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Hook Mobile's App Growth Engine Sponsors Game Design Conference, Designing For Social in Mobile Games

September 1, 2012

Hook Mobile just announced the sponsorship of Game Design Conference, a highly anticipated meeting of the minds. The best of the game design and development industry will gather for a full day of sharing best practices and exploring leading innovations in games. Hook Mobile's CEO Terry Hsiao will be presenting on designing social for mobile games and sharing a not to be missed product talk on our App Growth Engine (AGE) with all our latest features and labor insights. The conference is held September 17, 2012, at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, California. We look forward to meeting new designers, developers, and friends.


Hook Mobile's CEO Terry Hsiao To Speak About Asian American Entrepreneurship At Celebrasian Conference

June 4, 2012

CelebrAsian is the oldest and largest Asian American Business Opportunity Conference in the United States. For over 26 years, USPAACC has opened doors for the Asian American and minority business community by partnering with Corporate America as well as Federal, State and Local Governments in the areas of contracting, education, and professional development. The Annual CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference shines a spotlight on these ongoing endeavors. Mr. Hsiao will be sharing his experience as an Asian American entrepreneur at the Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland on June 4, 2012.


Hook Mobile's CEO Terry Hsiao On Testing Ideas Before Coding - DC Lean Startup Circle

May 14, 2012

McLean, VA - Before you invest in one line of code for your new startup, learn how to test your business idea. Hook Mobile's CEO, Terry Hsiao will be speaking at DC Lean Startup Circle next week on May 22, 2012 at Cooley LLP in downtown Washington D.C at 6:30PM EST. Hsiao will be providing hidden business insights and secrets to developing your business and product. This event is open to the public and price of admission is twenty dollars per person.


Tech Cocktail Interviews CEO TERRY HSIAO on App Growth Engine and Entrepreneurship

April 23, 2012

Today, app developers need marketing more than ever, but they have less money to spend on it. That's because many of the App Store's over half a billion apps are free. Serial entrepreneur Terry Hsiao saw this problem and created the App Growth Engine - tools to acquire more users for iOS games by capturing phone numbers, enabling SMS invitations, and tracking analytics.

Hsiao's company, Hook Mobile, has funding from IDG-Accel, Amplifier Ventures, ACTA Capital, and 500 Startups. Its previous products, a variety of cloud services for mobile (e.g., a tool to check whether certain phone numbers can receive text messages), boasted customers such as CBS, Entertainment Tonight, and Paramount Pictures.


Hook Mobile's "AGE" Transforms Social Invitations for Mobile Games Discover the Newest Apps Through Word-of-Mouth

April 18, 2012

McLean, VA--(Marketwire) - Mobile games just became more social and developer-friendly with Hook Mobile's beta release of the App Growth Engine (AGE). Game developers can use the AGE software development kit (SDK) to market their apps in their users' personal networks by word-of-mouth. The company will demonstrate AGE to the public at MoDevUX on Friday, April 20, at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va, and on Saturday, April 21, at LivingSocial's free Hackathon in Washington, D.C.


Hook Mobile Sponsors MoDevUX, Advancing the Mobile User Experience and Design

April 01, 2012

Vienna, VA - Hook Mobile announced the sponsorship of MoDevUX, a highly anticipated mobile user experience and design conference. Hook Mobile's CEO Terry Hsiao and the team will display benefits and features of the App Growth Engine (AGE) SDK for mobile social gaming at both the conference and the hackathon. The conference is April 19-20th at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Virginia. Hook Mobile will also be demonstrate and guide app and game developers through the AGE platform at LivingSocial's hackathon on April 21, 2012. We look forward to seeing you there.


Mobile Marketing - Priorities for 2012

January 17, 2012

McLean, VA - The best app, mobile website or enterprise service in the World is only as good as the marketing that goes with it. Today, marketing means something much different than it did just a couple years ago. So, what's working best today and what are the priorities for 2012? Our presenters will take us through their marketing initiatives for 2012 and share their insights into strategies that work.

CEO Terry Hsiao will be a guest speaker at MoDevDC's Unlocking the Enterprise meet up event. Terry will be discussing how developers and businesses are unleashing the power of the mobile app to transform the current enterprise industry. Join our Terry and the MoDevDC group on August 24, 2011 at the TeqCorner building in McLean, Virginia.


Build mobile text messaging into your web apps

November 2, 2011

Austin, TX - Mobile messaging, and Short Message Service (SMS) in particular, is a crucial communication channel for reaching out to your users. Messaging is also a central part of the consumer mobile experience. However, implementing mobile messaging applications is difficult and expensive due to barriers involved with interacting with closed telco services. This article reviews the background and challenges of mobile messaging, and discusses several technical approaches to address these challenges. After reading this article, you will be ready to incorporate interactive text messaging into your own applications.


Unlocking the Mobile Enterprise with Hook Mobile's Terry Hsiao

August 24, 2011

Vienna, VA - CEO Terry Hsiao will be a guest speaker at MoDevDC's Unlocking the Enterprise meet up event. Terry will be discussing how developers and businesses are unleashing the power of the mobile app to transform the current enterprise industry. Join our Terry and the MoDevDC group on August 24, 2011 at the TeqCorner building in McLean, Virginia.


Hook Mobile's CEO Terry Hsiao Appointed to Board of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA) and Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) by Governor Bob McDonell of Virginia

July 19, 2011

Herndon, VA - Hook Mobile's Founding CEO, Board of Governors at MIT Sloan School of Management, Board of Advisors for George Mason University and Rutgers University, has been appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Board of Directors to the Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA), which oversees the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).


Neustar and Hook Mobile Demonstrate Enhanced Charitable Giving at Mobile World Congress 2011

March 22, 2011

Orlando, FL - Today at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress, Hook Mobile and Neustar, Inc., (NYSE: NSR), a leader in providing carriers and enterprises with solutions for sending calls, messages and content across networks worldwide, launched a working demonstration of how the Neustar Intelligent Cloud service can be used by charities and non-profits to connect mobile subscribers to an enriched and compelling giving experience.


CTIA Innovation Sighting: Hook Mobile

March 31, 2008

Las Vegas, LV - Hook generates additional revenues for social networks and their applications developers by offering an open API that delivers a "low calorie" multimedia experience using MMS. They essentially serve as an enabler by sitting at the center of a pyramid formed by the SNS providers such as Facebook and MySpace, operators such as ATT or Vodafone, the application providers that are riding on the open APIs fostered by the SNS portals and the subscribers.


Hook Mobile Identified as Top 10 Emerging Mobile Player To Watch in 2008 by IDC Study

February 06, 2008

The mobile market continues to be one of the most rapidly evolving areas of communications, devices, content, entertainment, and enterprise connectivity. In an industry that appears to be dominated by behemoths, a number of small companies are poised to potentially play larger roles in the mobile industry. These small companies are hotbeds of creativity, new thinking, and innovation, but are essentially unknown to the broader mobile industry. Each year, IDC highlights ten small mobile companies that have the potential for a market impact disproportionate to their current size.

 
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