Phil Goldstein

Biography for Phil Goldstein

Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also copyedits FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Phil Goldstein

NetMotion's new CEO Prusch: BlackBerry's struggles highlight fast-moving enterprise mobility world

NetMotion Wireless recently hired a new CEO, Erik Prusch, who was formerly the CEO of wireless company Clearwire. Prusch is still getting used to his new role as the head of an enterprise mobility management firm, but said that BlackBerry's struggles in the smartphone market, particularly as it has confronted the bring-your-own-device phenomenon, highlights how fast mobile technology and tastes can change.

Twitter exec: Mentions of 'Boston' rose 200X following explosions

NEW YORK--Mentions of the word "Boston" rose 200 times the normal rate following the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to Michael Sippey, vice president of consumer products at Twitter.

UPDATED: Facebook brings Chat heads from Home for Android to iOS

NEW YORK--Facebook will bring the Chat Heads messaging multitasking feature of its Home launcher for Google's Android to Facebook app for Apple's iOS this week, according to a senior Facebook executive.

WhatsApp CEO: We're handling 20B messages per day

NEW YORK--WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said users of its messaging app across all mobile platforms now transmit roughly 20 billion messages daily (inclduing 8 billion inbound and 12 billion outbound).

Google, Millennial Media executives debate future of mobile advertising

NEW YORK--Google is working on ways to enhance how mobile advertisers can track how effective their mobile ads are, even as consumers move between mobile devices and desktop computers, according to a senior Google executive.

UPDATED: Mozilla's Firefox OS launches remain on track

NEW YORK--Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the company's Firefox OS-based smartphones will be available in June in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, before coming to 11 more countries this year.

NQ Mobile focuses on N. America for growth in mobile security

BARCELONA, Spain--NQ Mobile is building on deals with U.S. Cellular and premium retailers for Verizon Wireless as well as with other Western operators as it expands its mobile security business beyond China.

Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall to leave company

Apple said that Scott Forstall, the company's senior vice president of iOS software, will leave the company as part of a shakeup of the iPhone maker's executive team.

Isis delays launch to fine-tune customer experience

The Isis mobile wallet and payments network is going to miss its target of launching this summer because it is still fine-tuning the overall customer experience, according to a senior Isis executive.

Report: Isis to launch service in September

Isis, the nationwide mobile commerce network pushed by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA, will formally launch service in September, according to a Bloomberg report.