Mobile Developer Network Invites you to Samsung Developers Conference

Developers, General

Mobile Developer Network would like to invite you to the first annual Samsung Developers Conference — Oct 27-29, 2013 at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, California, which is now open for Registration.

Samsung is offering developers a single place to learn how to develop, market, and monetize applications and services that may span smartphones, tablets, and televisions.

There have been many rumors floating around, and the Galaxy Gear was confirmed today by Samsung.
Some exciting things to be certain to see are:

• Exciting announcements from top Samsung executives and partners around new tools and SDKs
• First look into emerging Samsung platforms spanning mobile, smart TV and, yes, most likelywearables.
• Lessons on how to build with Samsung’slatest tools and SDKs on the most popular devices
• 50+ technical sessions and panels
• To Be Announced exclusive SDCparty
• Awesome swag
• Device giveaways

Register now to reserve your spot and learn how to sync with some of the world’s finest technologies.

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Cha Li – Managing General Partner of Dragon Vest, CEO of IdeaFactory will give keynote at Mobile China 2011 Conference

Entrepreneurship, Speakers
Mobile China 2011 is proud to present the Keynote Speaker for Morning session (9:35AM) – Cha Li:
President – IdeaFactory (Incubator with Softbank)

Founder &CEO – Carnival Nation Media Corp
President- MotionPoster Asia
Founder & CEO – InterPro Ltd.
President - East West Communications Inc.

General Manager- ZiffDavis Inc.和Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide

Cha Li

Co-Founder and Managing General Partner

Cha Li is Founder and Managing General Partner of Dragonvest Partners, LP. He has more than seventeen years of international business experience in the US, Europe and Asia, eight years of which involves direct experience in China as an investor and an entrepreneur. Cha Li specializes in the emerging wireless, digital media and Internet sectors in China.

Cha Li was one of the first students who left China to study in the West after the Cultural Revolution. After his graduation, he has worked in international media companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and ZiffDavis before he started his own business in New York City. His first US start-up company, EastWest Communications, Inc. was an advertising company that helped numerous US multinationals expanding into Asia. As a serial entrepreneur himself, Cha Li has founded and run several companies in search engine technology, eLearning, online music and mobile gaming before he became a venture capitalist.

Cha Li was educated at the National Academy of the Arts in China, where he received a B.A. and the University of London, where he received an Master degree. He was also the founding Chairman of the Chinese Overseas Student Association in Europe.

Google says Google+ integration for Gmail is coming – Social Beat



Google’s popular email product Gmail is about to get much more social.

The company is forging ahead with plans to add a social layer to Gmail by adding integration with its new social service, Google+, according to Gmail engineering manager Mark Striebeck.

In a public message via Google+, Striebeck asked users for responses to the following three questions:

  • What email features would make it easier to interact with Google+?
  • How could we integrate Google+ features into Gmail?
  • How can we integrate social concepts in Gmail to make the email experience itself better
Full article at :

I tried to submit the question myself in Google+, but did not get chance yet.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs: Speakers for From Apps to Startups


Speakers for SVEntrepreneurs’s second event for From Apps To Startups series event

Paul Martino, Managing Director, Bullpen Capital

Paul is the founder of four companies and active early stage investor. He was most recently the CEO and founder of Aggregate Knowledge.

In 1990, Paul started his first venture which was an online gaming company. In these pre-internet, bulletin board days, he was one of the original innovators to bring to life the multi-player user experience. Paul’s early games from almost 20 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings.

In 1997, Paul founded Ahpah Software, a computer security firm that was the result of his work as a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. Paul’s tools for reverse engineering and obfuscation were first used by the premier security lab, the Princeton Secure Internet Programming Lab (SIP).

In 1999, Ahpah Software was split into two companies and one half was acquired by InterTrust Technologies. Paul went to InterTrust as part of the acquisition and moved into roles in business development, strategic alliances, and mergers & acquisitions. InterTrust went public and was later acquired by Sony and Phillips.

In 2003, Paul formed Tribe Network, one of the first social networks, with Mark Pincus, Chris Law, and Valerie Syme. Tribe’s lead investors were Mayfield, The Washington Post, and Knight Ridder. Tribe’s assets were acquired by Cisco and are the cornerstone of Cisco’s Entertainment Operating System (EOS). Paul is the inventor of several core patents related to social networking.

In 2005, Paul and Chris Law formed their second venture together, Aggregate Knowledge. Aggregate Knowledge was the natural product of their early work in social networking. The key insight being that the data produced by such networks would be highly valuable for predictive modeling and targeting. Aggregate Knowledge has raised over $35 million in financing from First Round Capital, Kleiner Perkins, DAG, and OVP.

Paul is a limited partner in First Round Capital and has been doing angel investing for almost a decade. He personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, PayNearMe, and TubeMogul.

Paul holds a BS in Mathematics from Lehigh University and Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University

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Twitter: @ahpah

Peter A. Howley

Peter A. Howley

Peter A. Howley

Peter A. Howley is a serial entrepreneur with unprecedented experience in building high growth disruptive service

companies in the telecom, wireless and other sectors. Mr. Howley has been involved in starting, building, advising, mentoring, financing and leading both early and later stage companies. As Chairman and Founder of The Howley Management Group he works closely with Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Boards, Strategic Partners and Venture Capitalists to turn good ideas in to great businesses.

His career in Telecom began at AT&T serving in a number of managerial positions.   He was then recruited into a start-up MCI where in addition to critical regulatory and policy work, he launched their initial service in New York City and then Los Angeles. Mr. Howley next led Citizens Utilities Company’s very high growth Arizona Telephone Operations as General Manager and Vice President. Citizens Utilities has the distinction of increasing earnings every quarter for fifty five years.

Mr. Howley has the distinction of leading his first venture backed company from start up through successful IPO and acquisition into the pages of American business history as CEO of Centex Telemanagement ( Nasdaq : CNTX). It was recognized as one of the fastest growing, best managed, most profitable companies in America by publications including Business Week, Fortune, Equities, and INC Magazines. It retains a cult status in the service industry.

At Centex in 1985 Mr. Howley created the Telemanagement concept for small and medium-sized companies. He built the company into the world’s leading telecommunications management services company.   This included its sale at a sizable premium. The company was highlighted in three books including Dr. Spechlers’ book Managing Quality in America’s Most Admired Companies. The Wall Street Journal declared Centex “the darling of Wall Street.” It continues to be used as a case study at Harvard Business School among others.

Recruited during a presentation of the CNTX model at Stanford University, Mr. Howley joined the founders of Exodus Communications, a Global Web Hosting Company, at its inception. He continued to advise and serve on the post IPO Board (Nasdaq : EXDS ) until June 2000. Exodus still holds a NASDAQ record for 13 consecutive quarters of greater than 40% revenue growth. One out of every three to four Internet crossing packets traversed the Exodus network at its peak.

As Co-founder of IPWireless in 1999 and initial CEO, Mr. Howley enthusiastically led the company in developing the world’s leading, cost effective, wireless mobile broadband technology. His personal fundraising efforts raised more than $120 million. His leadership as an active investor and board advisor has been instrumental in the company’s successful acquisition in May, 2007 by NextWave (Nasdaq: WAVE ).

In addition to founding five companies, Mr. Howley has also advised, served on the board and as interim CEO in numerous companies looking to accelerate their success. He has published articles, spoken frequently to a wide array of audiences on industry topics, and been quoted extensively in publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.

Mr. Howley is a Charter Member of the Washington DC based American Business Conference Foundation and Board Director of The Independent Institute, an influential and non-political scholarly research and educational organization which sponsors comprehensive studies on political economy .   He also serves as Chairman of their Investment Committee. He graduated from New York University with an Industrial Engineering degree,   served two military tours and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for “Outstanding Achievement”. Mr. Howley later acquired an MBA degree in Marketing from NYU.   His thesis was on the viability of tele-purchasing using the “Picture Phone”, a theory thoroughly proven in today’s PC-Internet e-commerce world.   He continues to be involved with the NYU Stern School of Business, as well as other universities, serving as speaker, business plan judge and mentor.


Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper.

Mark Radcliffe,  Partner, DLA Piper.

Mark F. Radcliffe

Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and trademark.

Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has described him as “outstanding” and “a leader in open source-related matters.” Legal 500 also recognizes him, commenting: “His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as ‘probably the best lawyer in his field.’”

Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

Chris Ullrich – Technical Lead, Immersion

  Chris Ullrich – Technical Lead

Chris is the technical lead at Haptify and Sr. Director of Applied Research at Immersion Corp, responsible for product development activities at Haptify. At Immersion, Chris leads research activities into current and next generation haptics on mobile devices, specifically focusing on the creation of value through operating system and application based innovations. Prior to this, Chris managed the engineering team responsible for virtual reality surgical trainers as well as hand-based virtual reality hardware and software applications. Before joining Immersion, Chris developed robotic devices at Virtual Technologies Inc., and was a flight dynamics analyst at Telesat Canada.

Chris has over 30 pending and issued patents related to haptic feedback, control algorithms and software simulation. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.


Android Demo Night @ Linkedin – 12 Apps + 3 Reviewers


Review Panel:

Duncan Davidson
Managing Director, Bullpen Capital

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Currently, he is Managing Director at Bullpen Capital ( Before founding Bullpen, Duncan was a Managing Director at Vantage Point Venture Partners for six years. Duncan has been involved with a number of startups, including: Chairman of Xumii, mobile social networking, recently bought by a leading mobile software company; Founding CEO of SkyPilot Networks, outdoor wireless mesh systems for last-mile access, recently bought by Trilliant; Founding Chairman of Covad Communications (AMEX: DVW), the leading independent DSL access provider; and senior executive at InterTrust Technologies, the pioneer in digital rights management technologies, now owned by Sony and Philips. He is on the boards of AggregateKnowledge, AllVoices, Livescribe, and Verismo. Duncan’s interests include: broadband, WiFi, digital media, digital convergence, mobile apps, and broadband apps.

Sumeet  Jain, Principal at CMEA Capital Sumeet joined CMEA Capital in 2008 as a Principal in the firm’s   Technology group. Sumeet is involved in the firms internet, mobile and  software investments.  He is actively involved in investments in  Blekko, Pixazza, Jobvite, Intermolecular, Apriso and WorkingPoint.  In   addition he serves as an advisor to many companies including Appstores   and Chute.  Prior to CMEA, Sumeet was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its  Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking group. At Goldman  Sachs, he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and  debt financing transactions across the software, internet,  semiconductor, and communications equipment sectors. Prior to Goldman  Sachs, Sumeet worked in business development and sales at iManage, a  content management software company that was acquired by Interwoven in  2003.
Previously, Sumeet was with Personify, an early web analytics software company, where he helped grow the company with senior roles in product management, business development and sales. Sumeet began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where he worked on operations for companies in Andersen Technology Ventures portfolio.

Sumeet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Kingsley-Jones

Steve joined Immersion in 2007 as the Director of Product Management for the Touch Interface Products. Having worked with touch systems for many years in industrial and commercial applications at both startups and large companies, he has brought his expertise to managing the development of new products for Immersion’s industrial, commercial and mobile handset business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from the University of Waterloo. Steve has spoken at several industry events, including AnDevCon in March 2011.


12 Android Apps

DroidPlanet @ CTIA Open for Sponsor/Partner/Speaker


SVAndroid opened invitation for innovation leaders to participate the DroidPlanet at CTIA (Fall) organized by SVAndroid at Oct 11 and 12.

DroidPlanet is a two-day Android Conference with valuable technical
and business information exchange for Android ecosystem, from
developers, entrepreneurs, to executives; from Apps, platforms,
solutions, tools, to startups.  Meet with leaders in the ecosystem,
including Android experts, solutions leaders, and partners from around
the world.

Agenda (Draft):

Google TV & Android @Home: the new Frontier

From Android App Developers to Startup Entrepreneurs

Android International: State of Union
Android @ Enterprise: From Apps to cloud ,and beyond
Android App: Native VS. HTML5
Android Accessories: the winning strategy
The War of Tablets

Android App Showcase

For partner, sponsorship, please contact the organizers with Subject “DroidPanet Sponsor/ Partner”

If you are interested in speak/demo/showcase/present at CTIA, fill in this form:

Speaker/Demo/Showcase application

Follow this event:

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The Official  CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2011 show website has been launched at:

Check out our last year’s program at CTIA:

For more details, see the full listing:

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: San Diego Convention Center
Main Entrance
San Diego, CA 92110

Free with valid CTIA pass

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP “No” or “Yes”.)

You can always get in touch with me through the Contact Us link on Meetup.

Five Reasons All Entrepreneurs Should Join Toastmasters – Brian Armstrong


This article is recommend by Rita, one of long term toastmasters, and our big helpers to Silicon valley Toasmasters

Article is written by Brian Armstrong Original post:

When I went home for Christmas last December, the first thing my parents said when I got off the plane was “It looks like you’ve grown, did you get taller?”

I hadn’t grown at all, not one inch. So why was this their first reaction after not seeing me for sixth months? One word: I had become more confident.

Confidence is a funny thing in human beings. When you’re feeling confident you tend to stand taller, hold your head up, and walk differently. It affects all areas of your body (eye contact, breath, stride, voice tone, etc).

What my parents were picking up on was not a change in my height, it was a change in confidence, and I believe Toastmasters was one important contributor to that improvement.

For those who don’t know, Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization that helps people improve their public speaking. It is fairly inexpensive (less than $100 per year), and puts you in a supportive environment with other people who are learning to speak in public, become better leaders, an improve their social interactions.

Toastmasters is really only about giving speeches on the surface, and it can affect many other areas of your life.

It all starts with the fact that speaking in public is one of biggest causes of anxiety for most people. In fact, many people rate public speaking as being more frightening than death!

But one thing I discovered about overcoming anxiety and growing as a person is that every time you feel anxiety and STILL take action, you will build confidence. In fact, I believe that’s the only way to build confidence: doing the things that you fear the most.

This happens to be one of the most important lessons you can learn as an entrepreneur in my opinion, because you will be faced with scary moments frequently in business.

Here are a few ways that Toastmasters can help you become a better entrepreneur and get a similar boost in confidence.

1. You Speak In Public More Often Than You Know

You probably speak in public more often than you realize, and will be required to do so even more in the future. Each time you pitch an idea, rally you team to accomplish something, inspire others to join you, do an interview with the media, or meet a new person, you are speaking in public.

We all know how important it is the build relationships in business, and if you can be the person who fearlessly networks with big shots at a conference, wows the media with your eloquence, or inspires employees to gladly work overtime for the good of the company, then you will rise to the top faster than your peers.

One interesting part of every Toastmasters meeting is called Table Topics. The presenter will call out a short question and then randomly pick on someone from the audience to come give an impromptu two minute speech about it. It can be quite nerve-racking to give a two minute speech with zero preparation! I can’t tell you how valuable this skill is in learning how to interact with others, hold a group’s attention, and just become a more interesting person!

If you can’t effortlessly talk with anyone (man or woman) at a party for 10-15 minutes and have them remember you in a positive light afterwards, then you are missing out on valuable opportunities. Toastmasters can help you become more comfortable in those social interactions.

2. A Sense of Humor Is A Valuable Tool

At every Toastmaster meeting there is also a member selected to tell a joke. This is used as an icebreaker to bring the meeting participants together.

Guess what? The first few times I held this job, I got nothing more than a few courtesy laughs. I realized that I didn’t know how to tell a joke!

I decided to work on this area in Toastmasters (there is also a manual you can work through to practice giving humorous speeches) and eventually started to learn the structure of humor.

I even went to the “open mic” night at the local comedy club a few times (talk about anxiety!) after going through the Toastmasters manual. I certainly wasn’t the funniest person there, but I learned a lot in the process and once again built my confidence.

Humor is a powerful tool in your arsenal that can be used to defuse embarrassing situations and make others like you (and want to work for you).

3. Entrepreneurs Must Be Leaders

The third thing that Toastmasters will teach you is leadership. There are numerous positions in the club that need to be filled from time to time. They don’t require a huge commitment, but they do help you practice working with a team.

However, the most important lesson that Toastmasters can teach you about leadership is how to evaluate others.

After every speech in Toastmasters, you will be given an opportunity to evaluate the speaker and give them instant feedback (sometimes in the form of, you guessed it, giving another speech). One of the most important lessons I learned here was how to mix criticism with praise. Helping someone improve without crushing their spirits is a lesson every leader should know, and it’s better to practice it in a safe environment before you need it in the “real world”.

Providing constructive feedback and commanding an audience’s attention are indispensable skills that every leader must posses. If are serious about becoming successful, and don’t yet consider yourself a powerful leader, this is one way to make progress.

4. You Must Spend Time With Right Type of People

Finally, Toastmasters does a remarkable job of putting you around the right type of people.

One of the most important keys to success is life is to surround yourself with people who are more successful than you are. Toastmasters is the kind of group that attracts people who are interested in improving their life and becoming successful.

In my group, for example, I’ve made friends who’ve taught me about real estate investing, web server technology, and sales. When you get around the right type of people, they will start to invite you to other events around town, introduce you to other clubs, and share inspiring books they’ve read.

5. Your Body Language Could Use Improvement

No matter who you are, your body language needs improvement. Many people are totally unaware of what message they are communicating with their bodies, and how fast people are making assumptions about them.

Some recent studies have shown that people form an opinion about you in as little as two seconds after meeting you. In one such study, evaluations of professors at a particular university were compared with evaluations of people who had only seen two-second video clips of the professors with the sound turned off. Remarkably, 78% of people who only saw the two-second video clips rated the professors the same as the class who had spent an entire semester observing them!

Your dress, your eyes, your hands, your stride, your expressions, your voice tone, and your posture are broadcasting out a strong message to everyone you meet (whether consciously or subconsciously). Do you know what it’s saying?

If not, you may want to get in a supportive environment where people can give you specific feedback.

Toastmasters is a brilliant concept that has provided quite a bit of value to me in the past year and half, and I’d encourage anyone (especially entrepreneurs) to join.

Many other seminars exist out there which cost thousands of dollars and provide similar classes to executives. Toastmasters can offer you many of the same advantages in a non-profit organization.

Remember that the way to overcome anxiety and grow as a person is right THROUGH that fear. Feel the fear, and take action in spite of it.

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters is Chartered Today!


Very glad to announce that, we have chartered the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters, at Toastermasters Club, as part of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups meetup.

The website:

Entrepreneurs — whether you are just at the ideas stage or have a fully fledged start-up, getting your ideas and business across to investors, partners and the general public is essential. Our group welcomes both those who need help getting over their public speaking jitters and seasoned speakers looking to perfect their presentation.

Benefits of joining this group:

  1. This group is especially designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and anyone who wishes to become one.
  2. Small, new group that provides supportive opportunity to practice public speaking and learn leadership skills.


Speakers (~20 min): We will have 3 speakers who will be talking about themselves and their work:

Audience Participation (~20 min): Following that we will have an interactive session giving attendees the opportunity to speak.

Discussion (~20 min): The discussion will include comments on speaking performance and club logistics.

more info:

Our future meeting:

Inner Peace: Enrrepreneur’s most valuable lesson from Kungfu Panda


Hiking from Lexington Reservor to Los Gatos last two days. There is one phrase keep jumping up at my head: Inner Peace.

Under my wife’s high pressure, I brought my daughters to watch Kungfu Panda 2 at Friday. The movie is good, although I wouldn’t use Great. However, there are many great things in the movie, including one phrase: Inner Peace.

This phrase is the most important thing I learned from Kongfu Panda. There are always challenges, conflicts we need to confront, to overcome, to resolve. Having Inner Peace is the critical so you won’t lost yourself, of cause, always keep your passion.

Ask question to the CEOs: From Mobile Apps to Successful Startup


Now, you can ask a questions to the CEOs:

Arik Waldman is the CEO and Co-Founder of TekTrak

Aaron Greenspan, President & CEO, Think Computer Corporation

Trevor Cornwell, Founder & CEO, appbackr inc.

Yadong Liu, Founder & CEO, KwiqApps

Mark Radcliffe,  Partner, DLA Piper.


Or send a direct tweet to @SVEntrepreneur

Android Apps Demo Night at Linkedin by SV Android

android, Silicon Valley Android Meetup

This is a special event. SV Android will invite a great of VCs, Angel Investors. Your app must be published at Android Market in order to present at this event.

6PM Food and networking
6:30PM Introduction
6:45PM Demos

8PM Review comments.

Invitation to demo:

If you would like to demo your Android app, add a comments at this meetup with your app name, publisher name, URL. First in first serve.

If you are VCs, or Angel investor, and would like to be part of the review panel, please let me know.

From Mobile Apps to Successful Startup – Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

Events, SVEntrepreneurs

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups invite you to “From Mobile Apps to Successful Startups” hosted at DLA Piper.

SV-Entreprenurs invited several startups who turned their app biz into a startup.

This event is sponsored by:



6PM Registration, food, and Networking
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Speakers

Startup founder speakers:

Arik Waldman is the CEO and Co-Founder of TekTrak (, a mobile security company which lets users track their phone, if its gets lost or misplaced, as well as secure any private or sensitive information stores on the device. Before TekTrak, Arik worked with numerous start-up companies from seed stage into successful IPOs. He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces. Arik has a BA and MBA from UCLA.  Twitter: @arik_

TekTrak is a mobile security company. We developed a unique application that allows smartphone owners to accurately track their smartphone in real-time, in case they get lost or misplaced, and secure any private or sensitive information stored on the device. TekTrak’s application combines push and pull technology, offering both remote features and background operation, thus providing comprehensive solution, giving users peace of mind, knowing their smartphone is protected. TekTrak’s smartphone application and website offer the customer top-notch user experience. Our application works in the background of the operating system, which means the user does not have to physically activate the application to track his or her phone. TekTrak uses a combination of push and pull features to make sure the user gets the best possible experience through automated features and on demand functions. Users will be able to remotely enable the GPS and Wi-Fi features of the phone, if they are off, thus enabling accurate location of the device.

TekTrak was incorporated in March of 2010, and released it’s first product in November of 2010. The first version of our security software was a paid app available through the Apple app store. The app became one ofthe top 20 paid utility apps within the first day. The second app, release in late December, app was a free version of TekTrak. TekTrak Mobile Security for Android was officially released in May through a partnership with Samsung. All Android based Samsung devices will be preloaded with Samsung Apps, a store for strategic partners, and TekTrak is one of the 20-40 partners featured on the store. TekTrak will be available for all Android based smartphones in August, 2011, and for all other platforms later this year.

Website: Blog: Twitter: @tektrak Facebook:

Aaron Greenspan, President & CEO, Think Computer Corporation

hink Computer Corporation was formed in 1998 when Aaron Greenspan began offering IT consulting services from his bedroom in Shaker Heights, Ohio. With demand high due to the dot-com boom, he quickly found it necessary to hire a few of his fellow classmates. Upon graduating from high school, Aaron changed the focus of the company from consulting to software development. Today, Think operates the integrated FaceCash mobile payment system and ThinkLink accounting network.

Aaron GreenspanShortly after starting Think Computer Corporation, Aaron spearheaded the creation of Think Computer Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the goal of helping children through technology. While attending Harvard College, Aaron created a web site in September, 2003 referred to as “The Facebook,” inspiring the separate creation of Facebook, Inc. He is the author of Authoritas: One Student’s Harvard Admissions and the Founding of the Facebook Era and various other essays.

Through the Advanced Standing program, Aaron graduated cum laude from Harvard College in three years with an A.B. in Economics.

Trevor Cornwell, Founder & CEO, appbackr inc.

Trevor Cornwell is the founder and CEO of appbackr inc. appbackr is the first wholesale digital marketplace for apps.  Developers get immediate payment for their apps. Buyers profit when the apps sell in retail app store.  Appbackr has been awarded three major honors: Winner, PayPal X Developer Challenge, Winner, SVASE/Cambridge West Ventures SEED Award, AlwaysOn Top 250 Company.

Cornwell’s career has been spent developing and growing new enterprises in media and technology-based businesses deploying Internet technologies to create market efficiencies. Most recently Cornwell created Embarkons a peer financing utility for developers.  Earlier he developed video personalization software which produces customized video streams based on viewer behavior. One of Cornwell’s most successful entrepreneurial ventures was a reservation system for business jets, which was sold to Bombardier in 2000.

Cornwell has been profiled in several periodicals and books including the New York Times, People, Fortune, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal; “The Responsible Entrepreneur: How to Make Money and Make a Difference by Craig Hall ” and “Under the Radar: Starting Your New Business Without Venture Capital” by Arnold King.  He has appeared as a political pundit on MSNBC and Fox News.

Yadong Liu, Founder & CEO, KwiqApps

Topics Discussion: Mark Radcliffe,  Partner, DLA Piper.

Mark F. Radcliffe

Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and trademark.

Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has described him as “outstanding” and “a leader in open source-related matters.” Legal 500 also recognizes him, commenting: “His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as ‘probably the best lawyer in his field.’”

Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

If you’d like an opportunity to speak at this meeting, or share your story, please send me an one paragraph introduction.

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Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies by SVCWireless

SVCWireless is hosting the Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies on 
May 19 2011. 

The event details are as follows
  Organization:           Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology 
  Event Name:             Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies
  Date(s):                May 19 2011, 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  Location:               Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5  2375 
Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA
  Click Here For Detail:  Event Information

Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies


Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5

2375 Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA


At Google I/O last week, 5000+ lucky developers witnessed tons of 
momentum in Android and more broadly mobile apps and technologies. The 
Android platform has grown exponentially with the following stats:

100 million activated Android devices
400,000 new Android devices activated every day
200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
Similarly iOS platform has also grown in leaps and bounds.  The two 
combined presents developers tremendous opportunities in Mobile Apps.

At this meetup we have a great panel of experts focusing on Market and 
Trends of Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies covering the 
following topics.


Mobile Devices and 4G Technologies
Mobile Apps and LBS Services
Infrastructure Equipments
Carriers and OEMs

Panel of Speakers

Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital
Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies
Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital
Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent 


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration
7:00pm - 7:20pm: Opening remarks
7:20pm - 8:10pm: Panel discussion
8:10pm - 8:30pm: Q&A
8:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking

Bios of Speakers

Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital

A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than 20 years 
operating experience, Bob Borchers comes to Opus Capital from Apple, 
Inc where he served as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for 
the iPhone.

At Opus Borchers is focused on investments in mobile applications and 
services as well as adjacent opportunities in both hardware and 

As part of the original iPhone team, Bob was instrumental in the 
development, launch and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, 
iPhone OS, App Store. While at Apple he also led the Nike+iPod 
partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged 
relationships with every major auto company to provide iPod 

Prior to Apple, Bob was Vice President of Marketing at FusionOne, a 
pioneer in creating and marketing mobility solutions. Bob also spent 
six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as Vice President of 
Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in 
the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, 
where he led efforts in product and service personalization. He began 
his career doing research and development in prosthetics.

Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford 
University and a Masters Degree from a joint program between the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Medical School in
Health Sciences and Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or 

Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies

Bin Hu is the Senior Director of Americas Software and Application 
Division of Huawei Technologies (USA). His responsibility includes 
technology scouting and business incubation of innovative software, 
application and service. 

Before joining Huawei, he was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff 
in Motorola, focusing on technology innovation and business initiatives
of mobile software solutions, including SCREEN3 / Dynamic Content 
Delivery, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence 

Prior to Motorola, he was the Senior Manager of Technology in Walt 
Disney Internet Group, pioneering Disney?s mobile content and 

Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital

Carl Showalter is investing in Internet and data communications 
startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus.
Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture 

Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper 
Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product 
management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of 
Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B 
revenue division.

He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL 
company, where he helped build AOL?s modem access network and then 
helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990?s. 
Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and 
data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical
attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these 

Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of 
Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford

Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel Lucent

I have been in the tech industry for over 20 years watching 
technologies come and go, and sometimes even get reincarnated.  Do you 
remember when 4GL was all the rage?  Or maybe PRM before it became part
of CRM?  And then of course the world of ASP that has come back bigger 
and better as Saas, Paas, and Cloud Computing.  My how things change 
but stay the same.

Throughout my career I have worn many hats ? from coder to product 
manager, marketing person to sales and business development, and yes 
even CEO of a high tech no-profit for developers! Having done all of 
these roles helps put things in perspective which I hope to share with 
you on this blog.

The world of API's is where I am at today.  Helping companies figure 
out how to transform their business with the help of a three letter