The Cloud Computing Congress (http://www.cloudcomputingcongress.com/), has just announced a range of free to attend workshops on mobile cloud computing, co-located with the Mobile Social Media forum (http://www.mobilesocial-networking.com/).
The workshops examine why mobile and cloud computing are the perfect fit, and how this can be used to generate the next generation mobile experience. The workshops also cover practical demo of hybrid and mobile cloud computing, and how core functionality can be expanded to mobile devices for the cloud. View the free to attend workshops here: http://www.cloudcomputingcongress.com/exhibition/workshops.html (more…)
Intersting article on the shelf life of apps stores looking at how developers are promoting themselves in an ever crowded market. Bango are a mobile analytics company that provides the technology that powers commerce for businesses targeting the growing market of internet enabled mobile phone users.
Bango are Silver Sponsors at Mobile Social Media on the 15/16th March at Olympia, London.
(Bango – 03/02/10)
With the intense coverage that mobile applications continue to attract, the content developers are already starting to investigate alternative distribution channels to the App “Stores” themselves. In the rush to follow the now crowded mobile apps market, developers are starting to realise that after all their efforts to build a mobile app, to get noticed and survive they need to look beyond the app store. (more…)
Social TV is buzzing in the US, but what is it and what does it mean for the UK? One of the more social uses of TV in the UK many years ago were basic multiplayer interactive TV games like those offered by PlayJam that allowed a few people to participate at the same time or on different devices like those offered by gameplay. Sms to the TV screen and formats like Idol which have increased the level of audience participation and influence over the years continues to gain momentum. News programmes using video captured on mobile phones enabled citizens to participate in journalism and has become an accepted practice. Overlays of sms interaction like AQA’s Mr. Know it All on MTV became common amongst channels targeting younger audiences.
New for 2010, we have introduced a Bloggers Pass for the event. Bloggers Passes are available for New Media/Social Media bloggers looking to cover the show and become a Blogger Supporter for the event.
If you look around the desks at Sky News, and for that matter many other newsrooms, you’re likely to find some people browsing Tweetdeck, Qik, Flickr, YouTube & Facebook. And no they’re not skiving, they’re in fact doing a great job. We’re not going soft in our 21st year at Sky News, this is the world of breaking hard news in the 21st century.
When I started at Sky as a TV output producer in 2000, our sources were 4 news wire services, 2 TV agencies and our correspondents around the UK and the world. Now there are millions of lenses recording images of our world, millions of bloggers publishing to the web, millions of potential sources. (more…)