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.
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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