Two Guys on Mobile – Episode 26: Mobile’s 4-year war and is Microsoft back to stay?

Episode 26

recorded September 13 2011
Running time: 50 minutes

Welcome to Two Guys on Mobile. A weekly web show that focuses on the key stories that are driving our industry. Your hosts are Jeff Bacon and Rob Woodbridge – two mobile industry veterans who bring insight, perspective and expertise to the show each and every week.

Rob Woodbridge
Jeff Bacon

This week:

Story No. 1
Is Apple’s success and RIM’s decline just part of a 4-year technology cycle? Jeff posits that over the last 12-years of the mobile industry we have seen a leadership shift every 4 years as a result of user demands – where the dominant company has focused on their core business (i.e. enjoy their current success) without thinking about what is coming next. If so, what is next and who will be on top of that shift?

Story No. 2
Microsoft. How is this scrappy upstart hanging in with the big boys? Written off as dead, your “dad’s” technology, languishing in luddite land, they have retraced their steps to what made them successful and are now about to carve new territory. Too late? Too little? Are they the only company thinking down the road?

All this and much much more – with a few detours of course.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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