Voting for the best mobile companies has ended as of noon. We’ll be announcing more details about the winners after the holiday weekend.
Winners will be invited to MobileBeat, our conference on July 24 about the tectonic changes happening in the mobile industry.
Mippin, a mobile service which lets users more easily interact with content on mobile phone, is sponsoring martinis for the closing cocktail party event.
We also have a few more speakers to announce:
Michael Arrington (pictured left): Editor of the popular tech blog TechCrunch, was formerly a corporate attorney at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini, working with technology companies, where clients included Apple. Prior to founding TechCrunch in 2005, he worked various start-ups, including RealNames, Achex, Zip.ca, Pool.com and Razorgator.
Deep Nishar (pictured left): As Google’s Director of Product Management for Asia-Pacific, Nishar runs Google’s mobile efforts there. More broadly, he develops Google’s entire Asian product strategy, manages development efforts and guides key strategic partnerships for greater China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India, as well as other countries in the region. Previously, he served as Google’s Director of Wireless Products, where he oversaw the development of innovative products like Google Maps for mobile and Gmail for mobile devices and the formation of partnerships with industry-leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and software providers. Prior to joining Google, Nishar worked at Siebel Systems, Patkai Networks (a company he founded), The Boston Consulting Group, and Cummins Engine Company.
Om Malik (below): Founder of the GigaOmni Media blog network, and a leading writer on the telecom industry. Malik has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news, including writing for the Red Herring, Forbes.com and more recently Business 2.0 magazine. His contributions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Technology Review. Malik wrote the book Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. GigaOmni publishes blogs GigaOM, NewTeeVee, WebWorkerDaily, Earth2Tech & OStatic.
We’ve already announced several speakers. More coming soon.
Here’s a look again at the 80 nominees for best mobile companies.