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adblocker_facebook Adblock Plus now has a manifesto for acceptable ads

Still no sign of an iOS app or add-in for iPhone Safari browser

The folks at AdBlock Plus just don’t give up. The latest ploy by the organisation is a ‘manifesto’ which outlines their demands for “acceptable ads.” Now GoMo News has nothing against those who campaign heavily against ‘intrusive advertising’. In fact, we aim to be a source for the latest info on how to make targeting of mobile ads more effective. What we don’t agree with is the methods used by AdBlock Plus. Especially since its ‘Whitelist’ of acceptable ads is nothing short of a joke. Continue reading

jasper's CRO cindy patterson says Telefónica’s pan-European deal for connected cars with Telsa

Apparently it’s all to do with the power of the M2M World Alliance

It’s nice to see some-one still using the good old terminology M2M (machine-to-machine communications) when discussing the ‘connected car’ rather than the woolly ‘Internet of Things [IoT]. Well, Spain’s Telefónica has announced an agreement with Tesla (which claims to be the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer) to provide M2M connectivity for its Tesla Model S in Europe. Telefonica is able to supply the service through its M2M World Alliance partners across Europe. The list include Telefonica’s O2 network in the UK; in Spain through Movistar, and on KPN in the Netherlands. Significantly the M2M services are described as being”powered by Jasper.” Continue reading

Telefónica to provide M2M connectivity for Tesla electric vehicles across major European markets

The solution will power Tesla’s Model S telematics and infotainment services
Connectivity provided by Telefónica and its M2M World Alliance partners

Press release

April 2nd 2014. Telefónica has announced an agreement with Tesla, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, to provide its Machine-To-Machine (M2M) connectivity for the Tesla Model S in Europe. Telefonica and its M2M World Alliance partners will provide connectivity for Model S across multiple countries in Europe, including in Germany and the United Kingdom on Telefonica’s O2 network, in Spain on Movistar, and in the Netherlands on KPN. Continue reading

Anthony_rushton Google is bad, totally bad says top UK tech entrepreneur Rushton

Whilst Sorrell says Google is the most powerful company on the planet

Hmm. Has the Google bashing season just started or something? Ah, no – apparently Advertising Week Europe has just got into full swing. Hence, top Brit tech entrepreneur Anthony Rushton has decided to take a few swipes at global search Goliath, Google. He’s just declared that Goggle is “bad, totally bad for online advertisers.” Hence Telemetry boss is calling for Google’s dominance to be limited. Rushton also appears to have taken a swipe at the UK government whilst he’s about it. Continue reading

use your Goodspeed witha PlayBookPlayBook Uros adds key Asia Pacific countries to its roaming solution

Goodspeed low-cost data roaming device adds 11 across Asia Pacific destinations

One of GoMo News‘ favourite roaming solutions – the Goodspeed from Uros has got even netter by adding in 11 new destinations across Asia Pacific. The device offers a transparent daily flat rate spells the end to data roaming bill shock for businesses worldwide. Essentially, the Goodspeed is a Wi-fi hotspot in your pocket. It’s an idea way of adding a mobile web connextion to your tablet or smartphone. Continue reading

artist's impression And this year’s April Fool award goes to LoveSpace

Are you guys taking yourselves too seriously?

Here at GoMo Towers, we’re not quite sure what went wrong this year [2014] but it seems that creatives in the mobile advertising world have become far too serious. This publication didn’t receive one good hoax of a mobile nature. Shame on you guys! So instead, we’ve awarded this year’s prize for the silliest April Fool* to Lovespace. Continue reading

you can't see this screen without a PIN Glimmer of hope for Barclays customers using Airport Angel app

CPP might eventually sort the mess out

There’s always a grain of truth in the old saying that you don’t get something for nothing. And this very definitely applies to those customers of British bank, Barclays, who are offered the Airport Angel service free with their Premier Life account. See our original story from 2008 here. The app which goes with this service was originally developed for iOS and is now available for Android here. Quite frankly we’ve never encountered an app which generates so may negative responses as this one. How it rates 3 out of 5 on Goggle Play, we don’t know. But GoMo has been able to chat to some-one at CPP which operates the Airport Angels service about it, though. Continue reading

developers can break out from the competition -rees Intrinsyc launches MDP/T app testing kit

Aimed at apps running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor

Intrinsyc Software has released its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) – based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Intrinsyc’s MDP/T is designed to provide application developers and device manufacturers with early access to a high-performance mobile platform, for developing, testing, optimising and showcasing next-generation apps and games. Continue reading

intrinsyc_logo Intrinsyc announces availability of mobile development platform based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD processor

Provides early access to Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor featuring the 400-series Adreno GPU and hardware-based HEVC (H.265) video decoding

Press release

March 31st 2014. Intrinsyc Software International , a leading developer of mobile and embedded devices, has announced general availability of its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T), based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Intrinsyc’s MDP/T is designed to provide application developers and device manufacturers with early access to a high-performance mobile platform, for developing, testing, optimising and showcasing next-generation apps and games. Continue reading