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If you’re like me and split most of your “online time” between your smartphone, your computer’s chat client and your Facebook/LinkedIn page, Nimbuzz may be for you. It’ll make all those communications smoother.

My Facebok friends sometimes leave me wall messages that I take forever to respondto when I’m running between Paris and Vienna. Now they can call me or chat with me directly via a widget embedded on my Facebook profile page. The Nimbuzz widget detects presence and shows if I’m online. If I’m offline, Nimbuzz also includes a “Buzz” feature to alert me that people are trying to reach me. Read More »

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One of the big issues of a “mobile worker”  – and mostly in the case her or she is a freelancer, works for a young start-up or travel internationally  – is to be thrifty whenever the opportunity arises. Skype, the yet well famous VoIP software, was the first to broaden the horizons of mobile workers by giving them the possibility to work from abroad and save a significant amount of money on phone calls…

But Skype continues to innovate. After launching a month ago SkypeLite Beta, a version of its VoIP software which runs on Android Platform and more than 100 Java-Enabled Mobile Phones, Skype has announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that its VoIP software will be pre-loaded and integrated into Nokia devices, starting with the Nokia Nseries. Read More »

For those of you who have a twitter or facebook account, you should already be familiar with those “Mark hates Mondays” or “@ Kerolic: check this cool blog: http://www.52ndwest.com”. Else, you will maybe want to get a little bit more familiar with the concept of Social Media (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media).

With the growing development of social media software applications it has turned into an absolute necessity for most of us to stay “visible” to others, should they be family, friends or business partners, regarding what we’re doing or where we are (speaking the language of social media, this translates into: “keep your status up to date”!). In other words: if you’re not visible, it means else that you don’t exist/your life is too boring/you don’t care, or that you’ve never heard of social media or don’t have a computer. Read More »

Who has never looked with envy at those people surfing the web on their laptop, from the gate of an airport or while travelling on board of a train?

Who has never been discouraged to purchase a 30mns Internet credit for €15 from the only local provider available at an airport lounge or at a hotel?

As for my part, I’ve experienced both situations during one of the 140 Paris-Vienna flights I took for the past two years (17,5 tonnes of CO2 … I know… I’m so ashamed). But I’ve never been so desperate to subscribe to an additional mobile contract for 12 or 24 month and get one of those “cool” broadband Internet access USB dongles you connect to your PC or Mac and which puts the world at your finger tips while on the move…

The main reason? Read More »