Tag Archives: San Francisco

OTA provisioning of HS 2.0 is the problem in San Fran

Some Android devices could be configured manually, tho

Flavio Aggio, CTO for the Department of Technology in the City of San Francisco, USA has kindly written to GoMo News seeking to provide clarification of why the City’s HotSpot 2.0 [HS 2.0] rollout only seems to support devices made by Cupertino-based Apple. (See our previous story ‘San Fran & San Jose launch Wi-fi network to rival cellular‘). The problem, it seems, centres on the OTA [Over-The-Air] provisioning of HS 2.0 settings. Aggio tells GoMo News, “Android and other mobile operating systems don’t have the capability of getting HotSpot 2.0 configuration for over the air.” Continue reading

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Apple’s toying with its iOS messaging prompts reaction

Acision reckons that MNOs should react with their own services

Apple’s proposed improvements to the iOS messaging application which were revealed at the company World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this week [June 2014] have caused a stir. What with Samsung revealing its first ever Tizen phone at the same time and the same town, obviously San Francisco was the place to have been. Anyway, GoMo News has had its ears bent by Acision‘s CMO, JF Sullivan, on this very subject. Sullivan reckons that by filling the gaps of its iMessage service, Apple is levelling out the messaging playing field. Continue reading

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Samsung launches industry’s first tizen smartphone – the Samsung Z

Samsung Z offers a unique experience with advanced web performance and usability

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform [read our Tizen 101]. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA from June 3rd [2014}. Built with unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimised with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z is the perfect choice for people who want a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone. Continue reading

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Casual Connect USA 2014

[ July 22, 2014 8:00 am to July 24, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Casual Games Association
Venue: Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
Location: San Francisco, USA
Web: http://usa.casualconnect.org/

Registration here

Casual Connect USA is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains over a billion people each month. Learn all about mobile, social, Free 2 Play, browser and social casino. Continue reading

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Apps World North America 2014

[ February 5, 2014 8:04 am to February 6, 2014 7:04 pm. ] Organisers:  Sixdegrees
Venue:  Moscone Centre West
Location:  San Francisco, USA
Web: www.apps-world.net/northamerica

Register: Register for your free developer pass here – here
Register: for your paid workshop pass here Use discount code GOMO20 for 20 per cent discount

The global multi-platform event Apps World show will be returning to San Francisco for two days of engagement and high level insight and discussion around one of the largest growing industries – apps. Continue reading

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Mobile Voice conference seeks keynote speakers

You get the chance to visit San Francisco in March

As something of a contrast to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Europe (Barcelona) the month before [February 2014], the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is offering the perfect opportunity for mobile industry execs to visit Mobile Voice Conference San Francisco between March 3rd-5th [2014]. AVOIS is holding its annual Mobile Voice Conference. The good news is that the conference organiser is accepting proposals from potential speakers up until November 1 2013 here. Continue reading

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Mobile Voice Conference San Francisco 2014

[ March 3, 2014 8:00 am to March 5, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS)
Venue:  Hyatt Regency – Fisherman’s Wharf
Location:  San Francisco, USA
Web: www.mobilevoiceconference.com

Register: here

The Mobile Voice Conference in 2014 aims to be the premier event focusing on how mobile devices have changed the user experience. Continue reading

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No mention of Tizen @ official Samsung developers do

And they want $319 for you to help them compete against Apple

Not sure we quite rate this one here at GoMo News. Vancouver based Wireless Industry Partnership is partnering the ‘official’ Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) in the USA. It will take place on October 27th – 29th 2013  and held at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. But we’ve looked at the agenda. The organisers apparently want you to pay $299 for the privilege of attending and – get this – the word Tizen doesn’t get a mention once in the agenda blurb. Continue reading

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Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) USA

[ October 27, 2013 9:00 am to October 29, 2013 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Wireless Industry Partnership
Venue: Westin St Francis Hotel
Location: San Francisco, USA
Web: www.samsungdevcon.com

Registration ( $299 fee): here

A single place to learn about Samsung’s upcoming tools and SDKs, engage with top industry partners, and collect a whole host of exclusive gadget giveaways. Continue reading

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More than a quarter of the top 100 free mobile apps don’t have a privacy policy

MEF research identifies more needs to be done to build consumer trust in apps

Press release

August 20th 2013. MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, has published analysis into how the top 100 free mobile apps inform consumers about their use of personal data. More than a quarter (28 per cent) of the top 100 apps available from the App Store and Google Play still don’t have a privacy policy. As well as other areas for improvement, mobile apps can present privacy information in a non-consumer-friendly way. Continue reading

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Cross-media specialist Fraser Heaviside joins Somo

Somo benefits from Boris’ funding for London firms

Claiming to be the largest independent global mobile solutions company, Somo has enticed Fraser Heaviside to join the company as md for Somo’s marketing division. Fraser joins Somo after 11 years with ZenithOptimedia, where he ran two of the agency’s largest accounts including O2. “Mobile is the most exciting space to be in right now, and Somo is truly leading the way,” Heaviside commented. Heaviside will lead an international team of mobile performance and brand marketing specialists at Somo. Continue reading

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AR specialist Metaio opening chip R& D in Dallas

Rating: Augmented Reality isn’t just about software optimisation

Veteran Augmented Reality (AR) specialist, Metaio is to invest resources into research and development of AR core technologies. To this end, the company which to date runs an award-winning R&D team in its headquarters in Munich, Germany, has decided to expand its activities through the opening of an all-new office in Dallas, Texas [USA]. Consequently, Metaio is looking to recruit new staff. Continue reading

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ad:tech San Francisco 2013

[ April 9, 2013 8:00 am to April 10, 2013 6:00 pm. ] Organiser: ad:tech expositions
Venue: Moscone center West
Location: San Francisco, USA
Web: http://na.ad-tech.com/sf/

The event for digital marketing

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2nd WIMA NFC USA

[ November 27, 2011 9:00 am to November 29, 2012 7:00 pm. ] Organiser: WIMA
Venue: San Francisco Arirport Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Location: San Francisco, USA
Web: www.wima.mc

For WIMA NFC USA 2012 WIMA is building on previous innovation and enabling greater business opportunities within the event by adding new and exciting elements to drive forward the NFC ecosystem. Continue reading

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Apps World North America

[ February 7, 2013 9:00 am to February 8, 2013 6:00 pm. ] Updated (new dates)

Organiser: Sixdegrees
Venue: Moscone Centre
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Web: www.apps-world.net/northamerica Continue reading

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