mobile internet

  • Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models Crunch Network

    Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models

    Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to discuss the future of mobile, making it the largest-ever mobile-focused event in Asia. I was joined by peers from Netflix, Line, Ola Cabs, Flipkart and Twitter to discuss future business models for the mobile Internet. Most of this discussion steered towards China and India, but I was there… Read More

  • Mobile Exits Drop Below Investments For First Time Since 2013 Crunch Network

    Mobile Exits Drop Below Investments For First Time Since 2013

    It’s been party time for mobile, with massive growth and disruption helping VCs to raise huge funds, entrepreneurs to raise massive rounds, and valuations to skyrocket. With 89 mobile Internet unicorns now worth almost $1 trillion, it’s no surprise that folks from Silicon Valley to Shanghai are asking what’s going on with return on investment. Read More

  • Mobile Internet sees 34 percent jump this year: Thanks, women, teens & seniors

    Embattled ratings company Nielsen has published some Internet findings that may interest you. (If not, go make a sandwich or something.) The big finding is that mobile access to the Internet has jumped 34 percent compared to last year, and it looks like women, teens and, yes, seniors make up the bulk of that increase. The mobile Internet: not just a place for 20-something men anymore. Darn. Read More

  • Cadillac jumping on the in-car mobile internet bandwagon at $29 per month

    Back in August of last year, we caught wind that in-car wireless internet service from a company called Autonet would be an available feature on all 2009 Chrysler cars. Looks like it’s catching on, as starting next month the Cadillac CTS will offer the extra feature as well. Read More

  • Digifriends modular MID coming to US ‘very soon’

    Jenn over at Pocketables has some news about a mobile Internet device called the “Digifriends MID” that’s set to show up here in the US “very soon,” according to a company spokesperson. While this device was originally shown way back at CES and might look like another dopey, no-keyboard MID, it’s got an interesting array of snap-on accessories; a QWERTY… Read More

  • Can the Skyfire mobile browser shake things up a bit?

    I’ve been keeping my eye on this Skyfire news since I read Rafe Needleman’s post about it this morning and most people seem to be pretty excited about the service. According to the company’s website, “Skyfire is a free, downloadable mobile web browser that makes browsing on your phone exactly like browsing on your PC.” How is this possible? Through the magic of… Read More