I'm at a Sheraton hotel in downtown NYC. The iPad Mini's LTE cellular data speed is a blazing fast 39.24 megabits per second. Compare that to the slow-as-molassas 0.26 mbps of the hotel wifi that my laptop is connected to. That means the iPad Mini is one hundred and fifty one times faster than the landline wifi.
This is why mobile wins. This is why the 4G service on the iPhone 5 was such a big deal. Soon the novelty will wear off, and we'll come to expect a constant, turbocharged connection to the digital world from our mobile devices. This is why every business is mobile, even if most don't realize it yet. Because all of us will be interacting with every business from connected mobile devices.
Here's another example of why mobile wins:
I was driving in my buddy's SUV. It was easier for me to use my phone's GPS and put it on top of the car's GPS display (!), than to try to figure out how to input an address in the SUV's GPS system.
CEOs are busy. It's easy to be distracted with competing priorities coming from all directions. But there's one darkhorse mega-trend that I believe will catch many CEOs by surprise, and even cause some of them be fired by their boards for missing it: The Mobile Crush.
Two years ago, I did an in-depth screencast describing why I believed mobile would be way bigger than most people realize. And now the crush is starting in earnest.
There's a great quote by Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga in an article today by the New York Times:
There are only two things that humans do on Earth: We work and we play. The latter is what we learn first — as children, we go outside, learn sports, and even pretend. In fact, humans are quite good at playing games and it’s been a central part of our evolutionary development. Science says so.
Today’s generation of players have migrated online and gravitate toward games specifically crafted for mobile devices.
MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe founded Los Angeles-based Social Gaming Network (SGN) in
2010 through a series of three strategic acquisitions. Each piece was acquired for what it offered the company as a whole.