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13May/09

Next MoMo Miami meetup – Mon. May 18th, Aventura

n72157432033_3971Join your fellow mobile professionals in South Florida this coming Monday, May 18th, for the next monthly meetup of MobileMonday Miami.

This month’s MoMo Miami meetup will be kindly hosted by Global Roaming Group/Celtrek, with refreshments generously provided by Sensei.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT EVENTBRITE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR DOOR PRIZES!

Date: May 18, 2009
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Location: One Aventura Executive Center (Lobby)

Address, Map and Advance Online Registration … HERE!

Program:
6:30 pm: Doors open
7:00 p.m: Presentations by:
• Global Roaming Group/Celtrek
• Sensei
7:30 pm. - 8:30 p.m: Networking
9:00 pm: Event closes

See you there!

13May/09

JUN 10th & 11th: MobileMonday NY @ CEA’s Digital Downtown To Go

Event: MobileMonday NY @ CEA’s Digital Downtown To Go
Date: June 10th and 11th
Venue: 7 W 34th Street

MobileMonday NY is pleased to announce that we have entered into a media partnership agreement with Digital Downtown planned for this June 10th and 11th.  Downtown Digital is a two day conference/exhibit showcasing innovation, trends and just plain “cool” technology that is hosted by CEA (Consumer Electronics Association).  A major part of the show, Digital Downtown To Go is devoted to the burgeoning wireless industry. One part of the show floor is the Mobile Apps Lounge and Mobile Apps Shootout, where presenters have the opportunity to demo their applications for the press/analyst/media community.  Through our media partnership we have arranged a 10% off for Mobile Monday Members who wish to exhibit at Digital Downtown To Go  Mobile Apps Lounge and Shoot Out at CEALineShows/Digital Downtown.

As a participant you’ll get to:

  • Showcase your mobile app in the Mobile Apps Lounge. With a high traffic footprint, the Apps Lounge lets you demo your product to show attendees during show floor hours.
  • Participate in the June 11th Mobile Apps Shootout where the audience votes for the apps it finds most enriching. You’ll have 90 seconds to show your stuff in front of a live audience.

9:45-10:30 am: New Media Meets New Interfaces, New Gadgets
Whether you’re touching, tapping, gesturing, speaking, or even waving your mobile device over the bar code of an item you are interested in purchasing to get more information, there’s no denying that the wireless technology is changing how consumers interact with their gadgets and how their gadgets interact with the world around us. Lubna Dajani, Founder of Stratemerge and co-founder of Mobile Monday, NY moderates this cutting edge panel that looks at the enabling technologies and devices that are striving to take things to the next level

To Register: The registration form in on the Digital Downtown website Use the promo code, MobMon.  If you have any difficulties, please contact us or send email to Rachel Costello — RWC2@gmail.com

12May/09

Photos from MoMo Boston 4/27

12May/09

MoMo Miami community growing by leaps and bounds

n72157432033_3971The MobileMonday Miami group at LinkedIn continues to grow by leaps and bounds. This week alone, LI’s MoMo Miami group has added 20-plus new members bringing the total LinkedIn group membership to 67 at last count!

South Florida mobile professionals who have joined the MoMo Miami LinkedIn group since the 1st of May include several executives from Brightstar, InfoSonics, Mobility World, Motorola, MyScreen Mobile, NII Holdings (Nextel Int’l), Nokia, Palm, Research in Motion, Sensei, Samsung , Tracfone, UT Starcomm and others.

Meanwhile, membership in the open MoMo Miami group at Facebook numbers 122 and counting, while our Google map of the South Florida mobile ecosystem continues to expand as new SoFlo-based companies — large and small — working in the mobile space are brought to our attention on almost a daily basis.

12May/09

6/1 Event: Location-Aware App Demos Round 2

We’re holding the second Mobile Monday Silicon Valley location-aware app demo night on Monday, June 1st in Palo Alto. This event its open bar is sponsored by Skyhook Wireless and AT&T. 

The following apps will be presented:

Nokia Point and Find
Skout
Abaqus
GeoVector
GasBag
EveryTrail & Wherester
Boorah
Zhiing

Details

All of the participants in this Mobile Mobile Monday event will be invited to the AT&T Developer night in downtown San Francisco on June 3rd - free Spanish food and drink will be provided.

Location: Garden Court Hotel

Date: Monday, June 1. Doors at 6:30, event starts at 7pm.

Cost: Free - but registration is required to attend. Click here to register: http://momosvjune09.eventbrite.com/

Cocktails: Provided

Parking: Complimentary Valet

11May/09

$74 Million in Mass. Mobile Investment in 6 Weeks

The last six weeks have been super active for investments in mobile and wireless companies in Massachusetts. Check out our roundup of the last 6 weeks below. There are two large deals here with $28 million raised by Lilliputian Systems and a $22 million acquisition.  But, there’s also an interesting segment (trend, perhaps?) of 4 smaller VC investments between $5 and $8 million. 

Investment / Acquisition Roundup: 

Ember, based in Boston, raised $8 million for Zigbee, their wireless mesh-networking chipsets. 

Chelmsford-based Reva Systems raised $5 million for RFID infrastructure development. 

Azuki Systems received $6 million to power rich media content on mobile devices. 

Cambridge-based Virtual goods provider Viximo raised $5 million. 

Acme Packet (from Burlington) has acquired Convergence (from Maynard) for $22.8 million.

Lilliputian Systems raised $28 million.

9May/09

May 09 Meeting – Downloads

Did you miss the May 2009 Mobile Mondays meeting? No worries! You can download the presentation(s):

7May/09

MyScreen Mobile joins growing South Florida mobile community

myscreen_071The latest addition to South Florida’s growing mobile ecosystem is MyScreen Mobile, a Toronto-based company whose patent-pending mobile marketing and advertising solution lets mobile subscribers receive reward compensation for allowing targeted full screen, contextual advertisements to appear on their mobile device at the end of a call.

MyScreen recently announced the appointment of a new CEO, Maurizio Angelone, the former head of Nokia Latin America who spearheaded the 2006 relocation to Miami of the global device maker’s regional headquarters. Angelone’s appointment heralds the relocation of other key members of the MyScreen senior management team to new Miami offices next month.

MyScreen’s permission- and incentive-based marketing model relies on delivery of full-screen targeted advertisements to a mobile handset at end of call. Subscribers opt-in to the service for free by providing basic demographic and lifestyle information and earn rewards for ads viewed.

Aside from detailed company information online at MyScreen, there’s also a very good bnet.TV interview and demo by VP Brian Field at the 2008 GSMA Asia Congress in Macau:

6May/09

Azuki Systems receives funding

Despite the nationwide slowdown, venture funding in the Boston mobile industry continues to flow. This week, Azuki Systems announced $6 million in funding:

Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator powering a new generation of mobile media, today announced that it has secured $6 million in additional equity financing. Original investors Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners, along with company executives, are participating in this round of funding.

6May/09

Citrix announces Citrix Receiver app for iPhone

citrixFt. Lauderdale-based Citrix Systems announced this week the availability of the Citrix Receiver application on the Apple App Store, letting iPhone and iPod touch users access their Windows applications and documents from anywhere over the Apple mobile devices.

Unveiled Tuesday in Las Vegas at the annual Citrix Synergy™ 2009 conference on virtualization, networking and application delivery, the Citrix Receive application on the Apple App Store is designed to let businesses quickly and securely leverage their existing Citrix XenApp™ infrastructure for a mobile workforce of iPhone and iPod touch users.

More information:

» Citrix Receiver for iPhone download

» Citrix Receiver for iPhone press release

» Citrix enterprise IT solutions for mobility