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The First Five Years of the iPhone Obsession

On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. The Apple (AAPL) device benefited from breathless advance buzz but also had its skeptics: It cost $600 and had no physical keyboard, limited e-mail options, and no copy-and-paste.

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Beyond Bricks and Clicks: Smart Phones and Smart Shopping

Bob Borchers
Stanford University

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WCNC New Affinity Group

Bob Borchers
San Francisco, CA

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USC Body Computing Conference 4.0

Bob Borchers
USC Campus

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Green Business Workshop

Bob Borchers
Dublin, CA

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Apple Vet Makes First Venture Bet On Mobile-Pay Start-Up Payfone

New York-based Payfone Inc. has stepped out of the shadows with $11 million in Series B funding led by Opus Capital Ventures. Bob Borchers, a general partner at Opus and a veteran of Apple Inc., made the investment for his firm.

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iPadDevCamp

Bob Borchers
Mountain View, CA

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Unmoored melodies

“The general mechanics and value chain for digital music are starting to converge,” says Bob Borchers, a general partner with Opus Capital who headed Apple Inc.’s iPhone worldwide marketing. “What the players will be, what their roles will be — there’s still a lot of room yet to go.”

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Apple’s iPhone guy speaks — again

With the economy still struggling, he says the right investments in mobile today could pay off big time as the economy improves and consumers and businesses gain more buying power.

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Sequent Software

Sequent is the leading software solution for near field communications (NFC) payments for mobile devices in North America.

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The O in Opus is for operations. Opus has been instrumental from the start in helping to shape Payfone from an idea to a company.

– Rodger Desai CEO Payfone