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February 16, 2006 at 1:30 PM

Pico presence

BARCELONA, Spain — Earlier this week — the days all blend together here — I ran into Mazin and Zeyad Ramadan, brothers and founders of Seattle-based Picostation.

The company is building a mobile software product called PicoBlogger, which embraces the idea of moblogs. Moblogs are what you get when a bunch of photos taken by a camera phone are posted on a blog online or sent to others’ phones. On top of that, Picostation is developing features to allow communities to be formed based on location.

The Ramadans, who were frequent visitors to 3GSM when the show was in Cannes, France, said they are a little disappointed in this year’s show in Barcelona. While attendence was way up — about 50,000 attended this year — it seemed there were fewer people from wireless carriers, Picostation’s core customers, Mazin said.

Lots of people were talking about the pluses and minuses of Cannes vs. Barcelona. I heard many say it was nice to have more space because Cannes was so cramped, but that it also makes it more difficult to get around. Although my first trip to 3GSM, I found that to be true. Out of the eight or more buildings that were at the event, I never ventured into at least three of them.

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