This month WINBC and New Media BC to bring you an evening focused on the MONETIZATION OF VIRTUAL GOODS. Join us for fast pitches and a panel discussion from leaders who know this space.
We’ve got the (virtual) goods. In the past couple of years, the virtual goods market has grown to $5.5 billion globally. The North American and European markets, which have traditionally lagged behind the Asian market, are now the fastest growing segments of the market and are estimated to be $700 million in 2009.
Hear an update about the Engage! Expo that took place last week in San Jose. Find out what is driving the rapid growth of the virtual goods market and where the virtual goods industry is heading in the future.
For more information and to register: http://www.momovan.com/events/2009/100509/100509.html
Sizeable turnout for a very informative panel at the MoMo Miami meetup in the Gables last night! MoMo Miami co-founder Alex de Carvalho did a stellar job moderating three presenters on the topic of “Engaging Consumers with Mobile Services and Solutions.”
Pictured above, l-to-r (photo courtesy MiamiTheater/Onelia Collazo), the evening’s panelists were:
• Matt Rothschild, Head of Marketing, Nokia Latin America;
• Jay Gumbiner, Director, Commercial & Consumer Devices, IDC Latin America; and,
• Alex Campos Carlés, Business Overseas Executive, CodaMation.
Also “in the house” at the Westin Collonade Coral Gables were developers, marketers, VCs, content providers and mobile professionals from Motorola, Sony Music Entertainment, moblog:tech, Nortel, Samsung Electronics Latinoamerica, WAPOneline, Global Roaming, Microsoft, 3CInteractive and others.
Many thanks to Nokia Latin America, headquartered in Miami, for underwriting the venue and hosting the meetup.
Requests have gone out for the evening’s presentations and contributed photos of the meetup, which we hope to post on this site shortly!
News on the date and venue of October’s MoMo Miami meetup upcoming … so stay tuned!
(Click the photo to see a few more pictures…)
Join us tonight (Thursday) at the September MoMo Miami meetup, for networking and a panel discussion on “Engaging Consumers with Mobile Services and Solutions” featuring speakers from Nokia, IDC, CodaMation and others.
Attendance is absolutely free of charge and all South Florida and visiting mobile professionals from throughout the Americas in town for the Frecuencia events this week are welcome to attend!
Tonight’s meetup takes place from 6:30-9:00 pm, at the:
Westin Collonade Coral Gables
180 Aragon Avenue (Corner with Ponce de Leon)
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Full details and Google map are available online at:
Hope to see you tonight!
Mobile Monday on a WEDNESDAY. Yes, we’re breaking all the rules. (The change is due to Yom Kippur).
Join us on WEDNESDAY, September 30th for a Mobile Monday Boston panel discussion on Mobile Advertising for apps and the mobile web. This event and its open bar is sponsored by GetJar, CommonAngels and Cooley.
Register now, please.
Bill Scott – VP Sales and Business Development, GetJar
Andy Milller – CEO, Quattro Wireless
Jason Jacobs – Founder, Runkeeper
Seth Priebatsch – CEO, SCVNGR
Moderator: Shikhar Ghosh – Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Location: Boston Harbor Hotel
Date: WEDNESDAY (got it, Wednesday!) September 30th. Doors at 6:30 PM EST, event starts at 7 PM EST
Cost: Free – but registration is required to attend. Click here to register: http://momobostonsept09.eventbrite.com/
Parking: $29 at the hotel, cheaper parking by the Barking Crab, Courthouse, and Aquarium.
MBTA: South Station, Government Center, Aquarium
Registration is now open for this week’s meetup of MoMo Miami on Thursday evening, Sept. 17th at the Westin Collonade Coral Gables. A special edition of MoMo Miami, this month’s meetup is being held in conjunction with three Frecuencia mobile events co-located nearby in downtown Coral Gables at the Hyatt Regency this week!
Sponsored by Nokia Latin America, the Sept. 17 MoMo Miami meetup features a panel discussion focused on innovative approaches to delivery and marketing of mobile software solutions and services for the consumer market:
• Jay Gumbiner, Director, Consumer & Commercial Devices, IDC Latin America
• Matt Rothschild, Head of Marketing, Nokia Latin America
• Alejandro Campos Carlés, Director, Regional Mobile & Online Marketing, CodaMation
• Other panelists … T/B/A
As with all MoMo Miami meetups, attendance is free of charge. All that’s required is to register at the Eventbrite page by clicking on the “Register” tab below. Attendees at Frecuencia’s mobile events taking place at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables — LatAm Enterprise 09, LBS LatAm 09 and Contenido Móvil Américas 09 (Mobile Content Americas 09) — are also invited to attend the MoMo Miami meetup at no charge.
Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, September 21, 2009. Reserve the date in your calendar now!
This month’s topic is “Mobile Device Design.” As Motorola has just launched their first Android-powered phone, the CLIQ, we thought it would be cool to ask Motorola to tell us how they go about the process of designing beautiful and highly usable mobile devices and accessories. More information about the presenter is forthcoming.
Please register for this FREE event now:
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Mobile Device Design at Motorola
Location: Motorola, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Location Notes: Participants must sign-in first at the reception desk on the main (3rd) floor. Picture ID required. Take the elevator located next to the GNC store up to the 3rd floor.
6:00 pm – Sign-In / Light refreshments
6:15 pm - Brief overview of Motorola Consumer Experience Design group, which includes the device design organization
6:25 pm – Mobile Device Design at Motorola
7:30 pm > Refreshments / Networking
Please note that due to security restrictions, RSVPs are strongly encouraged. So please register for this event as soon as possible:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our next meeting is Monday, Sept. 21, at Motorola’s downtown Chicago offices on Michigan Ave. I’ll send a separate announcement this week with additional details about the speaker and venue. Don’t forget to pencil it into your calendar now! It’ll be cool…
4G World is fast approaching! As you may recall, the kind folks who are organizing the event have generously given us Booth #231. In turn, we have selected three fantastic local startups to share the booth with us during the conference.
We asked each of the startups — AGENT511, mPayy, and ProOnGo — to tell us a little about themselves and what they’re looking forward to at 4G World. Please stop by and visit them in Booth #231!
What does AGENT511 do?
AGENT511 develops and markets two-way, interactive mobile messaging products for enterprises and public sector contact centers that allows consumers to access and share multimedia information on the go. Examples include power outage notification, school closings, and visitor information. AGENT511 is also working with public safety agencies to offer citizens the ability to share text, pictures, and videos from their mobile phone with first responders. The company is located in Chicagoland.
Why is AGENT511 excited about participating in 4G World?
AGENT511 is excited to participate in 4G World because the channel offers our clients the ability and share acquire richer information. This means maximum situational awareness for first responders and more choices for consumers. Our exciting portfolio of mobile phone applications opens the door to a wide range of intelligent, integrated constituent communications. With 4G “always on” our clients maximize their reach while improving the quality of communications with their constituents.
What does mPayy do?
mPayy is a secure online and mobile payment provider that enables merchant processing for businesses from the smallest seller to the largest retailer, along with quick and simple purchasing for buyers. mPayy’s secure debit solution is built around the mobile number, a unique differentiator that allows its customers to pay securely, conveniently and easily from their checking or stored value account.
The company’s highly scalable payment platform for Internet retailers improves margins by reducing fraud and transaction costs. mPayy has created an efficient and ubiquitous payment service that enables profitable micro-payments; easy, yet secure purchases of digital content and physical goods; and free person-to-person payments. Through its use of the low cost ACH system, and a unique risk management model, mPayy is fundamentally changing the economics of both e-commerce and m-commerce.
Why is mPayy excited about participating in 4G World?
mPayy is excited to meet the innovators in the 4G world. mPayy’s payment services are available via API’s or from within local applications on the phone, and mPayy looks very much forward to learning the next steps in connectivity and mobile WIFI.
What does ProOnGo do?
ProOnGo, a Chicago based company, makes expense reporting as easy as a snap. With ProOnGo Expense, smartphone owners submit their expense reports simply by taking pictures of their receipts with a BlackBerry®, iPhone™, or Windows Mobile® phone. Expense details are prepared automatically by ProOnGo’s Receipt Reader service, and the results are available for export to Microsoft® Excel, QuickBooks® Online Edition, and more. Time and mileage tracking are also included, making ProOnGo Expense a complete expense tracking solution for today’s busy mobile professional.
Why is ProOnGo excited about participating in 4G World?
We’re proud to be a Chicago-based mobile startup, and eager to draw
attention to the mobile community here in Chicago as a major center for innovation. 4GWorld provides us not only with a platform for making
announcements about our own products and services, but also for us to show how forward-thinking and inventive startups here in Chicago are. Stop by and see us to get a hands-on demo of our products and services!
We are producing another great event for you this month. Lots of buzz on Android and Symbian in the Valley this month, so we put together a panel of mobile veterans to weed through the pros and cons of each platform for development and business.
There are still a couple panelist slots available, if you are interested please contact Kate, Mike or me (Mario, mario.tapia @mobilemonday.net)
Date: Monday, September 14. Doors open at 6:30 PM PST, event starts at 7:00 PM PST
Cost: Free - but registration is required to attend.
- Joe Jasin - Managing Director, DNA Partners LLC
- Symbian FoundationAlliance Management at
- Tom Park - Director of Engineering at Digital Chocolate http://www.linkedin.com/in/tompark
- David Cao, CEO of ExtendLogic, Organizer of SV Android Developers Meetup (http://meetup.com/svandroid) and iPhone Business Meetup (http://meetup.com/iphonebiz).
Parking:: Stanford parking is FREE after 4pm.
Silicon Vikings - www.siliconvikings.com
The Silicon Vikings is a collaborative business networking organization for the technology sector. Silicon Vikings operates in the intersecting worlds of Silicon Valley and the Nordic region to help members succeed in their professional and personal endeavors. Silicon Vikings accomplishes this by providing networking events, and by effectively communicating valuable information of interest to its members.