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mms is popular on valentine's day Popularity of ‘selfies’ and videos expected to drive a spike in MMS this Xmas

MMS remains a popular communication platform with over half of USA and UK mobile subscribers using the technology in conjunction with OTT apps

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December 19th 2013. Research from the global mobile messaging leader, Acision, confirms the ongoing popularity of MMS as a habitual messaging and content sharing service in both the UK and the USA. The annual findings, now in their second year, show 51 per cent of British and 58 per cent of North American smartphone users currently use the platform. This makes it the second most-popular messaging tool after SMS in the USA and third behind SMS and Facebook Messenger in the UK. MMS is more popular with transatlantic women, with 54 per cent of UK and 61 per cent of US women using the platform compared to 47 per cent and 55 per cent of men respectively. Continue reading

mobile has the power to drive people to the high street - gabbay Local shopping app Udozi launches on Android

New app enables users to search for millions of products on the high street, available to buy on the same day

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December 17th 2013. Following a host of new retailer sign ups from brands including Evans Cycles, Maplin and Toys ‘R Us, local shopping service Udozi is now available for users to download from Google Play here. Available as a free service for Android owners to download or access through the website -, Udozi helps people search for and find items in shops near them, available to buy now. Continue reading

Samsung extends Homesync compatibility to more Android devices

Personal private cloud and connected entertainment experiences available with HomeSync

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December 17th 2013. Samsung Electronics has announced that it will extend the compatibility of HomeSync to more Android devices. Through the Google Play app store, even more Android devices – including non-Samsung devices – will offer their owners the benefits of HomeSync. HomeSync is a home hub solution that provides enough storage space to protect the whole family’s digital content. It delivers an immersive big screen TV entertainment experience, offering a new way of enjoying HDTV through a smarter Android user experience. Continue reading

Introducing the Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone from BlackBerry

Productivity designed for you

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November 19th 2013. Porsche Design and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) has announced the elite, new, all-touch Porsche Design P’9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P’9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customised version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System to give you the ultimate personal experience. Continue reading

true native advertising campaign - warner Mazda launches UK’s First location based dealership finder

Campaign devised by Mapp Media and Mindshare UK to promote latest Mazda

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November 18th 2013. A new series of geo-targeted mobile ads, promoting Mazda’s latest range of cars (New Mazda 6 and CX-5), will be running on a popular community based navigation app. The first in the UK to use this type of location based advertising so that they are delivered only when the user is in the vicinity of a car dealership. The deal, devised by Mapp Media and Mindshare UK, the media buying agency for Mazda, is a first for this kind of mobile, geo-targeted ad in the UK. The sophistication of mobile advertising means that Mazda can now target drivers using mobiles to direct them straight to their dealerships, and in some cases, away from the competition. Continue reading

BBM-channel_gomo BBM Channels announced for BlackBerry

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November 26th 2013. BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities, is available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World in an open betaversion. BlackBerry users can simply update to the newest version of BBM to have access to BBM Channels. Continue reading

A fine mess ... Telephone call charges to be made simpler says Ofcom

Clearer pricing for all numbers starting 08, 09 and 118
080 to be free from mobiles as well as landlines

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December 12th 2013. The cost of calling businesses and services will become clearer for [UK] consumers under major changes to telephone charging, Ofcom has announced. The measures are designed to tackle consumer confusion1 about how much it costs to call companies, public bodies and other organisations on numbers starting 08, 09 and 118. These ‘non-geographic’ service numbers have a range of uses, from finding out information to banking, directory enquiry and entertainment services. Currently, unless they are using a BT line, callers to these numbers are not generally informed how much they will be charged. Continue reading

Oxygen8_logo Nearly half of GB consumers feel mobile marketing communications aren’t relevant or useful to them

Consumers are disgruntled by irrelevant messages, but research reveals more targeted campaigns could drive sales and loyalty

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December 9th 2013, Nearly half (42 per cent) of consumers in Great Britain (GB) don’t feel any of the marketing communications they receive from businesses via their mobile devices are relevant or useful, according to research by integrated mobile solutions specialist Oxygen8 Group. The survey, which looked at what kinds of communications consumers currently receive on their mobile phone – including SMS messages, app notifications, email and automated voice messages – also identified that a further 44 per cent find less than a quarter of the messages they receive of value. Continue reading

survey revealed significant insights - bryan Starhome MACH’s steering of roaming solution gets top rating in global independent survey

Combined company receives the highest ranking in ROCCO survey

December 5th 2013. Starhome MACH, the global leader in providing market-driven network and clearing house services for the mobile industry, has announced that its steering of roaming solution (SoR) was ranked the best on the market in a recent independent survey by the Roaming Consulting Company (ROCCO). Respondents from 192 mobile operators in 111 countries took part in the survey. Continue reading

- dyson Three (3UK) brings Feel At Home to USA

USA one of four new fear-free roaming destinations for Three customers

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November 4th 2013. Three (3UK) is extending its Feel At Home proposition to the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau. Feel At Home allows customers to use their UK allowances to use data, text, call home and receive calls from home when abroad in certain countries. Feel At Home now operates in 11 destinations around the world. Commenting on Feel at Home, Dave Dyson, CEO with Three, said, We want customers to get the most out of their devices at home or abroad. High roaming charges stop people enjoying their phones while they’re away and Feel At Home is the antidote to that.” Continue reading

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