Mobile at LinuxWorld

My client, ACCESS, is hosting ACCESS Developer Day at LinuxWorld tomorrow, August 5 in San Francisco. ACCESS’s NetFront Browser is installed on over 500,000,000 mobile phones worldwide. Tomorrow they are announcing widgets for NetFront which promises to be an important opportunity for developers and content providers alike.

I sat down with Larry Berkin, VP of developer ecosystem and technology acquisition to hear a little more about ACCESS and their plans for Developer Day. Larry’s keynote will address opportunities for developers on the ACCESS Linux Platform as well as share his impressions of the VC funding landscape in the hot mobile space.

You can listen to my interview with Larry on BlogTalkRadio.


F.C.C. Vote Sets Precedent on Unfettered Web Usage

So says the New York Times. Hot on the heels of the SEC’s opinion that financial disclosure regulations can be met with blogs and websites, this seem to be a vote for full employment in the Intertubes Industry. The SEC and FCC have bolstered certainty. Their positions remove regulatory uncertainty to the risk equations used to evaluate investments. All of a sudden the Internet looks like a better place to do business.

The SEC ruling means that the days of expensively produced (and resource taxing) print documents are on the way out. Say goodbye to the annual report that looks like San Francisco Magazine. The quarterly reports are toast as well. You no longer have to kill trees to inform your investors.

The FCC is a slapdown to the telcos. Sure, they’ve lobbied as hard as the oil companies but the cookie isn’t breaking their way. Big oil is next. Suck it up.

I’m not a fanboy of Google or the Valley. I don’t boost tech for it’s own sake. I do recognize times when information is made free and people benefit. This vote is exactly what I’m talking about. Celebrate while you can.


Client ACCESS is going to LinuxWorld in San Francisco next week. They’ll be  showing their new NetFront Browser widgets for mobile handsets, mobile internet devices and consumer electronics products. All of this is made possible by their ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP). They’ve recently launched a site devoted to NetFront Browser widgets. You can download and try Windows Mobile device widgets for free.

ACCESS is sponsoring a Developer Day on Tuesday, August 5th and they are speaking on a panel called Mobile Linux and the Open Internet Generation. I’ll be there all day Tuesday and will be featuring ACCESS on  a few episodes of Digital Society, my BlogTalkRadio show. Hope to see you there!