mobango_logo Nokia X may break Google’s strangehold with Play

Nokia promotes its own Store plus 4 others

Whilst some others prefer to call it a ‘forked’ version of Android and GoMo News describes it as the Android Open Source Project [AOSP], however you describe the Nokia X’s OS – it doesn’t offer access to standard Google services. And the most important of these is, of course, Google Play which is the new name for the old ‘Android Market’. So where do Nokia X owners find their Android apps, then? Short answer is that Nokia has created its own Android app called ‘Store’ and that takes you to its entirely separate app store for AOSP based devices. Plus four other independent apps stores. Continue reading

WIMA-logo Wima Monaco 2014

[ April 22, 2014 8:00 am to April 24, 2014 9:00 am. ] NFC & Proximity Solutions
Organisers: Monaco Mediax
Venue: The Grimaldi Forum
Location: Monaco

Registration here.

Presenting the best in NFC and complementary proximity based (QR code, BLE) and cloud solutions, connecting the physical and digital worlds. Continue reading

Camille_Dupré Camille Dupré joins Qriously from YOC

Also expands its team in London & USA

Camille Dupré has joined Qriously from YOC where she was Sales Director, having previously held a similar role with US online advertising provider, Tribal Fusion. Oriously has opened a new French office in Paris, France and she’s now as head of sales in the region. Her task will be to drive Qriously’s growth in France – particularly around Qriously’s consumer channel – ‘Opinion Targeting’. Continue reading

Orange_money Orange celebrates the 10 millionth Orange Money customer

Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange, gave a bonus to the 10 millionth customer of Orange Money in Dakar, Senegal

Ms Kanny G, who had gone to an Orange Money outlet to open an account, was surprised to learn that she had won a smartphone with an Orange Money credit of 100,000 FCFA (€152)

Press release

April 17th 2014. “Orange Money is a revolution in terms of customer experience, and the appeal of this service is the best proof that we made the right choice when we decided to offer mobile payment services in 2008. I am very proud to be in Dakar today to meet our 10 millionth Orange Money customer. While making a strong contribution to economic and social development, mobile financial services also represent a major growth engine in Africa and the Middle East as well as in Europe for Orange,” said Stéphane Richard. Continue reading

whoops - mail runs old vodafone mclaren image Maybe Verizon will sponsor the Gene Haas F1 team

Just to keep its rivals out

Here at GoMo Towers we are intrigued by the plans that US based, Gene Haas, to build a new F1 [Formula One] motor racing team. As soon as it was anoouncede that Haas had won the right to enter an F1 team the whole project was immediately surrounded in controvery. One of the big questions is, of course, will have enough time to build a winning team for the next season – 2015, or will the sheer logistics force him to wait until 2016. However, here at GoMo News, we’re speculating that the USA’s leading MNO [Mobile Network Operator] might be forced to sponsor the Haas team – for nothing else than to keep its rivals out. Continue reading

5G-world_summit 5G World Summit

[ June 24, 2014 8:00 am to June 25, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Informa
Venue: RAI
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web: http:


Claiming to be the world’s first global 5G event, this dedicated 5G Summit will provide an ideal opportunity for forward-thinking LTE professionals representing the operator, vendor, device and analyst communities to examine the drivers for 5G. Continue reading

dixie's photo is in the post Guest Post: Finding the right case for a smartphone

by Dixie Somers, a writer who sometimes works with

These days smartphones have become an essential tool for most people. However, they are still relatively expensive. After spending hard-earned money on a new phone, all it takes is one drop, crack, spill, or accident to render the phone completely unusable, and thus money down the drain. Obviously, many people use phone cases to protect a handset from wear and tear. However some cases are better at it than others. Depending on the type of phone, there are hundreds of choices when it comes to cases, What’s really required is something that’s really going to fully protect the phone, not just cover it. If you want a case that is truly going to keep the phone from getting dirty, cracked, or damaged by water, read on for my ideas. Continue reading

connected_cars Connected Cars 14

[ July 24, 2013 8:00 am to July 25, 2013 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Informa
Venue: RAI
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Register: here

Connected Cars 2014 returns to the Amsterdam RAI, and is co-locating again with the LTE World Summit to bring together over 3,000 attendees, 125 exhibitors and 250 speakers. Continue reading

MVSCs becoming numbers of choice - kitcher RTX launches inbound services and mobile voice short codes

RTX expands its product portfolio to include inbound voice services & mobile voice short codes for cost-effective, flexible C2B calling

Press release

April 15th 2014. RTX, the global carrier exchange for telecoms operators, has announced the launch of inbound voice services and mobile voice short codes (MVSC) to expand its growing portfolio. The new services enable convenient, cost-effective and flexible inbound consumer to business calls from fixed line and mobile numbers. Continue reading