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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
Survey: Despite initial missteps, mobile payments will boom in 2013

LG ‘Lobbying Google’ to be next Nexus Partner

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LG is lobbying Google to score a collaborating partnership on the next Nexus device. “We’re having discussions,” said head of LG’s smartphone division Ramchan Woo to CNET in an interview. “We’re working on it.” Garnering the honor would gain LG an ounce of prestige in the mobile industry, because the handset...
LG ‘Lobbying Google’ to be next Nexus Partner
Microsoft licenses file system patents to BlackBerry maker RIM

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Is Pulling In 40% Of All Mobile Industry Revenue, And 75% Of All Mobile Profits (AAPL)

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Apple's dominance of the mobile industry is just breath taking. This chart from Horace Dediu shows that Apple now has 75% of the mobile industry's profits, and 40% of its revenue. Remember, this is a business line that did not exist for Apple 5 years ago. The lines on...
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Is Pulling In 40% Of All Mobile Industry Revenue, And 75% Of All Mobile Profits (AAPL)
T-Mobile's CEO trashes AT&T's 'crap' service, analyzes mobile porn consumption

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Web And Apps Driving Social Media Growth (Nielsen via MarketingProfs)Consumers continue to spend an insane amount of time on social networks. Roughly 20 percent of users'...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement

Tesla Model S review

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As we cover the mobile industry, where the evolution of devices and processors is relentless, we're used to being impressed. We're used to seeing a new generation of a product that instantly and irrevocably makes the previous one look tame. It's just the way this world turns. However, that's...
Tesla Model S review

2012: The Year LTE Becomes a Standard, Not a Luxury

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The mobile industry may well remember 2012 as the year when LTE became the dominant wireless technology in the United States....
2012: The Year LTE Becomes a Standard, Not a Luxury

UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

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The United Nation's International Telecommunication's Union arm is calling smartphone makers and mobile industry bodies together to discuss snowballing patent litigation and expects to focus on standards-essential FRAND patents....
UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

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FreedomPop on Thursday started taking pre-orders for its first product, an add-on sleeve that gives the iPhone 4G data capability. The company, which is backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, is promising users that buy the $99 device upwards of 500MB of free data use each month. The company isn’t...
Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What Were The Top Trends In Mobile In 2012? (Econsultancy)Was 2012 the year of mobile? No, and in reality trying to say that any 12 month period...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

Google's Low Profile at Show Belies Its Clout

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Google kept a low profile during this year's biggest mobile-industry event here, but the Internet-search giant's long tentacles were visible all across the Mobile World Congress....
Google's Low Profile at Show Belies Its Clout
Add 1GB of RAM to the new iPad’s killer specs

Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

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As a way to sweeten its mobile analytics product, Flurry Analytics is adding two more services to help mobile developers gauge how they’re attracting new users and how often their app crashes — and it’s adding those features for free. Both iOS and Android developers can use the Flurry SDK and will...
Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

The State of Play in the Mobile Industry in One Venn Diagram

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The State of Play in the Mobile Industry in One Venn Diagram

Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

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Taiwan-based handset maker HTC suggests that its highly profitable days in the U.S. smartphone market are in the past. The company CEO, Peter Chou, explained to analysts that Apple’s iPhone 4S is strong competition suggesting that Apple’s handset was part of the reason HTC experienced a 70 percent profit decrease...
Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

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Been offline for most of the weekend, or just not kept up? Here’s what you missed on The Next Web. Olym-picks The Olympics dominated the mainstream news this weekend, and we had our fair share of it on TNW too. Perhaps most importantly, we brought you 25+ ways to watch and keep...
Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

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The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Sharma. He notes that within the revenues expected for mobile data, non-messaging revenues led by apps, mobile...
Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

Vimeo iOS app updated with iPad support: Full-screen playback, video editor

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Vimeo launched its long-awaited iOS app nearly a year ago. Though the program offered a comprehensive set of editing features, it only supported iPhone and iPod touch. Today, the company introduced a new version at Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual mobile industry trade show that runs...
Vimeo iOS app updated with iPad support: Full-screen playback, video editor

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

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I don’t travel by air that often, but I fly enough that I’ve managed to build up quite the collection of airline apps on my phone. Every time I find myself trying to remember my Delta or United password to download my boarding pass, I can’t help wondering why someone...
After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

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The Hulu Plus video subscription service finds its way to several Android tablets Thursday, complete with an updated user interface. The software, found in Google Play, has a visual redesign for easier navigation on large touchscreen devices. But not every Android tablet owner can use the software; only seven devices...
Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

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The Next Web is out and about at Mobile World Congress this week, and at the Showstoppers event tonight we met some of the tech companies looking to make a name for themselves at this year’s flagship mobile industry event in Barcelona. One of these companies was HzO, which was...
Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

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Facebook did not just launch a "Facebook Phone" last week, as was expected. Instead, along with the HTC First, it offered up Home, a "family of apps" that is neither a phone nor a smartphone operating system - but which may ultimately have a far greater impact on the mobile industry...
Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like

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Even Mark Zuckerberg concedes that the biggest challenge on Facebook's plate is developing a viable mobile strategy. The question is: How? In recent announcements, the company has shown that it's thinking hard about the answer. Here are some things Facebook's mobile engineers should consider. The problem is devilish: Moving Facebook to smartphones...
What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like

Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

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The Verge reports that Google has officially responded to Friday's ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung case that saw a jury award Apple over $1 billion in deciding that Samsung had infringed upon Apple's patents and trade dress. In its statement, Google attempts to distance itself from the controversy somewhat,...
Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing

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Recently, we featured a chart from boutique investment bank Luma Partners that did a great job showing the complex process of getting mobile ads get from the marketer to the consumer.  BI Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on the mobile industry, can help you breakdown these complexities and stay...
This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing
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