Mobile Morning Coffee (02/13/12)

The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.


Disruptions: So Many Apologies, So Much Data Mining (via The New York Times)
A second look at Path, “industry best practice” and the ramifications of data theft.

False Alarm: Why The Apple/Foxconn Debacle Clouds The Real Manufacturing Mess (via TechCrunch)
John Biggs wants us to talk economic realities and remember Greenville, South Carolina.

Agencies Show Their Age On Mobile (via TechCrunch)
David Hewitt, VP at global mobile practice lead at digital agency SapientNitro agrees with Rob and offers some 2012 trends to consider.

Foursquare and NFC: how the two can help each other (via GigaOM)
We pick up GigaOM’s coverage of our coverage of Foursquare and NFC.

Finam Puts $10M In Mobile Messaging Application IM+ (via TechCrunch)
As a part of the deal Finam and Shape Services will launch a FinamShape joint venture that will release a special version of web messenger for the Russian market.

What to make of AT&T’s vanishing spectrum crisis (via GigaOM)
Is AT&T failing to keep its story straight about the need for more spectrum, or is it just that the popping of the spectrum bubble has taken them by surprise as well?

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