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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mobile Banking, Qualcomm & Open Handset Alliance

Much like everyone else in the industry I was shocked by this mornings news that Qualcomm had acquired Firethorn, but within a short period time I was back in my groove and my day proceeded as usual. Yet, periodically my mind kept going back to the story and I couldn't figure out why.

Then on the drive home it hit me. This is not the first time Qualcomm has been in the news recently. It was just over a week ago that Qualcomm was listed as a member of the new Open Handset Alliance spear-headed by the team at Google.


1 comment:

Andrea Gambirasio said...

Very good point Brandon! Google is pushing ahead as usual and they are always tapping to the "outside world" in the best possible way: they really understood the power of web 2.0!
A mobile banking application on the Android phone is likely to be one of the added value applications people might like to find pre-installed. Any other applications? Well, we just have to wait for the result of the Android developers challenge. Bravo google!