I’m pleased to announce that Tom Krazit is our new Mobile Editor. Tom comes to us from CNET, where he covered various high-profile beats — he was, among other things, the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) reporter (at different times, of course). He’s reported on most of the major mobile storylines of the past decade–covering the transition from desktop to laptop, from laptop to smartphone, and now smartphone to tablets. He was also part of a team whose coverage of the iPhone launch in 2007 won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award. Before CNET, he was at IDG.
Not too long ago, mobile phones were mostly phones and only a tiny bit computing devices. Now, of course, the inverse is true. Tom will be looking closely at the continued evolution of mobile devices, and explaining what those changes mean for publishers and consumers. That includes tracking the companies hoping to join Apple and Google as the pace-setters of the mobile software race, charting carriers’ efforts to avoid a dumb-pipe future, and searching for the companies that will figure out how to make a killing by designing content and services specifically for mobile platforms.
When he’s not writing about the mobile business, Tom is a New York Mets fan (still!), is a regular on the slopes at Tahoe, and has a weakness for finely crafted ales.
You can reach him at tkrazit AT moconews.net.