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Huawei still leads in mobile wireless networks

Huawei Technologies remains the world’s biggest vendor of cellular networks despite being effectively locked out of the huge U.S. LTE market.

Huawei took in 28.1 percent of all cellular network revenue in the third quarter, according to ABI Research results released Monday. That kept the Chinese vendor in the lead even though its share was down 3 percentage points from the second quarter, when it overtook Ericsson to claim the top spot, ABI analyst Nick Marshall said.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2068360/huawei-still-leads-in-mobile-wireless-networks.html

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Why Lack of Context is Killing Your Mobile App

Mobile was a fairly easy medium to ignore for several years. After all, smartphones were new, and most people still surfed the Internet on a laptop or desktop computer. However, that is no longer true today. Two-thirds of Americans who own a cell phone now use their phone to go online, and for 21 percent of phone owners, their phone is their primary source of using the Internet. This means businesses can no longer get away with ignoring mobile or building apps based off of websites built for PC’s. The world of mobile is significantly different than that of the desktop computer because mobile is all about context and that context is constantly changing. While prime time television hours are fairly set in stone, mobile phone users are checking in at all times of day from a variety of locations.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/12/why-lack-of-context-is-killing-your-mobile-app/

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Qualcomm Announces New Mobile, Networking Chips

Qualcomm announced a handful of new chips for mobile and networking gadgets ahead of its annual investor event on Wednesday, where analysts are likely to quiz executives about a shift in smartphone growth from the United States to China and other developing countries.

Qualcomm said the fourth generation of its Long Term Evolution chip, used for fast data transfer in top-tier smartphones, would begin sampling by manufacturing customers early next year.

Qualcomm is the world’s leading mobile chipmaker and is far ahead of Intel and smaller rivals in LTE technology.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/11/20/qualcomm-announces-new-mobile-networking-chips/

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Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile forst strategy, design approach

Yahoo is taking a “mobile first” approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.

The Internet giant has always offered services that correlate to what people like to do on their phones, Mayer said during an onstage interview Tuesday with Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Once you set aside voice and text messaging, phone users are looking up weather forecasts, peering at maps and checking their stock prices, all areas where Yahoo has had popular products, Mayer said.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2065220/yahoo-ceo-mayer-talks-mobile-strategy-design-approach.html

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Mobile technology will continue to revolutionise the way we shop

Advances in mobile technology have led to people personalizing their lives to such an extent that we only consume the media we want, read the blogs and tweets we agree with, and visit only the online fashion stores we favour. Nowadays, the mobile phone has become the window to all of our lives, where personal experiences and tastes can be seen in the photos we share, playlists we listen to and the online games we play. The natural extension of this customization of our lives is that, as consumers, we now want to customize the products we purchase too.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.retail-week.com/events/christmas/comment-mobile-technology-will-continue-to-revolutionise-the-way-we-shop/5054881.article?blocktitle=More-news-&-analysis&contentID=13146

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Consortium bids to be 4th mobile telco in South Korea

Mobile rates in South Korea are set to get cheaper if a fourth player applying for a license to enter the market is successful. KMI consortium bids to be the 4th mobile telco in South Korea. The bid comes from a local consortium called Korea Mobile Internet (KMI), which comprises mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that rent networks from existing telcos, according to Yonhap news.

A new player could enter by April 2015 if its license application is approved, promising lower mobile tariffs across the country by as much as 60 percent.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.zdnet.com/consortium-bids-to-be-4th-mobile-telco-in-south-korea-7000023242/

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Using Mobile Technology to Reinvent the Human Touch in Retail

With 96 mobile subscribers for every 100 people on the planet, the uptake of smartmobile devices by generations X and Y has led to the widespread assumption that all efforts involved in reaching these ‘digital natives’ should be directly channeled through mobile tech. But the dramatic increase in the role that mobile technology plays in our lives has also given rise to concern that diminished face-to-face interaction will contribute to increased social isolation. Mobile technology shouldn’t be about eliminating human interaction in our everyday lives; instead, it should be about enhancing human resources and relationships. The retail industry is at the forefront of innovating technology that caters to society’s changing patterns of behaviour, and for good reason.

 

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/diane-kegley/using-mobile-technology-t_1_b_4176498.html

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Mobile Ads Fuel a Jump in Profit at Facebook

Facebook, which operates the largest online social network, reported Wednesday that its profits doubled in the third quarter, to $621 million, after excluding expenses related to stock options. The company’s revenue rose 60 percent, to $2.02 billion, compared with last year’s third quarter. Most of that, about $1.8 billion, came from advertising. Perhaps most important for Facebook’s future as an advertising-driven company in a world of iPads and Android smartphones, the company noted that mobile ads accounted for 49 percent of its advertising revenue, up from 41 percent in the second quarter. Facebook said prices for mobile ads remained high, and users were clicking on them in their news feeds more frequently.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/technology/rising-mobile-ad-sales-propel-facebook-profit.html?_r=0

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 Update Pegged for Arrival

Earlier this week, Samsung not only confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, it detailed the update for its users, offering information on what the update will bring when it arrives. And while Android 4.3 Jelly Bean still figures to be next in line for the Galaxy S3, at least one carrier appears to be gearing up for a Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 update instead.
For weeks now, all we’ve been hearing about is how the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is close to rolling out. Rumors about the timing have put the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out in November with a release date still unknown.

Read more at http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/10/24/samsung-galaxy-s3-android-4-2-2-update-pegged-arrival/#8JDdPBM7HOw1yv2K.99

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Context is king: Cover for Android changes your lock screen as you move

Today, a new entrant wants to bring that same kind of context to your lock screen. Cover, the product of ex-Facebook, Google, and Yahoo engineers, replaces your default Android lock screen with one that knows where you are and what time of day it is to provide you with quick shortcuts to the apps you use the most in each scenario. For instance, when you are at work, Cover might put Gmail, Calendar, and Dropbox icons right on your lock screen, while at home it might replace those with Netflix, YouTube, and Sonos apps.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/24/5024652/cover-android-lock-screen-context-movement

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Google readying ‘Mobile Meter’ app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We’re told that the project, known internally as “Mobile Meter,” utilizes iOS and Android apps that intelligently monitor app usage and web browsing habits and send the data back to Google. Google already passively collects data to improve its apps and resources. The Google Maps app, for instance, regularly feeds back location metrics to enhance the service.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/14/google-mobile-meter-tracking-ios-android-app/

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LinkedIn Retools For Mobile: Your Phone As 4-Way Job Line

LinkedIn is retooling the money-making engine of the company — sophisticated recruiting and job-advertising services — so that they will work in full on smartphones. In a LinkedIn blog post, Barrile explained that the mobile version will let corporate users carry out traditional Recruiter tasks such as responding immediately to candidate messages sent through LinkedIn’s version of email (known as InMail.) It will also will let users view the full member profiles created by LinkedIn’s 238 million members — or collect hiring manager feedback on candidates. LinkedIn also is widening ways of delivering job-related ads on mobile devices, moving in tandem with other social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

Read the full article here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2013/10/16/linkedin-retools-for-mobile-your-phone-as-4-way-job-tool/

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6 Ways Mobile Technology Has Transformed the World’s Poor

Mobile technology is rapidly changing the face of communication in the most remote areas of the world. Today, out of the seven billion people in the world, approximately six billion are cell phone subscribers. In response, companies, governments, and NGOS alike have realized the potential of this tool in addressing today’s most pressing global challenges.

Education and health are two of the biggest ways the article mentions among other areas. Read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clara-tsao/6-ways-mobile-techology-h_b_4054076.html

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Firefox OS Gets Performance Boost, Wider Distribution

Firefox OS is built around applications written in HTML5. Mozilla Foundation is pitching it as a better option for low-end smartphones, and devices running it will compete head-to-head with cheap Android smartphones and other platforms such as Nokia’s Asha. This is good for people with low-end smartphones because they will be getting better a better OS. This will also benefit Firefox because they will gain more users (hopefully).

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/firefox-os-gets-performance-boost-wider-distribution-228457

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Target is Launching a T-Mobile Prepaid Service Called “Brightspot”

This weekend, Target will introduce a new prepaid wireless service called Brightspot. The prepaid service will use T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network (LTE as well), provides customers with 3 different affordable plans, rewards customers with $25 gift cards for continued service, and allows you to bring your own unlocked GSM device or choose from one of many they will have on hand.

 

Read the entire Article here: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/10/01/target-is-launching-a-t-mobile-prepaid-service-called-brightspot-on-october-6-here-are-all-of-the-details/

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Samsung’s HomeSync box connects Galaxy devices to TVs

HomeSync connects to a TV with an HDMI connection, allowing almost any TV to be a smart TV, Samsung said. It features support for wired or wireless mouse and keyboard, as well as access to Web browsing, YouTube, apps, games, social networking. As part of its Galaxy Perks.  The Android user interface on HomeSync is similar to that on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. It allows customers to use their Galaxy devices as remote controls to browse content on their TV, and users can mirror the HomeSync screen directly on their Galaxy devices. They also can stream content from their Galaxy devices wirelessly to a TV.

 

Read the full article here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57605849-94/samsungs-homesync-box-connects-galaxy-devices-to-tvs/

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T-Mobile yanks BlackBerry phones from stores after no one buys them

T-Mobile is giving up on selling BlackBerry phones in its retail stores. T-Mobile corporate services VP David Carey told Reuters on Wednesday that T-Mobile is giving BlackBerry phones the boot after finding out what most of us already suspected: People just weren’t buying the things. T-Mobile wants to put that shelf space to better use. This is bad news for Blackberry which is already in big trouble, the last thing they need is for their phones to be pulled from stores.

 

 

Read more at:  http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/26/t-mobile-yanks-blackberry-phones-from-stores-after-discovering-that-no-one-was-buying-them/#9jUcVVXyYSLs58Tl.99

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China Mobile Poster Of iPhone 5c And 5s On Chinese Language Website

This is another indication, along with ChinaMobile’s Chairman hinting in August that progress was being made, that Apple and China Mobile either have or are very close to partnering.  China Mobile’s network has not been robust enough for the two companies to offer the iPhone but with 200,000 TD-LTE base stations installed by the end of this year, that could support 4 million active users, it should have enough bandwidth to support iPhones. China Mobile’s subscriber base hit 750 million in August with 159 million on 3G technology. This is big news for Apple because they will be gaining 4 million users.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2013/09/26/china-mobile-poster-of-iphone-5c-and-5s-on-chinese-language-website/

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem

Mobile video is becoming more and more popular and this is good because it is one of the biggest ways to sell ads on mobile devices. Subscriptions and on-demand are becoming a huge part of mobile use. In April 2012, only 20% of U.S. smartphone owners said they watched a video on their phone at least once a month. Only nine months later, in January 2013, that number had shot up to 41%.

Read the entire article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-crazy-mobile-video-landscape-2013-9

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HP’s first Windows 8.1 tablet to hit stores in November

Hewlett-Packard’s first Windows 8.1 tablet will be coming out in November and they will  have smaller screens and powerful graphics. The Omni 10 will have Windows 8.1 and run on Intel’s Atom Z3000 processor code-named Bay Trail. The tablet, with a 10-inch screen, will offer nine hours of battery life, according to the company. Specifications and pricing were not immediately available, but Intel has said that starting prices for Windows 8.1 tablets with Bay Trail chips could range from $350 to $500.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hps-first-windows-81-tablet-hit-stores-in-november-227172

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Verizon to launch Total Mobile Protection program, for that added sense of security

Verizon is now offering a new mobile protection service that is 10$ a month including access to premium tech support, protection against malware, and insurance to help in case phone gets lost or stolen. The premium tech support gives you shorter wait times, with the help catered to your specific device, while the device protection will be deployed through Verizon’s Mobile Security app.

you can read the entire article here: http://www.techhive.com/article/2048645/verizon-to-launch-total-mobile-protection-program-for-that-added-sense-of-security.html

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T-Mobile boasts record August as it preps for iPhone 5S, 5C

T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert told CNET in an interview on Thursday that he believes the company posted a record market share in total gross post-paid customers in August. Also with the release of the new iphone 5c and 5s they expect their sales to rise even higher as they are a cheaper selection for mobile customers because there is no contract.

Read the entire article here : http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57602708-94/t-mobile-boasts-record-august-as-it-preps-for-iphone-5s-5c/

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Golf Goes Mobile

The idea behind all this technology is very simple: the right information makes sports more fun—whether you’re watching the team, managing it, or playing on it. Based on my personal experiences on the golf course this season, I can tell you one thing, this stuff really works. Golf pro Cathy MacPherson, is the pro behind the app.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/09/05/technology-multiplies-the-fun-factor-in-sports-golf-goes-mobile/

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Parse Fleshes Out Mobile Backend Service With Analytics, Background Jobs, And Web Parity

Today at Parse’s first Developer Dayconference, Parse announced new features: background jobs for running JavaScript tasks; a big partnership with game engine Unity; better ways to manage images and user sessions, and improved web support that brings it to parity with its mobile app offering. “Man I wish I had Parse back then,” Mark Zuckerberg said onstage about launching Facebook in 2004.

 

you can read the entire article here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/parse-developer-day/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+techcrunch%2Fsocial+%28TechCrunch+%C2%BB+Social%29