• The iPod Classic has no internet connectivity, FM tuner and touchscreen features.
For music lovers who just want to carry with them a slim, portable media player with excellent storage capacity and an even more impressive playback time, then the iPod Classic is definitely a great solution.
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