Monthly Archives: February 2012
Incase there is a strike in Barcelona next week – here are walking instructions on how to get there. In a cab its 5 minutes (1.8KM) on foot its 23 minutes.
If you are walking here are the instructions from the website:
Located in the wonderful Raval area. Take Carme street from Los Ramblas and continue 5 minutes until you see a pink building in front of you. Marmalade will be on your right on Riera Alta in a triangular open area.
RIera Alta 4-6
I was delighted to have the pleasure to interview Thomas Enraght-Moony the CEO of Lumata last week. For those of you that don’t know, Lumata has been born out of Buongiorno (B!). Lumata is a new mobile marketing consultancy for the B2B space created by Francisco Partners and Buongiorno.
With many companies touting greatness in the mobile marketing space, I was keen to chat with Thomas to find out how the new mobile marketing consultancy was shaping and what his thoughts were on mobile marketing trends. The results were actually surprising. Continue reading
I started GoMo News five years ago from my kitchen table and after some time in Ireland in lavish offices or GoMo News Towers (as we called them) …. I end it here back on my kitchen table.
I have learnt so much these past five years and I wouldn’t change them one bit. Even though it was awful, I wouldn’t even change the bit about having breast cancer, chemotherapy and radiation. Having a start-up, living social media, fighting cancer, throwing amazing parties, meeting amazing people and travelling the world – has just made me stronger. Continue reading
MACH integrates with new Microsoft Commerce Platform
MACH’s Direct Billing Gateway to deliver direct operator billing to Windows Phone users on TELUS Canada’s network
February 20th 2012. MACH, the world leader in direct operator billing, today announced that Microsoft has extended its successful direct operator billing agreement with the company. The extended agreement sees MACH integrate with Microsoft’s new Commerce Platform, opening the way for operators to quickly and easily connect to the Microsoft Marketplace through its Direct Billing Gateway. The agreement also sees MACH deliver direct operating billing services to Windows Phone users on TELUS’s network in the strategic Canadian market, enabling frictionless apps payments with the charge for the app being placed on the subscriber’s phone bill. Continue reading
Berlin, Germany, 20th February 2012 – skobbler, developer of the immensely popular GPS Navigation 2 for iOS, has announced that it will be withdrawing its free skobbler navigation app from the Android market with immediate effect. Despite boasting over 1.5 million users worldwide through the Apple App store and a number one Navigation chart position [...]
Rating: Planning to offer RCS-e capability to operator clients
To date, there hasn’t really been much of a buzz around Rich Communications Service (RCS) – which is a GSMA driven standard that unifies different types of communication into a single service on a mobile handset. However, Synchronica has decided to cement an alliance with Canada’s NewPace Technology Development to cooperate in the development, sales and marketing of a Rich Communications Suite (RCS) product. No prizes for guessing that Synchronica is planning to offer RCS to its client base of over 100 mobile operators worldwide. GoMo News suggests that the company has spotted an opportunity which RCS can fill in developing countries without the need for high speed mobile internet. Continue reading
Warid Congo, a mobile operator in Congo, has launched Warid Mobicash, a mobile payments service, across its network. This services is based on Mobile Money technology from Mobicash. Continue reading
Samsung has revealed the key highlights from its Christmas promotional campaign, which featured Angry Birds, one of the most popular mobile games of 2011.
Angry Birds players’ enjoyed 25 new levels of Winter Wonderland, as well as a special Samsung GALAXY Note level that was available from December 5th 2011.
Specialist entertainment and media industry fund Edge Performance VCT has announced that it has agreed investments totalling £2m in innovative UK-based mobile social media player Handmade Mobile Entertainment.
madvertise, a European based mobile ad network, has teamed up with AppZapp, to give a comprehensive look at the most interesting facts and figures from Apple’s UK App Store in 2011.
Rating: We stumble upon it with a W7 Mango phone
Now GoMo News had the distinct impression that Vodafone’s 360 offering – which it did describe as a ‘communications hub’ at the time of its launch, had been dead for about two years. Back in April 2011, Motti Kushnir – Telmap’s CMO, told this publication that 360 had effectively been dead for about a year. (See here). Now if you actually visit www.vodafone36.com , the site will tell you that you can only access the site if you registered before June 30th 2011. Luckily we did. The system will then tell you that, “To save your 360 account data, you need to export it before 31.03.2012.” Ah, but click on the ‘Hub’ icon available from the Vodafone Hub app in your Nokia 710 W7 Mango phone from Vodafone, you’ll see a screen that says “Welcome to Vodafone 360″. So 360 isn’t quite dead yet. Continue reading
Rating: 100% frank review of iPhone app
Famous TV broadcaster and Sun newspaper columnist, Jeremy Clarkson, has probably missed his vocation. He should very definitely be proving frank reviews of the latest iPhone apps. Writing in Britain’s best selling newspaper today [February 18th 2012], he provided one of the best app reviews we’ve ever read. Sadly, Clarkson didn’t name the actual app which is a real shame. GoMo News initially suspected it was Face Double but that costs £1.49 whilst the app Clarkson reviewed cost 69 pence. Anyway, Clarkson’s review was not only damning it was also very witty. Continue reading