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integrate15 Integrate + API World 2015

[ September 28, 2015 8:00 am to September 30, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: DevNetwork
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Centre
Location: Santa Clara, USA
Web: www.integratecon.com

Registration: here

Claiming to be the largest conference 100 per cent focused on integrating technologies, with 3,000 plus attendees, is Integrate + API World 2015. Participating companies include Google, Facebook, IBM, HP, Linkedin, and over 200 more. Continue reading

-bhas 5G revenues to kick in by 2025 says Juniper

Predicts they’ll be worth $65bn globally

A healthy adoption rate for 5G services has been predicted by British market analyst,  Juniper Research. The new report ‘5G Market Strategies: 4G LTE Evolution, Spectrum Analysis & Opportunities 2015-2025,’ forecasts with service revenues set to exceed $65 billion by 2025. That’s compared to just $100 million during its first year of commercial services in 2020. To put that in context, that figure would represent approximately 7 per cent of all mobile network operator [MNO] billed service revenues. Whilst the first commercial roll outs are expected in 2020, Juniper says, widespread adoption will only occur from 2025. Continue reading

charge my mobile box is already ticked GoMo accidentally places bet using Payforit

Pen in pocket bets with i.wintheprize.uk

Here at GoMo Towers, we’d have to recommend opting out your handset from the UK’s Payforit mobile payment service at present. That’s because we appear to have placed a bet whilst driving along. Which means the pen in our pocket managed to bet £8 with i.wintheprize.uk. When we tried to track down the operator of this service, we had a great deal of trouble. The company is called BigWin Ltd and a spokesperson told us, “Obviously the pen in your pocket entered the competition.” It’s a shame to recommend this negative action because we’d used Payforit originally to purchase a bus ticket. Won’t be doing that again in a hurry. Continue reading

changed  life beyond recognition - meader Mobile-geddon – The everyday essentials facing death by smartphone

Revealed: 10 essential tools set to be replaced by phones in next decade
Keys, pocket mirrors and TV remotes to disappear by 2025
The new Swiss Army Knife: phones are now the ultimate multi-tool – expert says

Press release

The march of the smartphone means the number will be up for alarm clocks, keys, pocket mirrors and TV remotes by the end of the decade. That’s the verdict of futurist Dr Ian Pearson, who teamed up with TalkTalk Mobile . UK comms watchdog, Ofcom’s data released recently showed two thirds of us (66 per cent) of us own a smartphone, and for the first time smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online. Continue reading

ringing - poulsen All MVNOs should be Tweakker-enabled says president of Ready Wireless

Press release

August 6th 2015. Last month [July 2015] Spirent Communications’ device intelligence business unit announced a groundbreaking agreement with Prepaid Wireless Wholesale, North America’s largest mobile virtual network enabler/aggregator (MVNE/MVNA). The agreement enables the device intelligence solution of Spirent Tweakker to service the connectivity needs of American mobile virtual network operators from New York to San Francisco. Ready Wireless was first to sign up for PWW’s offering of Tweakker to USA-based mobile virtual network operators [MVNOs]. Continue reading

breaches no longer if but when - spykerman UK leading cellular retailer admits customer records hack

Being Carphone Warehouse this could affect 2.4 million people

It seems that the UK’s leading cellular retailer, the Carphone Warehouse, has felt the necessity to admit here that it has been victim of a security breach which enabled hackers gained access to the bank details of 2.4 million customers. Customers with accounts at OneStopPhoneShope.com, e2save.com and mobiles.co.uk could be affected, too. Mike Spykerman, a vp with OPSWAT, warned, “The reality is that data breaches are no longer a question of if, but when. To avoid cyber attacks being successful, companies should prepare their defences. Mark Bower, global director with HP Security Voltage, added, “It’s a clear signal that contemporary data encryption and tokenization for all sensitive fields, not disk or column level encryption for credit cards, is necessary to thwart advanced attacks.” Continue reading

threeuk Hutchison will push EU hard for 3 & O2 UK merger

Combined UK MNO big enough to take on Vodafone

It seems that Hong Kong based Hutchison Whampoa – which built the 3 (Three) mobile network in the UK will be urging the European Commission to permit its acquisition of UK MNO [Mobile Network Operator] – O2.  The company built the 3 network in the UK and is looking to merge it with its rival UK  MNO in an £12.5 bllion merger. GoMo News first reported the rumouurs back in January [2015] – see ‘More hints that 3UK might take over O2‘. The figures make a compelling argument.  Three  has circa 12.2 per cent of the UK’s mobile network spectrum whilst O2 has around 15.2 per cent. Combined they’d have 27.4 per cent compared to Vodafone’s 27.5 per cent.You know it makes sense. Continue reading

collaborating with like-minded people - smith Mind Candy teams up with YouTube DJs for hit game

7 Second Challenge already sits @ No.2 in USA & UK charts

It seems that Mind Candy has hit on a great formula for creating a chart topping game. The company claims the ‘The 7 Second Challenge’ app is now in the Number Two position for UK and USA paid downloads. The Challenge is the work of YouTube giants (DJs) – Dan and Phil, who currently have over 10 million subscribers across their channels. Plus more than 700 million views on their videos as well as millions of followers on their social networks. They’ve now collaborated with Mind Candy to bring it to smartphones as an all new mobile game. Continue reading

web site recall message EE forced to recall portable chargers batch

E1-06 hasn’t helped UK MNO with customer retention

UK leading MNO [Mobile Network Operator], EE, doesn’t seem to be having much luck with its ‘Power Bar’ customer retention scheme. GoMo News would speculate that this marketing project was aimed at retaining high-to-medium spending customers. Sadly, however, anyone with a Power Bar – the portable mobile charger, with a batch number of E1-06, needs to return the device to EE PDQ [Pretty Damn Quick]. That’s because EE has noticed a number of cases where these chargers could potentially overheat and therefore constitute a fire risk. Continue reading