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Flurry buys Trestle to get into mobile backend market

Of money and mobile: OpenMarket sees the future as limitless

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At the Open Mobile Summit in London, a gathering of big players in the market gathered to look at the future of movements like media and mobile payments. The practise of spending money via a mobile device is still very fragmented as technology companies work on making the process smoother...
Of money and mobile: OpenMarket sees the future as limitless

Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

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Which is odder: That Amazon, the Kindle company, hired a guy named Kindel to head up a new stealth mobile development project? Or that Amazon hired a Windows phone guy to head a mobile project? That’s what’s happened.  As Geekwire reported on Monday — and yes it dispensed with the...
Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

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A revenue model is the system design by which a business monetizes its services. That comes from Wikipedia. I like that definition. Short, sweet, and to the point. I am going to spend the next couple months talking about revenue models for online businesses. We've started off this series by...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models
10 things to know about tech startups in Brazil

Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

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Telefónica, the world’s sixth largest mobile provider, says it’s ready to step up and become not just a network, but a serious global technology player. In an announcement in London on Thursday, the Spanish company, faced with turmoil in its core markets and witnessing turbulence in mobile sales all over...
Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

China’s Youku gets green light to introduce Web video services for mobile

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Chinese video giant Youku has received a government license which allows it to provide content for mobile devices, leaving it free to introduce a dedicated mobile service and content for devices. Caixin reports that the country’s leading video site — which last month announced plans to merge with fierce rival...
China’s Youku gets green light to introduce Web video services for mobile

AT&T service in the works to let app developers pay for users' data use

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AT&T has been making news all over MWC in the past couple of days. The most recent report from The Wall Street Journal says that Ma Bell is planning a service that will enable app devs and other content providers to pay the carrier for subscriber's data usage. AT&T's head...
AT&T service in the works to let app developers pay for users' data use

Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

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Sky has announced that Channel 4’s catch-up TV service, 4oD, will be added to On Demand this Monday. Customers of the subscription-based satellite television service will be able to access it for free, provided they have a Sky+HD box connected to the Internet. Channel 4′s video on-demand service offers programming from its entire...
Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

BizSpark Accelerator Finalists: Our Pick for 'Most Innovative Web Technology'

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Today at the South By South West festival in Austin, three finalists competed in the Microsoft BizSpark Accellerator finals in the "Innovative Web Technologies" category. The companies, RecycleMatch, Siri and Skimble argued their positions on stage in front of three judges and tonight the winner will be announced at 6pm...
BizSpark Accelerator Finalists: Our Pick for 'Most Innovative Web Technology'

Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

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There is a massive demand for location-based mobile services worldwide, according to the findings of a new TNS report, which found that the services are the most sought after by mobile users across the globe ‘Mobile Life‘, the firm’s latest report, concludes that almost two-thirds of mobile users that don’t...
Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

EE releases 4G tariffs as the UK moves toward October 30 launch

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EE, the network formerly known as Everything Everywhere has released the details of its pricing and plans for superfast broadband and 4G mobile services in the UK. 4G, or 4GEE as the company has dubbed it, arrives in the United Kingdom on October 30 and should provide speeds up to...
EE releases 4G tariffs as the UK moves toward October 30 launch

Salesforce opens its mobile services to the public sector to help government agencies reach citizens

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Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing software company, has unveiled four new mobile solutions for governments that it says will help better connect them with their constituents. Starting today, federal, state, and local agencies can take advantage of Rapid Response 311, Mobile Communities for Government, the Government Social Command Center, and Platform...
Salesforce opens its mobile services to the public sector to help government agencies reach citizens

The FEM Funnel

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Ms. Kunst. Minority report is a guest column by Sarah Kunst, who does business development and product at fashion app Kaleidoscope. She’s a black, non-engineer female in tech but plans to IPO anyway. The big question on everyone’s mind in the wake of Ellen Pao’s allegations of sexual harassment and...
The FEM Funnel

FCC treading lightly after LightSquared debacle

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The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to yank its support for satellite firm LightSquared all but ends that company’s effort to launch mobile services, analysts say. Now comes the hangover. FCC officials say they still have faith that satellite technology can be used to create wireless networks rivaling those of AT&T...
FCC treading lightly after LightSquared debacle

High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

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A photo kiosk that can track user behavior using a Microsoft Kinect-like sensor and mine social data could help marketers gain valuable information about audiences at sporting events. Mobile services company Mobiquity, based in Massachusetts, installed the first FanShots kiosk in the Sun Life Courtside Club at Boston's TD...
High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

Rocket Internet continues its focus on emerging Asia with e-commerce site in Cambodia

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Last week it emerged that Rocket Internet has entered Myanmar, and now it seems that the Germany-headquartered company also has plans for Cambodia, where it has launched an e-commerce site. The Pheom Penh Post reports that Khmer-English retail site shop.com.kh, which is currently stocked with a range of electronics items, including laptops,...
Rocket Internet continues its focus on emerging Asia with e-commerce site in Cambodia

Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

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Not quite two months after the European Commission approved Google's pending acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility (MMI) on the grounds that it would be pro-competitive and would not impact the patent market much, the lawmaking body announced it is opening up two parallel investigations of MMI's conduct. One will...
Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

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The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference....
Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare

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Groupon’s VP of mobile, David Katz, says that it has been “business as usual” at the daily deals company since the dramatic departure of founder/CEO Andrew Mason. “We’re still just focused on shipping new stuff,” Katz told TechCrunch in an interview. Today, that includes news of updates to Groupon’s iPhone...
Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare

Think Skype is big? Go see how many people are using Tencent’s QQ right now

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The chances are that, if you live outside of China, you may heard of Tencent, but what about QQ, its instant messaging (IM) product? I chance that you’re far less familiar with the service. Well you shouldn’t be, it’s used by millions (nay, hundreds of millions) of Chinese Internet users and...
Think Skype is big? Go see how many people are using Tencent’s QQ right now

Microsoft joins startups in building the new app infrastructure stack

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Microsoft just announced Windows Azure Mobile Services, a cloud offering that joins the ranks of Parse, Apigee and Kinvey in establishing a backend as a service designed for the mobile ecosystem. The goal of such a service is to provide a platform for mobile developers that will allow them to...
Microsoft joins startups in building the new app infrastructure stack

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

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02 disruption leads to fresh fears that spectators and residents near Olympic sites will be unable to use their mobilesDisruption caused by the collapse of the O2 mobile network has led to fresh fears that London's mobile phone networks will "fall over" during the 2012 Olympic Games, leaving spectators and...
Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

Exec shuffle focuses AT&T on the real prize: mobile

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AT&T's Ralph de la Vega is now solely responsible for wireless With its executive reshuffling this week AT&T returned to a structure that more accurately reflects where its businesses are heading: mobile. The wireless division juggernaut that drives most of AT&T’s revenues is now firmly in the hands of former...
Exec shuffle focuses AT&T on the real prize: mobile
The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile
Testing your apps is SO much fun, right? Now, Sauce Labs can do that for you

What to Expect at Mobile World Congress 2012

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This post was originally published on our sister site MarketWatch: Revenue-building strategies for mobile-phone operators, financial services in a mobile world and how to capture more of the connected consumer’s time and money — these are just some of the topics likely to be front and center when 60,000 delegates...
What to Expect at Mobile World Congress 2012

Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

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Radio spectrum auctions are generally supposed to be about assigning spectrum in the most efficient way, so that new mobile services run as well as possible. That said, they also make money for governments, and some see this as their primary purpose. Not so the Czech telecoms regulator, CTU, which...
Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

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Having already made the rounds under the guise of HTC Golf and Wildfire C, HTC has today confirmed the launch of the Desire C, a budget Android smartphone that features Beats audio, Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC support. The 3.5-inch smartphone is powered by a 600MHz Snapdragon S1 processor and...
HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support
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