Surprise, surprise: me-too efforts from carriers trying to compete with popular services from...

|By:, SA News Editor

Surprise, surprise: me-too efforts from carriers trying to compete with popular services from tech leaders (in order to maintain control over users) continue to fall flat. Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) is shutting down its Android/BlackBerry app store, which (from all indications) has seen very little activity relative to Google Play. Will the stumbling Isis mobile payments JV meet a similar fate? How about the global app store top carriers are reportedly mulling (assuming it launches)?