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Title: Talking 'Activity': Young People and Mobile Phones
Author: Alex S.Taylor and Richard Harper
Publication: paper presented at the CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seattle, 31 March-5 April 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: This paper presents a brief overview of findings collected from an ethnographic field study of young people and their use of mobile telephones. The findings indicate that mobile phones provide young people with a means of demonstrating their social networks. That is, through owning and using mobile phones, young people demonstrate their participation in social groupings and define the boundaries of their social networks. Using activity theory, the findings from this research have been interpreted to produce a number of preliminary design considerations. This work reflects the first of several stages aimed at investigating a systematic means of using rich and meaningful qualitative data for the purposes of design.

Title: Next: The Future Just Happened
Author: Michael M. Lewis
Publication: New York: Norton, 2001

Title: The Strategy of Conflict
Author: Thomas Schelling
Publication: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960

Title: La Soci�t� du Spectacle
Author: Guy Debord
Publication: Paris: Buchet-Chastel, 1967

Title: Virtual Reality
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publication: New York: Summit, 1991

Title: Japanese Products Map the Mobile Road Ahead
Author: Jakob Nielsen
Publication: Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox
Publication Date: 4/29/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Japan is now shipping a wide variety of new Internet-connected devices. Among the highlights are new mobile photography units like Eggy, and i-mode telephones with liberating two-dimensional controls.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: usability, interface, i-mode

Title: ImaHima, Inc.
Abstract or Excerpt: ImaHima, Inc. is a Japanese company founded in 1999 focused on providing location based community services for mobile phone users. The company provides its service to all Japanese Mobile Operators - NTT Docomo, JPhone, KDDI - and has been appointed last year as an official service provider for NTT DoCoMo. The service is unique in Japan and runs on Japanese iMode, WAP platform version 1.1 for KDDI and on a standard web browser. Since its launch in December 1999 on iMode, imaHima has grown to over 250,000 users naturally and receives over a million page requests a day. Within the last 6 months, imaHima experienced a customer growth of more than 200% compared to the Q2 2000 customer base.
Subjects: Handhelds, Japan, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless

Title: Folk Computing: Revisiting Oral Tradition as a Scaffold for Co-Present Communities
Author: Richard Borovoy
Publication: To be published in Proceedings of the CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM
Abstract or Excerpt: In this paper, we introduce Folk Computing: an approach for using technology to support co-present community building inspired by the concept of folklore. We also introduce a new technology, called "i-balls," whose design helped fashion this approach. The design of the i-ball environment is explained in terms of our effort to simultaneously preserve what works about folklore while also using technology to expand its power as a medium for community building.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Gaming, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Folk Computing, face-to-face communication, abundance, co-present community building, i-balls, groupware, CSCW, pervasive computing, face-to-face, community, folklore, social computing, MIT Media Lab

Title: Phone Surfing for a Few Yen
Author: Miki Tanikawa
Publication: The New York Times
Publication Date: 8/19/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Discusses business models of the Japanese wireless Internet market. Most revenue streams apparently involve the content providers adding their charges to the users monthly mobile fees. The model involves sellers being reviewed for reliability, then being added to the cell phone company's menu of options, rather than being discreet web sites, so that there is added security and trust in the system. Advantages to this system also include providers getting an immediate revenue and not needing to pay for advertising.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: business, DoCoMo, i-mode

Title: Visual Showcase of Japanese Keitai Culture
Publication Date: 1/12/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Site with pictures and info about Japanese Keitai Culture for the purposes of the site owners to gather and share their information for business forecasting.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Japan, Mobile Phones, Wireless

Title: Traffic Control
Author: Robert Poe
Publication: Business2.0, May 2001 Issue
Abstract or Excerpt: Lost time means lost money for mobile business. Real-time traffic data via roadside sensors and the Web could ease congestion and speed deliveries., a Wayne, Pa., company founded in 1998, has begun rolling out such a system in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The system is intended to make radio traffic reports more accurate-but is also expected have far more interesting and valuable uses.
Subjects: Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: mobile business,, cars, sensor network, solar generators

Title: GPS Cell Phones May Cost Privacy
Author: Carolyn Said and Carrie Kirby
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Publication Date: 3/19/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Enhanced-911 can help to save more lives but some are worried about privacy issues.
Subjects: Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Privacy, Wireless
Keywords: L-comm, FBI, E-911, Enhanced-911, FCC, GPS, location-based commerce

Title: Location, location, location
Author: Maija Pesola
Publication: FT Wireless Newsletter
Abstract or Excerpt: Location-based services have long been touted as the cornerstone of the new wave of mobile phone applications, but up to now it has been difficult to predict which companies and technologies will be at the forefront of this field.
Subjects: Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Wireless
Keywords: Enhanced Observed Time Difference, Ericsson, Global Positioning System (GPS), Nokia, Cambridge Positioning Systems, E-OTD, FCC, Cell-ID

Title: Learning the lessons of i-mode
Author: Michiyo Nakamoto and Dan Roberts
Publication Date: 5/31/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: There are as many mobile handsets on a Japanese commuter train as on the commuter trains of any other rich economy. Yet in Japan, the telephones are curiously silent. Instead of speaking into sleek silver gadgets, users are busy sending e-mails or downloading pictures of their favourite pop stars. Japan's growing band of e-mail junkies has driven the phenomenal success of NTT DoCoMo's i-mode, the mobile phone service which offers continuous internet access. According to DoCoMo, the largest mobile phone operator in Japan, by April, its mobile internet service boasted 22m subscribers - almost one in six Japanese.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: i-mode, DoCoMo, Wap

Title: Cell phone or tracking device? How new tech will target you
Author: David Coursey
Publication: ZDNet
Publication Date: 6/13/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Location, location, location... In business, they say location is everything. But whose location does this refer to--the business, or its customers? That used to be easy: While brick-and-mortar businesses tend to remain in one place, customers are notorious for flitting around. So while a business is easy to locate, customers have been almost impossible to locate, at least in anything close to real time. That is about to change as technology developed for public safety--and mandated by the FCC--is forcing cellular telephone carriers to install equipment capable of locating a user to within 50 to 300 meters. This is information with obvious commercial potential--as well as a potential for mischief, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Subjects: Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Privacy, Surveillance, Wireless
Keywords: Enhanced 911, Global Positioning System (GPS), network, FCC, E911

Title: Visual Showcase of Japanese Keitai Culture
Abstract or Excerpt: The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan has the highest mobile phone density in the world. On weekdays average 190,000 and on weekends average 250,000 people pass this crossing per day (Source: CCC, Tsutaya), around 1500 people traverse at each light change, while 80% of them carry a mobile phone.
Subjects: Japan
Keywords: Pix, Pictures, Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing, Highest mobile phone density

Title: 50 Billion Global Text Messages in Q1!
Publication: GSM Association
Publication Date: 5/25/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Fivefold growth in GSM text messaging during last year - reports the GSM Association press release. More than 50 Billion SMS (Short Message Service) text messages* were sent over the world's GSM (TM) networks in the first three months of 2001 - reports the GSM Association today. The latest figures confirm sustained global consumer interest in text communications with networks on track to exceed the Association's forecast of 200 billion global messages during 2001.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: GSM, GSM Association, BBC Television, Global System for Mobile Communications

Title: The Internet, Untethered
Author: Tom Standage
Publication: The Economist
Publication Date: 10/11/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Internet is going mobile. To succeed, it must learn from the mistakes made in the fixed-line Internet boom, argues Tom Standage.

Title: Hachiko
Author: Raritan River Akita Club Inc. (RRACI)
Abstract or Excerpt: Each year on April 8th at a solemn ceremony in Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station, hundreds of dog lovers do homage to the loyalty and devotion of an Akita dog, Hachiko, faithful pet of Dr. Eisaburo Ueno, a professor at Tokyo University.

Title: Mad Wing Cyber Girl Gang Arrested
Publication: Japan Today
Publication Date: 8/8/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Police on Tuesday arrested five teenage girls who are members of a virtual motorcycle gang formed via the Internet, on suspicion of assaulting a member in June who tried to leave the group.

Title: Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth, and the Re-placement of Social Contact
Author: Mizuko Ito
Publication: Society for the Social Studies of Science Meetings, Boston, 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: In this talk, I want to look at how the mobile phone reshapes relationships and the power-dynamics of the home for Japanese youth, looking at what Doreen Massey has called the "power-geometry of space-time compression." Arguing against "easy and excited notions of generalized and undifferentiated space-time compression," (Massey 1993: 63).

Title: Mobile Culture of Children and Teenagers in Finland
Author: Eija-Liisa Kasasniemi and Pirjo Rautianen
Publication: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk and Public Performance, ed. by Mark Aakhus and James Katz (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Abstract or Excerpt: The research has observed mobile communication as a societal phenomenon that serves to sustain communication and consumption culture.

Title: Nobody Sits at Home and Waits for the Telephone to Ring: Micro and Hyper-Coordination through the use of Mobile Telephones
Author: Rich Ling and Birgitte Yttri
Publication: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk and Public Performance, ed. by Mark Aakhus and James Katz, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Abstract or Excerpt: In this paper we outline the concepts of micro- and hyper-coordination via the use of the mobile telephone. The material is based on 10 group interviews carried out in Norway in the fall of 1999. The analysis shows that micro-coordination, largely an instrumental activity, was common for two-career parents. When examining the teens, however, we found that in addition to the instrumental use, they have adopted the expressive use of the device. This, in addition to the use of the device in the social presentation of self has lead us to call their use hyper-coordination. This adoption of technology follows from their specific life period where they desire access to peers and wish to distance themselves, to a certain degree, from their parents. The mobile telephone is a logical tool in this work. Other advantages are that it allows them new ways with which to develop intimate relationships and to remain abreast of social life.

Title: Next: The Future Just Happened
Author: Michael M. Lewis
Publication: New York: Norton, 2001

Title: Japan's NTT Goes Global with New Company
Author: Rob Guth
Publication: E-Business World
Publication Date: 6/29/1999
Abstract or Excerpt: Though NTT is hardly a household name outside Japan, the company has grown to be one of the world's largest telecommunications operators -- despite a Japanese law that has confined NTT to its home market. With that law now lifted, NTT officials hope the new subsidiary will be the vehicle that reshapes NTT into an international force in next-generation communications.

Title: Japan's NTT Goes Global with New Company
Author: Rob Guth
Publication: E-Business World
Publication Date: 6/29/1999
Abstract or Excerpt: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), Japan's largest telecommunications company, said it has set up a new company that from October will begin selling international voice and data communications services. The company, NTT Communications Corp., expects revenues of 100 billion yen (US$833 million) within its first three years of business and will offer services to consumers and corporate customers.

Title: The Birth of i-mode
Author: Mari Matsunaga
Publication: Singapore: Chuang Yi Publishing Pte Lt, 2001

Title: Secrets of DoCoMo's Success
Publication: Wireless World Forum
Publication Date: 7/25/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: A lot of pontification has been spent on the secret's of DoCoMo's success. It's cHTML, it's the nature of the Japanese, it's the monopoly situation etc etc. Well, in this article I aim to discard the current theories and provide a rather simple explanation of their success and it has very little do with either the technology or the fact they were from Japan.

Title: NTT DoCoMo To Launch Global Positioning Svc On Nov 27
Author: Michele Yamada
Publication: Dow Jones
Publication Date: 11/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: It allows users to determine their geographic location or identify the whereabouts of others via satellite. DoCoMo said it will also provide special functions enabling corporations to manage user information based on their geographic locations, such as via wireless intranets.

Title: Just Say Nokia
Author: Steve Silberman
Publication: Wired 7.09
Publication Date: 9/1999
Abstract or Excerpt: In the northern skunk works called Finland, the 21st century is in beta: It's a call-anytime, roam-anywhere, use-any-protocol k�nnykk� world.

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