[ September 18, 2013 9:00 am to September 19, 2013 8:00 pm. ] Organisers: Telecom Council of Silicon Valley
Venue: Juniper Networks’ offices
Location: 1194 N. Mathilda, Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Someone has taken mobile in loo usage research seriously
Over the years we’ve run numerous stories reporting the heavy use of mobile phones in the loo [bathroom/toilet]. When BT carried out trials of mobile TV, it tried to bury the fact that watching in the loo was a popular pastime. Here’s a couple of good examples of loo usage … ‘Another survey finds Brits answer phone in the loo‘ plus ‘11% of iOS fans search for apps on loo‘. Now it seems that a company called Atech Flash has treated all these stats seriously and produced a set of Bluetooth speakers specifically designed to work in the loo. The product is known as the iCarta 2 and –get this – it incorporates a toilet tissue holder so that it can be easily installed in your bathroom/toilet. Continue reading
But, say ministers, changes could equally allow shorter masts with less range
Britain’s planning rules are to be eased so that Telcos can install 18 feet-high mobile phone masts without permission, half as high again as existing rules allow. Under proposals quietly ushered through last night (Friday 3rd May 2013) ministers argued the relaxed measures would encourage mobile phone operators to install shorter masts with less capacity and shorter ranges, at the same time enabling them to bring faster broadband speeds to rural areas. Planning minister Nick Boles said, “These proposed technical changes allow the new technology needed for improving mobile coverage and speeds for local residents to be installed in a way that ensures better use is made of existing infrastructure.” Continue reading
Are these guys living in a time warp?
Something of an ambitious claim here – StrikeAd claims to be, “the world’s first international mobile Demand Side Platform (DSP).” Not sure about that one. Anyway, its next claim is even more bizarre. The company has announced the launch of its a ‘business’ division -StrikeAd Engage. This division is dedicated solely to providing mobile brand advertising and rich media opportunities to brands and agencies. Hmm. Did it have a ‘consumer’ division before, then? Well, apparently, the business division is called StrikeAd Engage and it will operate separately from StrikeAd Fusion, the company’s mobile DSP. Continue reading
Will it eventually overtake the Lumia 800?
According to 51Degrees.mobi, although currently the Nokia Lumia 800 is still managing to top the mobile web traffic from Nokia devices, it seemed to have a far slower start than the Lumia 920. With the 920 receiving a big acceleration in growth, will we see the new Lumia 720 and 520 share a similar adoption speed, 51Degrees.mobi asks? Continue reading
Samsung lands US Department of Defense approval
In a first for Android powered devices, Korean based Samsung claims its smartphones and tablets supplied with Samsung Knox can be used by the US government and military services. That’s a market which BlackBerry had previous got sewn up for itself and the fact that the Number One global handset supplier has muscled in on this lucrative niche isn’t good news for the Canadian based supplier. To add insult to injury, the Samsung Galaxy S4 which has recently been launched in the global market, is the first smartphone to be enabled with Knox. From now on, Samsung’s premium smartphones and tablets will feature Samsung Knox, apparently. Continue reading
by Triin Linamagi, a key account manager for SMS with TextMagic
Any marketing campaign is great, but the important thing is that you need to have a defined outcome. To achieve that, you need to tell your reader(s) what action to take next. So the call to action (CTA) is the most important part when planning your a SMS marketing campaign – it’s the ‘convincer’ that will motivate your visitors to take the next step. To start with, consider what action you want them to take, and what you want to gain? Do you want your customers to buy your product or service? Do you want to promote a big discount? Do you want them to sign up for something? Continue reading
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam is again piling the pressure on UK operator Vodafone to sell its 45 per cent in their joint US venture, hinting that there will be no dividend forthcoming this year.
With Verizon Wireless (VZW) proving to be ever more a cash cow as its grows its mobile subscriber base, McAdam has repeatedly acknowledged that he’d like to get his hand on the entire operation either by buying Vodafone’s stake or the British carrier outright. Continue reading
We didn’t even know there was an adult search engine
It’s been brought to GoMo News‘ attention by ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) for online adult entertainment, that new .XXX domain registrations created during May 2013 will be available at discount prices. So, if you were intending to launch an adult mobile web site, now is obviously the time. ICM kindly alerted us to the fact that there is even an adult search engine which we’ve never encountered before. XXX.xxx and Search.xxx point to it. Continue reading