James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shift From Desktop Computing Bodes Ill For Google, Facebook And Other Dotcoms

Internet darlings from Google GOOG -0.83%, through Facebook to LinkedIn LNKD -1.67% and a constellation of other dotcom2 companies with their plethora of metric breaking valuations have entered a new era where the model that made them rich and famous will fast become extinct.
It is clear that the desktop is no longer the main platform for content, it is mobile – and the shift is accelerating. However retrograde that move might be, the PC/laptop has been superseded by the mobile. The only sliver of comfort is the success of the tablet.