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Check out the 2015 Global Mobile Awards – deadline 5th December

October 23, 2014

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Global Mobile Awards 2015

There’s still enough time to enter the Global Mobile Awards 2015 – with the deadline of 5th December to pop in your diaries.  Whether you have an app, product, service, solution or initiative, the awards are worth checking out…

In search of the latest innovations in all things mobile, the 2015 edition brings some new and potentially exciting categories – seeking out the crème de la crème in wearable tech, music/media/gaming apps, and mobile services for the cloud, education, retail and many more.

Award winWhat better occasion for winners to be announced than that of the infamous Mobile World Congress 2015. By day, check out the hottest new technologies on the mobile scene, and by night rub shoulders with industry leaders (and hopefully pick up an award or two!). Read the rest of this entry ?

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Interview with Rene Millman (@ReneMillman), Freelance Cloud and Mobile Writer

January 10, 2013

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

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Rene Millman is a freelance writer and broadcaster who covers mobile technology and the cloud. He has previously worked as an analyst for IDC and Gartner and as an editor at Dennis Publishing, SC Magazine and VNUnet (now V3). Recent work by Rene Millman has appeared in Absolute Gadget, CloudPro and others.

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have made numerous television appearances to give my views and expertise on technology trends and companies that affect and shape our lives. As a presenter, I specialize in technology and gadgets, benefitting from my many years of experience working as a journalist and analyst working with most of the world’s largest technology companies.

Q. Tell us a bit about the titles you write for and their interest in mobile technology. 

I write for a lot of different publications. I write a lot about the cloud. In many ways, the cloud is really suited for mobile technology, as it frees us from the dreaded desktop and, by extension, the office. We can work anywhere and don’t have to put on a suit and tie anymore!

Q. What’s hot in mobiles and telecoms this year? 

Cloud-enabled apps. Native apps are great and fast on the platforms they run on, but you still need something to do the grunt work. This is where the cloud comes into its own. IT has turned the client-server paradigm on its head. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Channel news: US 2112 Group and UK Incisive Media combine forces

January 9, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

B2B publishers the 2112 Group and Incisive Media formed a recent partnership in a move to extend their  following internationally.

This recent merge will, they hope, establish a combined identity, sparking transatlantic connections and increased readership for 2112 Group’s blog Channelnomics and Incisive Media’s print publication CRN UK and its website, ChannelWeb.co.uk.

CRN explains the goal of this relationship is to “develop media and consultative products that span the transatlantic technology marketplace to support and enable tens of thousands of IT resellers and integrators.”  With this internationally integrated approach in mind, Channelnomics and CRN UK intend to produce joint editorial products in the next year, emphasizing their union through combined editorial objectives. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Interview with Robert Scoble aka @Scobleizer – Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer and Cloud Guru

January 8, 2013

By @Rose_at_O  and @Olivia_at_O

Robert Scoble (or @Scobleizer, as he is known on Twitter) is Rackspace’s startup liaision officer. Check out his blog at http://scobleizer.com/

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Q: You were born in New Jersey, but your Wikipedia entry says you grew up in Silicon Valley. How does a New Jersey boy end up being a product of Silicon Valley?

When I was four years old my dad got a job at Ampex in the Silicon Valley and moved us from the East Coast to the West Coast.

Q: Do you think that move to the heart of the VC and startup world affected where you are in your career now?

Absolutely. Watching the Silicon Valley grow up, and watching Apple grow from one building to what it is today, has certainly played a huge role. In college I met Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, and talked him out of $40,000 or $50,000 for our journalism department.  Apple’s success definitely has an effect on many entrepreneurs. I was recently talking to a guy I know who has headquarters in Cupertino, and he says everyday he drives by the Apple offices, he thinks, “I know it can be done.” That helps him stay optimistic—which you need to be as an entrepreneur! If you don’t stay optimistic, you give up, and I’ve heard story after story of companies that won because they didn’t give up. I heard it took 1,000 days for Airbnb’s business to start working. Imagine if they had given up on day 990.

Q: Tell me a little bit about your role at Rackspace and your blog.

Rackspace takes me to be almost like a strategist. They ask me to go and learn what’s happening on the bleeding edge of the Internet. But they don’t ask me to take that knowledge internally to their executives; they ask me to put that on YouTube, Google+ and other places where it can be shared with the world. By doing that, it creates a conversation about Rackspace that is very unique and interesting.

I do a lot of things in my job. I build relationships with startups. For example, Read the rest of this entry ?

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Celebrating 30 years of MicroScope and TechTarget’s acquisition of LeMagIT

December 19, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_OTechTarget_Logo-no Tagline

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Simon Quicke, Editor, MicroScope

This is an exciting year for the TechTarget team. We recently attended an auspicious birthday party for UK channel publication MicroScope (@ChannelNews) at TechTarget’s London offices. MicroScope was launched in 1982, making it older than some members of our staff. Simon Quicke, Editor of MicroScope, explained that MicroScope’s longevity shows the channel market is still relevant. Over the last 30 years, MicroScope has evolved from a print publication into a website that “provides significant added value services over and above news and analysis – such as seminars and events, a VAR and distributor directory, research, whitepapers, technical articles and background papers,” to quote a recent tribute to MicroScope. Happy birthday, MicroScope!

Of course, the birthday party wasn’t enough. At the same time, there was another celebration, this one concerning TechTarget’s acquisition of French enterprise technology publication LeMagIT (@LeMagIT). Read the rest of this entry ?

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Last Chance – Deadline for TechCrunch’s Crunchies Awards tomorrow

December 5, 2012

If you want to enter your favourite tech companies, products or people in the sixth-annual Crunchies Awards, you better act quick – the deadline is tomorrow.

Fortunately, entering the Crunchies is so easy, it takes only 5 minutes. Just click here, make your nominations and share them via Twitter and Facebook, if you wish. Voila! Entry complete. If only all tech awards were this easy to enter.

The lucky 5 finalists per category will then be invited to attend the Crunchies Awards ceremony on January 31st 2013 at the prestigious Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

The 20 award categories include:

  • Best Technology Achievement
  • Best Collaborative Consumption Service
  • Best E-commerce Application
  • Best Mobile Application
  • Fastest Rising Startup
  • Best Content Discovery Application
  • Best Design
  • Best Bootstrapped Startup
  • Sexiest Enterprise Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Education Startup
  • Best Hardware Startup
  • Best Time Sink
  • Biggest Social Impact
  • Angel of the Year
  • VC of the Year
  • Founder of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Best New Startup of 2012
  • Best Overall Startup of 2012

Apart from the awards ceremony, the event also boasts “A hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, intriguing interactive entertainment, and other fun surprises.” For information on sponsorship opportunities, email sponsors@techcrunch.com.

As TechCrunch explains in the official rules for The Crunchies, “No companies are restricted from consideration.  Certain awards have specified criteria (i.e. best unfunded startup or best new startup launched in 2012) but, otherwise, all companies and products are eligible for consideration based on their business accomplishments made during calendar 2012.  Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards.  There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.”

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Tech Trailblazers Are GO: Awards Now Open for Entries – Early-bird Deadline August 17th

July 26, 2012

Calling all innovative mobile startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at www.techtrailblazers.com. As we recently blogged on Countdown2MWC, the Tech Trailblazers Awards present a fantastic opportunity for mobile startups to present their innovations to eminent influencers in the IT industry, with a chance to win business-development prizes and services worth thousands of dollars.

Stephen O’Donnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel and consultant, analyst, author and blogger at The Hot Aisle, said, “Tech Trailblazers is designed for everyone to be a winner. The category leaders will deservedly get their certificates and trophies as well as significant industry recognition – they also get exclusive attention, coaching and mentoring from leading VCs and CTOs. However, all entrants, regardless of how well they do in the competition, get valuable prizes and services designed to help grow and develop their companies. Tech Trailblazers has deliberately set out to become a unique part of the startup ecosystem, helping young, job-creating businesses with growth, publicity and business development.” Read the rest of this entry ?