Five years after the launch of the iPhone, it’s clearly a mobile world. The PC industry is shaking in its boots as consumers and businesses adopt a more lightweight style of computing by the millions, and perhaps the most astonishing thing about the mobile revolution is much of the story has yet to be written. While the smartphone may feel like a mature product at this point, software development atop the computing device of the 21st century is still evolving, and fast dependable wireless networks have a long way to go to achieve the ubiquity of wired broadband.
Today and tomorrow at Mobilize, we’ll host frank discussions about these topics and more with some of the people who are making the world more mobile at an increasingly rapid pace. That includes companies like Sprint and T-Mobile, and people like Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and CEO Spencer Rascoff of Zillow, as well as the startups trying to make a difference through our Launchpad competition. Check out the companies in our Mobile 15 list for a better idea of how we see the world.
Our livestream of the event can be found here, and opening remarks from conference co-hosts Om Malik, Kevin Fitchard, and Kevin Tofel will begin at 820am PT. The festivities resume at 9am PT on Friday.
We will be blogging the onstage sessions throughout both days and will include all the links in this post. Please join the conversation on Twitter (use the #mobilizeconf hashtag and follow @gigaom).
- Mobile voice interaction: all-seeing butlers will usurp virtual assistants
- The new private social networks: “We’re trying to build the home”
- TripAdvisor sees opportunities in going deep on mobile
- The car dashboard is not the place to let 1,000 apps bloom
- Instagram co-founder: Pick what your app will well, and ignore the rest — for now
- Making money on mobile: the YouTube perspective
- Foursquare’s Crowley wants to take on Yelp, Google and Harry Potter
- Sony not ceding mobile to casual games
- EA seeks gaming ubiquity across models and platforms
- Sprint CTO: Spectrum is like crude oil – you could always use more
- When it comes to maps, Android co-founder thinks Apple lost its way
- Intelligence is a mobile developer’s best friend
- How can we make devices better? By studying what people actually do
- Qualcomm exec: In health, we’re ‘driving without a dashboard’
- The future of health care: Apps that make people care about health
- Voice is a killer app, but not all carriers will kill to control it
- Thirst takes judge’s award in Launchpad, inTooch takes people’s choice
- Mobile can be the ‘personalization lens’ for offline stores
- App stores are suffering from the tyranny of the charts
- T-Mobile’s Las Vegas network is officially iPhone ready
- Zillow CEO says he was luckier than most monetizing for mobile
- Why the internet of things needs ‘curated openness’
- Elephants or ants: Will MVNOs make a dent in national carriers?
- iOS’s lead over Android in app monetization is shrinking
- When it comes to the connected home, it’s keep it simple, stupid
- At Square, we’re building technology that sells itself, says COO Keith Rabois
- Rafter CEO: The innovation curve hasn’t hit education yet
- You shouldn’t need a computer science degree to write a mobile app