Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Buh-Bye MOSH, We Hardly Knew Ye

MocoNews is reporting that Nokia (NOK) is shutting down its MOSH WAP and online mobile content sharing portal. I'm always very suspicious when a company shuts down a service that it characterizes as "popular". My guess is that the site was a "popular" money pit for the handset manufacturer. Furthermore, as the site began to gain some traction amongst Nokia owners (mostly outside the US), as a destination for a bunch of free softcore and bootleg content, the more it threatened the fee for download business model of the upcoming (May) Ovi content service...AND the more it became a potential liability with the same IP owners it will rely upon for Ovi content.

1 comment:

  1. Someone should start a "deadpool" of Nokia failed content attempts - it would be a long list.