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  • With Facebook Mobile reaching up to 100 million users, where do you think mobile social networking is going?6th WEEK

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    07.02.10 at 11:35


    What do you think the future of mobile news is? Ad-funded mobile portals /apps or paid for news?5th WEEK

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    30.01.10 at 15:10

    The future of mobile news is to be very similar to other internet news,
    but with the benefit of the browser being more personal so people will ted
    to personalize their news feed / page a little more that they do on a PC.

    Also, there will be an enhancement to the mobile browser to allow
    web pages / ajax to make noises - a bit like \"txt msg alerts\" now.

    Will mobile software licensec influence buying the next mobile device, and choosing the same platform?41th WEEK

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    30.09.09 at 13:39

    Just as images, video and now music have gone \"DRM free\" so will most applications.

    As users build a collection of applications, it will tend to mak ethem \"stick\" with the same platform
    when they want to upgrade - otherwise their apps are gone. In the short term that will
    help Apple retain their nice of high spending customers. IN the long run it will benefit
    Symbian IF they can make their OS stable across several handset devices. However,
    there are alarm bells sounding that Symbian might follow android into \"fragmentation hell\".

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

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    09.09.09 at 14:03

    Ray, USA & UK

    No. Mobile service providers (Operators) that survive will do so by providing more services
    than just a \"pipe\" in the sense of a traditional ISP.

    They will provide identity, location and payment services to people running services,
    and those valuable services will win them more customers.

    SOme operators will waste time and money of \"services\".

    Some operators will become like \"dumb pipes\" - like old fixed ISP\'s and they will
    fade away because users won\'t get usability, and will desert them, or they will be crushed
    by \"dump pipe\" provided by an assortment of ad-hoc Wifi/Wimax/fixed operators.

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

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    28.08.09 at 13:31

    Its taken a long time. Their hardware expertise should result in some great devices.

    Thank goodness they have left the software to Microsoft, as Nokia\'s reputation
    for flaky and unusable software would otherwise harm its entry into the market.

    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

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    10.08.09 at 14:56

    This is a key development.

    Yahoo has been rapidly winning over the mobile carriers to its search engine and ad sales.
    Regrettably, the technology behind the scenes has been as weak as Google\'s.

    Microsoft\'s mobile search m.bing.com is much better than the old Google and Yahoo search,
    and does not have much baggage. With the heritage of motionbridge and the serious attention
    Microsoft gives to its development partners & content providers we have a huge opportunity ahead of us.

    Of course there is a good chance that big companies screw up big opportunities, and there are some hot startups
    like Taptu blazing a trail ....

    Should any phone manufacturer have declining / banning rights apart from legality from its appstores/marketplaces?33th WEEK

    Ray Anderson - CEO at Bango

    Ray AndersonCEO at Bango

    04.08.09 at 15:32

    Phone makers should be able to restrict their phones in any way they want to. Consumers have choice.

    The problem with the iPhone is that none of its competitors is either knowledgeable or
    confident enough to point out its numerous weaknesses that stem from Steve Jobs\' obsession
    with control.