Posted January 18, 2012
SMRPodcast #100: Corporate Ego

Episode #100 of the SMRpodcast, Corporate Ego, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week features Kevin Wheeler from and Andrew Zarian from the Guys From Queens Network. This week we talk heavily about RIM being up for purchase again and who should buy them. We also cover the Windows Phone and Sprint saga and Ice Cream Sandwich on devices.

Show Details

  • Recorded: January 17th 2012
  • Published: January 18th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 12min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • We welcome Andrew Zarian from the Guys From Queens network
  • We also welcome new writer Kevin Wheeler
  • This is episode 100 and Rod is on vacation.

We talk about RIM being up for sale

  • Robb lets us know that RIM wants Samsung to buy them
  • Brent tells us RIM’s stock price
  • Kevin feels adopting an operating system is a better move for RIM
  • Andrew feels they should have bought WebOS when they had the chance
  • Chris agrees with Kevin

We discuss Jerry Yang Leaving Yahoo

  • Brent feels Yahoo Never kept their properties up to date
  • Andrew is surprised that Yahoo has survived this long
  • Chris is not a fan of any of their properties
  • Robb says he still uses Yahoo Finance

We Talk about the power carriers have

  • Andrew is waiting for Verizon to get more Windows Phones
  • Robb explains the culture of buying phones in the States vs. Europe
  • Brent feels that we lose with paying full price with phones because contracts are the same price
  • Chris feels this is the carriers end game to keep customers stuck
  • Kevin points out that carriers just don’t want to give up control

The Windows Phone, Sprint, and Verizon snub saga continues

  • Chris points out that Verizon may have gotten their feelings hurt
  • Robb feels Verizon has the upper hand
  • Kevin Points out Sprints excuse of not taking a chance on Windows Phone
  • Robb points out that Verizon can charge a premium for their Android phones

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