Summer break’s over, and Mobile Monday Tokyo is back to rock your socks! It seems like only yesterday that we announced our launch event! But that was last September — a lifetime in the mobile space — and we’ve since grown from bottle-feed darlings to lovable little monsters getting our fingers into everybody’s (wireless) business! The 5 September MoMo event will have plenty of room for everyone — including well-wishers from the ACCJ — at the uber-trendy loft-style club Warehouse in Azabu-Juban. The evening includes presentations from Opera Japan and FreeVerse Partners, with a super buffet by the good folks at Corporate Gourmet. Attend free with advance registration (here) or JPY1,000 at the door
Kazuoki Saito – Managing Partner – FreeVerse Partners KK
Mobile Movie Showdo is a software toolkit and application control product for BREW video and audio integration. Showdo allows BREW developers to rapidly integrate video and audio streaming media into new or existing mobile applications. Showdo?fs core technology is based on TruVideo, a high-performance video codec; the product is a joint development effort between FreeVerse Partners and Nihon Enterprise (presentation in Japanese).
Brent Mori – VP Sales & Business Development – Opera Japan
With Japan adopting global-standard 3G networks, overseas tech firms are breaking into this market and Norway-based Opera, maker of the highly rated Opera browser, is one of the players intent on shaking up domestic competition. In July, KDDI announced yet another Opera browser-equipped WIN phone, following on the heels of DoCoMo’s M-1000 in June. Brent Mori presents on the challenges of enabling full-featured Web content on mobile handsets in the world?fs most advanced 3G mobile market.