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Less than six weeks to go before MWC ’15

Don’t forget to insure your valuables though

It’s getting close to that time again when the movers and shakers of the cellular world head towards Barcelona (fully insured against theft) for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. with over 85,000 attendees, it’s the biggest event of its kind in the world. MWC will feature over 1,900 exhibitors and includes specialised areas such as: – App Planet, Cloud Pavilion, Green Technology Pavilion, GSMA Pavilion, Mobile Money Pavilion and Wearable Pavilion. The only fly in the ointment? Well, Barcelona is a beautiful city but the knowledge that 85,000 people will show up almost all carrying laptops, smartphones and loads of cash attracts villains from all over Europe. Now is the time to check you’re properly insured. Continue reading

smelie_chargers GoMo editor advises Daily Mail on phone chargers

Tony ‘Tonethephone’ Dennis talks to FeMail’s Alice

Most GoMo News readers will probably be unaware that our managing editor, Tony ‘Tonethephone’ Dennis, has been talking to journalist, Alice Smellie, who writes for the FeMail section of the UK newspaper – The Daily Mail. Alice had been searching frantically for a mobile phone expert and Tony’s name was put forward by PR guru, Chaz Brooks of Chaz Brooks PR. Ms Smelie had been tasked with reviewing mobile phone chargers to find out what women might conceivably carry around in their handbags (pocketbooks) as a backup should their indispensable smartphone suddenly run out of juice. Tone’s become quite an expert on the subject as his phones regularly run out of juice at music festivals such as WOMAD Charlton Park [UK]. Continue reading

affiliate_summit Affiliate Summit West 2015

[ January 18, 2015 10:00 am to January 20, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Affiliate Summit
Venue: Paris Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Web: www.affiliatesummit.com/15w-conference

Register for tickets here

This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. Continue reading

Xiaomi proves credentials as handset dark horse

Makes rivals such as Lenovo look like minnows

Here in GoMo Towers we have been quietly following the fortunes of Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi. Especially in the Indian market. But we weren’t quite ready for its tremendous success in the financial markets. The company has just raised $45 billion in VC money. To put that in perspective, massive disruptive app producer, Uber, which is even based in San Francisco but only managed $40 billion by comparison. Arch rival to Xiaomi is the familiar name of Lenovo. Continue reading

CeBit_15_logo CeBit Hanover 2015

[ March 16, 2015 9:00 am to March 20, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Deutsche Messe
Venue: Hanover Messe
Location: Hanover, Germany
Web: www.cebit.de/home/

Register for tickets here

Across the world, communication technologies are bringing people and business processes closer together. But there’s still no substitute for face- to-face meetings between two individuals. And that’s where CeBIT comes in. Continue reading

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

set the industry standard - 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