On the occasion of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) 150th anniversary, Marty was amongst a very select group of awardees invited to accept an ITU50 award in Geneva, Switzerland. The awards recognize individuals that have contributed to improving the lives of world citizens through ICT innovations developed, promoted or implemented by ITU. Fellow ITU50 awardees included Bill Gates, Robert E. Kahn, Thomas Wiegand, Mark I. Krivocheev and Ken Sakamura.
Bloomberg Business caught up with Marty to discuss the invention of the cell phone and the “dazzling demo” on the streets of New York in 1973 that ignited the cell phone revolution!
IGI Global just published the Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, written by 200 established and prominent scholars and edited by Zheng Yan, from the University of Albany. Marty and Arlene were honored to have written the forward to this important book.
On their website, IGI Global explains “The Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior is an authoritative source for scholarly research on the use of mobile phones and how these devices are revolutionizing the way individuals learn, work, and interact with one another. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics relating to mobile phone use, behavior, and the impact of mobile devices on society and human interaction, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential reference source for students, researchers, IT specialists, and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of mobile technologies on contemporary culture.”
Marty, a IEEE Lifetime Fellow, stopped by IEEE’s booth at CES in Las Vegas for a quick chat. Listen in on Marty’s thoughts about technology (past, present and future) as the “application of science to create products and services that make peoples’ lives better.”
The Swedish Education Broadcasting company interviewed Marty for their TV documentary about the mobile phone revolution. This in-depth look into the history of the mobile phone included exploration of mobile banking, citizen journalism, texting while driving and input from key people and companies that helped make our planet wireless. Listen in on how mobile technology has become a “tool for all people”; changing us, our behavior and our planet — forever!