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- Martin Cooper made the first handheld cellular phone call and is the co-founder of Arraycomm.
- Richard Ling professor at the IT University of Copenhagen and is a sociologist at the Telenor research institute. He is the author of 'New Tech, New Ties: How mobile communication is reshaping social cohesion.' He is also the author of 'The Mobile Connection: The cell phone's impact on society.'
- Walter Mossberg author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared every Thursday since 1991. He is also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and is the co-executive editor of the technology web site, allthingsd.com.
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