Come to the GoogleTV Hackathon this Friday in Mountain View, CA!

April 18, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Contest, Developers, Events, Mobile
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The team at GoogleTV is hosting a hackathon this weekend at the Google Mountain View campus in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Android Developer Meetup. I’ll be there to help teams create their elevator pitches between 7-10pm on Friday night. And, the festivities will span throughout the weekend.  Winners of the hackathon will be selected on Sunday evening, and the grand prize includes tickets to the already sold out Google I/O 2012.

So far, it looks like it’ll be a great crowd. With a 132 attendees signed up at the time of writing, there are only 18 spots left, so sign up now!  You’ll have the opportunity to meet many of the GoogleTV team as well as the people that are shaping the landscape for the next generation of TV.  Whether you’re an experienced Android developer or a first time GTV developer, this is a must attend event.

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25% Off APPNATION NYC & APPNATION TV 3.0

April 18, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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Socialize Mobilize is proud to be a media sponsor for APPNATION NYC + APPNATION TV 3.0 SUMMIT – the place where the app and connected device ecosystem meets, combined with social TV apps.

APPNATION is the first conference to focus entirely on the business of apps and their transformative impact on consumers and enterprise technology, devices, commerce, media and social interaction. APPNATION will launch their inaugural TV 3.0 Summit as a new conference exploring TV apps and Social TV.

Join innovators on May 15-16, 2012, in New York City for two days of insightful conversation and exceptional networking with the people and companies defining the business of apps. Use the discount code “ANNYSM” to get your 25% discount on registration here. For more information about the event, click here.

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February 29, 2012 is a Big Day in Barcelona! (BoB & Mobile-Loco)

February 10, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Developers, Events, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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UPDATED WITH NEW TIME FOR BOB ON 2/12/12

There are two hot events going on February 29th during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year…  Depending on your interests, both are must-see events… (more…)

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Mobile World Congress 2012: Networking Events/ Parties List

February 3, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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UPDATED: 2/23/12 at 4:53pm Pacific.  Mobile World Congress is coming up in Barcelona, Spain February 27-March 1, 2012.  Below is my annual list of public parties/networking events at Mobile World Congress… So many networking events, so little time! I’ll be updating this post regularly between now and MWC. Check out the “agenda” view on the SocializeMobilize “Events” calendar to add these events to your calendar.  If you have a party or event you’d like me to add to this list, please send me the details and RSVP requirements.

I’ll be representing my client, Telesocial, at Mobile World Congress this year. Telesocial brings mobile voice to the social web.  If you’d like to learn more about Telesocial, the only free API for making mobile calls AND safely enabling mobile to mobile voice calls via social apps and the web, and please contact me.

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AT&T Developer Summit 2012

January 3, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile, Monetization
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The annual AT&T Developer Summit at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas kicks off next Sunday with a hackathon on Sunday and a series of keynotes and smaller speakers sessions on Monday. If you’re heading to Las Vegas for CES, it’s worth checking out the AT&T Devcon beforehand.  Register here.  If you’d like to meet me at the show, ping me.

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APPNATION III Next Week & Discount Code

November 16, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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Did you know that:

  • A typical US mobile device contains 18 apps?
  • 10% of adult cell phone users have downloaded an app within thepast week, 20% of those under age 30?
  • 8 in 10 Americans own two or more mobile devices?
  • Mobile advertising will cross the $1B mark in 2011 on its way to $2.5B in 2014s?

With staggering stats like that, it should come as no surprise that the App Economy is changing the world. Come to APPNATION III November 30-December 1, 2011 at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco and find out what’s next and how you can profit from this burgeoning marketplace.  Socialize Mobilize is a media sponsor of APPNATION again this year, and you’ll save 30% off registration when you use the code “SOCIALIZEMOBILIZE”
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Facebook Hack Day, Palo Alto, CA

October 28, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile, Social Media
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I’m at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA today to hear about Facebook’s new HTML5 platform… I’ll be updating my notes from the event throughout the day, below. Refresh regularly:

First up… Mark Zuckerberg.

  • 350,000,000 people monthly are touching Facebook’s mobile apps. Facebook is pushing on mobile and thinks it’s going to be a big opportunity for developers.
  • On mobile apps, social infrastructure has been missing. The app store model is a good way to get distribution, but developing your apps so that they’re fundamentally social will also give you better distribution through the social graph.
  • The vision for Facebook’s mobile apps. Facebook thinks that all apps will eventually become social. Mark says he wants Facebook to be on every phone and as deeply integrated into many devices as possible. (more…)

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Telesocial Launches a Free API for Making Mobile Calls from the Social Web

October 11, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Social Media
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I’ve never been more excited to be working at the forefront of mobile and social convergence than right now.  With every week that passes, my work gets more and more interesting. I’m particularly excited about what’s happening today, as my newest client, Telesocial, launches their social to mobile calling solution – the world’s only free API for initiating mobile calls combined with a secure social to mobile cloud directory.  This is one of the coolest innovations in mobile and social convergence, and I’m not just saying that because Telesocial is my client…Telesocial’s platform is an industry first, and it is great for users, developers, and mobile operators. (more…)

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Poptuit packs a punch: social phone book and yellow pages, LBS and more. Get a free beta invite.

October 5, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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I recently sat down with Henry Vogel, the President and CEO of Apptera to talk about their new Android app, Poptuit.  Poptuit is a multi-faceted consumer-focused app that brings together your favorite people and merchants together with your phone’s dialer, SMS messenger, email client, camera, maps, social apps and more into one easy to use interface.  This app packs a punch and does a ton of things that normally would require several apps to do… It reminds me of a mobile version of Xobni mixed with a social address book, smarter Yellow Pages, Glympse and the new “Family and Friends” app Apple announced today for the iPhone 4s. (more…)

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Comparing the Amazon Fire vs. iPad2 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. Nook Color, And the Winner is…

October 4, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Uncategorized
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I was excited to hear about the launch of the new Amazon Kindle Fire last week… Who wouldn’t love a $199 tablet, except for the executives at Apple, Samsung, and Barnes & Noble?!  In launching the Kindle Fire, Amazon proves their validation that content is king… By offering this device at lower price point than any of its competitors (and likely not much more than cost of goods sold), Amazon is betting on  selling a TON of content to make up for its low hardware price.  It’s a smart strategy.

Here’s how Amazon’s Kindle Fire stacks up to its competitors from a hardware perspective: (more…)

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