Monthly Archives: June 2014

could kranti shirseth's cellular records hold a clue? Malaysia only made 2 attempts to contact flight MH370

We still think that cellular records might hold the key

A report released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) concerning the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 only serves to raise more questions than it answers. However, one of its most important revelations is that after their final contact at 1.22am on March 8th [2014], Malaysian ground staff made only two attempts to reach the missing aircraft by calling the plane’s satellite phone. The second call was made at 7.13am Malaysian time, after the flight was supposed to have landed. A Quantas pilot, Captain Richard Woodward told news.com.au [Australia] that,”Five hours is a long time (not to call) if you’re trying to search for the airplane.” GoMo News still thinks that cellular phone records might hold some clues. Continue reading

3_in_touch_mavenir Three UK using Mavenir to offer VoWifi

And Mavenir is using HockApp to develop its client app

GoMo News is extremely grateful to reader, Jimmy Howitt, for providing us with the URL to download a beta copy of Three UK[3UK]‘s Three in Touch app. As we revealed in our previous story ‘Three in Touch beta gets 3UK users out of a black hole‘ this app is intended to enable existing 3UK subscribers to make calls and send text messages when out of cellular coverage. The Three in Touch app instead enables certain handsets to utilise Wi-fi instead. Thanks to Jimmy any 3UK customers who are GoMo News readers can now download the test app by going here. Continue reading

nfc_world_2014 NFC World Congress 2014

Organisers:Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Pharo Palace
Location: Marseille, France
Web: www.nfcworldcongress.com
Twitter: #nfcwc

Register: here

All the mobile proximity technologies are covered including: – NFC, QR Code, BLE/Beacons, HCE/Cloud-based models, LBS, and Hotknot. Continue reading

m2m_innovation The Path from M2M to Internet of Things

17 thematic sessions and already 50 eminent speakers along 2.5 days
The most innovative implementations and ways to take up business challenges in Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home / Cars / Devices…
The Internet of Things, beyond the buzz word, establishes new opportunity areas

Pres release

June 17th, 2014. M2M Innovation World Congress has unveiled the preliminary agenda of its conference. Along 17 thematic sessions, already 50 eminent speakers are scheduled to present the most innovative M2M implementations from traditional M2M markets to emerging ones: Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home, Connected Cars, Consumer electronics. Continue reading

proof point of our advanced technology - peters Mini cab app- Kabbee gets its 0.5mth user

And it works on Windows Phone 8 (WP8) too

London’s leading minicab comparison and booking app, Kabbee, has just celebrated its third birthday with its 0.5 millionth user downloads. GoMo News knows exactly why the app has become so popular. Firstly, London cabbies [black cab taxi] drivers accidentally gave the app a whole bunch of publicity when they protested against the Uber car booking app. (See ‘London cabbies spark 850% rise in Uber downloads‘). Secondly, anyone who has tried to negotiate with black cab drivers @ Heathrow airport will need this app. Thirdly it works on all leading OS – including Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Continue reading

Is that UPC? QR? No, it's an Azrec barcode. UPC barcode made its debut 40 years ago today

& we make an entire plane journey without printing a code out

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It’s amasing to think that it is only forty years ago [June 26, 1974], that the first barcode that we would now recognise made its debut. There was a Uniform Product Code (UPC) on the side of a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum. This was scanned by the Marsh Supermarket store in Troy, Ohio by cashier Sharon Buchanan for customer Clyde Dawson. The supermarket was employing at test system developed and installed by NCR (National Cash Register Company) but within two years UPC codes had become almost universal with stores in the USA. Just out of interest that pack of gum cost a mere 67 cents. Oh, and GoMo News made an entire trip to Barcelona without having to print out the barcode. Continue reading

Don’t spurn smartphone for the tablet Tradedoubler warns

Many tablets are being used as desktop PC replacements, anyway

It appears that new research from EMarketer has found that consumers are set to use tablets for 72 per cent of online purchases by 2018. However, Dan Cohen, regional director with Tradedoubler warns marketers and retailers not to ignore their smartphone strategies in order to solely focus on tablets as a result. Cohen explains, “”Smartphones are best for engaging with consumers on the go and influencing their purchasing decision with information and offers that will draw them towards your brand – particularly when they are standing in your shop.” It would be a huge error for any marketer or retailer to drop a smartphone strategy to concentrate entirely on the tablet. Continue reading

Wireless M2M & IoT 2014 – 2020 report

M2M to account for nearly $196 Billion in revenue by Q1 2021

In its latest report, ‘The Wireless M2M & IoT: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts’, Signals and Systems Telecom says that despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M [machine-to-machine] market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. Likewise, government and regulatory initiatives such as the EU initiatives to have a smart meter penetration level of 80% by 2020 and the mandatory inclusion of automotive safety systems such as eCall in all new car models, have also helped to drive overall wireless M2M connections and revenue. Continue reading

Forget coffee – Brits are now addicted to mobile phones

Can’t bear to be 17.3m+ away says ECigaretteDirect

A poll conducted by ECigaretteDirect.co.uk has found that most Brits can’t bear to be more than 17.3 metres away from their phones. Not quite sure how they reached that figure because it is 56 feet 9 inches. A distance GoMo News has no ability to judge whatsoever. But, hey ho! Anyway, the company quizzed over 600 mobile phone users aged between 18 and 35 about how far they could be separated from their phone without getting panicky. And that apparently was the common answer. Continue reading

m2m_innovation M2M Innovation World Congress

[ September 22, 2014 8:00 am to September 24, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com

Registration: here

The path from M2M to Internet of Things [IoT]. The full M2M value chain stakeholders rally to move away from a technology-driven approach and to put the business and user needs at the centre. Therein lies the real innovation of M2M services and the focus of the conference. Continue reading

vani gundara Guest Post: How to make Craigslist ad design mobile friendly

by Vani Gundara, founder of DesignSpinners

There are an estimated six billion active smartphone users worldwide, all of whom could potentially be targeted by posting an ad on Craigslist. Better still, most users visit the ad not to research, but to buy. Therefore, it makes sense to tailor a marketing strategy to the owners of handheld and laptop devices. Initally clicking on the ads on Craigslist will show that most of them look the same – all text-based. While this is not an entirely bad thing – because it aims to go right to the point, many customers would like to see more. So, in order to make your Craigslist ad design better for visitors and potential buyers, here are my tips that will help make the ad more mobile friendly and effective. Continue reading

Indian Ocean island & MH370 puzzle deepens

If Cpt Zaharie Shah practiced landing on it, does it have cellular coverage?

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 only deepens after ‘leaked’ reports of the conclusions jumped to by the Malaysian police authorities. Who appear to be pointing the finger at the plan’s captain – Zaharie Shah. They found his sophisticated flight simulator setup at this home and are now adamant that he “rehearsed a landing on an island with a short runway” and that the island in question was definitely in the Southern Indian Ocean. So which island are we talkingabout and does it have a cellular network? Continue reading

kings arm lockerley Three inTouch beta gets 3UK users out of a black hole

Could some-one kindly share the URL with us?

Here at GoMo Towers we have been contacted by existing 3UK prepaid users who claim to be already running the Brit MNO’s [Mobile Network operators] voice over Wi-fi app – Three in Touch. See our original story here. The whole objective for this app is to provide 3UK users with a regular connexion in cellular not-spots (with no radion coverage). So its seems that the MNO’s support centre has decided to give out the URL (link) to the beta version of this particular app. And the app very obviously works although it doesn’t go officially live until the 27th July [2014]. Better still with the beta vesion calls made with Three in Touch are free! Continue reading

BBM for Windows Phone will def be out in July says Chen

Canadian company’s CEO tells financial analysts the latest tidbits

It appears that current Blackberry CEO, John Chen, favours leaking out information about the struggling Canadian smartphone supplier’s fortunes during cozy chats with financial analysts. His audience is concerned mainly with figures but lots of little snippets have emerged from the session. Such as the fact that the Windows Phone version of BBM will finally emerge in July [2014]. Plus there is something called BBM Meetings set to emerge soon afterwards. Not quite sure what Meetings provides but it will be followed by a new BlackBerry phablet which was previously codenamed Windermere and is now revealed as the Passport. That device should be launched during September in London [UK]. Continue reading

More rumours about Apple’s iWatch emerge

Speculation that Apple will finally release its vision of wearable technology in terms of a smartwatch – commonly beleived to be called the iWatch, have emerged once more. There have been multiple reports all suggesting that Apple’s smartwatch is finally becoming a step closer to reality with a Taiwanese company, Quanta Computers, will in the frame to starting production next month [July 2014]. Perhaps most signficantly, such a production schedule would almost certainly lead to first product availability for the iWatch as early as October [2014]. Continue reading