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11 Lessons For the Mobile Industry from GigaOm

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Mobile, Review
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Today GigaOM launched a report entitled, “The future of mobile: a segment analysis.”  Among many other things, the report summarizes 11 critical lessons learned by the mobile industry, many of which I discussed in my recent post: “Waging the Mobile Patent War and the Future of Mobile Innovation…” “Avoid channel conflict” There have been several […]

Waging the Mobile Patent War & the Future of Mobile Innovation: Google, Palm, Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Mozilla – What’s next?

September 1, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile
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Its been a huge couple of weeks in mobile… It started with Google‘s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on August 15th (its largest to date).  That was followed by HP‘s announcement on August 18th that it is canceling its Palm line of WebOS-based hardware.  The big news continued into week with Steve Jobs’s resignation as CEO […]

Is it the right time to buy a tablet? iPad vs. PlayBook.

November 16, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review
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Looking at the emerging tablet market, it’s difficult to decide which product to buy… For starters, there’s already the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the RIM PlayBook coming soon.  Then, there are the e-reader devices (i.e. Kindle, NOOK, etc.), which I suspect will evolve quickly to become more like tablet computers rather than […]

RIM Launches its First Slider Phone: Blackberry Torch with Touch Screen + QWERTY

August 3, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review
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Today, RIM launched its first touch screen smartphone with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on AT&T.  The Torch is the first RIM device to run the Blackberry 6 operating system, and it is the first RIM device with the Blackberry App World (app store) pre-installed (supporting Carrier billing on AT&T).

Developers announced for CTIA Wireless Developer Pitch Sessions

March 18, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Consulting, Developers, Events, Mobile, Monetization
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Today, Open Mobile Solutions (OMS) announced which mobile apps will be demoed at the four Developer Pitch Sessions at CTIA Wireless next week.  The line-up of developers and mobile applications/ products looks great:

Gaining Distribution: 2nd Developer Pitch Session Added to CTIA Agenda

March 9, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Events
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Following up on my earlier post about the Developer Pitch Sessions at CTIA in Las Vegas, CTIA just added a second panel on”Gaining Distribution” to the official agenda.  I’m looking forward to moderating this new panel, “Gaining Distribution- Panel B” on Wednesday, March 24, 3-4pm. So far, there is a great panel of experts confirmed […]

Evaluating the future of the “Mobile Touch Web”… Will mobile apps die in favor of rich, mobile browser-based apps?

February 4, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Research
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Today, I read a fascinating report today from Mobile search engine, Taptu, which outlines trends in the “Mobile Touch Web” (i.e. content that can be run on “any touch screen device equipped with a Webkit- based mobile browser.”)  Taptu “analyzed, categorized and measured more than 100 million sites on the mobile touch Web and classified […]

I’m moderating two panels & participating in the WIPJAM at Mobile World Congress 2010

January 22, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Events, Financing, Mobile, Monetization
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I’m looking forward to attending Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona this February.  It’s going to be a great show… This year, apps take center stage, and GSMA has taken a huge step forward, investing a lot of time and effort in showcasing them in App Planet, and making sure the conference agenda appeals to […]

Is Viral Broken In Mobile? Yes. My Thoughts on How to Counteract It.

October 23, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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After listening to the podcast I did on Wednesday with Motodev on how to incorporate social media into mobile applications, Matthäus Krzykowski,  (a fellow mobile consultant, freelance writer for VentureBeat, and fascinating guy) tweeted: “@motodev @lisawhelan is great, enjoyed the podcast. However, as @danshapiro http://bit.ly/3eRvaK says viral broken is in mobile. Thoughts ?” It’s a […]

Recap of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley in San Francisco August 3, 2009

August 4, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Events, Financing, Mobile, Monetization
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Last night, I attended the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley event at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. There was a panel discussion on “Mobile Monetization,” which drew a large crowd, which seemed in direct proportion to the level of excitement around the topic of monetization.  The panel was moderated by Julie Ask, VP […]





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