Two Guys on Mobile – Episode 25: The TouchPad takes off, Facebook elevates location everywhere and RIM hits a sour note

Episode 25

recorded August 28 2011
Running time: 54 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
HP announced the end of their hardware days and with that the end of the Touchpad and questions swirling about the WebOS. We dive into the tablet debate and what this exit means to this nascent industry. How can non-iPad tablets succeed in this market? Is there hope?

Story No. 2
Facebook announced the end of their Places service and the tech media heralded it as David (Foursquare) beating Goliath (Facebook) but Jeff and I have a different take on this story. There are no victors here as the battles have just begun, the only problem is that Facebook’s war plan is on an entirely different level, miles higher than anyone else.

Story No. 3
RIM launched their BBM social music subscription service and it was generally panned by the tech media. We aren’t agreeing with them entirely but we are just about as confused as everyone is but that has more to do with positioning and marketing than the service itself.

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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