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Apps Rush: BBC Olympics, Barclays, Recce, NBC Olympics, Bambi, Twitter, Brewster and more

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What's new on the app stores on Friday 13 July 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:BBC OlympicsThere will soon be more Olympic Games apps than there are athletes competing. The BBC's looks set to be popular in the UK though: available for Android and iPhone,...
Apps Rush: BBC Olympics, Barclays, Recce, NBC Olympics, Bambi, Twitter, Brewster and more

Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

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For the first time since Apple entered the mobile phone market in 2007, it has been ranked the top mobile phone vendor in the US. For the latter quarter of 2012, sales of its iPhone accounted for 34 percent of all mobile phone sales—including feature phones—in the US according...
Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

A Look Into Japan's Burgeoning App Economy

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Japan, long called the “Galapagos Islands” of the mobile industry for its cornucopia of sophisticated and unusual feature phones, is finally transitioning to Android and iOS in a serious way. Given the country’s historically high levels of spending on mobile apps and games, it’s becoming a market that Android and...
A Look Into Japan's Burgeoning App Economy

LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

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Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many subscribers in Africa, SMS is the only option for text-based communication on the go. And, to give residents a more consistent method for reading and responding to...
Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

TNW's Daily Dose: Ouya games console is a Kickstarter hit, Twitter heads to more feature phones, and more

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The Ouya games console has raised more than $2m in its first 24 hours on Kickstarter, Twitter partners with Mediatek, and Amazon launches its own version of Apple’s Game Center. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Ouya games console is a Kickstarter hit, Twitter heads to more feature phones, and more
Android growth to end in 2012 as Microsoft begins to steal Google and Apple’s thunder

Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

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The number of mobile-friendly websites is increasing faster than expected, according to the latest data from Taptu, a touch-focused mobile search company. Not only is the touch web growing, it’s growing at a faster rate than Apple’s iTunes App Store, which currently has an annualized revenue rate of nearly...
Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While most of our attention in the mobile world is focused on smartphones, there’s a massive opportunity  for any company that can take over so-called developing markets, i.e. places where people are still mostly using relatively simple ”feature phones”. Taking...
Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets
Exclusive: Big Blue Bubble pivots to the mid-core market with new 6waves published titles
Yahoo Open Sources Its Apple App Store Killer

Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

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Opera Software will soon receive a significant usage boost of its Opera Mini browser after it announced that it has partnered with Korean smartphone giant Samsung to preload the software on a number of its feature phone devices. Opera Mini will be available on Star3, Star 3 Duos, Champ Deluxe and...
Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

Pew: Smartphones overtake feature phones among adults in the U.S.

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Pew Research Center on Thursday released a report stating smartphone owners now outnumber feature phone owners in the United States. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. own a smartphone as of February 2012, the firm said, up from 35% last May. 53% of cell phone owners indicated that their handset is...
Pew: Smartphones overtake feature phones among adults in the U.S.

The Right Tool For The Job

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The mobile phone is today’s PC, but not necessarily in the way you think. Fifteen years ago, the PC was the central hub in one’s interactions with the wider world. This was largely because of the state of miniaturization; our electronics simply weren’t small or efficient enough to make mobile...
The Right Tool For The Job
Anyone Who Believes In "Mobile First" Needs To Look At This Photo

AT&T to launch push-to-talk service nationwide in November

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AT&T plans to launch its Enhanced Push-to-Talk service to all of its customers in the U.S. starting in November, according to FierceWireless. AT&T’s PPT service has been available for some time now as a testing platform for a few businesses, but the carrier is now looking to spread it to...
AT&T to launch push-to-talk service nationwide in November
Here's AT&T's plan to grow now that everyone has a mobile phone

iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

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Between the years of 1998 and 2011, Nokia consistently took the first-place prize for global unit shipments, outpacing both Samsung and Apple. This year, however, iSuppli projects that the Finnish firm will slip to the second position, representing 24 percent of device shipments, compared to 29 percent for Samsung...
iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Nokia this morning announced a major shakeup, acknowledging that “competitive industry dynamics” in the smartphone market are hurting its business more than previously expected. The company scaled back its financial forecasts, announced the departure of three top executives, and said it plans to reduce its workforce by up...
Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

Vuclip Looks Outside the U.S. for Mobile Video Watchers and Finds a Lot of Them

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YouTube is the king of Web video, and that dominance extends to phones, too: The site now generates a billion views a day. But just like video on the PC, you can still make a go of it in mobile video, if you’re willing play in areas that Google doesn’t...
Vuclip Looks Outside the U.S. for Mobile Video Watchers and Finds a Lot of Them

Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

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After 19 years, the alternative browser known as Opera has capitulated and will move to the WebKit core used by most other browsers for their latest mobile offering, known as "Ice." The new browser, which will likely debut for iOS and Android at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next month,...
Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

Facebook expands capabilities for feature phones, adds support for pages and places

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Facebook recently updated its feature phones mobile app to allow users to interact with pages and check into locations, according to posts on the company’s Facebook for Every Phone page. “Facebook for Every Phone” is a native mobile app compatible with more than 2,500 different Java-enabled feature phones. Previously,...
Facebook expands capabilities for feature phones, adds support for pages and places
An inside peek at Twitter's mobile site redesign

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones
IDC: Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

Rob Zombie, Serve, Target, Ray-Ban, Samsung, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook’s mobile application for feature phones topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages as measured by Likes this week. Musicians, Facebook, YouTube, a few movie pages and brands like Target and Ray-Ban rounded out the list. Pages on our list this week grew from between 357,200 to...
Rob Zombie, Serve, Target, Ray-Ban, Samsung, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

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Mobile users who buy on the fly should watch their pockets as Onebip, the mobile payment business unit of global mobile commerce company Neomobile, has released its new single-click purchase feature for its Onebip Mobile Browser. This means that brands, mobile companies and digital and online merchants can use the new...
Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

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Take the smartphone camera sensor that was the toast of MWC, add in the burgeoning Windows Phone platform and this might be what you might get. Although we hope -- and suspect -- that it isn't. Sneaking out from China with some judicious pixelation, the phones look pretty... dynamic....
'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

Nielsen: Who’s still using dumbphones?

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The smartphone revolution is definitely here, but it’s leaving some users behind. According to a Monday report from Nielsen that asked whether users were carrying smartphones or feature phones, minorities are more likely to adopt smartphones than whites, and women are slightly more likely to carry a smartphone than men....
Nielsen: Who’s still using dumbphones?
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