September 20, 2010

What’s your guilty pleasure app?

Is it Angry Birds, Air Hockey, or an Air Horn?

David SparkI know you like to think that you’re highly productive with your mobile device, but in reality you probably spend more time playing Angry Birds than any other application. At the APPNATION Conference in San Francisco, shooting interviews for Dice, I asked the attendees to reveal their “guilty pleasure app.” Do you know all these apps? Have you played with any of them?

Got a guilty pleasure app of your own? Reveal what it is and why on the Dice Facebook page and you could win a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone.

To enter the contest go to http://facebook.com/dice and click on the “Contest” tab. Hurry, deadline is September 30th, 2010.

September 17, 2010

Two must-attend mobile events coming next week

Angry-birds
Roxio’s “Angry Birds” game.

Today Socialmedia.biz welcomes Jessica Valenzuela, a top branding expert, as part of our team of consultants providing thought leadership in social media and social marketing.

Jessica ValenzuelaThis week was action packed, with Demo Conference Fall 2010 and WITI Technology Summit — I am revved with excitement from my first week of exploring the Silicon Valley events! I can’t wait to share the key learnings from CIOs of high-profile organizations and my personal top picks among the startup companies that presented and were on exhibit.

Meanwhile, if you have not yet, make sure to add Mobile 2.0 Silicon Valley and Think Mobile West to your events list. Here are a few reasons why you should attend:

  • The future of evolving media is in mobile. Learn how the experts are building their mobile ecosystem.
  • What is the latest technology and innovation in mobile? Get your answers from CTOs, CIOs and guru developers.
  • How do you effectively measure performance and metrics?
  • What is the secret sauce of the successful mobile applications? And more!

Who should attend?

Both events will benefit brand managers, product managers, IT and mobile leaders within global companies and high-growth startups. I also recommend it for entrepreneurs who want to have a better understanding of mobile platforms, resources, distribution channels and metrics. As an entrepreneur who works closely with clients in the creation of their products, it is important for me to understand how to extend my client’s platforms into the mobile arena at the very beginning of each creation process. Continue reading