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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

itunes-logo Apple’s App Store marks historic 50 billionth download

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May 16th 2013. Apple has announced that customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps1 from the revolutionary App Store. Customers are downloading more than 800 apps per second at a rate of over two billion apps per month on the App Store. The 50 billionth app was Say the Same Thing by Space Inch which was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio USA who received a $10,000 App Store gift card to commemorate this historic milestone. Continue reading

Tapjoy_logo Tapjoy partners with Kakao to offer its advertising platform in Kakao Games

Tapjoy becomes the first global advertising platform to help Kakao Games developers monetise their apps

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May 15th 2013. Tapjoy, a leading mobile advertising and publishing platform, has announced an agreement with Kakao, the largest mobile social platform in Korea, to allow developers on the Kakao Games platform to monetise their apps through Tapjoy’s market-leading advertising and monetization tools. Kakao is the provider of the popular mobile messenger app KakaoTalk, which currently has more than 90 million users around the globe, with more than 30 million users visiting the platform every day. Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 925 Nokia introduces Nokia Lumia 925

New interpretation of world’s most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images

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May 14th 2013. Nokia has introduced the Nokia Lumia 925 , a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. TheNokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range. Continue reading

MACH_logo_12 MACH brings data analysis to life with ‘My Visuals’ launch

Forward-looking solution visualises crucial network metrics to provide at-a-glance insight into roaming strategy for mobile network operators

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May 14th 2013. MACH, the leading provider of cloud-based managed communication services, has announced the launch of its ‘My Visuals’ solution, which provides mobile network operators (MNOs) with powerful insight into the behaviour of roaming subscribers in a straightforward, graphical format. By capturing subscriber activity around preset KPIs in a simple dashboard, ‘My Visuals’ helps MNOs avoid lengthy and complex data analysis, to enable fast, informed decisions about their roaming business strategy. Continue reading

ConstantCT_logo 66% of small business owners use mobile technology

But a majority of the mobile holdouts don’t plan to change their course

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May 7th 2013. For those wondering if small business owners are actually using mobile technology for their business, the answer is a definitive “yes,” according to new survey data from Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). Of those surveyed in March 2013, 66 per cent report currently using a mobile device, including smart phones and tablets, or a solution, like mobile-optimised websites and text message marketing. While this majority adoption is promising, it’s important to note that, of the 34 per cent not using any mobile device or solution for their business, a resounding 65 per cent have no plans to do so in the future, mainly citing a lack of customer demand. Continue reading