A few things that individually aren’t a full post but that I wanted to point out.
First – there are a lot of idiots on the internet – at least 409 of them (the fact that this number matches the most annoying accounting/tax regulation is pure coincidence, I’m sure…).
Second – My dad’s take on my assessment of the patent situation (including where he disagrees with me – thanks for reading dad!).
Third – A post from Rich McIver on VC presentations which underscores many of the points I’ve made in post on the same subject (here and here)
Finally, a few tidbits from a report from The Nomura Research Institute on worldwide voice vs. data mobile usage (sorry – couldn’t find a link to the report; I’m sure if you contact them they’d be happy to sell you the report <g>):
- China is SMS crazy; they are also the world’s largest mobile phone market with over 460 million subscribers (but the penetration varies significantly by region of the country).
- Japan has huge usage of mobile internet.
- Russia has more than 100% mobile penetration (meaning there are more mobile accounts than there are people in Russia) – 96% are prepaid.