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Last week, I was at Nimhans, Bangalore talking on Prototyping SMS & Voice services to the audience of Mobile Developer Summit 2010. Here are the slides + photos from the event.
Really interesting talk and a wonderful illustratiion by cognitivemedia.
Very interesting concept and prototype.
This is just tooooo good!!!!! Very creative!
Jack in the Box
A mobile phone company has suspended the number 0888 888 888 – after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years. [via telegraph]
The first owner Vladimir Grashnov – the former CEO of Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel which issued the number – died of cancer in 2001 aged just 48.
Despite a spotless business record there were persistent rumors that his cancer had been caused by a business rival using radioactive poisoning.
The number then passed to Bulgarian mafia boss, Konstantin Dimitrov, who was gunned down in 2003 by a lone assassin in the Netherlands during a trip to inspect his £500 million drug smuggling empire.
Dimitrov, who died aged 31, had the mobile with him when he was shot while eating out with a model.
Russian mafia bosses – jealous of his drug smuggling operation – were said to have been behind the killing.
The phone number then passed to Konstantin Dishliev, a crooked businessman, who was gunned down outside an Indian restaurant in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia after taking over the jinxed line.
Dishliev, an estate agent, had secretly been running a massive cocaine trafficking operation before his assassination in 2005.
He died after £130 million of the drug was intercepted by police on its way into the country from Colombia.
Since then, the number is understood to have been dormant while police maintained an open file on Dishliev’s killing and his smuggling ring.
Now phone bosses are said to have suspended the number for good. Callers now get a recorded message saying the phone is “outside network coverage.”
A Mobitel spokesman would only say: “We have no comment to make. We won’t discuss individual numbers.”
I have always wondered what’s so exciting about the Farmville and MafiaWars games. These videos explains .
I am wondering why the Zynga folks haven’t sued them yet!
Loved this TV commercial.
HQ – MINIVAN RAP – SWAGGER WAGON -
Adobe is conducting 9 online seminars at times that are convenient for people in India.
- June 7th : 16:30 – 17:30
Erase the Designer to Developer gap: Adding interactions to your design with Serge Jespers
- June 7th : 20:30 – 21:30
Connecting your design to PHP services with Mihai Corlan
- June 8th : 16:30 – 17:30
Connecting a web application to a J2EE backend using Flash Builder 4 with Michael Chaize
- June 8th : 20:30 – 21:30
Working with Flash CS5 components in your Flash Builder 4 project with Mike Jones
- June 9th : 16:30 – 17:30
Going multi-user with P2P in Flash Player 10.1 with Tom Krcha
- June 9th : 20:30 – 21:30
Developing multi-user applications with LiveCycle services with Tom Krcha
- June 10th : 16:30 – 17:30
Bringing web Applications to the desktop with AIR 2.0 with Piotr Walczyscyn
- Jun 10th : 20:30 – 21:30
Code once and run on multiple mobile devices with Mark Doherty
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