I have to admit that these days I don’t travel that often. Having a 3 year old son makes me want to stay home a lot more than I used to – and being I work in The Anywhere Office I find I can often avoid unnecessary travel by wielding my mobile work technology to work from anywhere. However now and again an opportunity arises that I just can’t pass up. Last week I was invited to be a panelist on a Bloomberg Businessweek Live Video Webcast all about video conferencing.
It was a great opportunity that I didn’t want to miss – so despite the fact that it meant flying out of town on my birthday – I went to the West Palm Beach Airport here in sunny Florida and flew to New York City.
The webcast was lots of fun and I got to spend some time with my good friend Marc and visit with his family as well – a splendid time was had by all! I got to the airport very early because I hitched a ride in with my wife (who works close to the airport) and it got me thinking about being productive in an airport and why I love flying out of PBI. Here is a short video I shot talking about working from an airport with The Anywhere Office:
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It’s no surprise with all the ads you see for iPhones, iPads, Blackberry’s, and Android phones that accessing the web on mobile devices is a growing trend. I probably spend a good 1/3 or more of my time on the internet using my iPod Touch rather than my laptop to search Google, view websites, and connect with people on Twitter.
This article shares some eye-opening stats and graphs from Morgan Stanley analysts showing the most important online trends:
Here are a few highlights:
- Video accounts for 69% of mobile data traffic.
- Facebook is the single largest repository for user-generated content such as pics, videos, links and comments.
- Apple and Android platforms are gaining in the mobile OS market, while Windows Mobile, RIM and Palm decline. Read more
I’ve been seeing the ads for 4G and wondering what it’s all about. So I thought I would share this article I saw today that tackles a little Q&A.