Day late and a dollar short!! Just one day (maybe even hours) after I highlighted a $15Billion opportunity to own mobile - Yahoo introduces Yahoo One Connect at the Barcelona Mobile show:
Congratulations to Marco Boerries, and his team!!
In my earlier post, I referenced why others already in that space would fail. Kudos to Yahoo's OneConnect product managers - It's like they read my mind. Yahoo will succeed - here's why;
1) Support multiple (and most) of the popular social networks, not just Yahoo properties.
2) Work "Off Deck", so I do not have to use a particular wireless carrier that they chose to partner with.
3) Work with OTHER Instant messaging products, not just Yahoo's.