Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Google You Can Drive My Car

Apparently one of Steve Jobs’ unfulfilled dreams was to design and market the iCar. Although the details of his vision have not been released, we can be sure it would be sleek, expensive, and innovative. It’s a shame we no longer have his energy, intelligence, and promotional charisma because transportation in America and around the […]

WSJ in the Ether about the Internet

The privatization and commercialization of Cold War technology, a central part of the Reagan Revolution, entered the limelight during the 2012 presidential election with the attention given to the role of government in the economy. Controversy emerged recently with Gordon Crovitz’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Who Really Invented the Internet?” Crovitz’s […]

Four Generations of Wireless Tech

The ubiquity, ease and sophistication of mobile services has proven to be an extraordinarily popular addition to modern social and productive life. The term “generations” has been applied to wireless technology classifications as a way to refer to the major disruptions and innovations in the state of mobile technology and associated services. These innovations include […]

Music’s Year of the Cloud

I’m heading to Hawaii this January to talk about how cloud computing services and mobile technologies are influencing the music industry at The Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference (PTC ’12: Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local). I’ve had some help from my wife who, when she is not marketing green tea for Ito-en NA, is […]

Popular Programming Languages

It has been a while since I reviewed the latest statistics about the most popular programming languages. The top 10 most popular programming languages according to the TIOBE Index in Sept of 2011 are. Java C C++ C# PHP Objective-C (Visual) Basic Python Perl JavaScript The list is a bit misleading. According to the Language […]

Network Effects and Viral Marketing

Hotmail was one of the first companies to capitalize on network effects when founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith began to offer web-based free email accounts in the summer of 1996. Previously, people would access their email accounts by logging into their email accounts through a PC or mainframe terminal at a university, corporation, or […]

Developing Apps for Apple’s Mobile Devices

Share Tweet While Android mobile devices like my Droid X are certainly gaining in popularity, Apple products still lead the pack in terms of popularity, if not user satisfaction, for mobile products. The key to Apple’s new mobility devices is the iOS operating system originally developed for the iPhone, but now the standard for an […]

The Breakup of AT&T and the Move to Wireless Duopoly, Part II: The Grand Alliance

The mobile technology industry has been going through a rapid transition, highlighted recently by AT&T’s announcement that it would buyT-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for US$39 billion to create the largest cellular company in the US. I dug into my notes to explore the formation of this industry which was largely ignored by the AT&T despite […]

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    Professor and Associate Chair at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea. Recently taught at Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, media economics, and strategic communications.

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