Archive for February, 2011


Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

A few brief comments covering MWC 2011 courtesy of the excellent digital industry newszine, NMK. Xavier Adam, managing director of marketing consultancy AMC Network, said that Android talk dominated MWC 2011, but that there were signs of emerging market players from Asia. “[There were] probably more Chinese and Asian companies than before ...

MWC 2011

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Another year, another week at the MWC show. Mobile World Congress, formerly 3GSM, for the unitiated. Where the global mobile and telecoms industries come together to buy, sell, talk about the future and commiserate over any wrong business decisions of the previous 12 months. Everyone is there; developers, operators, marketeers, entertainment ...

Perfect Bedfellows, UKTI Blog Post

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The below written for UKTI during MWC 2011 week in Barcelona. UKTI is the premier UK Government body for supporting UK business, trade, industry and finance. Perfect bedfellows February 13, 2011 Mobile and motoring - a winning combination Xavier Adam, Founder and MD, AMC Network, considers the opportunities for mobile and motoring… Until recently the ...


Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire. Home of Salt's Mill, PACE and various other technology businesses.

Back to the Future

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Jaguar C-X75 concept car features two Bladon Jet range extenders. I first met the people behind the gas turbine company on a low carbon trade mission to the Isle of Man, where some of the team are based. This fibreglass concept is billed as the world's first and fastest ...

N420 Comes In

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

This is the Aston Martin N420 kindly loaned from the Gaydon factory a few weeks back. Having a drink this week in London's Soho with an automotive PR friend, we were perplexed who keeps buying this type of vehicle with fuel widely accepted to hit £2 a litre in the ...

Tyre Technology

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Tyre design does not sound very exciting, but it is! Take Formula1, general racing and performance cars, so much comes down to tyre technology, which has been evolving a pace. Tread patterns, compounds and construction are all elements the manufacturer will develop at length and cost. Having recently worked on a ...