SkyFire, pioneer of mobile browsing by proxy, has been shutting down those proxies around the world as the cost of processing everyone's content gets too much for it. The disappearing proxies were noticed by All About Symbian, which started compiling a list of countries in which SkyFire had stopped working, but rapidly reversed …
Not losing money on me
I was early to their party. Got in on like the second closed beta. It was, and remains, an intriguing idea. But the client software is unusable crap and hasn't ever gotten any better.
So no tears here.
Havent Opera been "pioneering" this for a long time?
Someone obviously didn't read past the first paragraph.
Looks like the honeymoon is over.
Skyfire had it coming. They couldn't continue to lose money like crazy for ages.
They may have tried to build their company just to be bought up, so they didn't think they needed a working business model.
But then reality slapped them in the face, and they are desperately trying to cut costs to survive. No one wanted to buy them!
The silly company quotes Clayton Christensen, but they are doing the opposite of Christensen's advice. They are overshooting the market, which is what traditional companies do.
Pioneer of mobile browsing by proxy?
"pioneer of mobile browsing by proxy"
That wasn't Skyfire at all! Opera Mini did it long before them, and there were even proxy browsers before Opera Mini.