Our next Mobile Monday Madrid on April 21, 2008 will dive into the wonders of Mobile Messaging 2.0. We invited Jan-Joost Kraal, VP of Mobile of eBuddy (12 million unique users! see recent TechCrunch coverage), Tim von Toerne, founder and VP Product of Hamburg-based Cellity and last but not least Enrico Noseda, Skype’s Director of Business Development Telecoms.
“The mobile messaging market, like many others, is in a perpetual state of change, with phenomenal growth that has taken directions few could have predicted. What started a few years ago as the emergence of groundbreaking market shifts is now coalescing into a new vision for using and enabling mobile messaging technology –– Mobile Messaging 2.0. (…) It also incorporates an emerging set of principles that will guide operators in the development of next generation mobile messaging networks. At its heart, it is a fundamental shift away from ‘network defined messaging’ to ‘user defined messaging’ that has the potential to benefit everyone.” (from the Mobile Messaging 2.0 White Paper from Airwide Solutions)
ebuddyeBuddy is a free web based messenger that enables you to chat with your MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, MySpace and AIM buddies. When you’re on the road, outdoors or traveling you can use the mobile version of eBuddy to chat with your buddies. Every mobile device that supports xHTML or WAP can be used; this includes Cell Phones, PDA’s, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS! Check out the Mobile page for more info.
cellityIn order to enable mobile phone users to connect to the world, Cellity introduces its new mobile email feature. At Mobile Monday Madrid, Cellity will showcase the latest addition to cellity Communicator, a mobile application for powerful mobile communication. The feature-rich Java software bundles very useful functions like free text messaging with up to 2048 characters, traditional SMS for just 9 ct., international calls at up to a 90% savings, easy conference calls and a free backup service over the air. The software is completely free of charge.
SkypeSkype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype created a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of you are on Skype, it’s free.
Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype, based in Luxembourg, has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers and is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).
One of the key aspects of the MobileMonday concept is the networking. A networking party will follow the conference where participants will enjoy a glass of cava while sharing experiences about life and work. Attendance is free; all you need to do is register and/or confirm your presence for this event at www.mobilemondaymadrid.com/subscribe/ and reserve one of the 150 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!
* 19h00 Registration and Pre-Networking
* 19h30 Mobile Messaging 2.0 sessions and discussion
* 20h45 Cocktail and Networking Party
* 21h30 End
Location / Venue:
MobileMonday Madrid will be held at the in the Aula Magna at the Instituto de Empresa in María de Molina 11, 28006 Madrid.
Official Website: http://mobilemondaymadrid.com/
Added by rudydw on April 15, 2008