Two Guys on Mobile – Episode 23: Is Pandora real, Is Apple a bully and Samsung is the new number 1

Episode 23

recorded July 25 2011
Running time: 55 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 Pandora (and all the other mobile/internet radio station) viable? As they struggle to fill advertising spots and generate revenue we dive into a good conversation on the future of Pandora and this business model in general. Can these companies survive? If so, what is the business model they should be looking at or are they just radio 2.0 and in need of more innovation.

Story No. 2
Apple’s long-awaited compliance deadline has come and gone and even Amazon has acquiesced to the requirement and removed the link to their bookstore from their iOS app but is this good or bad? We dive into the topic that has generated an incredible amount of scrutiny since it was announced.

Story No. 3
Samsung is set to become the number 1 phone manufacturer on the planet which would end Nokia’s incredible 15-year reign. Is this the end for Nokia? Will we ever see another empire like that again or will the number 1 spot flip flop between the current crop of leaders – Samsung, Nokia, Apple and RIM – for the foreseeable future?

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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