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Articles by Stephen Wellman
posted in February 2008
Based on the sheer volume of press releases I have received so far from the Mobile World Congress, it seems as if they should have re-named the show Mobile World Advertising Congress. Despite the deluge of new mobile advertising networks and mobile search ad solutions, there is some business mobility news coming out of Barcelona.
Microsoft today said it has acquired mobile phone software developer Danger for an undisclosed sum. What does Microsoft plan to do with Danger and its popular line of Sidekick smartphones?
BT has silently killed its much-hyped fixed-mobile convergence service, Fusion. Three years ago FMC was the hottest thing since sliced bread. Now its biggest champion, BT, is walking away. Is this a sign of things to come?
The buzz mill is in full swing today. The latest claim to run through the blogosphere this afternoon is that Nokia is in talks with Mircosoft to use Windows Mobile on some of its smartphones. Say what?
In my list of the top five reasons Nokia should buy Yahoo, I left out the most obvious reason of all: Flickr.
Some issues are unique to the mobile nature of this emerging tech.
The entire tech universe is obsessed with Microsoft's attempt to take over Yahoo. The market has been waiting for this move for the last year, so most of the "analysis" coming from bloggers and industry pundits is well-rehearsed and polished, but hardly thought-provoking. Instead of rehashing this debate, I want to start another one: Why isn't Nokia bidding for Yahoo?