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Re: Wireless Wars: Apple and Google Take On the World
Posted by: Olga Kharif 2007-11-04 14:16:45
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Mac software developer Craig Hockenberry has never been very interested in creating applications for cell phones. "It's a lot of politics, and less money" to be made compared with creating software for computers, he says, explaining that programmers have always been forced to bow to a litany of requirements set by wireless carriers, handset makers and other software companies. With billions of people carrying cell phones, software makers large and small have long eyed the wireless market hungrily as the next big growth opportunity.

Re: Wireless Wars: Apple and Google Take On the World
Posted by: Adler 2007-11-04 14:56:15 In reply to: Olga Kharif
Great article, and very comprehensive regarding software development, and is there any money to be made in it! Hey, I run several Web Sites, one of those dedicated to Linux, and never made any Google cash.
I would have to argue that the iPhone is "waiting" for approval in either Europe or Asia. It will not "fly" in either space.
I think that we will see much of the same being repeated in the future. No one making much money for their personal efforts, while the big guys try to figure out how to go Global.
It will be a Wireless World in the future to be sure; however, the great guys that do their thing won't find a reward. IMHO.
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