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But elsewhere in the world Android is storming ahead
Apple has snatched back its lead of the US smartphone market from Google’s Android platform, though it’s at the expense of RIM’s BlackBerry devices and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. It is the first time since February , when sales of the previous iPhone 4S were declining, that Apple has regained its No.1 slot in America. Continue reading
Just over a month to go before launch of BlackBerry 10 devices
Shares in BlackBerry maker RIM received a rare boost on the Toronto stock exchange last night [November 22nd 2012] amid renewed optimism over its next range of smartphones. RIM shares, which have now risen in the last seven straight trading sessions, rose to their highest level since May ending the day at C$12. Nasdaq, where RIM’s shares are also traded and where volumes usually top those in Toronto, was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Continue reading
Rumours it’s forking out $6 per Android phone dismissed as ‘outrageous’
Media speculation that HTC is paying Apple at least $6 per Android handset, in lieu of a patents settlement, has been dubbed “outrageous” by the Taiwanese phone maker’s CEO. Though the companies have not disclosed details of the settlement or the framework surrounding the licensing agreement, HTC’s chief executive Peter Chou insists the terms will not impact its fourth-quarter guidance. Continue reading
But pay-per-click is still a soaring business
New research from San Francisco startup Marin Software suggests search advertising is proving less profitable as people increasingly use smartphones and tablets to browse the web. Marin’s data indicates the price firms like Google can charge companies in the UK for mobile promotions is less than half that for a desktop ad. On average a desktop click commands 32 pence but on a mobile it falls to around 15 pence. Tablet ads are worth roughly 28 pence per click. Continue reading
by Tony Evans – a freelance web designer
The ever-growing business of Internet advertising has been the craze for most business nowadays. Almost all businesses today have their own websites and blogs to market their services or products to their customers. In this article, I will compare Facebook’s way of advertising against the traditional PPC of Google in a B2B context. Continue reading
High tech multinationals and others could be subjected to a new sales tax in Britain in a clampdown on how companies like Vodafone, Apple and Google avoid liabilities through complex offshore structures and other loopholes.
Later today [12th November 2012] several major US firms will be summmoned to appear before the government’s Public Accounts Committee amid growing concern over how they exploit weaknesses in the Inland Revenue system to minimise corporation tax. Continue reading
Rating: Agreement means current litigation between the 2 is dismissed
Is this more than just a co-incidence? How come HTC and Apple have chosen November 11th to end their legal battles. After all, in Europe – at least – today is Armistice Day which the marks the cessation of hostilities between the two side in World War 1. Luckily they didn’t send out the release at 11 am. Anyway the two major handset vendors say they have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. Continue reading
Google’s Android OS has become the first to surpass 100 million quarterly shipments in a single quarter, according to new figures from research firm IDC.
More than 136 million Android handsets were sold during the period, giving the platform a 75 per cent market share of all shipments.
IDC says that Android also saw its shipments rise by 91.5 per cent over the same quarter for 2011, a growth rate roughly double that of the smartphone market generally. Continue reading
Google may have found a back door into China’s huge internet market after more than doubling traffic through mobile advertising, it has emerged. Two years ago the company pulled its search engine operations from the Chinese mainland amid clashes with the authorities over censorship and stiff competition from local rival Baidu. Over the weekend it revealed it will also be closing its China-only music service, despite the fact that the country has more than half a billion Internet users – the world’s highest number. Continue reading
Investors in troubled Finnish mobile maker Nokia have an anxious few days ahead as they await the launch of Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco.
The debut of Microsoft’s new OS on Monday week [29th October 2012] could prove even more crucial to Nokia than the Seattle software giant itself, given the phone maker’s continued slide and the fact it is pinning its hopes on Windows Phone 8 to revive its fortunes. Continue reading
by Katia Shabanova, PR director with Paragon Software Group
Engineers have been trying for decades to teach computers to recognise handwritten text. Only recently have leading software companies made significant progress teaching smartphones and tablets to adequately recognise handwriting. When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, one of the key competitive advantages of the device cited by the manufacturer was its S Pen recognition system – created in partnership with Wacom. In the latest devices, the S Pen allows the transmission of up to 1,024 degrees of clicking on the screen – achieving essentially the same precise screen recognition as if writing with an actual pen and paper. Continue reading
Rating: Mobilethink offer toll for luring customers away from Web 2.0 giants
In the battle to win the hearts and minds of existing cellular subscribers away from the Web 2.0 giants – such as Google and Apple, Mobilethink believes that it come up with an ideal tool for mobile network operators. The company is calling this tool its ‘Instant Communication’ module and claims it will be offering the software in Q4 2012. The target for Instant Communication is new customers or those upgrading from one handset to another. The objective is to actively promote operator services to such subscribers and Mobilethink claims this tool is the first of its kind. Continue reading
Picking up where Finnish phone giant left off
A new mobile phone using discarded Nokia software is to be unveiled next month by a group of ex-employees capitalising on patent violation fears elsewhere. With the feud over design and intellectual property rights between Apple and Samsung showing no signs of abating, and growing concern it could spill over into Android phones, the former Nokia executives and engineers believe the time has never been better for an alternative operating system. Their Finnish start-up business, Jolla, has already raised $258 million with the help of unnamed partners said to include a telecom operator, chip manufacturer as well as device and component firms. Continue reading
Rating: GoMobile News stumbles upon this accidentally
We could, of course, claim that we have been ardently scouring The Net for info on the UK release date for Motorola’s RAZR i. However, we were lucky enough to spot this announcement on the Clove UK web site. It says … “ Good news for many of you reading this. On Monday we will be shipping the first stock of the new Motorola RAZR i. Continue reading