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Wallet TrackR wants to make sure you never lose your wallet again

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We’ve all been there – that moment of panic when you can’t find something important. While services like Apple’s Find My iPhone have solved the problem for some mobile phone users, a new product wants to do the same for your wallet. Wallet TrackR from Phone Halo is a slim,...
Wallet TrackR wants to make sure you never lose your wallet again

Maxroam takes flight, partners with Easyjet to offer low-cost tariffs to travellers

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Newly launched Maxroam is getting wings after it announced a deal that will see EasyJet sell SIM cards for the international mobile roaming service to passengers on all of its flights. Launched by Cubic Telecom earlier this month, Maxroam helps travellers avoid the steep cost of using a mobile phone while...
Maxroam takes flight, partners with Easyjet to offer low-cost tariffs to travellers

UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion

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A study out this morning says that the UK is a nation of phone hoarders. The numbers, based on research by One Poll and presented by the mobile and tablet recycling site SellMyMobile, calculate that £6.86 billion ($10.7m) worth of phones are unused around the UK and that the average mobile...
UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion
Bing It On: Microsoft Claims 2:1 Users Prefer Bing's Search Results Over Google's In Blind Test
U.S. Mobile Phone Market Now Half-Smart

Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age

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Image copyright AdisaThere was a time when retail was a fairly straightforward business. Buy inventory with an eye to customer demand, put out a “Yes, We’re Open!” sign, provide friendly customer service and repeat. Technology has changed that, and the advent of information-on-demand and Internet-enabled mobile devices is pushing retailers...
Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age
Die, contracts! Prepaid mobile phone use surges

Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

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Nokia this morning introduced two new low-cost phones, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112, in an effort to appeal to young, urban consumers who can’t afford high-end smartphones. The phones, which are priced 35 euros and 38 euros respectively, come with a 1.8″ display, a VGA camera and dual SIM...
Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

The Wholesale Applications Community is "an alliance [...] that delivers applications to all mobile phone users." http://bit.ly/byPLL2

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The Wholesale Applications Community is "an alliance [...] that delivers applications to all mobile phone users." http://bit.ly/byPLL2

Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

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We’ve long been advocates of prepaid mobile phone services. They’re usually an easy way to save money—and avoid those pesky contracts. One problem though, many people still have those pesky contracts, sometimes for as long as a year or two. Breaking them often means being hit with an early...
Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

China Now Has 1.104B Mobile Users, While Mobile Communications Revenue Totaled $116.26B Over First 11 Months of 2012

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Statistics released yesterday (link via Google Translate) by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) show that as of the end of November 2012, there were 1.104 billion mobile phone users in that country, an increase of nearly 118 million people during the first eleven months of 2012. This means...
China Now Has 1.104B Mobile Users, While Mobile Communications Revenue Totaled $116.26B Over First 11 Months of 2012

Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan's Mobile Phone Users

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It would be easy to assume that giants like Apple, Facebook and the carriers will control smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the global messaging market remains fragmented with several independent players like Sequoia-backed WhatsApp and Korea’s Kakao TALK. Japan, in fact, has a dominant smartphone messaging app...
Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan's Mobile Phone Users

Get on WiFi, because Android app size limit increases from 50MB to a whopping 4GB

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Downloading apps is commonplace for mobile phone users at this point. As these apps become more and more sophisticated they’re becoming larger in size, which is sad for the end users. Being told to jump on a WiFi connection to download a game while you’re out and about on your...
Get on WiFi, because Android app size limit increases from 50MB to a whopping 4GB

Intel Capital and IFC pump $7.8m more into Altobridge to boost data efficiency for mobile networks

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Altobridge, a company that offers products to help mobile carriers make more out of the data capacity on their networks, has today announced fresh investment from Intel Capital and IFC that will allow it to increase the pace of its rollout of its Data-at-the-Edge technology. The $7.8 million investment is...
Intel Capital and IFC pump $7.8m more into Altobridge to boost data efficiency for mobile networks

Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

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The number of mobile phone users that use the Opera Mini browser has topped 200 million per month for the first time, that’s up 47 percent from last year, the Norwegian company has today revealed. Launching its latest State of the Mobile Web report that looks at usage of its...
Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

Catching up with radiation-detecting startup Tawkon, 6 months on from launch [Video]

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Tawkon is a startup focused on helping mobile phone users avoid potentially dangerous radiation. So how has 2012 progressed for the team there since they launched at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam earlier this year? At the Dublin Web Summit recently, I caught up with founder and CEO Gil...
Catching up with radiation-detecting startup Tawkon, 6 months on from launch [Video]

AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee

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The carrier will work with the state of Tennessee to test a service to let use mobile phone users send text message to 911 emergency centers. [Read more]...
AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee
Mary Meeker Gives Surprise Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone

European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

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With networks that typically span the whole country and plans that generally shield U.S. mobile phone users from paying extra roaming fees these days, being outside of your provider's reach isn't much of a problem on this side of the Atlantic (though there may be some changes afoot here, too)....
European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

Project Loon: Google plans balloon network to extend internet reach

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Google says balloons could be an option for connecting rural, remote and underserved areas to internetMobile phone users could receive signals from balloons floating in the stratosphere if a project launched by Google this week succeeds.Google launched 30 test balloons in New Zealand to test the possibility of having a...
Project Loon: Google plans balloon network to extend internet reach

Driven by sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Korea's SK Telecom passes 4 million LTE subscribers

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Korea’s telecom and wireless industries are among the best in the world, as recent figures published over the weekend revealed, and further proof of the high-tech nature of the country comes via operator SK Telecom, which has just passed 4 million LTE subscribers. While figure is impressive for any operator, it’s...
Driven by sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Korea's SK Telecom passes 4 million LTE subscribers

Mobile users avoid, uninstall apps over privacy concerns: Pew Report

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About six in 10 mobile phone users said they have decided against downloading certain apps over privacy concerns, a new survey finds. And in many cases, they have uninstalled apps that collected too much personal information about them. Read full article >>...
Mobile users avoid, uninstall apps over privacy concerns: Pew Report
Pew: more Americans report having smartphones than feature phones, 8 percent 'not sure'

FCC and mobile carriers commit to nationwide text-to-911 by May 2014

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It seems almost stupid that it’s nearly 2013 and we’re still unable to communicate with our emergency services in any way other than picking up the phone and calling them. We can certainly imagine situations where you’d want to be able to send a quick text message to local police. The US...
FCC and mobile carriers commit to nationwide text-to-911 by May 2014

Google Warns Latitude Users That They Might Be Sharing Their Location

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Google appears to be getting a tad paranoid about its own privacy policies on the heels of the whole Google Buzz debacle. The company apparently sent out an e-mail to some Latitude users this morning, warning them that the service might be giving away their location – which is kind...
Google Warns Latitude Users That They Might Be Sharing Their Location
Mobile phone users sorely mistaken about how much privacy they have
Hands-on: nearly instant photofinishing direct from your smartphone

Vodafone raises 'porn spam' fears over Ofcom contract consultation

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Ofcom remedy to halt mid-contract price rises will apparently see hundreds of inappropriate 'spam' texts sent every year to customers of all ages, says VodafoneProposals to protect mobile phone users from unfair mid-contract price rises could see children being sent text messages telling them the cost of phoning sex lines...
Vodafone raises 'porn spam' fears over Ofcom contract consultation

Four short links: 19 April 2010

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Sketchflow Demo (Vimeo) -- wow, impressive tool for whipping up wireframes and workflows for web apps. I've dreamed of being able to build real apps in this fashion. (via davetenhave on Twitter) Content is a Public Good -- fascinating guest post on Charlie Stross's blog, making yet again the...
Four short links: 19 April 2010

Android Tops 50%, iOS Hits 30% in U.S. Smartphone Installed User Base

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Research firm comScore today released the results of its latest survey of mobile phone users in the United States, finding that Google's Android and Apple's iOS continue to dominate the smartphone landscape. The highlight of comScore's report is Android passing 50% of installed smartphone user base for the first time,...
Android Tops 50%, iOS Hits 30% in U.S. Smartphone Installed User Base
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