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  • Two Amazing Startups You Should Check Out: Cardmobili And RouletteCricket

    I was in Amsterdam late last week to sit on the jury for Vodafone’s Mobile Clicks startup competition, and I saw four genuinely great fledgling companies strut their stuff. In the end, plastic card-killing startup Cardmobili came out victorious – they won both the €100,000 1st place prize and the public voting award – more on them below. Runner-up and winner of €50,000… Read More

  • Cardmobili and RouletteCricket: great startups, Vodafone Mobile Clicks winners

    Cardmobili and RouletteCricket: great startups, Vodafone Mobile Clicks winners

    I was in Amsterdam late last week to sit on the jury for Vodafone’s Mobile Clicks startup competition, and I saw four genuinely great fledgling companies strut their stuff. In the end, plastic card-killing startup Cardmobili came out victorious – they won both the €100,000 1st place prize and the public voting award – more on them below. Runner-up and winner of €50,000… Read More

  • Vodafone announces Mobile Clicks 2010 finalists, €150,000 up for grabs

    Vodafone announces Mobile Clicks 2010 finalists, €150,000 up for grabs

    Vodafone has announced the four finalists of its Mobile Clicks competition to find the best mobile Internet start-ups based in either Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal or the UK. The shortlist includes startups working on field-worker remote reporting; mobile loyalty cards; mobile application “lifecycle management” and so-called ‘2nd screen’ gaming, where you interact… Read More

  • Vodafone Launches Mobile Clicks Startup Competition, Dangles €150,000 In Prizes

    Vodafone has launched Mobile Clicks 2010, a competition to identify and reward innovative mobile Internet startups. Now in its third year, the competition will be open to any fledgling mobile Web startup – provided your market is The Netherlands, Portugal or the UK. Vodafone has set aside a prize fund of €150,000 (2/3 of which will go to the overall winner, the remaining €50,000 to… Read More

  • Vodafone pays €100,000 for a Flickr widget, App Star winner announced

    Vodafone pays €100,000 for a Flickr widget, App Star winner announced

    You can’t blame Vodafone for wanting developers to jump on its mobile platform, and a good old-fashioned developer competition with cold hard cash up for grabs is as good a way as any. Yet I’m not sure a slideshow widget for Flickr is quite the winner they had in mind when they decided to launch the Vodafone App Star competition and put €1m of prize money behind it. But… Read More

  • Vodafone AppStar European finalists – get voting!

    Vodafone AppStar European finalists – get voting!

    We’re not always convinced by the developer initiatives of mobile operators but we can’t argue with a good old fashioned mobile app competition when there’s cold hard cash up for grabs. Enter Vodafone’s AppStar, which today announced the regional winners in its Europe-wide competition, each of whom have already bagged €25,000. They’ll now go head-to-head against… Read More

  • Nexus One: Google's superphone hits Vodafone UK

    Nexus One: Google's superphone hits Vodafone UK

    [UK] Brits can now get their hands on Google’s so-called ‘superphone’ for an upfront cost of “free”. Kinda. Available from today for pre-order on Vodafone UK, the Android-powered Google Nexus One can be had for £35 per-month on a 2 year contract, including a bundle of minutes and texts, and the much needed 1GB monthly data allowance — this is a Google… Read More

  • Foursquare checks-in with Vodafone UK

    Foursquare checks-in with Vodafone UK

    [UK] The location-based social networking space is about as competitive as they get right now – though it’s still relatively early days – but Foursquare appears to be executing particularly well. It certainly has the mind share of the press, which should trickle down to end-users, and today the New York-based startup has announced a tie-in with Vodafone UK, currently the… Read More

  • Vodafone UK begins shipping iPhone – 50,000 pre-orders dispatched

    Vodafone UK begins shipping iPhone – 50,000 pre-orders dispatched

    [UK] In case you weren’t already convinced by the level of pent up demand for an alternative to O2’s iPhone monopoly in the UK, more evidence comes from Vodafone today. The mobile operator has begun selling the iPhone 3G and 3GS, including shipping 50,000 units to customers who have pre-ordered. That’s a pretty healthy number for Day One but it doesn’t look quite so… Read More

  • Vodafone opens pre-registration for the iPhone

    Vodafone opens pre-registration for the iPhone

    [UK] Vodafone will bring the iPhone 3G and 3GS to its UK network from January 14. You can pre-order the iPhone from today, with the 8GB iPhone 3G free on a £35 post paid plan. There will be unlimited texts on consumer price plans or unlimited calls to landlines for businesses. Vodafone says it’s been preparing its network for “over a year” for the likely assault on its… Read More