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The Future of Mobile: Discussion featuring execs from LevelUp, Vlingo, uTest and PayPal Boston (audio)

Posted by Scott Kirsner  October 1, 2012 08:19 AM

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I opened a panel discussion last Friday on a skeptical note: haven't we already seen all the important breakthroughs we're going to see, when it comes to smartphones and apps? And if not, what innovations do you see ahead for the hardware and software?

The session took place on the closing day of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Boston, and in addition to the opening topic we talked about how the mobile interface will evolve, app stores, and HTML5. We also covered some interesting mobile payment demos that LevelUp and PayPal Boston have developed.

The panelists were Michael Phillips, founder of Vlingo (acquired this year by Nuance); Seth Priebatsch, founder of SCVNGR and LevelUp; Walt Doyle, former CEO of Where and now general manager of PayPal Boston; and Doron Reuveni, founder of uTest. (Priebatsch and Phillips are pictured at right.)

The audio runs 55 minutes. You can press play below, or click mp3 to download the complete file. Audience comments and questions weren't miked, so unfortunately, they're a bit quiet.

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Reuveni of uTest, Phillips of Vlingo, and Doyle of PayPal, just before the panel.

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