Not quite long ago, Yahoo acquired Tumblr for the sum of $1.1b. To digress a bit, I am not sure why anyone would buy a tumbler for $1m, much less $1b. I mean, a glass cup?! Is it laced with diamonds and pearls? Anyway, a few hours ago, I also read of Google buying Wave for $1bn. What’s it with $1bn acquisitions these days? Google’s rumoured take-over of WhatsApp was for – wait for it – yes; $1bn. Smell a conspiracy? $1bn everywhere you turn. Anyway, the whole throwing around of such huge amounts of money sort of got to me, and I tweeted the following:
Yahoo buys this for $1b. Google buys that for $1b. One day, Mobility is going to buy something for $5b. What?!
— Mister Mo (@Mister_Mobility) June 9, 2013
Someone replied with: “Nokia?”
Hilarious; right? Right. The idea of Mobility buying a Nokia might sound hilarious. However, do remember that 10 years ago, people would have laughed at the idea of Google buying Motorola. We all would have laughed at the thought. One day…. it might not be Nokia. It might not even be an entity that exists now…. but one day in the not too far future, Mobility will be throwing some cool cash around too.
Seeing as I am not a big fan of Apple, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take them out of the equation. “Mobility acquires Apple Corporation for $500b.” How about this more dramatic one: “Mobility eats the big Apple for $500bn!” Awesome headline! We would rebrand the iPhone as mPhone. iOS as mOS. iPad as mPad. And our world would be called the mUniverse!
A guy can dream; right? Of course; he can. But this no idle dream. Mark my words. And don’t let my dream bother you. You should be dreaming too – and as big as possible. Now, I shall go back to playing with my mobile toys.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.