Rating: Never mind versions for WP8 & iOS – what about all Android users?
here at GoMo News we had to giggle. As usual Facebook is lining itself up for a pasting. The UK’s leading national newspaper, The Sun, had been given an exclusive to test out Facebook’s new ‘super-app’ – Facebook Home. The newspaper was absolutely correct in stating that today [April 17th 2013] the Home app is at last available in territories other that Facbeook’s Home market of the USA. Might it accidentally exaggerated the true availability of this particular Android app. Continue reading
Rating: Recommendations aren’t good news for retailers targeting mobile
The ‘Trust Factor’ in new mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets is low – new research has just established. It seems that virtually 50 per cent of Brits think that mobile devices are less secure than traditional computers. Which won’t help m-commerce, of course. Integralis, the information security specialists commissioned Vanson Bourne to survey 1,000 Brits in Q1 2013. The survey found that whilst the majority who use smartphones for business admit to installing personal apps, less than half regularly update their smartphone’s security settings. Continue reading
Rating: Juniper Research says impending iRadio launch will drive growth
The most significant growth in mobile music streaming has come in the USA, which is poised to overtake South Korea this year as the leading market for mobile streamed music services. That’s according to a recent report from Juniper Research, ‘ Mobile Music: Market Prospects 2013-2017‘. That trend is likely to accelerate as Apple is poised to launch its iRadio services. OTT [Over-The-Top] players like Apple are also set to challenge existing service leaders – such as Pandora and Spotify, for supremacy in the streamed music space. Continue reading
Managing the shift to mobile has been given a top priority by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, after the search provider yesterday [16th April 2013] revealed slower-than-expected revenue growth.
Though Yahoo has still to announce any specific mobile apps or services it has in mind, it has already made some headway with active mobile users passing the 300 million mark for the first time, up from 200 million as disclosed in its last earnings update in January. Continue reading
Rating: Independent ringback tone service from Vectone has gone missing
GoMo News has become absolutely fascinated by the UK’s mobile industry’s complete failure to pick up on the opportunities created by the death of the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Emotions are running high here in Blighty [the UK], especially given the fact that tomorrow’s [April 17th 2013] State Funeral for Maggie threatens to create as much civil unrest as the original protests against her ‘Poll tax’. Stepping into the void created by the UK’s mobile content Kings, GoMo News took the trouble to outline how people could create a Maggie ringtone here. Now we’ve discovered that it isn’t possible to have a Maggie related ringback tone. Continue reading
Rating: 1 in 7 parents say baby using phone or tablet for 4+ hours
New evidence suggests that parents are pushing smart devices onto their babies despite concerns over the potential consequences.
Users of this baby site have responded to a poll on how much they allow their babies to play with their smartphone or tablet device. More than half of parents admitted that they allow their baby to play with their phone or tablet device and one in seven parents confessed to doing so for more than four hours every day. Continue reading
Rating: Offers 150 free downloads of any app signed up
StartMeApp has announced its ‘Boost App Europe’ programme aimed at European owners of branded mobile apps (shopping, loyalty), as well as European publishers of mobile games, entertainment and other consumer apps. The idea is to give European owners of branded and consumer apps the opportunity to test StartMeApp’s ability to drive downloads, installs and revenues in multiple markets worldwide. That’s not only in their home European
market and StartMeApp’s stronghold of Latin America, but also in other markets into which StartMeApp has reach such as in Asia, North America and Africa. Continue reading
by Katerina Merzlova, a copywriter with Intellectsoft
The number of rumours about new Apple products continues to grow at an incredible rate. Just recently several sources have become aware of new patents which suggest that Apple is planning to enter the mobile payments sector. Apple is already seriously to reconsidering the reasons why the company has ignored NFC technology in its devices. Since 2010, the company has been gathered patents on various methods of using NFC. Continue reading
Rating: BYOD forcing organisations to review their wireless expenses
With just over a week to go before the show starts, MDSL has just announced its sponsorship of this year’s Telecom Management 2013 Conference held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 24 April . Telecom Management claims to be the only specialist European event that unites end-users and telecom integrators to inform users and potential users about new strategic developments in the field of Telecom Expense Management. MDSL claims to be the leading provider of global Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management solutions (MDM). Continue reading