Facebook (Geezer Edition)
Figures. I seem to have spent a large part of this show overhearing bearded old men telling other people how the "kids" use -- or will use -- mobile social networking. It is a world of strange.
Nonetheless, Muscovitz did touch on a few of the hottest issues in mobile content today, including Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s arrival in mobile, and showed off how Facebook will help BlackBerry 's consumer ambitions.
Muscovitz told the crowd that he expected Google to unveil its mobile play in 2008 and that it will be "big" and "open." He didn't add much color beyond that though.
RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis showed up to boost the new Facebook application for RIM's BlackBerry devices. Social networking is the latest element in RIM's largely succesful bid to break into the consumer market.
Still, he is kinda young.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung