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Qualcomm CEO on Mobile Social Networking, Data Services Platforms and LBS (Location Based Services)

Red Herring Global – Top 100 Tech Startups in the World – San Diego 2009

Qualcomm is driven by a vision of ubiquitous Internet connectivity, and sees itself as a key enabler for the wireless ecosystem that will bring global scale web access into reality. Qualcomm innovations will drive the Internet’s fundamental usage model of accessing information, people, services and content – adding wireless and location specific variables to the equation. Qualcomm prefers to maintain its role of “standing behind” the business models of telecom companies and handset makers. Qualcomm will leave the challenges and opportunities of creating LBS (Location Based Services) driven mobile social media experiences to social networking companies and start ups.

These are our key takeaways from Paul Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm, in his keynote conversation with Alex Vieux, CEO and Publisher of Red Herring. Alex and Paul discussed his leadership experience at Qualcomm and the company’s vision for pervasive, global Internet access. The SocialTimes conversed with Paul afterward to probe more deeply as to how Qualcomm will help shape the global social media landscape .
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