Carnival of the Mobilists 223

Roll up Roll up for the Carnival of the Mobiliststs touching down here at Mobyaffiliates – the no.1 place for making money on mobile. We’ve got a nice set of quality posts this week so have a read and keep up to date with the best of the mobile blogosphere.

Mobile Advertising

First up is an Epic post from Andy at the most excellent Mobithinking blog covering mobile advertising.  Andy asks if the FTC stop Google buying AdMob?  and should advertisers pay US$1 million for the ability to run iAds? Are Google and Apple at war? Will the FTC investigate Apple?  Inquiring minds want to know and Andy breaks it down.

Mobile Ads Go Mainstream: starring the FTC, Google, Apple’s $1m iAds and a soap-opera story-line that’s has the media hooked

The Mobile Boom

Carnival Veteran and mobile guru C Enqrique Ortiz has an indepth article which analyses why mobile is booming.   This is a cracking bit of work with a load of great stats and analysis and wins post of the week!

http://weblog.cenriqueortiz.com/mobility/2010/05/09/on-reasons-why-the-mobilewireless-usage-boom-was-underway-part-2/

Blackberry

Carlo Longino MBA (Congrats!) and Founding Mobilist has submitted a post from the WIP Wireless Industry Partnership reviewing their recent Blackberry event.  The post is a great overview of what’s happening in the world of RIM and is full of great stats such as that RIM accounts for 58% of the North American enterprise smartphone business.

http://www.wipconnector.com/blog/rim_wes_2010_report_from_widality

The Google Android Nexus One

Mark Bridge over at the thefonecast.com has a lively assessment of the Google Nexus One handset and

http://thefonecast.com/Opinion/tabid/87/EntryId/2755/Google-Nexus-One-quarterback-or-cheerleader.aspx

Meanwhile, in a similar vein, industry legend Ajit Jaokar asks – Is it game over for Google’s direct to consumer strategy and what can we learn from it?  In Ajit’s view the Nexus One has not lived up to Google’s expectations in terms of sales.  As usual a provocative and analytical post from the Open Gardens Crew.

http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2010/05/is_it_game_over.html

Mobile Web

Amdocs have a nice post covering the “off-portal” mobile market.  Consumers are increasingly going off-portal to browse and consume content from their mobile handsets. And while that’s seemingly not great news for service providers trying hard not to be squeezed out of a very lucrative value chain, Matt Anderson explains why it might not actually turn out to be so bad after all if the walls were to come tumbling down.

http://www.amdocs.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=149

Blyk is back

Finally, the Queen of the Carnival Peggy Anne Saltz over at the ever-excellent Msearchgroove reports that  the ad funded mobile network Blyk has re-emerged in the Netherlands following a less than stellar UK launch.  Go check it out –

http://www.msearchgroove.com/2010/05/06/blyk-is-back-with-ad-funded-service-in-the-netherlands-will-social-media-marketing-make-the-difference/

That’s it – thanks for all the excellent submissions and thanks for reading – feel free to browse our posts on mobile affiliate marketing and other stuff whilst you’re in town.  Have a great week!