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Buh-Bye, MobileCON!

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- MobileCON -- It was plain from the outset of this final CTIA mobile IT show that the industry body is already largely focused on its hopes for its big new show in Las Vegas in the fall of 2014.

That didn't mean there was nothing to see, however, in San Jose. So click on the images below and step into the end of an era for mobile shows in the US.

MobileCON, Nearly Gone
The CTIA kicks off the last dedicated mobile IT show in San Jose, Calif.
The CTIA kicks off the last dedicated mobile IT show in San Jose, Calif.

Oh yeah, and a tip for any coffee fiends still stuck around the San Jose convention center: Cafe Frascati is two minutes away and has good WiFi and the best coffee your correspondent found. (Certainly better than the rancid swill in the convention center.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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DanJones 10/22/2013 | 9:59:04 PM
Raspberry Mayo Full disclosure: I didn't try the mayo but I can't imagine it was, er, too great.
DanJones 10/22/2013 | 9:36:08 AM
Re: Coffee shop! Any more suggestions from the morning crowd?
TeleWRTRLiz 10/22/2013 | 8:35:16 AM
Re: Coffee shop! Thank you, Gentlemen!
Kevin Mitchell 10/21/2013 | 10:48:42 PM
Re: Coffee shop! Il Fornaio is a solid Italian chain across from SJ Convention Center. Ate there during many VONs and my days in SJ
DanJones 10/21/2013 | 7:41:34 PM
Re: Coffee shop! I didn't make it to Taqueria Corona but that's supposed to be good.
TeleWRTRLiz 10/21/2013 | 5:51:33 PM
Coffee shop! Thanks for the tip on the coffee shop Dan. I'll keep it in my back pocket for recommendations for Digital Disruption next week. Any good restaurants? I like to have a few good ones on hand in case I need to be Julie, the Cruise Director.
DanJones 10/19/2013 | 5:34:55 PM
Re: Hackathon oh by Thursday they had a definite tang to them for sure.
DOShea 10/19/2013 | 5:19:27 PM
Hackathon I always wondered what a hackathon looked like. I thought there would be a lot of empty 5 Hour Energy bottles and more people who looked like they hadn't showered in a while.
DanJones 10/18/2013 | 9:46:23 PM
Forcefield I so love that flyer I saw, was right round the corner from the convention center and yet a different world.
DanJones 10/18/2013 | 4:36:30 PM
Re: no news? To be fair, some companies, Good Technology, for instance, generated some interest on the show floor. But the show is a shadow of its former self.
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