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Squawk Box July 31

The headquarters of Nokia Corporation in Keila...Image via Wikipedia

Summer is in full swing.  News is in short supply, and people are on holiday!  Still, with the assistance of James Body, Jeb Brilliant, and Ian Hood, we had a good discussion around a few short stories.

Nokia has announced that there will be no BlackBerry Connect support from Nokia in the future. BlackBerry is a competitor, they say!  Why would they do that?  Why do they continue to support Microsoft with Exchange?  And is this such a good idea when they have such small share in the Enterprise mail market?

Or perhaps RIM had a hand in this decision.  Hmmmm…

We also talked about Microsoft’s Mojave Experiment – the blind taste test of Windows Vista. Our conclusion — a publicity stunt.

And Google announced a VC fund.  And it feels like 1999 all over again, except for the lack of VC money to back up these corporate funds.

And finally what about Phweet – the service that lets you make Click to Call calls from Twitter!  James tried it, and had a problem, but the idea looks promising.

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  • Stuart Henshall July 31, 2008, 10:00 pm

    Thanks Alec for the phweet mention… We had to let it loose into the wild to really see both what will happen and because a service that does all it's signaling by Twitter really is public. We're solving the minor bugs and I look forward to testing it out with you.

    I'm already learning what an inspiration you are! I appreciate even more now after one day the effort and impact you have made with Squawk Box. Keep it up.

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