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Mobile Streams’ top bean counter heads for the door as shares plummet

Departs with immediate effect, despite doing ‘solid job’
In early trading shares get hammered again

Britain’s Mobile Streams, which describes itself as world’s biggest independent retailer of games, apps and other online content, has parted company with its chief financial officer Gaston Cerf, it was revealed today [4th February 2014]. His departure comes just a few weeks after Mobile Streams issued a profit warning, sending its shares into a renewed nosedive. Since October last year [2013], the company’s share price has tanked by nearly two thirds, going from around 81 pence to just 29 pence at close last night. Continue reading

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Mobile Streams issues profit warning amid Argentine Peso mayhem

Shares plunge more than a third, wiping millions off cap

Britain’s Mobile Streams, which describes itself as world’s biggest independent content retailer, has issued a profit warning following the recent devaluation of the Argentine Peso. The news sent the stock plunging in early trading today [29th January 2014], sending them down a massive 34 per cent to just 41 pence. The company, whose vast majority of subscribers are based in the South American country, was hit two years ago when the Argentinian government imposed strict rules on foreign exchange movements, making it difficult for firms like Mobile Streams to get their money out. Unable to repatriate profits, the company’s share price has plunged in the past year. Continue reading

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Posh iPhones more in favour with UK Apple dudes

Yer 5c is just for plebs, mate

Apple’s more expensive iPhone 5s outsold the company’s 5C model by three to one in the UK, latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggest. But although there appears to be a British consumer preference for the pricier handset, Apple is still losing market share. In the three months to October 2013, smartphones running Apple’s operating system slipped from 32.7 per cent in 2012 to 28.7 per cent now. In the USA, says Kantar, the decline is even more marked – down from 47.2 per cent to 40.8 per cent during the same period. Continue reading

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Mobile Streams founder sheds stock as price crashes

Don’t cry for me Argentina

Mobile Streams founder Simon Buckingham did little to uphold faith in the content retailer yesterday (2nd October 2013) after it was revealed that he sold 630,000 shares as the stock plunged nearly 11 per cent on London’s AIM market. Mobile Streams’ stock price was in turmoil as CEO Buckingham offloaded his shares, with its price having initially shot up on news of a doubling of profits. But then it went rapidly into reverse as it was realised that, despite the sales success mainly in Latin America, much of the company’s revenues were trapped in Argentina following currency controls in 2012 that have hindered the repatriation of funds. Continue reading

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Profits more than double at content retailer Mobile Streams

Results out today (2nd October 2013) from Mobile Streams, which describes itself as world’s biggest independent content retailer, show a massive leap in pre-tax profits – up 200 per cent at £4.8 million compared to £1.6 million last year.
Revenue also more than doubled from £22 million to nearly £54 million over the twelve months. Yet another achievement was a 201 per cent growth in mobile internet revenues, at £49.6 million compared to £16.5 million in 2012.
The Aim-listed company now has an active presence in six countries and employs more than 50 people around the world, though much of its success is down to continued growth in Latin America with operations in Colombia, Mexico and a recently launched mobile internet services in Brazil Continue reading

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Mobile Streams CEO disposes of quarter million shares

Cites personal reasons for sell-off, as shares slide

The boss of Mobile Streams, which describes itself as the world’s biggest independent content retailer, has reiterated his confidence in the firm despite selling off a quarter of a million shares in the past few days. Ironically, it was only yesterday (24th July 2013) that Aim-listed Mobile Streams gave an upbeat statement on its trading performance for the year ending June which, though unaudited, indicated that global revenues had almost doubled to £50 million, while earnings before tax had also increased “significantly”. Continue reading

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Mobile Streams revenues and subscribers double

Content retailer Mobile Streams says its revenues have more than doubled over the year from £22 million to more than £50 million, with a corresponding increase in profit and cash reserves.
The British company, formed in 1999 and whose early success was based on Ringtones, now claims that its Appitalism mobile content store is now the world’s largest independent operator with the company itself present across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America. It also boats partnerships with key mobile operators, including Spain’s Telefonica.
Today (24th July 2013), in an investor update, it also revealed that subscribers nearly doubled to 3.41 million, compared to 1.75 million at end June 2012. Continue reading

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Appitalism gives apps producers Wings

Rating: Single sign up to multiple outlets for apps

Strange how everyone these days is the world’s largest something or other. Anyway, Appitalism.com – which is operated by Mobile Streams and claims to be the world’s largest app store – has just introduced a new global app distribution program which it calls Appitalism Wings. This new service is aimed at app developers who want to maximise their return on investment (RoI). It provides apps producers with additional distribution channels which specifically apply to their content. All this without the need to sign or spend time on multiple integrations and agreements. Continue reading

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Mobile Streams partners with Huawei over apps

Rating: App catalogue available in China & Middle East

Leading content aggregator, Mobile Streams, has struck a deal with China’s top telecom solution provider, Huawei, for distribution of its Appitalism.com app catalogue. This will now be offered into selected regions within the Huawei’s extensive network in Asia and the Middle East. CEO of Mobile Streams, Simon Buckingham, commented, “Our partnership with Huawei will ensure that our app catalogue is placed with Asia’s most prominent mobile operators in a market that is enthusiastic about smartphones, apps and portable devices.” Continue reading

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Mens magazine Maxim goes mobile with WDA and Mobile Streams

avril_maximMaxim magazine announced a deal to distribute mobile content today. The WirelessDeveloper Agency (WDA) is a mobile content broker, and the middle man in this deal. It has chosen mobile content company Mobile Streams to deliver the saucy Maxim content to mobile users in the UK, Latin America and APAC. Continue reading

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