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    A New Glue For A New Kingdom

    parislemon:

    To me, the most exciting part of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal has nothing to do with the deal itself. Instead, I’m excited about the ramifications of such a deal. And I’m not talking about Facebook or WhatsApp here either. History will ultimately prove that deal genius or folly. But more importantly, I know that a deal like this has other people talking, thinking, and building.

    The last group is key, but let me start with the first group. Once the fervor around the deal itself died down, we got a couple of compelling posts from the likes of Benedict Evans and riffing on it, John Lilly. Incidentally, both are now VCs. But neither started out that way, and both have long histories of solid thinking and writing.

    Both understand that the Facebook/WhatsApp deal is simply the strongest signal yet that we’ve fully entered a new age in the world of computing where mobile is now the kingdom. And the $19 billion price tag simply shows that there isn’t yet a king.

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    Yep.

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    1. hazeybluesoul reblogged this from parislemon
    2. myotherurlisaporsche reblogged this from parislemon and added:
      meeting of the [future] mobile minds. great post.
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    4. yaarik reblogged this from parislemon and added:
      Great post by MG about the possible/probably future of mobile!
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    7. matsm reblogged this from parislemon and added:
      MG is really genius: mobile is big, it will get bigger, Google unified the web (??) & someone will do that for mobile....
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      Author doesn’t believe Facebook will be the one to do this. I think it will most likely be them and I think it’s one of...
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