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m2m_innovation M2M Innovation World Congress 2015

[ September 15, 2015 9:00 am to September 17, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com

Registration: here

M2M [Machine-to-Machine] Innovation World invites both IT and vertical industries to show how M2M/IoT [Internet of Things] technologies transform business and create new business opportunities. This show will explore in particular M2M/IoT innovation applied to industry, utilities, connected cars, retail, smart cities, smart homes and healthcare. Continue reading

Jacob_Barlebo Tweakker appoints Jacob Barlebo to lead IOT sales drive

Device connectivity leader strengthens its senior management team

Tweakker – the device connectivity leader, has appointed Jacob Barlebo  as a vp for sales to lead the company’s device connectivity and IOT sales drives. These drives will encompass traditional and emerging MNO [Mobile Network Operator] and MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] markets. Prior to taking up his new position, Barlebo was sales and marketing director for MVNO CRM & billing platform provider CDRator. In this role he was selling CRM & BSS solutions to global mobile network operators, mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) and mobile virtual network operators world-wide. Continue reading

tv_butler Launch of TVButler allows you to watch TV anywhere in the home or on the go

dvblogic announces the launch of its branded tuner and software solution, TVButler

Press release

July 15th 2015. The TVButler from dvblogic turns your NAS [network attached storage], PC or Raspberry Pi into a personal video recorder, recording your favourite TV programmes in original quality. With a central storage unit, recordings can be programmed or scheduled from any client device or screen connected to TVButler, and then watched on a variety of home or mobile devices, using a mobile internet connection or Wi-fi hotspot. Watch TV and recordings on your TVs, phablets and smartphones on your home network and via the Internet. Continue reading

MOTO_G_2ND GoMo says Hellomoto to Moto G 2nd gen

Those awfully nice PR people have loaned us one

A string of co-incidences (some happy, some unhappy) has led to the GoMo News team being loaned a Motorola Moto G (Second Generation with 4G/LTE) by the company’s awfully nice PR people. We’re really keen to see if the processor power and speed of 4G with the latest Moto G will cure the problems we were having with running Motorola’s Assist (driving) software with our previous 1st generation Moto G (the XT1032 model). Incidentally, the latest model Moto G is an XT1072. What sparked our request for a new phone was an invitation to meet with Motorola at the end of this month [July 2015]. That usually means there will be a new handset launched -so stay tuned. As a result of swapping from old to new Moto G models, we’ve also gained some useful insights in to EE’s (the UK MNO/Mobile Network Operator’s] Clone Phone app. Continue reading

wpw_beijing Wireless Power World 2015

[ September 18, 2015; 11:00 am; ] Organisers: Demand-Led—Shanghai
Venue: Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: www.wirelesspower-world.com

Register: here

The 4th annual Wireless Power World 2015 has been organized by DEMAND-LED three times with huge success. Most of the attendees regarded the opportunity as a valuable one, especially with the breakthrough of wireless charging technologies in 2015. Plus, the merger of A4WP& PMA and the rapid growth of wireless charging in EV and wearable devices, This coming event will provide a great platform for top experts from the whole industry chain. Continue reading

Pay_hsbc Apple Pay UK isn’t compatible with Oyster – yet

Contactless payment system has more holes than a sieve

Congratulations to Apple for finally launching its contactless payment system in the UK today [July 14th 2015] as we predicted here. Sadly, as a contactless payment system, Apple Pay has more holes than a sieve. For starters, there appear to be more “coming soon” financial institutions, than those which actually matter. The list of eventual supporters includes Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and TSB. What’s weird is that HSBC – which was amongst the participants to accidentally reveal the July 14th launch, isn’t included. Instead there are only American Express, MBNA, Santander, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank in the financial sector. Embarrassing since HSBC is included on the official Apple Pay we page’s screen shots. Worse still, there’s no mention of the anticipated support for Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Oyster payment system. Continue reading

applepay Leaked Waitrose memo points at July 14th for Apple Pay UK

Brits might prove more enthusiastic than their American cousins

It’s hard to think of an offering from the Cupertino based mobile device maker that will prove more popular in the UK than in the USA. However, that well prove to be the case with Apple’s contactless m-commerce solution – Apple Pay. A leaked  memo from major UK supermarket group, Waitrose,  points at July 14th  [2015] for Apple Pay to go live in the UK. Thanks largely to systems such as the Oyster [Metro travel payment] card in the UK, British citizens have grown accustomed to contactless payments. Another irony is that McDonald’s (the US burger chain) has also been a major force in popularising contactless payments in Britain. Hence, Apple Pay could well prove to be nore popular on this side of the Atlantic. Continue reading

nadella Satya Nadella’s email announcing Nokia job losses

Workforce reductions “primarily in our phone business”

Here’s a transcript of the email sent out to Microsoft (and therefore former Nokia) employees by current CEO, Satya Nadella … “Team. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you our mission, strategy, structure and culture. Today [July 7th 2015], I want to discuss our plans to focus our talent and investments in areas where we have differentiation and potential for growth, as well as how we’ll partner to drive better scale and results. In all we do, we will take a long-term view and build deep technical capability that allows us to innovate in the future. With that context, I want to update you on decisions impacting our phone business and share more on last week’s mapping and display advertising announcements. We anticipate that these changes, in addition to other headcount alignment changes, will result in the reduction of up to 7,800 positions globally, primarily in our phone business.” Continue reading

Nancy Griffin Guest Post: The mobile screen revolution

by Harsha Mistry a blogger who sometimes works with PokerStars

Revolution may seem like a strong word to use when describing the impact that mobile screens have had on the world, but when you look at how much computing was changed, it starts to make sense. Even our idea of what constitutes a computer has been irreversibly altered and we’re moving forward in a way that few could have predicted just a few short years ago. With the new face of mobile screens and the infinite universe of apps tailored to every possible interest, we’re in a brave new era where usability, responsiveness, and mobility go hand in hand (pun intended) with computing. Let’s take a look how the touchscreen has improved the online poker playing experience. Continue reading