5 years of news reporting… and a news announcement of our own

first_img Mobile World Live NEW BLOG: Five years is a lifetime in the mobile tech space. In 2009 – the year Mobile World Live launched – our news coverage was dominated by headlines such as ‘Symbian to maintain OS dominance’, ‘Clearwire, Sprint complete WiMAX merger’ and ‘Nortel confirms CEO exit as losses widen’.Back then Facebook only had around 50 million monthly active mobile users (compared to more than 1 billion today), while future WhatsApp founder Jan Koum was quietly working on a solution to his frustration of missing calls at a gym that banned the use of mobile phones.Mobile World Live has undergone its own fair share of changes since 2009 too (although we’re still some way short of Facebook’s traffic levels or WhatApp’s valuation).mbb2From the early days of touting Mobile World Live as an ‘online community’ that required registration and passwords (with the benefit of hindsight that approach wasn’t the easiest way to foster growth), as well as a collection of disparate services (who remembers Mobile Business Briefing, pictured left?), Mobile World Live now publishes a flagship daily newsletter sent globally to more than 80,000 execs, as well as weekly publications focused on the mobile apps, devices and money sectors. Plus it has launched regional news services for the Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish markets. And it broadcasts live TV services, as well as streamed video content from the industry’s biggest events, featuring the industry’s biggest names.josephWe want to keep expanding coverage, particularly on a regional basis. To this end Mobile World Live is excited to announce the appointment of Joseph Waring as Editor of our new Asian news service. Based in Hong Kong, Joseph brings a wealth of experience and credibility to the position, having been group editor of Telecom Asia for more than ten years.In the next few weeks we will officially launch our new Asian service, including a weekly newsletter providing exclusive content on the world’s biggest and most diverse mobile region. Joseph is the perfect recruit for this role, and we’re delighted to welcome him on board.As Mobile World Live evolves it is essential the service publishes the type of content our readers demand. That’s why we’ve recently opened a Mobile World Live Reader Survey, designed to help drive the future direction of the product. Please share your thoughts on how you’d like to see Mobile World Live develop; in return your details will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Air. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and the team is grateful for your feedback.Thanks for helping make the past five years such a successful period for Mobile World Live. Here’s to many more headlines over the next five, including some major Asian scoops…The Mobile World Live team Previous ArticleNew Sprint CEO hints at job cuts – reportNext ArticleIndian operators face revenue threat in 2015 auction Justin Springham HomeBlog 5 years of news reporting… and a news announcement of our own Author Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 AUG 2014 last_img read more

Tidal energy vessel deployed in British Columbia

first_imgWater Wall Turbine (WWT) has deployed its floating tidal turbine plant to Dent Island Lodge in British Columbia, Canada.The anchored floating structure has a large turbine that rotates at slow speed and could provide up to 1MW of tidal energy power, according to WWT.The shaft of the wheel is connected to a gearbox that turns a generator and produces electricity.It was deployed by tug on June 11 to Dent Island Lodge where it will be connected to WWT’s microgrid system and its energy storage equipment.Over the summer, it is expected that the submarine cable will be laid and commissioning of the entire system will be completed, according to the Natural Resources Canada.Marek Sredzki, WWT CEO, said: “This first full scale tidal energy system when commissioned, will be unique to the West Coast and will be the catalyst for further orders both here in Canada and internationally.”Natural Resources Canada, through its Clean Energy Fund, provided C$2.25 million ($1.74 million) to the project which included the development and demonstration of the cost effective technology for tidal and river stream resources, as well as the development of a microgrid management system with advanced energy storage for remote and distributed generation.Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Made-in-Canada technologies like Water Wall Turbine Inc. play an increasingly important role in Canada’s economic growth as we support the global transition to a low-carbon economy over time. Government and private sector investments in clean energy and technology help us meet our climate change objectives and support well-paying jobs across the country.”Commenting on the arrival of the turbine to Dent Island, Lodge General Manager, Justin Farr said: “The arrival of the floating tidal turbine is great news for the Lodge, not only because of the potential cost savings over diesel, but also as a showcase for green energy in this pristine environment.”The technology is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas by producing renewable energy from the vast tidal and river resources available across the country as well as help put Canada in a leadership position in remote energy generation for a waiting global market.[mappress mapid=”901″] The Water Wall Turbine being towed from Richmond, BC towards Dent Island (Photo: NRCAN)last_img read more

Under-23s play Stoke in Weston tonight

first_imgLuke Williams’ side have been handed a tough group, including top flight sides Stoke and Liverpool, as well as Charlton Athletic.This evening’s fixture with be played at Weston-super-Mare’s Woodspring Stadium, kick-off 7pm, with free entry for season card holders and under-16s. All others will pay £5.The development squad will play three successive away games in the Premier League Cup Group G after Friday’s tie, before hosting Liverpool at Ashton Gate and Charlton Athletic in Bath in February 2018.The top two teams in the group will progress to the knockout stage.PREMIER LEAGUE CUP FIXTURESFri, Sep 29th (7pm) – Stoke City U23 (H) WSMSun, Nov 5th (1pm) – Liverpool U23 (A)Mon, Dec 4th (2pm) – Charlton Athletic U23 (A)Fri, Jan 19th (7pm) – Stoke City U23 (A)Tue, Feb 13th (7pm) – Liverpool U23 (H) AGFri, Feb 23rd (7pm) – Charlton Athletic U23 (H) BATHlast_img read more

We need to get our mojo back – Johnson

first_imgSunday’s Severnside derby was far from an advert for football, with Cardiff City finding a decisive breakthrough to steal all three points.The result leaves City sixth in the Sky Bet Championship, two points ahead of Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, five points behind Fulham.Head coach Johnson told BCTV: “We need to get our mojo back. We found it against Fulham but I need a team that believes in the style I want to play.”There were some good performances on Sunday which stood up to the strong, physical game but on the ball we weren’t good enough.”I genuinely believe in the group of players that I have. We can win games between now and the end of the season.”last_img