Bennett Nasty, Bakalicious, and WillyT talk to Ari Rabban from Phone.com about his company. Also in the mix, they hit up the iPhone SDK, Randall's wife's grandma's issues with MySpace and friendship, plus we think "10,000 B.C." is going to be a pile of p
The mobile Internet software leader's success may help bring the wireless industry out of its doldrums, but the company's growth is unlikely to spur a reevaluation of the roller-coaster market, analysts say.
Phone.com today announced that Don Listwin, formerly executive vice president at Cisco Systems, has joined Phone.com as president and chief executive. Former CEO Alain Rossmann, Phone.com's founder, remains as the chairman of the board and will become the executive vice president of strategy and corporate development. Also announced today is the promotion of Phone.com's chief financial officer, Alan Black, to senior vice president of corporate affairs. Black will also retain his position and responsibilities as chief financial officer.
With this aggressive merger, Software.com and Phone.com move into the next phase of their growth, Gartner says.
The wireless Internet software provider and Web messaging software maker Software.com agree to merge in a stock deal worth roughly $6.4 billion.
Web consulting and design firm Agency.com has partnered with Phone.com to help businesses develop their wireless strategies. As part of the alliance, Agency.com will have access to Phone.com's tools and software, which deliver the Internet to mobile devices. Like its rivals in the Web consulting market, Agency.com has been busy bulking up its wireless division to capitalize on a sector expected to explode in the next few years.
Phone.com, a provider of software and applications that deliver Internet-based information services to mass-market wireless telephones, today announced an alliance with DLJdirect, the online brokerage service of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. This alliance will expand the delivery of DLJdirect Anywhere wireless services to the online financial institution's nearly 1 million customer accounts.
The wireless Internet software maker files a lawsuit against Geoworks in an attempt to avoid paying licensing fees on a popular new wireless Internet standard.