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About mluna7

Michael Luna joined SEVEN in 2010 as Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the company’s long-term technology and innovation strategy. Luna is a pioneer in the wireless data industry with more than 30 years of management and engineering design experience. Prior to joining SEVEN, Luna served as CTO for AliphCom (Jawbone) where he led early technology evolution, intellectual property and legal services. Prior to AliphCom, he served as CTO for Openwave where he drove the innovation of its industry-leading software solutions and services. Luna also served as Openwave's Vice President of Consulting Engineering, where he and his team generated an average of $50 million per year as a result of active engagements with customers worldwide. Prior to his time at Openwave, Luna served as CTO for 724 Solutions, where he was responsible for technical strategy and standards. He also managed the development of five product lines for the network and data services company. Luna has been awarded 12 patents in the mobile telecommunications field and has co-authored industry papers, standards and held industry leadership positions in OMA, WAP Forum, CDG, TIA and PCMIA. He also developed the first WAP 2 deployment in Japan. Luna serves on the advisory board of AliphCom and Cequient, Inc.

It’s Time for Managing Data on the Mobile Internet

On the wired Internet, the boom in demand for social media, video, audio, games and other Web 2.0 services has resulted in significant network congestion and slow download times. Content delivery networks (CDNs) became the way that content developers could … Continue reading

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Managing the surge in mobile data-Bandwidth? Fast dormancy? Signaling?

In 2010 the massive growth in data, primarily from smartphones and tablets, introduced new challenges to mobile operators forcing them to rethink the way they manage and support the surge in data. Dan Hays, a partner at consultant firm PRTM, … Continue reading

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Web-Apps vs. Native Apps

The debate over developing Html5 vs. Native Apps is ongoing as consumers demand more intuitive apps, smartphones dominate the mobile space, and developers seek multi-platform compatibility. However, the way an application is developed appears to be irrelevant to the end … Continue reading

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iPad and GalaxyTab Put the Pressure on Carrier Networks

Operator networks are already experiencing tremendous challenges with the amount of data of being accessed and shared with smartphones. The introduction of tablets such as the iPad and Samsung GalaxyTab, pose new threats for network data traffic. Consider the amount … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Smartphones

The issue of bandwidth hogging smartphone users has had a lot of press.  The issue of chatty interactive apps causing congestion through increased signaling traffic, however, is just now starting to get some attention.  In an article I wrote for … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps and Social Networking Panel: CTIA SF 2010

I participated on a recent CTIA Educational Session on the topic of mobile social networking applications where I was speaking along with peers from all aspects of the mobile social media ecosystem including content providers (MobiTV and Shazam) and gaming … Continue reading

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