Mobile World Congress 2013: Networking Events/ Parties List

February 12, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Events, Mobile
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It’s that time of year again… There’s a little less than two weeks to go before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!

For the past several years, I’ve assembled a list of the best open networking events and parties at Mobile World Congress. Below is my list for 2013. (more…)

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Great Speakers at Mobile Summit & Appcelerate (and Discounts Here!)

October 9, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Events, Mobile, Monetization
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Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate are coming up on November 7-9 in San Francisco (see below for discounts).  This is historically a great show jam packed full of talks from executive level leaders across the mobile internet economy. This year’s agenda is packed with outstanding executive level speakers!

What makes Open Mobile Summit different than other mobile shows is its focus on bringing together executive leadership from across the ecosystem:

  • Handset OEMs, PC and consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Media, publishing and TV
  • Mobile operators and service providers
  • App publishers
  • Internet and e-commerce companies
  • Mobile software companies
  • Advertising agency executives and marketers
  • Enterprise IT , retailers and brands
  • Venture capital and private equity

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Tech Blogging: Speed vs. Substance

July 2, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Events, Mobile, Social Media, Uncategorized
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When I started writing this blog in 2006, few bloggers were talking about social media, and even fewer were talking about mobile.  Today, that’s all changed.  Convergence is at hand, and it’s even more spectacular than many could have imagined.  Everything becoming more social and mobile, and the speed at which information moves is intense.

Things are moving so quickly that the focus of many tech blogs has shifted from substance to speed. These days, there’s not much point in trying to be the first blogger to publish tech news.  Information is moving so quickly that by the time tech ‘news’ hits most blogs, it’s usually already been reported to death. That’s why today, more than ever, I think the most interesting blogs do more than summarize the news, they analyze it.

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How Clicking “Learn More” Makes Private Events Public on Google+

July 2, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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Last week at Google I/O, Google announced improvements to the Google+ experience including improved tablet apps for Android and iOS and a new “events” feature. The new “Events” feature puts Google+ in direct competition with other popular event management solutions like Facebook Events and Evite.  It allows users to create and manage public or private events, and it allows attendees of those events to post pictures to the event, which other attendees can see.  It’s awesome…except for when it makes your private event public, as I discovered when I gave Google+ Events a whirl… (more…)

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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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