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  • What do you think about the Google/Admob acquisition? What comes next?47th WEEK

    Monty Munford - Creator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    Monty MunfordCreator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    11.11.09 at 07:24

    \'It\'s fabulous news for mobile and I think the whole industry is delighted for all-round good egg Russell Buckley. It should be noted that the deal is in paper, not cash, so that\'s a significant caveat. Russell and I are on a panel at www.futureconf.ie on November 26th in Dublin. Only 169 Euros. Come and find out for yourself what comes next.\'

    Will operators only be „dumb pipes“? If so, when? 38th WEEK

    Monty Munford - Creator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    Monty MunfordCreator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    09.09.09 at 22:43

    \"I have learnt to never underestimate operators for their stupidity, laziness, lethargy, but also for their persipacity. While an outsourcing model is taking place with portals and billing they are also \'laying down new pipes\' by working more closely with the OEMs to offer value-added content.

    \"Perhaps they have always been dumb pipes, but very lucrative ones at that. Based in India, where the whole country appears to be covered in operator signage, it will be a long, long time before anybody wrests control from the operators here. Perhaps global operators are today\'s tobacco companies. Once they\'ve been rumbled in early adopting countries, they\'ll take their product to lesser developed countries.\"

    What do you think about Nokia entering the netbook market?36th WEEK

    Monty Munford - Creator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    Monty MunfordCreator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    30.08.09 at 07:46

    \"Nokia increasingly resembles a salmon swimming upstream in a race to save itself. As somebody who is based in India, it is noticeable that Nokia runs the show here with market penetration of more than 40%.

    \"Last week the Nokia CEO met with the Indian Prime Minister, Manhoman Singh. It\'s unlikely they talked about netbooks, more likely the increasing competition Nokia is facing here... and if Nokia loses India, it loses everything.

    \"The problem with Nokia that it\'s been a great company for too long and it is now reacting to changes, not leading the way. The netbook initiative seems to be another one of those reactions. But the prove will be in the pudding and if it\'s a great bit of kit then it will succeed.

    \"But one more small point. I\'ve never lost a laptop but have lost/had stolen 10 mobiles over the past five years. If Nokia can develop something that can be attached to my body, I\'d buy it in a flash.\"

    How do you think the MS and Yahoo search deal will influence the key players in mobile search? What can be the result of it?34th WEEK

    Monty Munford - Creator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    Monty MunfordCreator, Montys Gaming and Wireless Outlook

    10.08.09 at 20:58

    This deal has been so protracted and discombulated that it is boring. Both have last-mover advantage and while Bing has been widely acclaimed, it is of no relevance to me.

    Increasingly I am migrating away from Google (let alone MS/Yahoo) to Twitter\'s search engine via Tweet Deck and finding specific information about \'hot\' topics there.

    If I want vague information about features I am writing for UK newspapers then I go back to Google. There is no need for me to go elsewhere, especially to two merged brands that seem to have had their day.