Apple's smart phone technology and iOS 6 may have been getting some pretty good press, but they do not have the superior technology of an Android smart phone. It appears that Google and more so Samsung have won the hard fought mobile war.
Blackberry may have around 70 million users and it still is harping its tune with the newly released Blackberry 10 operating system, but we in the mobile industry pretty much agree Blackberry is yesterday's news. Research in Motion will have to really innovate and move out of its poorly marketed exclusivity (a lot of the apps cannot be used in other devices; something Windows 8 has got right).
Along with the demise of Blackberry is the decline of Nokia in the mobile devices market. The Nokia Lumia 810 is a far cry from some of its predecessors that took the mobile world by storm and established Nokia as a strong player in the industry.
The Silicon Valley giants - Apple and Google - have shown the world what top dollar and American innovation at its best can do. Mobile devices are a hot market, but there is nothing hotter than social media right now in the tech world.
Around five years ago, my friends kept telling me to be careful on Facebook as it would become an online resume that employers would require. That's kind of what LinkedIn is and the folks at LinkedIn are pretty wild about Facebook's new jobs board. We're talking 1 billion users now and the fact that 50 percent of employers are keen on checking the Facebook profiles of new hires.