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relatively few have insurance -desforges Brits spend 60 days a year using personal gadgets, new research finds

Daily gadget usage levels see a 31% increase in five years
80% of smartphone owners never separated from their smartphone

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December 2nd 2013. Findings revealed from new research commissioned by Affinion International, the leading global provider of customer loyalty and engagement products, have highlighted the extent of Britons’ dependence on personal gadgets. The average consumer now spends over four hours per day using the various gadgets they own for personal, non-business related tasks – equivalent to an annual total of 60 days per year. The report compiled by retail research specialists Conlumino finds that the average consumer’s daily gadget usage has seen an increase of an hour compared to just five years ago, and an increase of two and half hours compared with ten years ago. Continue reading

Cookie cutter approach to mobile advertising in emerging markets will fail

New report finds a little bit of ‘luck’ and a tailored approach garners most responses over mobile in the developing world

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November 29th 2013. With the developing world identified as home to the fastest growing mobile connections, a new report warns brands and businesses not to take a ‘one size fits all’ mobile advertising approach to emerging market consumers. Instead, companies must take into account factors such as time of day, days of the week and the specific words that resonate with consumers from country to country, when deploying mobile marketing campaigns. The ’2013 Cracking the Emerging Markets Report’, from marketing technology company Upstream, captures insights from mobile marketing campaigns across Nigeria, Vietnam, Brazil and Cameroon, that reached 223 million consumers. Continue reading

neul_logo Neul launches world’s first production white space radio system

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Delivering up to 16Mbit/s at 10km, Neul is set to revolutionise M2M comms and local broadband delivery

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13th June 2011. Neul, a company offering products and services for the globally emerging TV white space spectrum, has announced the launch of NeulNET. NeulNET is the first production wireless radio system that is designed to use free, high quality white space spectrum, delivering fast, reliable wireless connections over long distances. NeulNET promises to revolutionise machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, local broadband delivery, smart meter communications and the ‘internet of everything’. The NeulNET system is available for order. Continue reading

evidence that faster speeds have shaken up mobile - culpin Orange Exposure research points to significant shift in consumer usage patterns with advent of 4G

Early insight that faster 4G networks are igniting uptake in m-commerce and encouraging broader mobile use
Mobile now central to how people shop, with ‘showrooming’ on the rise as people use their mobile to search for best deals
Mobile apps increasingly used to access internet over browser
Android’s dominance over iOS continues for second year running, with leap in tablet market share

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November 29th 2013. Orange has announced the results of Orange Exposure 2013/2014 – an annual independent study by TNS into media habits across UK, France and Spain. This year’s study takes an early look at the impact of 4G networks on consumer behaviour – exploring how this has already significantly shifted usage patterns. The report also explores the role of mobile alongside other devices and touch-points in consumers’ shopping habits. In addition, it reveals how apps are increasingly becoming the de facto route to the internet, over the browser. Finally, Orange Exposure finds that Android’s dominance is now evident in the tablet market. Continue reading

- malachard Tablets double share of ad impressions & iPads surge ahead, Adfonic reveals

Report also finds that Apple is pulling ahead of the pack
Premium publications make more inventory available on Real-time Bidding exchanges

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27th November 2013– Adfonic, the smart buying platform, has released its Q3 2013 Global AdMetrics Report showing that tablets have doubled their share of mobile ad impressions over the past year, and that within the tablet format, Apple’s iPad in particular gained share. Tablets’ share of overall impressions grew from 14 per cent in Q4 2012 to 28 per cent in Q3 2013, while the iPad’s share of tablet impressions grew from 58 per cent to 76 per cent over the same period. This indicates growing iPad dominance within a growing format. Continue reading

Softbank_sprint Sprint and SoftBank announce completion of merger

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July 10th 2013 – Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) (“Sprint”) and SoftBank Corp. (TSE: 9984) (“SoftBank”) have announced the completion of their merger whereby SoftBank has invested approximately $21.6 billion in Sprint, consisting of approximately $16.6 billion to be distributed to Sprint stockholders and an aggregate $5 billion of new capital ($1.9 billion at closing) to strengthen Sprint’s balance sheet. Sprint stockholders voted to approve the transaction at a special meeting of stockholders held on June 25, 2013. Continue reading

Jeff_gordon_syniverse Syniverse completes acquisition of MACH

New capabilities will help Syniverse rapidly deliver innovative services that enhance mobile experiences
Press release – 7/1/2013
July 1st 2013. Syniverse has announced that it has completed its acquisition of MACH for approximately €550 million. The combined company now serves more than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and app providers in nearly 200 countries, offering [...]

Jose_Garcia tyntec Joyn struggles as operators partner with OTT providers

Research reveals 29% of mobile operators believe GSMA’s offering Joyn is not the solution to successfully compete with messaging service providers such as WhatsApp and Skype

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August 13th 2013. GSMA-backed standard Joyn is struggling to drive significant operator support, limited by its complexity and slow speed to market, according to new research by mobilesquared and mobile interaction service provider tyntec www.tyntec.com. The international survey among more than 40 MNOs (mobile network operators) and MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) reveals that only 7 per cent of mobile operators now believe Joyn is the solution to combat the threat of Over The Top (OTT) voice and messaging services such as Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp. Continue reading

Apple unveils iOS 7

Completely redesigned With stunning user interface

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June 10th 2013. Apple has unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes. Continue reading

txtNation txtNation connects directly with the Telcos in Belgium to enable operator billing

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June 3rd 2013. txtNation has now officially switched on their directly connectivity across all mobile operators in Belgium. txtNation is currently showcasing their mobile gateway availability to clients looking at this attractive market. Belgium has a vibrant mobile community, with over 10 million people and a strong mobile penetration rate of 115 per cent. Proximus is the largest network followed closely by Mobistar and Base (KPN). txtNation has arrangements with all three operators Continue reading

Frost & Sullivan: European M2M market consolidates to optimise future opportunities

With connectivity already in focus, the next wave of profits to come off M2M applications

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May 20th 2013. As the convergence of the information and communications with other industries drives advanced concepts including connected health, smart utility, and smart transport systems, mobile network operators (MNOs) are expanding their machine-to-machine (M2M) portfolios. Europe is at the forefront in the evolution of technologies to drive growth and competitiveness. Currently, the focus revolves around M2M connectivity, but the next and more profitable wave will be around M2M applications. Continue reading

rara.com introduces first in-car music streaming service across Europe

rara.com launches first in-car music streaming service with BMW in UK, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands

No smartphone; SIM card, or dongle needed: rara.com streams direct to new BMW 5 Series with ConnectedDrive Online Entertainment

14 million music tracks + over 200 curated music channels to stream from all major and leading independent labels

rara.com BMW music subscription includes access to rara.com apps for web, iOS, Android, Windows 8 PCs and tablets

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21st May 2013. London based music streaming service rara.com today announces an international partnership with BMW to introduce the first direct-to-car music streaming service across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Continue reading

header_logo_monitise BBM Money service exceeds 60,000 registrations within 90 days of launch

Service launched with BlackBerry creates low-cost customer acquisition opportunities for PermataBank

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22nd May 2013. Mobile Money leader Monitise (LSE: MONI.L) has announced the early success of BBM Money, the P2P mobile payments service launched through its Joint Venture with Astra International (AGIT Monitise Indonesia) in partnership with Indonesian financial institution PT Bank Permata (PermataBank) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB). Since going live at the end of February 2013, the service has attracted more than 60,000 registered users towards its end of 2013 target of 200,000. Continue reading

Pontis_logo Pontis reaches 300 million subscribers worldwide

Continuous, personalised engagement with subscribers result in greater loyalty and improved business results

May 21st 2013. Pontis, the leading provider of individual Customer Lifecycle Management (iCLM) solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), has announced that it has reached 300 million subscribers worldwide, through dozens of tier one mobile operators across the globe. Continue reading

payvia_logo payvia acquires Mogreet to create the first end-to-end mobile payments, user targeting and engagement platform

Responding to strong industry demand, payvia, a Silver Lake Sumeru portfolio company, creates the first-ever solution combining mobile payments, user targeting and mobile marketing on a directly connected carrier platform allowing companies to seamlessly target, transact and engage with consumers

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May 20th 2013. payvia, the leader in direct carrier billed mobile payments, has announced its strategic acquisition of Mogreet, an innovative mobile video and rich media messaging engagement solutions provider that is used by thousands of marketers, retailers, small businesses and developers including major brands such as Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications and Gamefly. The full Mogreet team will join payvia, with Mogreet Founder and CEO James Citron serving as payvia’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Continue reading