Mobile Games Forum 2011: is it really that time of year again already?

For a condensed and full-on investigation of the State Of The Mobile Games Nation™, there are few conferences that beat Osney Media’s MGF. Although if there was ever a reminder of how the years seem to fly by, it’s the grim realisation that this year will mark the 7th time I have attended the 8-year-old

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Maybe Foursquare will ‘do a Facebook’. But for now, you might as well Yelp

According to Foursquare’s co-founder Dennis Crowley speaking at this week’s Le Web,  the location-based social network, has just signed up its five millionth user. Foursquare haven’t been backwards in announcing each increment, with a fresh million heralded every six weeks or so. Even using the most basic back-of-the-envelope hockey-stick modeller, and not allowing for any

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How Important Is Marketing To Developers?

You may have noticed from previous posts that I’m quite keen on this report, Mobile Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond from Vision Mobile. Released in four tranches, the final part is now out and this time is published with commentary from Telefonica’s James Parton, who runs O2’s developer program. Parton gives, I think, a balanced

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A Concise Vision Of The Future: MobileBeat 2010

As far as mobile industry conferences go, there are few that offer a better snapshot of the future than VentureBeat’s annual bash, MobileBeat. Now in its third year, MobileBeat 2010 just wrapped in San Francisco. The theme of this year’s 2-day event was “The Age of the Superphone” (I didn’t think the Age of the

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5 Things You Probably Did Know About The Smartphone Market

We always like metrics, especially when they don’t surprise us. The latest data from research company Ovum is nonetheless interesting, confirming that when it comes to dominance of the market, the status quo won’t remain so forever. Within the report, for example, you’ll find that; Apple generated a massive 67% of all smartphone app downloads

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