The Mobile Minute: Mobile for Non-Literate Users, Latinos and Mobiles, and Nokia's Falling Profits

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Jul 27, 2010

Today's Mobile Minute brings you an interview with Indrani Medhi on her work with text-free interface technology, an SMS case study from Toronto's The Globe and Mail, a look at race and digital technology, Nokia's falling profits, and which mobile domains are most popular. 

  • The Wall Street Journal had an in-depth interview with Indrani Medhi, associate researcher at Microsoft Research India, about her work to create a text-free interface that would make technology easier for non-literate people to navigate.
  • The Pew Research Center's Mobile Access 2010 report revealed that African-American and English-speaking Latinos have higher cell phone ownership rates than whites, and that minority cell phone owners access the mobile web more than white cell phone owners. Latoya Peterson investigates how these mobile habits could be used to create better access for minorities to the digital world
  • The New York Times looked at Nokia's struggles to keep up in the smartphone world, from their falling profits to their hopes for the new Nokia N8 smartphone. 

[Mobile Minute Disclaimer: The Mobile Minute is a quick round-up of interesting stories that have come across our RSS and Twitter feeds to keep you informed of the rapid pace of innovation. Read them and enjoy them, but know that we have not deeply investigated these news items. For more in-depth information about the ever-growing field of mobile tech for social change, check out our blog-posts, white papers and research, how-tos, and case studies.]

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