Day 2 of the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress @ Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre. Apologies for not posting Day 1 first, but the first day was packed with many keynotes, forums and speakers, so was not able to squeeze everything into a proper post (promise that will come within a day).
The MAC has several segments, one being the MAC congress and exhibition itself, as well as App Planet featuring the developer-centric App Planet Forum, Macworld Mobile and App Bytes. I’m attending App Planet (which kicked off yesterday with a full-day of forums and keynotes) and today it’s all iOS-centric with Macworld Mobile.
Well, after much speculation and teasing – it’s official, and the rest as they say, is history. Steve Jobs, Apple and The Beatles, finally together. “We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in the company’s press release. “It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago.”376 0
You can bet Apple’s got something really big up their sleeve when the entire Apple.com homepage is taken over by a less than subliminal message. Could it be that Apple’s billion-dollar server farm in North Carolina is finally opening its doors to an Apple music streaming service? A cloud-based streaming service with the purchase of the now demised (thanks to Apple) Lala service? Or could it be that the Beatles will reach iTunes at last?328 2
The 4G race is hotting up with P1 4G (rebranded from P1W1MAX) announcing a slew of new products and packages last week, hot on the heels of the recently launched “Stronger, Wider, Faster by the Day” campaign. About 30 bloggers (some familiar faces, some new), opinion leaders and tech heads including people like K. Kugan aka scamboy of Malaysianwireless.com fame, Mike Campton of 8TV, attended a special private event at Frames Cafe in Sunway Pyramid. The new line-up of devices includes a powerful new portable USB modem named “Super W1GGY” UH-235 and MF-230, a slick portable personal hotspot (MiFi) device which allow for internet access sharing via multiple devices).675 3
Boutique creative agency Red Urban teamed up with production company 1stAveMachine and its Director Vinicius Costa, to develop a pioneering stereoscopic 3D production. Using the sketching stage of the Volkswagen Jetta redesign as inspiration, layers of paper represent different aspects of industrial design and engineering.505 0