• Tips & Tricks: 5 Common Communication Mistakes to Avoid 

      Posted on 8 August 2014 | 2:18 pm

      Effective communication is something that even professional communicators continually strive to achieve. Varying communication styles, time constraints, stress, social dynamics and everything else can get in the way of delivering or receiving a clear message. As industry professionals, we especially need to ensure that our strategic messages are understood and that we understand our clients’ [...]

    • Tips and Tricks: Six Presentation Tactics to Rock Your Next Speech 

      Posted on 21 July 2014 | 3:48 pm

      Whether you’re pitching your team’s ideas to win over potential clients, acting as the spokesperson for your client during a crisis or counseling a client preparing for a major speaking opportunity, excellent presentation skills will come in handy sooner or later. Here are some tips and tricks from a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) [...]

    • Mobile World Congress Survival Guide (for North Americans): Part II 

      Posted on 20 February 2014 | 2:09 pm

      Over the next 5 days, Barcelona will transform itself into Mobile World City as 75,000 attendees, some bringing family and friends along, make their way to Mobile World Congress. Are you going to Mobile World Congress for the first time? If you are, the following tips may prove useful. Please read Part I of this [...]

    • Mobile World Congress Survival Guide (for North Americans): Part I 

      Posted on 19 February 2014 | 2:24 pm

      Over the next 5 days, Barcelona will transform itself into Mobile World City as 75,000 attendees, some bringing family and friends along, make their way to Mobile World Congress. Are you going to Mobile World Congress for the first time? If you are, the following tips may prove useful. With 1700 exhibiting companies from every [...]

    • Remembering 2013’s Biggest Tech Trends 

      Posted on 13 December 2013 | 8:00 am

      2013 has been an exciting year for the technology industry. We saw major announcements from some of the industry’s heaviest hitters, including Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr for $1.1 billion, Twitter going public and Apple’s new iPhones. As 2013 comes to an end, we’d like to look at what dominated our newsfeeds over the past year. [...]

    • Don’t Assert Leadership. Prove It. 

      Posted on 23 October 2013 | 3:40 pm

      PR lessons in using internal data to establish credibility and leadership. My colleague Melissa Burns admonishes new clients that the marketplace is “full of leading leaders who lead.” Her point is that leadership is not asserted in the first sentence of a press release; leadership is demonstrated. Is there anyone in the universe who believes [...]

    • CTIA 2013 Wrap-up – MoPR Edition 

      Posted on 4 June 2013 | 7:42 pm

      This year marked the last “Spring CTIA” show; after the “Fall CTIA” Mobilecon event in San Jose, next year CTIA will join forces with IFA, 4G World and other showcases for a brand new megashow called Super Mobility Week.  MoPR’s Jessi McKain, Ayan Jama and John Sidline flew down to be a part of the [...]

    • 2013 Mobile World Congress Wrapup 

      Posted on 18 March 2013 | 6:42 pm

      As February closed, 72,000 mobile industry players and enthusiasts from over 200 countries flocked to Barcelona for the 2013 Mobile World Conference, the world’s largest mobile industry event. While Samsung claimed the top prizes of Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology, Device Manufacturer of the Year and Best Smartphone (among others), Samsung also announced an innovative new [...]

    • Follow the Mobile Money 

      Posted on 30 January 2013 | 9:46 am

      Mobile money in 2012 and preview of 2013 It has many names and many elements, but in the end it all comes down to money, specifically “mobile money.” 2012 was a big year for mobile money, and one can only assume 2013 will be even bigger. As the mobile industry starts to count down the [...]

    • 2013: A look ahead at the exciting mobile landscape 

      Posted on 18 December 2012 | 10:40 am

      Last week we shared our observations of Chetan Sharma’s Mobile 2013 event which looked into what next year has in store for the mobile industry. The mobile space is hot and there are lots of people looking into their iCrystalBall apps to predict the future. We thought we’d share some of the articles that we [...]

    • The Cell Phone Killed…Well…Lots of Things 

      Posted on 16 January 2009 | 5:22 pm

      We all know that a cell phone isn’t really just a phone anymore (c’mon, you’ve seen the Sprint commercial I’m sure). It takes our pictures, sends and receives our emails, plays our MP3s and it even keeps track of our hectic lives with advanced calendar functions. Yes, a cell phone isn’t just a phone.  But before [...]

    • Music, man: The Philco and iPod as distance cousins 

      Posted on 18 November 2008 | 6:40 pm

      The Philco, a shortened version of The Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, was a pioneer in early radio and television and an early manufacturer of transistors, starting in 1953 with the famous Surface Barrier type (SBT). The Philco in our collection originally belonged to Nancy Foltz (her name is still visible on the leather case) and is [...]

    • Mobility technology meets pop culture 

      Posted on 14 November 2008 | 6:58 pm

      We’re culture junkies here at MuMoH. Not only do we live and breathe mobile and wireless but we also enjoy the history of a wide range of topics, including politics, local and national history, punk and new wave music and general pop culture. Sometimes these cross paths and make for an interesting mash-up of technology and [...]

    • From the collection: Mattel’s Football 

      Posted on 22 October 2008 | 7:02 pm

      Museum of Mobility History – Mattel Football from Mobility Public Relations on Vimeo. Every once in a while we will grab an item from our collection and showcase it with video. This post features Mattel’s Football game – a product near to our heart. We fondly remember getting the game as a holiday gift, ripping it [...]

    • You’ve come a long way, baby 

      Posted on 21 October 2008 | 4:49 pm

      Twenty-five years ago on October 13, 1983, the first commercial cellular call was placed to the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell in Germany from the president of Ameritech Mobile Communications at a ceremony held outside of Soldier Field in Chicago. Weighing nearly two pounds and 13 inches long, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X used on that historic [...]

    • The Y2K that wasn’t 

      Posted on 19 June 2008 | 10:26 am

      MobHappy’s Russell Buckley has a wonderful post that points to a presentation from 2000 that forecasts the future of mobility. Some of the technology: Wireless headset? Check. Pocket MP3 player? Check. Digital camera with built-in modem? Close. Glasses for watching DVD movies? Not quite yet – though on the way – we saw one at CTIA last April. Slides from [...]

    • Portable Computer Ads 

      Posted on 8 June 2008 | 12:18 am

      The evolution of portable computing as told through advertising. 1983 1986 1988 1989 2006 2008

    • OLPC XO 

      Posted on 7 June 2008 | 11:42 pm

      The XO-1, previously known as the $100 Laptop or Children’s Machine, is an inexpensive laptop computer intended to be distributed to children in developing countries around the world, to provide them with access to knowledge, and opportunities to “explore, experiment and express themselves” (constructionist learning). The laptop is developed by the One Laptop per Child [...]

    • Kellogg WWI Field Phone 

      Posted on 7 June 2008 | 10:11 pm

      Ask people familiar with telecommunications history and they’ll tell you that the first text message sent from a mobile phone was sent in 1993. But MuMoH has a phone that sent text messages more than 75 years before that! The Kellogg Switchboard Supply Company field phone, model 1917 (and we’ve also seen model EE 3) [...]

    • IBM PC Convertible 

      Posted on 7 June 2008 | 2:32 pm

      Introduced on April 3, 1986, the IBM PC Convertible was IBM’s first laptop computer and was also the first IBM computer to utilize the increasingly common 3.5 inch floppy disk drive. Like modern laptops, it featured power management and the ability to run from batteries. Weighing in at 13 pounds (5,8 kg), the PC Convertible was [...]

    • Product Tip: Ad Insertion as easy as 1,2,3 

      Posted on 18 November 2014 | 2:58 pm

      RGB’s linear Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) solution uses an intuitive web-based management interface (GUI) that is run from the Ad Workflow Engine (AWE), one of the two software components that make up AIM. The AWE server manages the end-to-end workflow for all input channels. The other AIM component is the Playlist Server (PS), which [...]

    • Cloud Technology – What is all this stuff? 

      Posted on 17 November 2014 | 2:34 pm

      There are a lot of interesting things going on in the cloud space. OpenStack is an entire ecosystem, but it’s just one aspect of the technology. (A big one for sure, but still.) At RGB we built our CloudXtream solution on OpenStack, the dominant open source Cloud Operating System. OpenStack has an ecosystem of compatible modules [...]

    • OpenStack Summit November 2014 

      Posted on 12 November 2014 | 4:12 pm

      The OpenStack Summit November 2014 was held in Europe for the first time. The event drew over 4,700 attendees from 60 different countries. One of the keynote speakers noted that VMware’s VMworld Europe conference draws about the same size crowd, even though the VMworld conference has been around for over 10 years. It definitely shows [...]

    • RGB Networks – one of the companies that matters most in online video, according to Streaming Media Magazine 

      Posted on 9 October 2014 | 2:18 pm

      RGB Networks has, once again, made it into the “Streaming Media 100 – The Companies That Matter Most in Online Video”. We’re thrilled that our continued success and dedication to innovation in the multiscreen marketplace has been recognized by one of industry’s top publications. In honor of the occasion, our CEO Jef Graham has shared [...]

    • All set for Cable-Tec Expo 2014? Our thoughts ahead of this year’s show, and a teaser 

      Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:34 pm

      Given Comcast, the largest broadcasting and cable company in the world by revenue, is leading a session at this year’s event on how operators are incorporating the cloud into their current and future plans to drive new levels of customer engagement, there can be no getting away from it – the TV industry has fully [...]

    • Looking ahead to ABTA 

      Posted on 31 July 2014 | 5:39 pm

      We’re back to Brazil next week for ABTA 2014 and, as we mark the half-way point in 2014, here are our thoughts on what to expect from this year’s show. We all know that the pay-TV industry is consolidating globally, as the ability to view content on a tablet or smartphone has become an inalienable right. [...]

    • Technology and the 2014 World Cup; live-streaming the beautiful game 

      Posted on 12 June 2014 | 12:42 pm

      The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and therefore one of the biggest for the TV industry. Of course, much has changed since the last Cup took place in 2010 – not least from a multiscreen perspective with the rise of the Apple iPad, which has since wholeheartedly absorbed [...]

    • Looking back at ANGA 

      Posted on 4 June 2014 | 12:45 pm

      RGB Networks recently returned to Cologne, Germany for its 8th year exhibiting at ANGA COM. With a brand new booth, and show organizers reporting a new record of attendees with 450 exhibitors and 17,000 participants, the RGB stand had a steady stream of visitors. Our team enjoyed the attention of operators and providers and spoke [...]

    • RGB Networks predicts a cloudy forecast with a shower of multiscreen monetization ahead at ANGA COM 2014 

      Posted on 16 May 2014 | 2:54 pm

      Not a day seems to go by without us hearing about the arrival of a new technology onto the market or an industry development that sets us on a different course. Take this interesting story from last week, for example, when the head of Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, said that we could see the cost [...]

    • If Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery Then We’re Very Flattered Indeed 

      Posted on 7 May 2014 | 9:16 pm

      We’ve been sharing laughs the past couple of weeks as many of our competitors followed our lead and announced their new Cloud-based solutions. Honestly, we’re not surprised they reached the same conclusion as us, it’s just surprising it took them six months to do so – we announced our CloudXtream initiative six months earlier at Cable-Tec [...]