It’s always a good idea to kill your startup in public. Russell Beattie did that last month with Mowser, a service that converts regular Web addresses into mobile-friendly ones, because he said didn’t “believe in the ‘Mobile Web’ anymore.” Luckily for him, some people disagreed with him (and not just Mike). Mowser’s intellectual property and the… Read More
The Mobile Web is dead, says entreprenuer Russell Beattie, and it’s time for him to deadpool Mowser. Read the details in Duncan’s post from earlier today. Now I certainly think that the day of creating specialty stripped down version of web pages for mobile devices is coming to an end (and that’s what Mowser did). Small screens with poor bandwidth equals an unusable product. Read More
Mobile internet service Mowser is to be shut down due to lack of traffic, funding, and a hungry founder. Founded by ex-Yahoo mobile evangelist Russell Beattie in 2007, Mowser offered a web to mobile friendly page service. Users entered the address of the web page they wanted to view into Mowser, and the site returned a mobile version of the page.
According to Beattie, the site was unable to… Read More