Tag Archive | "mobile 2.0"

Live Blogging From Mobilize ’09

September 10, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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I’m live blogging from Mobilize ’09 in San Francisco, California for as long as my laptop battery lasts. I’ll also be live tweeting. After a quick, “mininote” introduction by Om Malik, Founder of the GigaOM Network and James Kendrick, Editor, jkOnTheRun (GigaOM Network), Pankaj Kedia, Director, Global Ecosystem Programs, Mobile Internet Devices at Intel has […]

2 Critical Ways to Improve Social Media Monitoring Tools

July 23, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of social media monitoring tools in brand and marketing campaign management.  Having now demoed a number of social media monitoring solutions, I’ve realized that while there are a lot of great tools out there, there is still a lot of opportunity for product improvement – especially […]

ShoZu Raises $12 Million in Series C Funding

January 29, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Mobile, Social Media
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Today is an exciting day for my client, ShoZu, who closed $12 Million in Series C funding in a round led by SEB Venture Capital in London. ShoZu makes uploading/downloading content to/from your favorite social networking sites very easy, and usership is growing rapidly amont those downloading the app from their mobile browsers (m.shozu.com). Plus, […]

Nominate a “Superwoman” on Treemo and Win Alicia Keys Prize Pack

January 9, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Contest, Mobile, Social Media
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Treemo is a social networking site that’s all about digital expression – “sharing digital media, empowering self-expression, and transforming creativity into action” by creating and sharing video, audio, photography, words, and visual art.  I like Treemo because there is an emphasis not only on creativity but also on mobile Yesterday, Treemo launched the “Alicia Keys […]

Mobile Social Media Going Strong and Growing

December 22, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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There’s a great article out on Clickz.com summarizing two reports recently published on mobile social media.  It’s well worth reading. Unsurprisingly, the US is behind Europe when it comes to social media on phones, and teens and University-aged students are the most active users. ABI Research reports that the audience for social media on mobiles […]

Crunchies Award: Vote ShoZu as “Best Mobile Start-up”

December 22, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Contest, Events, Social Media
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My client, ShoZu, has been nominated in the Crunchies Award as Best Mobile Start-up. This award is co-produced by TechCrunch, Read/Write Web, VentureBeat and GigaOm.  Major sponsors include: Adobe, Microsoft, Sun and a few venture funds. Please head to the voting link, http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/ scroll to the mobile category and vote for ShoZu.  You can vote […]

One Giant Step for Nokia… One Small Step for the Evolution of Mobile

July 25, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Financing, Mobile
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Today, Nokia announced its acquisition of a small social media and media sharing platform company called Twango, which was founded by former Microsofters.  While expensive (sources report the cost of nearly $100 Million), the acquisition has the potential to be a monumental game changer for Nokia. Regardless, it is a step in the right direction […]

Google to Launch a Phone?! Here’s Hoping it’s Fully Loaded with Social Features!

March 7, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review, Social Media
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Polaris Venture Partners general partner Simeon Simeonov is the latest to suggest that Google is working on a mobile Phone. In his blog, Simeonov divulges that Andy Rubin (who founded Danger and later, Asteroid, which was ultimately sold to Google) is working with a team of about 100 people on a Google phone.   He also […]

Twitter vs. NowThen – Cast Your Vote

February 16, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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If you’re into Twitter, try Nowthen.  Nowthen is the newest brainchild from the folks at Blinkx.  It’s everywhere messaging like Twitter, but besides written updates/broadcasts, you can also send pictures from your mobile phone using MMS.  You can set up privacy features to use it with specific groups of friends or with the world.  You […]

YouTube’s Monetization Strategy

January 29, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Monetization, Social Media
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The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos Switzerland took place between January 25-29th.  Today, I discovered some great footage from that meeting on YouTube, which dovetails nicely into my blog from Friday, in which I made several predictions for mobile in 2008. In the video, Chad Hurley, Co-Founder of YouTube, talks about some of […]



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