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Here's What You Missed at Day One of Code/Mobile

Kim Kardashian West, Lohn Legere, Ray Ozzie and more.

Asa Mathat

Today at Code/Mobile, we heard from a wide variety of speakers about an even wider variety of mobile topics. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened at the conference on Monday:

  • Kim Kardashian West stopped by to talk with Re/code’s Kara Swisher about her passion for BlackBerry — the reality TV star jokingly said she wants to buy the company to avoid running out of her beloved BlackBerry Bold phone — why she loves mobile technology, her social media strategy and what comes next for the bestselling Kim Kardashian: Hollywood smartphone game.
  • T-Mobile CEO John Legere chatted with us about his aggressive, bad-boy CEO shtick, the surprise strength of the iPhone 6 Plus, why he thinks T-Mobile’s subscriber growth makes up for its quarterly loss, and a lot more. Read our liveblog of his onstage interview with Ina Fried here.
  • Michelle Phan is one of YouTube’s bona fide original stars — her online makeup tutorials have attracted more than a billion views, and seven million subscribers follow her every move. Here’s what she had to say about starting her own business, Ipsy, and why she’s on “Team Internet” when it comes to distributing music online.
  • Former Microsoft executive Ray Ozzie is back, and he was here today to sell us on his new app, Talko, a voice-centered work collaboration service that he thinks will bring the modern workplace back to its over-the-phone roots. Ozzie also dished on what Microsoft needs to do in order to get its mobile division back on track.
  • According to a 2011 study, more than 60 percent of homeless teenagers in the U.S. use cellphones. These are the hard-to-reach young people that Eva Kersey talked about today. Kersey works with homeless youth at San Francisco’s Larkin Street Youth Services, and asked the tech-savvy audience not to ignore the more than three million homeless young Americans for whom cellphones are not a luxury, but a lifeline.
  • When Code/Mobile continues tomorrow, we’ll be hearing from the CEOs of two startups focused on improving in-app search on your phone: Quixey and URX. Here’s a preview.

We’re getting videos of the sessions online gradually, so check back here to see any videos you might have missed.

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