BlackBerry, Facebook Must Rethink Infrastructure If They Want to Win in Mobile

This week was ripe for mobile, with the launch of two new BlackBerry devices and a fresh operating system, along with the very promising news of Facebook’s increased mobile presence, revealed during the social network’s most recent earnings call.  Indeed, the mobile world is ringing with opportunity, an alluring sound for BlackBerry and Facebook as they take on a sector currently dominated by Apple on the device side, and Google Android on search and consumer engagement.

To that end, we have a great collection of BlackBerry resources for new users, including top apps to check out, and a developer guide for app makers.

See how the new BlackBerry Z10 stacks up to the iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 here!

The rise of mobile devices, apps and services has really put the pinch on chipmaker Intel, which has lost the mobile market to rival ARM.  There’s certainly some post-PC blues for Intel, but as Wikibon analyst David Floyer points out, Intel has room to grow in the data center, a booming byproduct that will support our mobile infrastructure.

Much about our tech’s supporting infrastructure is undergoing change, with a focus on storage.  This is an important topic we’ll be looking at in further detail next week, with insight from Wikibon and industry leaders like Intel.  Read the latest report here.

The architecture underlying our storage needs is an important aspect of any tech company’s business model, especially those dealing in the consumer space.  This week we also explored how Facebook’s growth and long-term goals will require a focus on infrastructure, as well as the security needs consumers should keep in mind with cloud storage services like Kim Dotcom’s re-launched MEGA.

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Kristen Nicole

Named by Forbes as a top influencer in Big Data, Kristen Nicole is currently a Senior Editor at got her start with 606tech, a Chicago blog she dedicated to the social media space, going on to become the lead writer and Field Editor at Mashable.

Kristen Nicole has also contributed to other publications, from TIME Techland to Forbes. Her work has been syndicated across a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, and MSNBC.

Kristen Nicole published her first book, The Twitter Survival Guide, and is currently completing her second book on predictive analytics.


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