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Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

arstechnica.com
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

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

Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)

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Microsoft's attempts to crack the mobile market have thus far failed. The latest comScore data shows it is still losing marketshare in the U.S., even with critically acclaimed phones from Nokia. It's in fourth place, behind Research In Motion, and far behind Apple and Android who are running away with...
Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)
Mozilla chairman and CTO begrudgingly endorse h.264 video support

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

pandodaily.com
I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

HTC, Where Innovation Is Bought (And That’s A Good Thing)

techcrunch.com
HTC’s is the Cinderella story of the mobile market — they’ve gone from low-key provider of Windows Mobile hardware to Android-powered smartphone titan within the span of just a few years. Impressive as that is, HTC has done much more than just push out smartphones. In the past year alone,...
HTC, Where Innovation Is Bought (And That’s A Good Thing)

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

thenextweb.com
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

50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

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It’s a bold claim, but if we look at the how and why it makes a lot of sense.  Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of global sales says that he expects up to 50% of all advertising, within the next 5-8 years, will be digital.  The paradigm shift toward purchasing online...
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

Google's Venture Arm Wants Its Hand in More Mobile Deals

allthingsd.com
Venture capitalist Rich Miner knows a thing or two about the mobile market. Though he focuses on making investments for Google Ventures these days, Miner’s prior role was working with Andy Rubin to create a little start-up called Android. In his early days, Miner consciously tried to focus on areas...
Google's Venture Arm Wants Its Hand in More Mobile Deals

The Kindle deal will help Bing, but Windows 8 is its real chariot to mobile market share

thenextweb.com
There’s an interesting piece out today in Business Insider (BI), highlighting a new deal that Microsoft appears to have landed with Amazon, entitled “BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD.” As you know from our previous coverage, the Kindle Fire HD is a new device out...
The Kindle deal will help Bing, but Windows 8 is its real chariot to mobile market share

Podcast: Q&A, Google Voice on Windows Phone? Chromebook on iMac? AirPlay v. Bluetooth?

gigaom.com
With the mobile market becoming a central part of everyone’s lives, it should make things simple, right? Not so fast: All this mobile tech can be equally as confusing with different platforms, networks, devices and more. That’s the idea behind our newest GigaOm podcast. You can call in or tweet...
Podcast: Q&A, Google Voice on Windows Phone? Chromebook on iMac? AirPlay v. Bluetooth?

Motorola's Opportunity: Droid Razr M vs. iPhone 5

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Apple is expected to announce the newest iteration of the iPhone on Wednesday. It will likely - and finally - have a bigger screen along with 4G LTE, better central and graphics processors, and Apple's vaunted Retina display. The problem for Apple? Manufacturers like Motorola are beating it to the...
Motorola's Opportunity: Droid Razr M vs. iPhone 5

Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report

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The number of smartphones in use worldwide has passed the 1 billion mark for the first time, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which estimates the landmark was surpassed during the third quarter of 2012. Strategy Analytics believes that there were 708 million smartphones one year ago, during the third...
Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report
Here's AT&T's plan to grow now that everyone has a mobile phone

Intel agrees to purchase 1,700 patents from Interdigital

www.electronista.com
Intel has agreed to buy 1,700 mobile patents from InterDigital. The $375 million cash deal sees patents for Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE technologies head to the processor giant, which is expected to expand its push into the mobile market. The patent sale comes six months after InterDigital decided against selling...
Intel agrees to purchase 1,700 patents from Interdigital

Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

techcrunch.com
Intel today announced that CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May. In a press release, the company said that Otellini will take his leave at the company’s annual stockholder meeting in May, with the stated intent of easing the management transition during the next 6 months. Otellini has been CEO...
Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor
Three reasons to root for RIM
CSR Racing is earning more than $12M a month on iOS, says NaturalMotion

The new business model: Competing with partners!

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Whether you blame Google, Microsoft or Apple, the old way of doing business in the mobile market is falling away. Mike Elgan explains why that's not necessarily bad....
The new business model: Competing with partners!

ComScore: Samsung Widens Lead As Top Mobile Brand In U.S., Android 51% Of All Smartphones

techcrunch.com
Samsung doesn’t break out actual unit sales figures for its mobile handset business, but many analyst houses are estimating that it is the brand to beat anyway. The latest tip comes from ComScore, which today released the results of its regular poll of 30,000 U.S. consumers to gauge the state...
ComScore: Samsung Widens Lead As Top Mobile Brand In U.S., Android 51% Of All Smartphones
T-Mobile CMO would like to abolish phone subsidies, but won't actually do it

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

www.computerworld.com
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Google's Motorola Mobility unit to determine whether it is stifling innovation in the mobile market by refusing to license certain patents to its competitors, according to published reports....
Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

gigaom.com
The days of easy mobile growth are gone in the developed world, and those who want a smartphone have one — or 1.57 mobile connections according to recent research. That’s why the theme of third-quarter wireless industry financial results calls in the U.S. have focused on how carriers will grow...
The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

RIM, Windows Continue To Lose Mobile Market Share -- comScore

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Today comScore reported August US mobile market share data. Consistent with the pattern of the last several months, Samsung continued to be the leading hardware maker, although Apple and HTC were the only OEMs to see growth since May. Among smartphone operating systems, iPhone and Android have... Please visit Marketing...
RIM, Windows Continue To Lose Mobile Market Share -- comScore

More Industry Bloodletting: Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next 18 Months

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The mobile space will see a shakeout of sorts over the next 18 months. Nokia, the Finland-based maker of mobile phones, announced Wednesday that it will cut 10,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce through the end of 2013, as it attempts to regain its once-dominant place in a market increasingly...
More Industry Bloodletting: Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next 18 Months

Samsung Plans Multiple Tizen Smartphones for 2013

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Samsung’s intentions for Tizen, the Linux-based mobile platform it’s developing with Intel, grow clearer by the day. Earlier this week, we learned that NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, has quietly signed on to help bring a Tizen handset to market. Now comes news that the device will be one...
Samsung Plans Multiple Tizen Smartphones for 2013

Apple's Public Relations Department Opening Up Under Tim Cook

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For years, Apple Public Relations has issued press releases for major product announcements, handed out exclusives and loaner units to a few select reporters and columnists, and occasionally signed off on an interview with one of the senior executives when it suited their marketing message. That strategy gave the company...
Apple's Public Relations Department Opening Up Under Tim Cook
Chinese mobile subscribers grew to 987.58 million in January

Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

techcrunch.com
Crossbar has raised $20.5 million from undisclosed investors for its memory storage technology that could be a possible successor to flash. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Crossbar has an intent to raise $21 million. Crossbar has previous investments from Correlation Ventures, with additional...
Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash
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