Day: June 15, 2009

Going Mobile

The title of this post has kind of a double meaning for me, as we’ll be hitting the road here soon, for a busy summer that includes a decent amount of travel. But what I’m thinking about specifically are mobile devices – phones.

I’ve seen different numbers showing mobile penetration world wide at something like 3 -4 billion people. That’s half, to two-thirds of the worlds population. And the trend is that this number is growing rapidly. This is of course going on in the developed world, but mobile growth is happening at a blistering pace in the developing world. Folks who are out on the front end of technology and social change see what is happening and the opportunities that exist. That is why things are happening like Google sending MIT students to Africa to teach mobile development to university students.

Seeing as we are in the communication business, these are extremely exciting developments. I’ll be talking more about this, but just wanted to set the table for what I think are some amazing developments and potential in the mobile world.