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lauren_hall_iivy Planning for growth, iVvy event software future proofs with elastic AWS cloud

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January 2nd 2014. Australia’s next generation event technology cloud software developer, iVvy Pty Ltd, is preparing for more growth and has chosen to partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support their plans. “Building on our success, we want to ensure that we can securely scale to meet the growing business demand for the efficiencies possible through events technology,” said Lauren Hall, CEO and Founder of iVvy, on announcing the successful migration of iVvy systems to AWS last month [December 2013]. Continue reading

optimising facebook proves most lucrative - palli Snapchat, Vine among top smartphone apps of 2013

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January 2nd 2014. Snapchat, Vine, and Candy Crush Saga earned coveted spots on smartphones this year, making them among the most downloaded apps of the year. There are more than a million apps on Apple Inc’s App Store and Google Inc’s Play store, the two dominant marketplaces for apps, which see billions of downloads each year. This year [2013], the most downloaded apps were new takes on communication, gaming, and entertainment, according to mobile app experts. “2013 was a really interesting year in terms of maturation, milestones and new trends,” said Craig Palli, chief strategy officer at Fiksu, a mobile marketing company based in Boston Continue reading

London's reputation for innovation - Johnson Vodafone joins forces With Mayor Of London for world’s first multi-sensory fireworks display

New partnership sees Vodafone teaming up with Mayor and working with food scientists Bompas & Parr to bring a world first to London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations
Free Vodafone augmented reality smartphone app to bring the experience of the fireworks to millions of people, wherever they are

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December 9th 2013. Thousands of people attending the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will experience a show unlike any other as Vodafone helps create a display they will be able to taste and smell, as well as see. Vodafone is joining forces with the Mayor for the unique New Year’s Eve celebration, which will be experienced not just by spectators crowded along the banks of the River Thames, but by millions more watching the event at home on television. Continue reading

lukies Monitise sees continued momentum with new business wins and a contract renewal

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December 31st 2013. Monitise has announced that it is seeing continued momentum across the Group with a number of new business wins in both Europe and the USA, as well as a contract renewal. In particular, Monitise has entered into a five-year Mobile Money partnership with a leading UK bank and financial services company and also renewed and extended its commercial contract with a leading financial institution. Under the terms of the new UK business win, Monitise will design, build, and manage new digital banking, payments and shopping services. The partnership has a contract value of several million pounds. Continue reading

Movile_screenshot Movile helps app developers get into massive Latin American & Brazilian consumer markets

The Movile Marketplace lets developers upload their apps to a site where they can they be pre-loaded to smartphones

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December 20th 2013.  Movile, Latin America’s biggest mobile content platform, is announcing a new app marketplace that brings together Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), carriers, and app developers. The Marketplace lets OEMs and carriers choose to preload apps that app developers have uploaded in a single, central site. It builds on the success of a similar initiative that preloaded over ten million apps onto phones built by Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Huawei amongst others. The Movile Marketplace solves common problems developers experience when trying to expand into Latin America and Brazil, and gives them a valuable opportunity to be pre-loaded on phones. Continue reading

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 - www.udozi.com, 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
models

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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