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Facebook partners with Bango, looks to mobile payments and operator billing

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Following Facebook’s S-1 filing for its upcoming IPO, it soon become clear that whilst the company saw its mobile presence booming, it knew it hadn’t done enough to monetize its offering and had its hand forced by a reliance on the platforms on which it operated. However, with reports suggesting...
Facebook partners with Bango, looks to mobile payments and operator billing

Domino’s UK launches Windows Phone app, says 13% of orders are now mobile

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Popular worldwide pizza chain Domino’s has released a new smartphone app for Windows Phone users, adding to its wide portfolio of mobile applications including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform and becoming its seventh mobile sales channel. As we have reported before, mobile has been a hugely successful market for...
Domino’s UK launches Windows Phone app, says 13% of orders are now mobile

Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

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Facebook threw out some interesting numbers during a fireside chat with Inside Facebook. Speaking to the blog.the world’s most popular social networks claimed that 60 million of its users are engaging with Facebook apps through their mobile phone. Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen clarified that in saying mobile apps, he referred...
Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

Nokia to cut 4,000 smartphone production jobs in Hungary, Mexico and Finland

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Nokia has said up to 4,000 jobs could be cut from its European smartphone production plants, as it continues to adapt its market strategy and cut company costs associated with manufacturing, its Location and Commerce business and other supporting functions. Announcing the planned changes at its factories in Komarom, Hungary, Reynosa, Mexico...
Nokia to cut 4,000 smartphone production jobs in Hungary, Mexico and Finland

O2 announces Pocket Hotspot device, wants to keep you connected at all times

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O2 hasn't exactly given many options to those looking for an internet-sharing mobile device, but today the Euro telco's announcing a miniature Pocket Hotspot that should solve some of those troubles. The company's promising max download speeds of around 22Mbps and 6Mbps up -- though, needless to say, that's...
O2 announces Pocket Hotspot device, wants to keep you connected at all times

Sun Co-founder’s WayIn Launches End-To-End Platform For Easy Twitter Polling

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In late 2010, Sun Microsystems Co-founder Scott McNealy and finance veteran Scott Johnston, launched WayIn, a mobile Q&A and polling service designed to let individuals and brands quickly create and respond to polls on anything their hearts desire. Thanks to the managerial clout behind it, the Silicon Valley-based startup has...
Sun Co-founder’s WayIn Launches End-To-End Platform For Easy Twitter Polling
Lumia 900 wins outdoor readability test, Galaxy S and iPhone 4 split second

Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs

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One month after social TV app Zeebox finally arrived on Android, the second-screen platform has announced a slew of new features designed to better engage audiences. Today’s announcement means that celebrities can use the app to draw fans into their shows, whilst letting viewers set up group chat rooms based...
Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs
Google’s Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year — Plus, Predictions

OneID Grabs $7M From Khosla & North Bridge To Replace Usernames And Passwords

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Fragmentation isn’t just a problem reserved for mobile operating systems, it’s inherent to our online identities as well. Our digital identities exist in a loose and fragmented consortium of usernames, email addresses, scree names, social media accounts, passwords, and sitekeys. Many have tried to capture the single sign-on holy grail,...
OneID Grabs $7M From Khosla & North Bridge To Replace Usernames And Passwords

Lenovo to invest $800 million into new mobile device development facilities

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The world's second (or third) biggest PC manufacturer has announced plans to invest $800 million in a new mobile product-centric facility. Lenovo wants to get closely involved with the lucrative world of smartphones and tablets, promising that several thousand employees at the new base in Wuhan will focus on...
Lenovo to invest $800 million into new mobile device development facilities

Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines

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Philippines telecom operator Globe has hooked up with its Singaporean counterpart SingTel to bring a new apps store to its subscribers free of charge, as a report from ABS-CBN reveals. The duo are launching MyAppsMall, which will carry more than 20,000 items that includes games, social networking, sports and other apps....
Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines

Outside of Apple, the mobile industry has been flat for the past half decade

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According to new data compiled by Morgan Keegan (via AllThingsD), non-Apple revenues for the mobile computing industry made up of smartphones and tablets has remained stagnant for the last 5 years. In other words, without Apple, revenues for the industry in Q4 2011 would have been roughly the same...
Outside of Apple, the mobile industry has been flat for the past half decade

Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps

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I’ve heard quite a few people describe the first time they use Expensify as almost unnervingly impressive. Compared to what most of us are used to, Expensify’s super slick web and mobile apps make it seem almost too easy to file expense reports. Where before maybe you were very...
Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps

Google: 41 Percent Of Super Bowl Ad-Related Searches Were Mobile

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A wide range of social and mobile data are being reported by various sources in the wake of last Sunday’s Super Bowl game. For example, ad network inMobi said 39 percent of survey respondents “used their mobile device in response to a TV commercial during the game” (discussing... Please visit...
Google: 41 Percent Of Super Bowl Ad-Related Searches Were Mobile

Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics

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In a departure from its traditional sound cards, Creative has just unveiled a line of Bluetooth speakers with in-built mics, called the Sound BlasterAxx range. Yes, these are the ones we anticipated last week, but now we have a lot more detail. There are three different sizes of speaker,...
Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics

Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

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Deal discovery and daily deal pioneer Groupon is at Mobile World Congress, providing us with some fresh insight into how well its mobile platform is performing — and it’s going well for them, particularly in North America. Groupon today announced that its mobile apps broke records in December 2011, with...
Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

Wi-Fi Alliance Pushes Passpoint As A Solution For Customer And Carrier Data Woes

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Smartphone and tablets owners are clamoring for access to more Wi-Fi on the go, or so a new study from the Wi-Fi Alliance claims. Out of 1,000 US-based smartphone and tablet owners, 87% of them indicated that they wanted greater Wi-Fi availability for their mobile devices, and 85% said they...
Wi-Fi Alliance Pushes Passpoint As A Solution For Customer And Carrier Data Woes

The best Android apps of 2012 so far

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Okay, okay – retrospective “best of” pieces are sometimes best delivered with a 12-month time-frame in mind. But we’ve had so many Android apps hit our radar in the year to date, we thought the 6-month (ish) mark would be a good time to revisit some of the best and...
The best Android apps of 2012 so far

Google to Expand Mobile-Device Partnerships

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Google plans to give multiple mobile-device makers—rather than just one partner—early access to new releases of its Android mobile operating system and to sell those devices directly to consumers, said people familiar with the matter....
Google to Expand Mobile-Device Partnerships

New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Don’t Love

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No, silly, this isn’t about murder – it’s a program to remove people from a photo! Scalado has created a photo-taking system that allows you to selectively remove people in a photo. How does it work? It basically interpolates the “clean” version of the scene by watching the moving,...
New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Don’t Love

Amazon's Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates

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You knew it had to happen, but it still stings. With Amazon's complicated update of its Cloud Player digital music service, the company has made its cloud-based music-locker service much less friendly to users who don't want to pay for a subscription. Amazon's announcement Tuesday made it sound like the...
Amazon's Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

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Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. The Toronto-based company announced the financing news on Wednesday...
Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

More Money For Big Data And The Cloud: OpenView Raises New $200M Fund

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There has been a bit of a landrush of late on enterprise companies focused on big data and how best to harness that in the cloud, and today sees the launch of a new fund that will fuel the growth of even more companies working in that space. OpenView Venture...
More Money For Big Data And The Cloud: OpenView Raises New $200M Fund

eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos

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eBay has rolled out a key update to its Fashion app for iOS devices in the UK, as it now features the so-called ‘Image Swatch’ technology to allow shoppers to find fashion items on eBay UK that match the colour and pattern of images in photographs. It was initially rolled...
eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos
After Alpha Attracts 1M, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC

Canon unveils PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one, prints from the cloud for $200

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If you're in the market for a new wireless printer for that fancy new home office, Canon has a new model that may suit your needs. The PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one boasts copy, scan and fax features for those official docs that still have to be sent over the...
Canon unveils PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one, prints from the cloud for $200

Mogreet Nabs $4.1M For An Easy Way To Share Rich Media To Any Mobile Device

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Mogreet, a Los Angeles-based mobile video marketing startup, is today announcing that it has raised $4.1 million in strategic capital. The round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, with participation from existing investors, including DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures, and Draper Associates. The new infusion of capital brings...
Mogreet Nabs $4.1M For An Easy Way To Share Rich Media To Any Mobile Device

Apple’s Safari browser vulnerable to address bar spoofing exploit in iOS 5.1

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Given their popularity, Apple’s iOS devices are constantly being probed for vulnerabilities, whether it be within the filesystem, kernel or their applications. Today, a new vulnerability has been brought to our attention that focuses on how the Safari browser on iOS 5.1 renders website addresses, which can be used to...
Apple’s Safari browser vulnerable to address bar spoofing exploit in iOS 5.1
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