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The Elephant in the Room: Carriers Are Actually a Big Part of App Development

In a panel cleverly titled “Carriers: The Elephant in the Room” here at GMIC SV in the heart of Silicon Valley, representatives of Sprint, Deutsche Telekom and Swisscom laid out their respective relevance as some of the biggest players in the app ecosystem.  Contrary to popular perceptions, they contend that they are not completely cut…

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Wen Chu, CEO of GWC: Bridging the World’s Mobile Internet Industries

The following is the full speech of GWC’s CEO and founder Wen Chu at GMIC SV: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to welcome you to our first GMIC SV. I’m Wen Chu, the founder and CEO of GWC. We’re happy to have you here today. I would like to thank all…

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User Acquisition & Virality: Tips to a Successful Product

As an iPhone and Facebook developer myself, the panel at GMIC SV on user acquisition and virality really hit home. It’s really hard to have a successful app if you have no users. I was lucky that Campus Maps (www.GetCampusMaps.com) went viral at the University of Maryland, but even now I am having difficulty gaining…

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GMIC SV Highlights: Day 2 – Media Coverage and Photos

  Thanks to everyone for making this year’s GMIC SV a great success! Join us in Beijing in May for GMIC 2013! Full Media Coverage: Facebook: We Weren’t Moving Fast Enough in Mobile (AllThingsD) Google still believes in NFC for mobile payments, doesn’t see ‘eye to eye’ with Verizon (The Verge) Facebook VP: We Pivoted…

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G-Startup Competition Finalists and Winners!

Beginning with over 120 startups from 24 countries competing, G-Startup was finally narrowed down to a top 20 list! The organizer, Gurpreet Singh, had the answers for us earlier this morning. USA had seven finalists, with 2600hz, CheckInOn.Me, DestinationDoc, MixerBox Inc., Placed, Scandit and SnapCrowd. South Korea had three finalists, with Buddy Up, Moglue, and NaleBe….

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Africa: A Billion Opportunities for Mobile

54 countries, 19 million sq miles and a billion people. How is that for a large market? In a developed country like the US, we take cell phones and the associated convenience for granted. In many cases, they free us from being “tethered” to a fixed desk if you want to get online and you…

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GMIC SV Panel Discussion: Just Launch It. How Startups Can Create Popular Global Releases.

Barrett Parkman, who serves as VP for The Great Wall Club, led the first panel discussion of what should be an exciting second day focused on the startup economy at GMIC-SV in San Jose, CA. Ryosuke Kawamura, CEO of Bitcellar, Inc. and Doug Renert, Partner at Tandem Capital, stopped by to discuss Building a Global…

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Asia’s Global Impact on Mobile and Digital

High-powered infrastructures, coupled with Asia’s culture of sharing, are driving significant growth in mobile and digital markets in the region. But it’s not stopping just there. Despite being a very fragmented market, many Asian companies have gotten excellent traction in their local markets, enough to have the horsepower to get them to leap beyond their borders…

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Especially If You Are Trying to Build a Mobile App with International Appeal

The Mobile juggernaut is not stopping and has grabbed the attention of entrepreneurs and technologists worldwide. We also know, however, that making the leap from a startup to a global company with growth worldwide is easier said than done.  In todays app ecosystem, the top apps in a country usually come from outside that country….

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VC Panel: With a Healthy Dose of Irrationality, Provide Value and Filter for Success

Stay focused on a specific sector, find and build a top team, and make sure you provide value. These were some of the lessons conveyed this morning at GMIC SV’s panel on VC funding strategies and startups. Moderated by Greg Tarr, Partner at CrossPacific Capital, the frank discussion gave a light and casual flair to…

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