Word Travels Quick in These Parts

Martin Varsavsky, a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist, talks about the blogosphere’s instant response to his announcement of his new startup, FON.

FON wants to be essentially a mobile Skype, turning WiFi hotspots into a wireless meta-network. It reminds me a great deal of Joltage, a startup I picked to launch at PC Forum in 2002. Joltage was ahead of its time and never got off the ground, but today WiFi is far more heavily deployed. And Martin knows how to build a company. So I’ll be watching FON with interest.