Saturday, March 17, 2012

Google Mobile Vision column published

Per my last Blog, my new column "Google’s Mobile Vision: The Next 5 Billion" is in print.

The Internet is “replacing the economics of scarcity with economics of ubiquity.”  . . . For all the expectant hype from press observers, Google still offers one of the best views from the top on where things are trending. There is a saying that success is never final, and failure never fatal - but courage through both is what counts. So despite an Android-centric slant on the mobile world, their courage to raise an idealistic pointer amidst all of today’s commercial noise and avarice is something I will give credit to where credit’s due.  

The article is about Google's Mobile World Congress vision, though their other mobile focus on driver-less vehicles is a story in its own right.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Google’s Mobile Vision: The Next 5 Billion

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt captured attention at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month, the largest annual mobile technology conference that is held each year in Barcelona. 

With press and bloggers hanging on every word, it was almost nerve-wracking hearing commentators dissect his speech every which way. 

Remarking how amazingly connected world is today with two billion people online, he asked “wouldn’t it be great to have the other five billion online also?” 

NOTE: My full "5 Billion" article will be available later this month.