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Highlights from VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit 2014: From ad tech to social giants

Mobile Summit 2014

Above: Mobile Summit 2014

Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat

Before we set our sights on VentureBeat’s next conference, DataBeat, we’re taking a moment to look back on Mobile Summit 2014. This week, big names such as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone and Facebook marketing head Jane Schachtel took the stage in Eden-esque Sausalito, Calif, to discuss the future of mobile.

Here are the highlights:

In a war of words, ads, & installs, Appia fires back at Supercell — Read it

This year’s conference was not without controversy. Appia snapped back at former partner Supercell in a very public way. …

Appia's Ken Hayes and Jud Bowman

Above: Appia’s Ken Hayes and Jud Bowman.

Biz Stone: Twitter must ‘make bold choices to survive’ — Read it

In response to Twitter’s stock price being down in 2014 since reaching all-time highs in December after its November IPO, Stone shared that he doesn’t want Twitter “to play it safe and cater to Wall Street’s whims. …”

Biz Stone

Above: Twitter & Jelly cofounder Biz Stone

Khosla’s Keith Rabois: Here are the mobile apps I want to invest in — Read it

Apps like Uber and Lyft have turned the mobile device into a remote control for the real world, Rabois said, but in retail, opportunities remain. …

Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois

Above: Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois

For more Mobile Summit 2014 stories, head here. And for an inside look at the conference, take a peek at the slideshow below!

Photo credit: Michael O’Donnell/VentureBeat

More information:

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 we... read more »

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are s... read more »

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