Category Archives: ThisIsMobility

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Mobile Advertising Mediation

The topic at Mobile Monday Silicon Valley was “Make Money with Mobile Ad Mediation”. Great topic, there’s a lot of activity around mobile advertising right now. Overall my take on mobile advertising high level remains what it was a few … Continue reading

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Nook Developer Fail

With a few new entries into the market recently from Android tablet providers there’s been a lot of noise in developer circles about the potential of the new platforms. For instance, the Nook folks had appeared at the Appcelerator developer … Continue reading

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webOS Open Source

I wasn’t planning to weigh in on HP deciding to open up webOS, cause like I’ve said before tectonic shifts with little short-term impact aren’t really that important to startups. However, I’ve been doing open source stuff for a whole … Continue reading

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What’s With the Recent QR Code Abuses?

I’m seeing a lot of QR codes spread around, popping up in TV commercials and in print advertisements. And in general they’re horrible campaigns. My favorite are the commercials that flash a QR code on the screen for a few … Continue reading

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What’s Working and What Needs Work

We had a great discussion in the morning at Appnation, big thanks to the panel for participating and Drew and company for making it happen. The point of the panel was to try to distill a few concrete principles and … Continue reading

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What Really Matters to a Startup?

At Mobile 2.0 a lot of folks asked me why I hadn’t posted anything about the major shifts in the mobile landscape that have happened over the last few weeks. The big news items being Google buying Motorola, Steve Jobs … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Engineer

We did a panel titled The Age of the Entrepreneurial Engineer at Appnation yesterday. We never have enough time to cover all of the topics worth covering on any panel, that’s just how things go. And I think I’ve probably … Continue reading

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Browser Beats App Store

Some great conversations going on at the APPNATION conference today. I just wanted to share one bit in particular. Trip Hawkins had a slide titled Browser Beats App Store that pulled together a number of points I’ve realized from various … Continue reading

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Why I’m Crossing NFC Off My List

I’ve got a list of stuff I would like to read up on and play with, and NFC has been on that list for a while. I’ve been really excited about the secondary stuff that should go along with NFC. … Continue reading

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Nokia and Microsoft

This is going to be that grandstanding “I told you so” post I promised a few days ago. When did I tell you so? In April of 2009, when I felt like the incumbent players in mobile had turned to … Continue reading

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