Monday, January 26, 2009

Mob4Hire competes for Mobile Monday Peer Award

Barcelona, Spain—January 26, 2009—Mobile Monday Peer Awards announced that Mob4Hire is one of the twenty nominees to present and compete at the Peer Awards event in Barcelona. 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. 163 startups participated and 42 nominees were selected by their respective chapters. Mob4Hire was selected as one of the 20 finalists to present by an international Jury.

Ok ... double WOW!!! Between this and the GSM Top Innovator award, we're gonna have a great (if not intense!) time in Barcelona.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mob4Hire one of GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Top Innovators

Barcelona, Spain—January 22, 2009—The GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Awards today announced that Mob4Hire is one of the top three "Most Innovative True Mobile Startup" companies. The Global Awards recognize excellence and showcases innovation by providing innovators the opportunity to be endorsed by the GSMA.

Wow ... we are one of the top 15 winners out of 450 global entrants! This is really a good thing for us ... in addition to amazing exposure, we also get some great benefits: a booth in the "Innovation Zone" (IZ4 to be exact). "SpeedDating" conference with execs from big firms and VCs. Lotsa fun!

Stay tuned ... see you in Spain.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Someone to Watch"

This is a bit self-serving, but it's always nice when one is recognized in their industry. Mob4Hire is an international company (did I mention our community includes testers in 85 countries as of this morning?) ... but I also feel it's important to contribute to the regional grassroots tech industry (with things like co-founding Mobile Monday Calgary, writing blogs, attending DemoCamp's and CTI events) ... which raises tech's profile. This is especially important since we are based in Calgary, Canada, which is also home to the Oil and Gas industry and tech sometimes is drowned in the sea of billion dollar oil deals (or today's price of a barrel of oil!).

Of course, the work I do also raises my profile, and stuff like this happens. Anyway, according to TechVibes, I'm a Digital Media person to watch in 2009:

... which, frankly, is kinda cool since there are so many talented and smart people around here. A shout out to the Alberta tech industry! (and the global mobile industry, too, while I'm at it!)


P.S. See you at in Vancouver on Monday, January 19th ... and excited for GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February! (stay tuned for news about Mob4Hire next week about an exciting award that we've won ...)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mob4Hire one of top 10 Calgary startups

We've had an amazing last few months at Mob4Hire with increased traffic to our site ... thanks to everyone that's visiting us! This traffic has placed us at #8 on the TechVibes Calgary Startup Index, up 3 spots from last month's index listing. We're super happy to be sharing the top 10 with Calgary superstars like, Cambrian House, Shopster and ActiveConversion.

This has resulted in explosive growth in our global mobile tester and developer community. As of this morning, we have over 1,800 different handsets registered in 84 countries on over 211 carriers; for comparison, in October, there were 1,200 handsets in 42 countries on 107 carriers. Wow ... that's double the # of countries and carriers in just two months.

Thanks again, everyone! 2009 is the Year of the Mob!