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CES_logo International CES 2015 Las Vegas

[ January 6, 2015 8:00 am to January 9, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Web: www.cesweb.org

Register here

Aimed at all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 40 years. 2015′s CES’ Mobile Keynote will feature top executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm. Continue reading

http://51degrees.com/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/1/164/US%20EReader%20Popularity%20October%202014.png?width=776 Amazon continues to dominate the ereader market in USA

Latest findings from 51Dergrees’ Chart of the Week

After a somewhat hectic time, our great friends at 51Degrees.mobi have restarted the production of the company’s splendid Chart of the Week [CoTW]. This week the company decided to look at ereader traffic in the USA. Hardly surprisingly, the first generation Kindle is still the most popular e-reader device used for web access in the USA. Almost 61 per cent of all ereader web traffic originated from first generation Kindle devices.Rather unexpectedly, Barnes and Noble has held onto a serious chunk of the US market with 33.8 per cent of total traffic. Continue reading

Marek_Pawlowski Guest Post: Thoughts on smartwatches’ poor retail experience

by Marek Pawlowski, founder of MEX

My first impressions of Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch were disappointing. The screen is more pixelated than I expected and the materials lack the weight and solidity to suggest quality. It’s not bad, and it’s probably the best feeling smartwatch on the market today [December 10th 2014]. But that’s more a reflection on the weakness of the wider selection. Let’s put it this way: it’s not a classic in the making. I believe that the relatively poor quality of the current generation of smartwatches is one of the reasons they remain confined to a niche of early adopters despite the launch of numerous models and falling prices this year [2014]. Continue reading

Pieter_Streicher Guest Post: SMS still alive & kicking for savvy businesses

by Dr Pieter Streicher, md with BulkSMS.com

Here Dr Streicher wishes the text message a happy 22nd birthday, and celebrates the huge role SMS still plays in business communication. It was 22 years ago [on December 3rd] 1992], that the first text message (reading ‘Merry Christmas’) was sent by Neil Papworth (an engineer) via Vodafone UK’s ‘GSM’ network. Since then SMS [Short Message Service]/text has gone from strength to strength driven by mobile device accessibility and global user adoption. The total number of messages has grown from a single message in 1992, to 2015 forecasts of over 8 trillion (a Portio Research estimate). Continue reading

LeWeb-logo LeWeb ’14 Paris

[ December 9, 2014 11:00 am to December 11, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Reed MIDEM
Venue: Eurosites Les Docks
Location: Paris, France
Web: http://leweb.co
Register: here

Founded in 2004 by French entrepreneurs Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb is an internationally-renowned conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends and define the future of internet-driven business. Continue reading

successfully compete with OTT brands - windle Guest Post: Wi-Fi finds its voice

by Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud

Despite investment in LTE, voice, mobile’s most pervasive service remains in high demand and continues to generate significant revenues. believes Wi-Fi calling is the next big piece of the jigsaw in enabling truly ubiquitous voice services. An IP-based application that bypasses the cellular network, Wi-Fi calling can deliver voice and video over a Wi-Fi network. It has arrived as an in-built feature on the new iPhone 6, but some operators have been offering the service in some form for a while now. Continue reading

- trapp Mobile operators seek partnerships with Facebook & WhatsApp

Four in five MNOs now open to OTT partnerships in bid to replace revenue
39% of operators have partnered or want to partner with Facebook and WhatsApp
96% of MNOs see the benefits in OTT partnership

Press release

November 18th 2014. New global survey results show mobile network operators (MNOs) are dramatically changing their strategy and plans to partner with Over-the-Top (OTT) players. The annual survey from mobilesquared, sponsored by mobile interaction specialist tyntec, revealed that by the end of 2014, over half (55 per cent) of MNOs have already formed or expect to form a relationship with an OTT partner compared to only 36 per cent in 2013. Notably, the number of operators yet to identify any benefits from OTT partnerships plummeted from 36 to four per cent in the last twelve months. Continue reading

Gerard_Peiro2 PUSH Technologies unveils New SDK for iOS & Android

In advance of European roll-out of multi-channel mobile marketing & customer messaging platform

Android & iOS Mobile apps integrating PUSH SDK tap into multi-channel delivery of real-time notifications,

Alerts, reminders & campaigns via push notification, SMS, instant message & email

Press release

November 11th 2014. PUSH technologies has announced the availability of its latest-version PUSH SDK for iOS and Android, anticipating the upcoming rollout of its PUSH multi-channel mobile marketing and customer messaging platform in major European markets. Unveiled at the 5th Annual BDigital Apps conference in Barcelona, the new PUSH SDK lets developers of mobile apps running on thousands of Apple and Android smartphone and tablet devices tap into the power of PUSH’s multi-channel marketing and messaging platform, enabling brands, retailers and businesses of all sizes to increase customer engagement with their mobile apps, build brand loyalty and achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction. Continue reading

bdigital_apps BDigital Apps Conference 2014

[ November 11, 2014 11:00 am to November 12, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Barcinno
Venue: CosmoCaixa, 26 Carrer d’Isaac Newton
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Web: www.bdigitalapps.com/en/congreso
Register: here

This conference specialises in the latest trends, strategies and mobile applications for the mobility sector. This edition of the congress will show innovative and disruptive technologies in the fields of: – sports, data in real time, retail, e-commerce, and loyalty strategies. Continue reading

Lte_usa_14 LTE North America 2014

[ November 19, 2014 11:00 am to November 20, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Informa Telecoms & Media
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Location: Dallas, USA
Web: http://americas.lteconference.com/

Register: here

LTE North America is considered the must-attend eventfor North American mobile network operators looking to search for potential new partners and learn from the market leaders about their LTE deployment experiences. Continue reading

miruna's photo is in the post Guest Post: The iPhone 6 is not such a babe when it comes to innovation

by Miruna Gheorgita, a writer with Cellz

The iPhone 6 frenzy took over the internet mainly with high praise. Much of it detailed the evolutionary approach that Apple blew people away with. But seriously now, let’s focus some objectivism over the facts and draw a realistic conclusion on where Apple stands with its newly announced iPhone 6. Apple products have always combated criticism by being great looking above all and for representing what once was a real definition on what novelty is. Today, we have the iPhone 6 which brings novelty only for being the most debated subject amongst technology geeks, for the last months. As a quick overview, all features this cutie brings have nothing to do with out of the box design, attributes and technology. Continue reading

David_Jones_Frontline Guest Post: How mobiles phones are used today

by David Jones md with the Frontline Communications Group

These days, the chances are a mobile phone it isn’t mainly used to place a voice call or to send a text message (SMS). That’s because access to the web via a mobile device is now the most popular mobile activity, doubling from 24 per cent in 2010 to 53 per cent in 2013.1 Young people aged 16-24 are most likely to use their mobiles ‘on the go’. However, even 41 per cent of 55-64 year olds are likely to check the web whilst on the move. Continue reading

app_promo_berlin_14 App Promotion Summit Berlin 2014

[ November 20, 2014; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: All Amber
Venue: Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Location: Berlin, Germany
Web: apppromotionsummit.com

Register: here

Meet the experts and learn about the full range of app marketing techniques at the App Promotion Summit in Berlin. This year’s speakers include SoundCloud, Microsoft, Wooga and Blloon. Continue reading

dear mr richards we'd like to complain in the strongest terms UK quartet publish Open Letter to UK comms watchdog

Open letter to Ed Richards, CEO with Ofcom

From Three UK; TalkTalk Group; Federation of Communications Services (FCS) and LetsSaveMoney.com

29th September 2014

Sir,

As representatives of some of the UK’s leading challenger telecoms operators; an industry body; and a consumer champion, we believe switching reform is essential and long overdue. That’s why we welcome Ofcom’s renewed focus on switching and the move towards a consistent Gaining Provider Led process that puts the interests of consumers first. As the call for inputs on the switching roadmap closes, we wanted to emphasise the importance of delivering lasting reform for the whole sector. Continue reading

Neil_kitcher Guest Post: IP transit just another data-day activity for MNOs

by Neil Kitcher, CMO with RTX

Although international voice traffic continues to grow, wholesale margins are declining fast in an intensely competitive sector. Just look at Colt back in May [2014], announcing it was to withdraw 85 per cent of its carrier voice contracts. Maximising revenues from core telecoms services – voice, SMS and data – is a priority. Wholesale carriers and major telcos have been utilising wholesale exchanges for voice and data for years, opening up traffic routes to new geographies and enabling them to sell unused capacity. It is no surprise that they are now identifying ways to take advantage of one of their most prized commodities, data, through the exchange of capacity in their fibre networks. Continue reading