A letter from the Chairman:
Mobile Internet, sometimes called the fifth wave of computing, is a
tsunami. The convergence of mobile networks and devices with the
internet creates a near-universal market of six billion users and generates
$2.5 trillion in annual economic value, yet it has barely begun to gather
My dear friend Robert Marcus who lives in Paris, wrote this book called
“The Fifth Wave”. Robert Marcus was the architect of Microsoft’s early
mobile internet strategy and solutions, he spent nearly a decade as a
senior manager at the company’s Redmond headquarters, most recently
as a director on the M&A team., He also built a public company to a half-
billion dollar valuation, co-founded three successful start-ups, and led a
turnaround, generating two IPOs. The Fifth Wave is the indispensable
sourcebook for navigating this time of great unpredictability and even
greater opportunity. I strongly suggest that you read this book.
Mobile Internet is a technological revolution and it already radically alter life,
society, and commerce. Look around you, tell me if there is anyone
around you holding an iPhone, iPad, or any Android-driven devices. With
BYOD - Bring Your Own Devices to work, we drove our IT guy crazy.
Further complicated by cloud storage and computing, we left our front door
wide open. Security is out of the window.
If you are writing a business plan which may address the following 5
items, I would like to hear from you.
§ The Connected Generation. Citizens of the ageless, nationless Global
Village, whose embrace of mobile technologies is changing every social,
commercial and political relationship, forever. What can we do for them ?
§ The Democratization of Innovation. The decentralization of power away
from closed systems and organizations, including Silicon Valley itself,
distributing innovation to new technology hubs around the globe.
§ The Four Cs: Communication, Content, Community, and Commerce—
the activities and commercial applications of the more than six billion
mobile internet users—restructuring every market and remaking every
§ The Mobile Internet Genome. A lingua franca, a technology classification
system, and the analytical tool that innovators and investors need in order
to understand, value and manage this new class of strategic asset.
§ Mobile Presence. A quality, not a technology; the principal monetization
mechanism for the mobile internet, a form of ‘always-on’ autonomous
search, intelligently managing the flow of our communications, content,
and commercial transactions., The mobile internet is going to change
more lives, create more wealth, destroy more businesses, and upend
more political systems than any force in history.
Please submit your Powerpoint or Executive Summary to
I look forward to hearing your pitch !
Henry H. Wong
Diamond TechVentures LLC
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