Tag: Rob-Woodbridge

Episode 7 - BlackBerryCool Untether’d: Google Maps, bitHeads, uZard and More

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This week is episode 7 of BlackBerryCool Untether’d with Rob Woodbridge. This week, we talk about BlackBerry 6, WickSoft’s MoreCalendars, Google Maps’ new biking layer and the bitHeads App Contest. We also talk uZard, the latest third party BlackBerry browser. This week’s episode is brought to you from Sudbury, Ontario (aka Nickel City).

Here are some links for show topics:

WICKSoft Introduces Enterprise Calendar Sharing With MoreCalendars
Google Maps Updated to 4.2.0 with Biking Directions and Sharing
Woman Sues Google After Accident Following Map Directions
Third Party BlackBerry Browser uZard for the Bold 9000
$25,000 BlackBerry Super App Contest – Cocktail Napkin Designs Accepted!

Tell us what you think in the comments and feel free to suggest more topics for the podcast.

Episode 5: BlackBerryCool UnTether’d: WES 2010 and BlackBerry 6

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Here is episode 5 of BlackBerryCool Untether’d with Rob Woodbridge and myself. This week we talk mostly about what went on at WES 2010 and particularly BlackBerry 6. Here are some articles to get you up to speed:

Tungle Free Scheduling App for BlackBerry Now Available
State of BlackBerry: Mike Lazaridis’ Speech and Where We Stand
WES 2010 Day 2 Impressions: What WES Is All About

Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you’d like to hear more or less of.

Interview with Marc Gingras CEO of Tungle on Entrepreneurship and Smartphones

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Marc Gingras is, simply put, an entrepreneur. Someone who finds the gaps in the way we work and fills them in a way that makes you wonder what you did before and why no one thought of it before. He’s also the founder and CEO of Tungle, an online meeting manager that makes it simple to schedule meetings, regardless of the calendaring system you and your invitees use — and now regardless of device you store on your hip.

You get a sense of what Marc is about almost immediately — he’s focused, determined and excited about what he’s doing and that excitement is viral just like his product. One of the things that stuck with me is what he terms the “Tungle Hierarchy of Needs” — you’ll have to watch to get all the details but, clearly, it is something that blew me away.

Full disclosure on this one — when you get two Canadians talking technology you can count on an animated and passionate conversation, second only to hockey.

SmrtGuard’s Founder and CEO Rob Kao Talks BlackBerry Shield

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We’ve talked about SmrtGuard a lot here on BlackBerryCool and I’ve personally met their CEO Rob Kao on a number of occasions at conferences and in New York. He’s a true entrepreneur with a lot of interesting things to say about BlackBerry and business in general.

From Rob’s post on Untether.TV:

Rob Kao is an entrepreneur — make no mistake about that. He took what was a limitation in the BlackBerry world and built a product to fill the void. All this during the worst global recession since, well, ever.

The first thing that struck me about Rob and his story is the absolute resolve he has at making a product that changes with the needs of his customers and partners. The second is the tireless effort that he has expended over the past 14 months building SMRTGuard into a fledgling and respected player in the data protection business on BlackBerry and Android.

I’m not sure if Rob thought of himself as an entrepreneur before this venture but it is easy to see that he has been bitten by this affliction and life as he knew it is over. Welcome to the club buddy!

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Episode 2: What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool

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This is the next edition of What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool: a short discussion with Rob Woodbridge and myself about what’s new this week in BlackBerry. This week, we talk about the launch of LinkedIn for BlackBerry, as well as the launch of the new BlackBerryCool SuperStore. Overall, the conversation is focused on the need for app stores, and what a good strategy is for BlackBerry app developers, given the large number of sales and distribution channels.

What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool and Untether.TV

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Okay, so the name isn’t great, I know. Rob and I came up with it 2 seconds before the Skype call, but it’s the content that’s important. Here at BlackBerryCool we come across a lot of apps and we thought it would be fun to do a weekly “what’s cool” in BlackBerry. This week, a lot of the app news came from RIM, and what better time to elaborate on the editorial “Should RIM Be Developing First Party Applications?“.

This is the first in a series so forgive the low production value. If we get enough viewers, we’ll start filming in IMAX.