AT&T Woos Mobile Developers
This isn't just sweet talk for the mobile developer community. AT&T will announce plans this week to open up three new offices -- in Tel Aviv; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Plano, Texas -- each dedicated to advising software companies on mobile apps development in a project that has a cost in the range of tens of millions of dollars, according to the report.
The carrier has partnered with Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in this venture. AT&T hopes to introduce 30 new mobile apps annually as a result of this project.
But AT&T isn't the only US carrier stepping up its mobile apps game. The report also says that Sprint plans to open an office in Burlingame, Calif., this month for machine-to-machine (M2M) developers, while Verizon is mulling opening an app development facility in the San Francisco area. (See Operators Have a WAC at Apps .)
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile