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Guest Post: Connected vehicles? BYOS – Bring Your Own SIM

by Dennis Juul Poulsen, CEO with Tweakker

Billions of dollars are being invested in what is seen as the next big digital playground – the connected vehicle. And central to the mass roll-out of new and subsequently used connected cars and trucks is not just the sticker price, but having connectivity solutions embedded in them allowing the humble, network-agnostic SIM card to access the Internet from a vehicle at anytime, from anywhere, worldwide. Vehicle manufacturers believe that smartphones will change the way people use their vehicles and giant strides have already been made in making them safer, more fuel efficient and more fun to be in thanks to device technology. Continue reading

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Ping Identity delivers mobile app for single sign-on access to thousands of applications from any device

One-click access for business apps with the security controls that IT requires

Press release

May 22nd 2014. Ping Identity, the identity security company, has announced a native mobile application that delivers single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of applications from any device. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets, the PingOne app gives users a simple yet secure way to access corporate resources via their smartphone or tablet without compromising security and compliance requirements. Continue reading

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iOS7 update created biggest traffic spike says Virgin Media

Yet the internet device of choice is apparently still a laptop

UK telco, Virgin Media, has identified the peaks for data traffic carried over its network in 2013 as well as having predicted a festive web traffic surge which is set to break records. Virgin reckons that 2013 will be the most digital Xmas to date. Perhaps the most interesting statistic from 2013 was the fact that Apple’s  iOS7 update on September 18th created the single biggest peak in downloads on Virgin Media’s network. The most surprising revelation is that laptops remain the device of choice to get online with 62 per cent of those in a survey saying that this was their primary means of connecting. And that’s despite tablet and mobile sales being predicted to grow faster by Gartner. Continue reading

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Scandit develops SDK for Google Glass-based scanning apps

Foresees 10% of firms using AR spectacles in 5 years

A new version of its Barcode Scanner SDK software will deliver highly optimised support for Google’s icon Glass [AR spectacles], says Scandit. The company develops software-based barcode scanning and data capture technology for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices. The new Scandit release will be compatible with Google’s new Glass Development Kit (SDK), and Scandit is already working closely with application developers to match its wide range of features and functionality to the specific requirements of Glass. This release leverages Scandit’s unique blurry scanning and dynamic range capabilities to the fullest extent. The move follows a recent prediction from Gartner that companies using Google Glass or other wearable devices could save $1 billion a year in field service costs over the next five years. Continue reading

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HTC shares tumble as it notches up first ever quarterly loss

Shades of Nokia and BlackBerry…

Shares in smartphone maker, HTC, plunged heavily in Taiwan last night [5th November 2013] after reporting its first quarterly net loss and announcing plans to slash costs by nearly a quarter in a bid to return to profit. The once high-flying manufacturer is now haunted by the spectres of BlackBerry and Nokia, both of whom have similarly fallen from grace as their market share plummeted against competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung. In an investor briefing, HTC revealed its first-ever quarterly net loss of T$3.58 per share during Q3 2013 and revealed how Q4 earnings could fall a further 15 per cent. HTC’s stock has plunged nearly 90 per cent since its April 2011 peak and, according to researchers at Gartner, no longer features in the top ten list of global smartphone makers. Continue reading

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Smartphone sales overtake basic handsets for first time

Sales of smartphones globally have for the first time overtaken those of more basic handsets, latest figures from Gartner reveal.
In the second quarter of 2013 smartphones accounted for 51.8 per cent of global mobile sales, with the Gartner survey also revealing that BlackBerry has fallen behind Microsoft as the third most popular operating system – losing almost half its market share in the past year.
In total, some 225 million smartphones were sold in the last quarter, with South Korea’s Samsung accounting for 31.7 per cent of the market, way ahead of Apple which commanded just 14.2 per cent. Continue reading

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Guest Post: PC decline sales reaffirms importance of apps to hotels

by JP Dumas, CEO with AppyHotel.com

I’d like to discusses how the decline in PC sales has reaffirmed the importance of  apps (mobile and tablet) for the hospitality industry. Recently, Gartner reported here that PC sales had dropped to their lowest level in history, with global shipments falling by 10.9 per cent in Q2 2013 . So it’s no secret – consumers continue to prefer using tablets and smartphones to engage with online content, as these mobile devices are arguably more responsive, more accessible and can be used on the move. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Micromax & MediaTek garner success

by Asif Iqbal Shaik, a blogger working for MySmartPrice

Two companies, little known just a couple of years ago - MediaTek and Micromax, are now in limelightfor their explosive growth. MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company which was not much known in consumer space because it made chips only for the entertainment appliances and wireless communications industries. Micromax had gained a reputation for making poor-quality but cheaply-priced feature phones. Now it is the second biggest handset brand in India. Continue reading

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Guest Post on whether the world ready for mobile payments

by James Harrison, UK country manager with Oxygen8 Group

Recently, while working on an internal presentation I ran out of room on a slide to show logos of rival mobile payment providers. This highlighted the fragmented space that we are all looking to compete in. It also highlighted a current lack of universal acceptance of what a mobile payment actually is and how and when consumers are prepared to use their mobile as a payment mechanism. Continue reading

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Online sales driving boom in media spending

Britain will remain one of the world’s most lucrative markets, says report

Spending on advertising, communications and entertainment will rise by four per cent a year in the next four years, new research suggests, much of it driven by the web. According to professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the UK will continue to be seen as one of the world’s most lucrative advertising markets with revenues of around £65.5 billion achieved by 2017. Online advertising, it suggests, will rise by an annual 9.9 per cent as firms home in on mobiles and laptops to spread their digital messages. Continue reading

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Samsung edging out Apple in smartphone wars

South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data.
Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just AMeanwhile, Nokia’s shares slump after release of latest WP8 model

South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data. Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just under half of total phone sales globally.under half of total phone sales globally. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Social is a business weapon – it’s about time Telcos got serious

by Bruno Teuber, a senior vp with Lithium
Now that the dust has settled after MWC 2013, it’s apparent that one of the main takeaways is the fact that the intersection between mobile and social is becoming more amplified than ever before. Telecom companies (Telcos) are beginning to realise how important it is to implement a [...]

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Gartner says worldwide mobile advertising revenue will reach $11.4 billion in 2013

Revenue from global mobile advertising to grow 400 per cent between 2011 and 2016

Press release

January 17th 2013. Worldwide mobile advertising revenue is forecast to reach $11.4 billion in 2013, up from $9.6 billion in 2012, according to Gartner. Worldwide revenue will reach $24.5 billion in 2016 with mobile advertising revenue creating new opportunities for app developers, ad networks, mobile platform providers, specialty agencies and even communications service providers in certain regions. ”The mobile advertising market took off even faster than we expected due to an increased uptake in smartphones and tablets, as well as the merger of consumer behaviors on computers and mobile devices,” said Stephanie Baghdassarian, research director at Gartner. “Growth in mobile advertising comes in part at the expense of print formats, especially local newspapers, which currently face much lower ad yields as a result of mobile publishing initiatives.” Continue reading

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Mobile ad spend ‘to double by 2016′

The next three years will witnesses a doubling of mobile advertising spending with the global market on target to become worth almost almost $25 billion (£15.6 billion) by 2016, according to research firm Gartner. Continue reading

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Samsung to ship ‘half billion plus’ phones in 2013

That’s twenty times more than it sold in 2010

Korean electronics giant, Samsung, says it expects to sell around 510 million phones globally in 2013, cementing its position as the world’s No.1 handset manufacturer. Despite attempts by arch rival Apple to impede its progress with a barrage of patent-related lawsuits, Samsung’s star shows no sign of waning. It says three out of four devices it is on course to sell in the next twelve months will be smartphones and predicts an overall 20 per cent jump in phone sales on 2012. Continue reading

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