MOBILE MILESTONES: Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Games, Mobile Music & Social Networks PLUS Video Interviews

Topic: Books, Social Media | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: February 11, 2010

Entertain section netsize guide 2009In the run up to Mobile World Congress 2010 MSG hosts a three part series dissecting the mobile developments impacting the mobile industry and our society at all levels, as documented in the Netsize Guide. This comprehensive annual analysis of what matters in mobile - often referred to as a mobile 2.0 reference work -- combines country telecommunications data, exclusive interviews with senior executives and insights from online surveys with mobile professionals and practitioners to provide the inside track on what's happening in mobile – everywhere.

Today we look at mobile entertainment. What issues/opportunities peg the needle? What models deliver? And what past industry events/milestones shape the future?

Apple App Store Leads The Pack; Will Operator App Stores Struggle?

Topic: Books, Mobile Apps, Research | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: January 28, 2010

graph iconAs promised in my earlier post, I'm back with a sneak peek at the controversial findings of the Mobile Trends Survey 2010, conducted by Netsize, a Gemalto company and leading mobile communications and commerce enabler. Drawing from an online survey of over 1,000+ mobile professionals and practitioners, the survey found that the vast majority (87 percent) of respondents believe the Apple App Store will be the most successful app store in the mobile space.

Google's Android Market is a distant second (60 percent), followed by Nokia's Ovi Store (30 percent) and RIM's BlackBerry App World (27 percent). Respondents could choose more than one answer - which is why the total exceeds 100 percent.

MSG Wraps Up Netsize Guide 2010; Reveals Scoops & Sexy Quotes From GetJar, Flirtomatic, Sony Ericsson & More In Pipeline

Topic: Research | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: December 7, 2009

writing netsize guide 2010It's that time of the year again! This year marks the third consecutive year that I have been commissioned by Netsize, a global mobile commerce and communications enabler, to write the Netsize Guide. This comprehensive mobile industry almanac recounts the year's milestones in mobile and looks ahead to the future of mobile. A special focus this year is the impact of mobile on verticals such as healthcare and retails and the outlook (supplemented by interviews with GeoVector CEO John Ellenby and Layar Co-Founder Maarten Lens-FitzGerald).

I'm thrilled with the variety and caliber of this year's interviews.

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