Two Guys on Mobile – Episode 27: Amazon’s Fire and Silk, GigaOm’s Mobilize Conference and watch out for mobile cannibalization

Episode 27

recorded September 28 2011
Running time: 62 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
Amazon announced their foray into the tablet market – the Amazon Fire – and priced it at $199.00. We’ve already discussed our views on Amazon, Jeff Bezos and their soon-to-come world domination but what about their other announcement, the reconstructed, cloud-reliant browser, Silk. This is interesting and a discussion ensues…

Story No. 2
Rob was down in San Francisco at GigaOm’s Mobilize Conference this week and there were no shortages of insightful and controversial comments. Still, Rob has offered up his three takeaways from the conference and some other insight into what this industry is going through as it tries to find firm ground.

Story No. 3
How do you decide if you should bring your business to the mobile space? Companies like Facebook and Twitter are already mobile companies but their revenue models haven’t quite caught up yet and there is risk that moving to mobile will impact their other revenue sources. What should you think about when moving your company to mobile?

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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