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Mobile Web vs. Native Apps: Daniel Moderates

Yesterday I moderated a panel on mobile web vs. native apps, courtesy of Digital Media Wire's conference track at the National Association of Broadcasters NABShow conference in Las Vegas. Here's the session description:

Mobile Apps v Mobile Web: What's the Winning Formula? With the proliferation of the Apple iPhone and iPad, Google's Android platform and new Blackberry services, there has been an explosion of growth of mobile applications of all kinds. At the same, more consumers are accessing content through the "mobile web", i.e., sites created specifically for mobile devices and accessible through mobile browsers with no download or installation required, than ever before. With the huge buzz around apps it would seem that mobile applications are taking over, but the race is far from over. This panel will discuss the competing considerations in determining whether to go app or web. Will the "mobile web" eclipse "mobile apps" in the future? Who will be the winners and losers?

The session featured the following panelists:

White hat posts on Mark Zuckerbergs Wall to prove flaw in Facebook

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Ethical hackers or white hats like Palestinian programmer Khalil Shreateh get paid $500 to expose potential flaws in Facebook's programming. Khalil says he sent two requests to get the $500 bucks he sought, but Facebook ignored him. A Facebook software engineer Matthew Jones said that Khalil's initial report was poorly worded, although he acknowledged that the company should have pressed for more information. "We get hundreds of reports every day... Many of our best reports come from people whose English isn’t great — though this can be challenging, it’s something we work with just fine and we have paid out over $1 million to hundreds of reporters. However, many of the reports we get are nonsense or misguided, and even those … provide some modicum of reproduction instructions.”

So I guess it prompted Khalil, the unemployed Palestinian to post the following on the Founders Wall using the flaw he was trying to the money for:

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,

First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall, i has no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to Facebook team.

My name is KHALIL, from Palestine...

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