The awesome (and Canadian!) Zite app on iPad gets a cease-and-desist letter from 10 major media companies. Legal action by RIAA didn’t stop the proliferation of digital music, how will media companies adjust to the new digital news distribution reality? QR codes are just getting going, but are they DOA? Google is clamping down on Android device manufacturers; is a truly open mobile platform doomed to fragmentation and what is the long-term strategy for Google on Android? RIM is on the verge of their most important product launch in years, but is the QNX operating system the real crown jewel of RIM’s future, not the PlayBook? PlayBook ships without native PIM clients, in-app billing in Android could have a major impact, and more verbal jousting from your favourite mobile media commentators!
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RELATED: Rob Woodbridge interviewed Zite’s Founder/CEO Ali Davar so if you want to hear more about Zite, check it out here.
- Rob Woodbridge (www.RobWoodbridge.com, @RobWoodbridge)
- Jeff Bacon (about.me/jeffbacon, @thesuavehog)
- Anthony Rizk (www.ThinkingBlackBerry.com, @arizk)
- Note to Media: Don’t Fight ZITE, Learn From It (gigaom.com)
- Why newspapers should be loving up mobile content aggregators instead of suing them (untether.tv)
- QR Codes: Goodbye and Good Riddance (gizmodo.com)
- Google begins tightening control over Android ecosystem (thenextweb.com)
- QNX, Not the PlayBook Is the Key to RIM’s Future (gigaom.com)
- QNX, Not the PlayBook, Is the Key to RIM’s Future (gigaom.com)
- The Consumer In Me Likes Zite; The Producer? (paidcontent.org)
- AP, WaPo, Other Big Media Companies Send Cease & Desist Over Zite App (paidcontent.org)
- RIM’s “Highlander” Project To Merge BBOS 6.1 And QNX For BBOS 7 (pocketnow.com)