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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Mobile Monday Peer Awards are Coming - the Call for Estonian mobile start-ups


Mobile Monday Peer Awards on üks tunnustatumaid innovatsiooni toetavaid mobiili start-up'ide auhindu maailmas ning on taaskord avatud konkureerimiseks. Auhinnad jagatakse välja rohkem kui 1000 pealise publiku ees Mobile World Congressi ajal ning sellel konkursil osalemine on suurepärane soovitus startup'idele ka tulevikus.

Võitjatele on see suur tunnustus ning võitjad saavad oma start-up'i esitleda Barcelonas. Täpsemalt konkursi kohta lugege Peer Awards'i kodulehelt või konkursi avalikust teatest SIIT. Eelmiste aastate võitjate kohta saab lugeda siit.

Sel aastal on selektsiooni protsessi veidi muudetud: http://mobilepeerawards.com/how-to-participate. Osaleja peavad kandidatuuri ise üles seadma (Eesti mobiili start-up'id peakisd registreerima end Tallinn / Tartu chapteri alla).

Sel aastal kandideerides tuleb tõsiselt tähelepanu pöörata sellele, kuidas start-up ennast esitleb. Lõppvõistluse žürii võtab oma otsused vastu puhtalt võistlustulle esitatud materjalide alusel. See tähendab, et osalejad peavad ennast nii hästi "müüma", kui võimalik. Esmakordne on see, et materjalide hulgas on võimalik esitada ka näiteks tutvustav (youtube'i)video enda firmast.

Oma start-up'i esitamiseni on aega 31. Detsembri keskööni kohaliku aja järgi. Peale seda otsustab Mobile Monday Estonia meeskond, kes liigub edasi lõppvõistlusele. Tõenäoliselt saadame me edasi ettevõtte, kes võiks oma esitatud materjalide alusel saavutada lõpp-võistlusel võimalikult kõrge koha.

Edu kandideerimisel!

Kui soovite rohkem infot, kirjutage team ät momoestonia.com



The MobileMonday Mobile Peer Awards Barcelona are among the most influential events in the mobile industry and, with over 1000 attendants, the point of reference in startup innovation during the Mobile World Congress.

How to participate, and what's new in participation process read here: http://mobilepeerawards.com/how-to-participate. The official announcement is available HERE. The previous winners can be checked out here: http://www.mobilepeerawards.com/winner-circle.

Estonian start-ups should submit their candidacy under Tallinn / Tartu chapter and this year candidates have to concentrate very hard on the materials they submit - the jury in Barcelona will make the decisions based on those materials.

The submission ends on 31st December, midnight local time. After that the Mobile Monday Estonia team will decide who is the best to present Estonia in Barcelona.

Good luck in the competition!

For more information write to team ät momoestonia.com

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Deadlines Changed for Mobile Monday Peer Awards

Startup'ide esitamise tähtajad on muutunud Peer Awards'i jaoks - esitamise tähtaeg lükati kuu aega edasi - kuni 31. detsembrini.

Praeguse seisuga on paljud MoMo chapter'id nõudnud lisaaega oma startup'ide jaoks. Seda ka anti: startup'ide registreerimine lõppeb 31. detsembri keskööl kohaliku aja järgi.

Praeguseks on startup'e registeerunud Buenos Airese (kõige rohkem neist), Bostoni, Berliini, Rootsi, Belfasti, Dublini, Jakarta, New Yorgi, Chennai, Mumbai, Tel Avivi, Tokyo, Madriidi ja Barcelona chapterite juurde.

Rohkem infot Peer Awardsi kohta loe meie üleskutse postitusest.



The submit dates for the Peer Awards competition have changed - to register your startup you have until the 31. of December.

Due to the many requests by chapters to have more time to nominate their startups for the Peer Awards, the startup registration will close on Dec. 31 midnight local time.

So far may chapters allready have registered startups: Buenos Aires (top ranking in registered startups, so far!), Boston, Berlin, Sweden, Belfast, Dublin, Jakarta, New York, Chennai, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Madrid and Barcelona.

More info on Peer Awards in the call for competition post.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Coming up: 5th Nordic Mobile Media Conference


The 5th Nordic Mobile Media Conference will take place the first time in Estonia, Tallinn, on December 3-4, 2008 (Mobile Monday community members get a 25% discount on registration).

Our September event covered the Mobile Media topic, but now the people with even deeper interests for the mobile media field have a possibility to attend to 2 day mobile media conference in the beginning of December. The conference discusses Mobile Media strategies from perspective of different players: mobile operators, medias, content providers, etc. More info on conference: http://www.nordicmobilemedia.com/index.html

To register on the conference you can use a form opening here: http://www.nordicmobilemedia.com/mmconference_register_here.html and on the form, the discount code: MOM25 to get the 25% discount.

Highlights of the program:
  • Keynote - Mobile Media Industry Overview - John Strand
  • Media going Mobile - Mark Challinor, International Newsmedia Marketing Association
  • Ericsson's Volvo Ocean Race Multimedia project - Geoff Hollingworth, Ericsson
  • Mobile Music - Per Einar Dybvik, Aspiro Group
  • Mobile TV - Ola Svartberg, Rubberduck Media Lab
  • Overview of the Nordic/Baltic mobile media markets - Gunnar Selleg, Aspiro
  • Mobile Content Services - George Yayura, Netsize / Thorbjörn Warin, Fox Mobile Distribution
  • Mobile Marketing and Advertising - Jan Erik Sorgaard, Aspiro Mobile Marketing
  • Mobile Gambling - Ola Akselberg, Miles Ahead
  • Overview of Russian VAS market - Evgeny Kosolapov, United Fun Traders

Full program here: http://www.nordicmobilemedia.com/mmconference_program.html

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Thank You for another Mobile Monday


On Monday we met at the Mobile Marketing & Advertising event. We were about 80 people listening to different presentations covering the given topic, plus the three Estonian mobile operators presented their Advertising Reach Package (all the presentations are included below).


As said the center of the event was on mobile advertising, we were also happy to be the first to present and speak about the brand-new Estonian Operators Mobile Advertising Reach Package. But the topic was more widely covered with different case studies on mobile marketing tools and opportunities by Josep M. Nolla from Tele2 and the Media Agencies view was presented by Hanno Kindel from Media house.

We also had Mart Kikas as a guest to present his upcoming Nordic Mobile Media conference and he offered to Mobile Monday community a discount on the conference registration (25% off - look at his presentation slides below for the discount code).

The event was stirred and then nicely wrapped up with our traditional panel discussion. During the panel people rose different questions but also gave answers related to the different players on the mobile market, but also to different ideas where and how to use mobile advertising or what the future might be in mobile marketing world.

We would also like to ask for your feedback on the event and Mobile Monday events in general, for that please fill out our short questionary here.



As always, you can check out new photos from the event on our Flickr stream.

Presentation: Global Trends on Mobile Marketing (Andres Jõesaar, Head of Corporate Sales and Content Services, Tele2 Eesti AS)



Presentation: Estonian Operators Mobile Advertising Reach Package (Anne Muldme, Marketing Manager, EMT AS)



Presentation: Introduction of 5th. Nordic Mobile Media Conference (Mart Kikas, Area Manager Baltics and Finland, Aspiro)



Presentation: Mobile Marketing Case Studies (Josep M. Nolla, Group Product Manager, Tele2)



Presentation: The view of Media Agency, (Hanno Kindel, Media House)

Monday, 17 November 2008

"Mobile Marketing & Advertising" - on November 17th, 18:00, at Swissôtel Tallinn


Tulemas on järjekordne Mobile Monday Estonia üritus "Mobile Marketing and Advertising". Seekordsel üritusel lahkame mobiil-marketingi ja -reklaamindusega seotud teemasid ning otsime vastuseid küsimustele: milline on mobiil kui võimalik reklaamikanal ning millised on uued suunad mobiilreklaaminduses.

Meil on heameel tõdeda et üritusel on esindatud kõik kolm Eesti peamist mobiilsideoperaatorit ning nende juhtkonna liikmed tutvustavad just sel õhtul vastloodud ühist mobiilireklaami platvormi, mis on esimene omalaadne Eestis. Üritus algab kell 18:00, esmaspäeval, 17. novembril ning seekordseks toimumiskohaks on Swissôtel Tallinn (Tornimäe 3).

Ajakava:

18:00 - 18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder
18:05 - 18:20 - Global Trends on Mobile Marketing, Andres Jõesaar, Head of corporate sales and content services, Tele2 Eesti AS
18:20 - 18:35 - Estonian Operators Mobile Advertising Reach Package, Piret Dubout, Board Member EMT AS
18:35 - 18:40 - Introduction of 5th. Nordic Mobile Media Conference, Mart Kikas, Aspiro, Area Manager Baltics and Finland

18:40 - 19:00 - Snack and refreshment break

19:00 - 19:20 - Mobile Marketing Case Studies, Josep M. Nolla, Group Product Manager Tele2
19:20 - 19:35 - The view of Media Agency, Hanno Kindel, Media House
19:35 - 20.05 - "Plain SMS Campaigns are Boring. What's Next?", open panel discussion:
    • Lauri Kinkar, Mobi
    • Hanno Kindel, Media House
    • Sami Seppänen, Elisa
    • Piret Dubout, EMT
    • Andres Jõesaar, Tele2
    • Panel Chair: Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.
20:10 - ... Informal networking as always :)

Oma osalemisest palume teatada 15. Novembriks aadressil: http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html

Seekordset Mobile Monday kokkusaamist sponsoreerivad: Tele2, EMT ja Elisa. Sellest rohkem meie infolehelt.

Asukoht
Swissôtel Tallinn
Tornimäe 3, 10145
Tallinn
Estonia



It's time for the next Mobile Monday Estonia - and this month's event is discussing “Mobile Marketing and Advertising”! This time we are going to see how can mobile be used as an advertising channel and what is the future of this fast growing field.

We have a great selection of guests, including all of the Estonian operators, delivering our usual range of informative speeches and excellent debate ending in networking drinks. The event will start at 18:00 on Monday 17th of November in the Swissôtel Tallinn (Tornimäe 3).

The programme:

18:00 - 18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder
18:05 - 18:20 - Global Trends on Mobile Marketing, Andres Jõesaar, Head of corporate sales and content services, Tele2 Eesti AS
18:20 - 18:35 - Estonian Operators Mobile Advertising Reach Package, Piret Dubout, Board Member EMT AS
18:35 - 18:40 - Introduction of 5th. Nordic Mobile Media Conference, Mart Kikas, Aspiro, Area Manager Baltics and Finland

18:40 - 19:00 - Snack and refreshment break

19:00 - 19:20 - Mobile Marketing Case Studies, Josep M. Nolla, Group Product Manager Tele2
19:20 - 19:35 - The view of Media Agency, Hanno Kindel, Media House
19:35 - 20.05 - "Plain SMS Campaigns are Boring. What's Next?", open panel discussion:
    • Lauri Kinkar, Mobi
    • Hanno Kindel, Media House
    • Sami Seppänen, Elisa
    • Piret Dubout, EMT
    • Andres Jõesaar, Tele2
    • Panel Chair: Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.
20:10 - ... Informal networking as always :)

It would be very helpful if you'd let us know about your participation by registering for the event at http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html by Saturday 15th of November. Thanks to everyone who provided us with feedback on the previous events - with the continued involvement of our growing community we can keep improving our events for everyone!

This event is sponsored by Tele2, EMT and Elisa. For more information please visit our about page.

Location
Swissôtel Tallinn
Tornimäe Street 3, 10145
Tallinn
Estonia

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Friday, 14 November 2008

Skype videophone is out

Skype'i blogi kirjutab, et nende sertifitseeritud ASUS AiGuru SV1 videotelefon on jõudnud Põhja-Ameerikas müügile ning videotelefoni on võimalik soetada ettetellimisega ka Euroopas.

Täpsemalt loe Skype'i ingliskeelsest blogist.

Skype blog writes: "... we’re very excited to announce that the ASUS AiGuru SV1 is now available for purchase direct from the Skype Shop in North America, and for pre-order in Europe. It'll be available in Asia later this year."

Read more about the announcement on Skype blog.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

MoMo Amsterdam Speaking at Estonian Annual Innovation Conference - InnoEstonia 2008


Meil on väga hea meel teatada, et üks Mobile Monday Amsterdami asutajaid Yuri van Geest esineb Eesti Innovatsiooni Aastakonverentsil InnoEstonia 2008, 14. Novembril kell 14:00.

Yuri käsitleb oma esinemises "Mobile Internet and LBS: Now and Future" asukohapõhiseid teenusteid, vastavaid turgu ja ärimudeleid, start-up'ide võtmeomadusi, kuid samuti ka sotsiaalsete community'te rolli asukohapõhistes teenustes. Täpsemalt vaata konverentsi programmist.


We are very happy to announce that Yuri van Geest the Co-Founder of Mobile Monday Amsterdam is speaking on the Estonian Annual Innovation Conference - InnoEstonia 2008, on 14th of November at 14.00.

Yuri is coverering the aspects of location based services in his speach: "Mobile Internet and LBS: Now and Future". In more detail he will talk about the LBS and contextual services, corresponding business models, start-ups dealing with LBS, the socal communities in LBS and the future trends in this area. For more detail see the program of the conference. For further details look at the conference program.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Valimo Signs Elisa to Offer Mobile Identification in Finland and Estonia

Valimo, the Finnish mobile identification service provider, has signed agreement with the second largest Finnish mobile operator Elisa.

The agreement allows Elisa’s 2.5 million mobile customers in Finland and another 340 000 in Estonia to use mobile phone as everyday electronic identification method. With Valimo’s solution the customers can login to internet services with a single PIN code, and also digitally sign documents. Thus mobile phone can replace web banking credentials now used extensively for secure identification in the region.
Valimo develops software to secure and perform transactions in both mobile and fixed network environments, offering solutions for digital signing, authentication, and validation. Valimo’s service uses PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and works on all handsets and devices, which use a SIM card as the user’s secret key is stored on the card. Identification or confirmation request is sent onto the user’s screen, and the user will use his/her own PIN code to verify. The service requires country specific registration of the person’s identity and the SIM card. In Finland the registration is done by the police authorities.
Valimo’s services have been well received , and the company recently announced the the Turkish operator Turkcell’s customers recently exceeding 1,8 million mobile transactions.

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