Last night was our 2010 wrapup Mobile Monday in Silicon Valley. We had an awesome lineup for the panel, fantastic turnout, and great conversation. Having Om from GigaOm was spectacular, I got a lot of positive feedback on the dynamic he added to the conversation. He has strong and direct opinions on things like mobile advertising and location based services, and drew out some great commentary from the rest of the folks. Rich Wong and John Malloy in particular had great things to say. And Mario did a fantastic job moderating! Thanks to all for participating and making the night a success. Full Post Here.
Although there was plenty of disagreement on the panel about specifics, I was surprised to see so much consensus on the major themes. That mobile advertising is just at the start and poised to grow astronomically, which should be good for folks looking to push advertising itself in new directions as well as folks building businesses based on mobile advertising. That not only is the rise of Android significant and real, but that it’s going to continue and needs to be front and center in everyones mind. And that there’s huge potential in location based services, but that the models we’ve seen so far aren’t the ones that are going to drive real mass use and big businesses. 2011 is looking like it’s going to be an even more interesting year to be in mobile than 2010 was. And 2010 was pretty spectacularly fantastic.