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Bubble Over Barcelona: It’s the only place to be this Wednesday at #MWC12

There’s a new event happening at Mobile World Congress this year. It’s founder,¬†Matthaus Krzykowski, is just about the coolest, most knowledgeable and most opinionated mobile chap I know. His connections are ridiculously good. To put on the event, Matthaus has combined forces with the public relations whirlwind that is Candace Locklear of Mighty PR and […]

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LBF Digital Minds conference: Get the early bird discount!

Are you coming to the LBF Digital Minds Conference in April? I’m very much looking forward to it. I missed it last year but I’m aiming to try and be there properly this time. I’ll definitely be at LBF (“London Book Fair”) for most of the week to see what’s moving in the world of […]

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Are you NOT going to MWC? This event might be for you!

I’ve had a note in from James Whatley about an upcoming MWC drinks event — with a bit of a difference! Read on for more details: Dan and James are doing it again: Are you having trouble making it to MWC? Have you decided to say ‘BALLS!’ to Barcelona? Do you have a slight obsession […]

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OpenMarket are planning a huge party at MWC this year

We’re moving inexorably towards February and MWC. If you’re heading to Barcelona, one of the important things you’ll need to give some thought to is what to do in the evenings. Although you may initially feel like going back to your hotel and collapsing, that’s not an option during MWC-week. There’s so much to do […]

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Are you ready for some pre-MWC drinks with me and Hotwire PR?

I’m getting my thoughts in line for the upcoming Hotwire PR pre-MWC drinks reception in a few weeks time. If you work in PR or marketing you’re most welcome to come along. [You can, theoretically come along if you’re working in another role, just, you might find the discussion about media deadlines and press meeting […]

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Pre-MWC drinks with me and the Hotwire PR team this January

I hope you’re having a good relaxing week. The chances are if you’re in the United Kingdom, this is the case. This week is very much an irrelevance: For those unlucky enough to be back at work, there’s usually not much going on because the lucky ones are busy sunning themselves in the Alps. Or […]

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Need to get the music industry’s attention? Get to Midem

Midem is coming in January. It’s the music industry’s premier connected event and it takes place in Cannes, France, every year. If you’re working on something mobile-music related (or “connected” music), then I strongly, strongly recommend you consider attending the event. You’ll meet almost 7,000 other folk. Don’t just buy a ticket though. Get in […]

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Check out the Power of One event this Friday

There’s a rather interesting event taking place this Friday at Battersea Power Station in London. It’s billed as day for developers and entrepreneurs to get together to celebrate how much the individual can active in today’s tech industry. When I think about it, things have changed dramatically than when I really got stuck into the […]

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5,000 event WiFi users consumed 1TB of data in 4 days

I wanted to document this separately just so I’ve got a record of it. If you think that event WiFi is one of those ‘meh, maybe’ things that nobody bothers using, think again. Have a read of this: According to Max Wi-Fi, 989GB of data was transferred over the four days across nearly 5,000 devices. […]

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Industry working group formed to explore improving in-venue WiFi

A quick note for any WiFi equipment and service vendors and mobile operators concerned with the on-going development of in-venue WiFi. It’s a continual bugbear for everyone concerned. The users at big events want to be connected. Venues want to sell connectivity. Events organisers want to participate. Vendors want their kit to be used. Operators […]

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Quick note on WHITE SPACE at NYCC: Totally massively over subscribed

You know the event I’m going to on Thursday, WHITE SPACE? I just wanted to point out that I managed to talk to one of the organisers and they’re way, way, WAY over-subscribed now. This is unfortunate as there’s a lot of people who have contacted me to ask if they can come along. The […]

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Meet me at WHITE SPACE this Thursday in New York?

I’m in the States for almost two weeks now. The first event I’m attending is the Mobile Commerce Forum here in Houston. Then I hop on a plane to visit WHITE SPACE, the invite-only summit focusing on all aspects of popular culture (of which mobile is playing an increasingly important part) and then I’m on […]