It's a somber day for members of the wireless industry press. Long-time news source RCRWireless shuttered its doors yesterday, laying off its 20-person staff and ceasing both its print publication and its online Web updates. A victim of the precarious economics of print publishing and the global financial meltdown, RCR will be missed by all of us.
Although FierceWireless often competed with RCR for news stories and scoops, the RCR staffers were our friends and respected colleagues. We shared laughs in the press room at trade shows and commiserated at industry parties about our grueling deadline schedules. But most of all, we shared a common bond with the RCR reporters. We were all committed to the same goal--reporting and delivering to our readers all the key industry news in a timely and accurate manner.
In these tough times, we know that the wireless industry depends upon the remaining industry publications for its daily news and analysis. Rest assured that FierceWireless will continue to deliver on that promise every day. --Sue