If you think about what's happened the last 4-5 years in smartphones, it's truly remarkable. Apple has created an entirely new, multibillion-dollar franchise. Nokia and RIM's dominance have been severly damaged. And entirely new app and OS systems have been developed.

What's it all mean? As we surmised back in January, it probably means more pain for the legacy market leaders -- people such as Nokia, Ericsson, and RIM. Clearly their market-share is eroding, but more importantly they are losing their grips on OS and apps markets. Apps willd drive this market forward, and Apple and Google's Android are leading here.

With that, on to the news, which in the tech world today is dominated by smartphones:

 

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:21 am and is filed under Mobile, Technology.
Keywords: Smartphones, Apple, RIM, Verizon, Markets, Spies

SimplyInsured Secures $5,900,000 Series A Financing Round
  • Company: SimplyInsured
  • Description: SimplyInsured is simple, no-hassle health insurance for small businesses. Our streamlined health insurance manager is 100% online, explained in plain English, and will save you money on your health insurance.
  • Website: www.simplyinsured.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $5,900,000
  • Round: Series A
  • Purpose: The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts, and hire across sales, marketing and engineering.
  • Investors: