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Innovator Challenge

The Bestest Mobile Video Contest Ever!

April 19, 2010

Last year, Dialogic held a contest to create the most innovative mobile application. This year, we are doing it again. Except this time it's better because we're awarding a $10,000 grand prize, with 1st runner-up getting $5,000 and 2nd runner-up getting $2,500. In fact, it's really the bestest contest ever!
  We saw some very innovative and interesting applications last year from around the world, many incorporating video as a value-added service. This year, we think focusing on a sports-related mobile video application will not only yield some extremely interesting applications, but more importantly, some money-making applications.
  Entries will be accepted until August 31st, and a judging panel consisting of the following will determine the winners. There will also be on-line voting open between July 1st and September 10th that will help "influence" the judges.
  •         Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst Communication, Collaboration and Convergence, Quocirca Ltd. •         Konstantin Chervyakov, Head of Java Development, Next Media Group (Shamrock Games) •         Dr. Sven Hischke, Vice President Innovation and Technology Management, Deutsche Telekom •         Jim Machi, SVP of Marketing, Dialogic •         Roberta Prescott, Editor, Infomationweek Brasil •         Roderick Snell, President, Video Convergence Forum •         Rich Tehrani, CEO, Technology Marketing Corporation
  Please visit our contest website to learn more and please sign up for specific tweets regarding the contest as well.

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June 14, 2010


With the World Cup now in full swing, people will do anything to watch a soccer game or get information on any of the games. I had to be away from a TV when the US played England this past Saturday, and using my mobile phone, I had to go to espn.com to get automatic refresh on comments to get results from the game as I could not get video of that game. (My battery juuuuuuuuuuust made it through the game). And I couldn't see the goals until later on. 
  I wish I had a video goal application, as did one of my colleagues who happened to be in Brazil the Friday the World Cup started. Since the taxi ride to the airport from downtown Sao Paulo takes a while, both he and the taxi driver were looking for goals from the first day of the World Cup.   I know CallTech is working on one
  Creating something like this is what the Dialogic Innovator Challenge is all about.

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