Stephen Randall is the EVP Social and Mobile at the out of home media firm Monster Media. Randall was doing mobile operating systems before they were ever called smart, as a co-founder of Symbian. He then started LocaModa, which was doing visualizations of user-generated content as far back as 2005, before social media was even a thing.
If you have been in this industry long enough, you may remember Randall doing demos of Wifitti way back in 2005 at one of the first DSE shows.
In this podcast, we talk about a lot of things, and spend considerable time exploring the LocaModa patent portfolio that Monster bought and is now working with companies to license. Randall explains how his company is by no means behaving as a troll, but is a very active media firm just protecting well-established patents.
He explains how the patents applies, and how things will play out for companies that are doing work that infringes on that intellectual property.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.