Sep 14

MWC Americas, part 2

Mobile World Congress Americas
September 12-14, 2017
San Francisco, California

“There are 1200 malls in the US. 1/3rd are dead or dying.”
~ Dan Schulman, PayPal

“Find the people who believe in you, because they will help you believe in yourself.”
~ as tweeted by Andrew Thomas James

“We’re now at this point where we’re moving beyond admiring the tech, to contemplating how we can use it to transform.”
~ Ronan Dunne, Verizon Wireless

“The future of friendship is mobile.”
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

“The lesson to take from Tinder’s success… is not (just) that people want to swipe.”
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

“When there is a strong shared interest, people will engage with new (specialized) apps.” (instead of Facebook)
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

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“Engagement is about people connecting to other people… everything else is noise.”
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

“Instead of sending people to something you don’t own or control, like Facebook ,funnel them into something new.”
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

“I think we can all look at where we are now and ask: “Is this (the promised land) of social networks?”
~ Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

“Blockchain can enable an accountable, just and equitable society.”
~ Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger

“We can build all kind of trustworthiness into the fabric of the net (via blockchain ledgers).”
~ Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger

“The problem statement of “we want to do something with blockchain” is not a good one and will lead to wheel spinning.”
~ Adam Ludwin, Chain

Conference Link: Mobile World Congress Americas