Open Thread: Women in Leadership Roles Yet? No. But Why?

Open Thread: Women in Leadership Roles Yet? No. But Why?

Doing research to attract more women to our Mobile Summit on May 7, 2010, I revisited some of ReadWriteWeb’s past articles on gender and tech. In January, we discussed “‘Sexy Girls,’ Smart Women and Tech” in an open thread where we asked for readers’ opinions and had an open discussion on women’s issues, like whether it’s true that some…

Mobile 2.0 Launch Pad Part 2

Mobile 2.0 Launch Pad Part 2

As noted last week, a group of startups promoting themselves at Mobile 2.0. Part 1 was in the morning. Here now is the afternoon session (note it was just 5 minutes per speaker, so we only got brief overviews of each service).
Webwag Mobile
We’ve written before about Webwag, a personalized start page. Webwag Mobile is a Java app. It looks very…

Taptu Launches New Type of Mobile Search

Taptu Launches New Type of Mobile Search

Taptu is a new kind of search engine for mobile phones, being launched today at the Mobile 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Taptu uses a new technique which they call “Social Assisted Search” (SAS) – it combines algorithms with human feedback (from which it derives “social relevancy scores”) to deliver the results. Taptu’s aim is to…

Mobile 2.0 Launch Pad Part 1

Mobile 2.0 Launch Pad Part 1

As noted last week, a group of startups are launching today at Mobile 2.0. Here are the first lot:
heysan
heysan describes itself as a “mobile meebo” – it’s a meta IM service for mobile phones. It is mobile browser based and works on the iPhone. The service is free and features include one single buddy list and a chat conversation view…

Mobile 2.0 – The 7th Mass Media & Business Opportunities

Mobile 2.0 – The 7th Mass Media & Business Opportunities

I’m at the second annual Mobile 2.0 event in San Francisco. Rudy de Waele of mTrends starts with an overview of Mobile 2.0: an all-IP environment and application mashups are two features. Rudy has been a guest author on Read/WriteWeb before and his Understanding Mobile 2.0 post from December is one of the best introductions to mobile 2.0 that…

Mobile 2.0 Conference – Launch Pad Companies Announced

Mobile 2.0 Conference – Launch Pad Companies Announced

Next week I’ll be in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Summit. I’m also attending the Mobile 2.0 Conference on Monday 15 October, and will pop my head into the Widget Summit event being held by Niall Kennedy on the same day.
Today Read/WriteWeb is the first to announce the Mobile Launch Pad demo companies at Mobile 2.0. These are all exciting and…