Ay+ and Infobip Collaborate on Pre-Loaded Direct-Billing Android Apps

Ay+ and Infobip have announced a collaboration on the development of pre-loaded direct-billing apps for Android smartphones. Ay’s mobile app and gaming platform is pre-loaded onto Android smartphone destined for emerging markets. The new functionality from Infobip will allow for users to add the cost of a new app, or in-app purchases such as credits … Read more Ay+ and Infobip Collaborate on Pre-Loaded Direct-Billing Android Apps

LG and Sprint Team Up to Launch Flexible Smartphone

LG are launching their new flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex, to United States customers on the Sprint network. G Flex will be available on Friday 31st January 2014 through Sprint for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement. The curved mobile device will then arrive in Sprint stores on Friday 7th February 2014. LG … Read more LG and Sprint Team Up to Launch Flexible Smartphone

Magazine Industry Moves to Standardize Digital Audience Metrics

Adobe has worked with magazine publishers, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, Adobe and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) to standardize audience and engagement metrics. Through analytics included with the Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe now enables digital magazine publishers to measure: The total number of tablet readers per issue; Total number … Read more Magazine Industry Moves to Standardize Digital Audience Metrics

RBS 6 Nations Signs Accenture as Technology Partner for 2012 and 2013

The RBS 6 Nations – the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest international Rugby Union tournament – has today announced that it has signed a deal with international management consultancy and technology firm, Accenture, to become the tournament’s Official Technology Partner in 2012 and 2013. The deal will see Accenture deliver the RBS 6 Nations Championship Official Mobile … Read more RBS 6 Nations Signs Accenture as Technology Partner for 2012 and 2013

Nokia to Audit Australian SMS Marketing

Finnish mobile giant, Nokia Corporation, is to audit its SMS marketing in Australia following an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in Australia’s public interest. The ACMA commenced the … Read more Nokia to Audit Australian SMS Marketing

Android Beating Apple on App Downloads

According to a new report by ABI research, the Android mobile platform has overtaken Apple in terms of worldwide app downloads with Google’s software taking a 44% market share compared to iOS’s 31%. Experts from the research company pointed to the open source nature of Android as a factor in the platform’s success, in addition … Read more Android Beating Apple on App Downloads

Skype Moves Further Into Mobile Along with Google

Skype has announced a further move into mobile technology with the acquisition of GroupMe – a group messaging service founded in 2010. The news follows hot on the heels of the news that Google will purchase Motorola Mobility to augment its roll-out of the android smartphone software. Skype made other moves into mobile earlier in … Read more Skype Moves Further Into Mobile Along with Google

Glu Mobile Inc. Acquires Griptonite Games and Blammo Games

Glu Mobile Inc. has acquired Griptonite Games and Blammo Games to augment its offerings of social games for handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets. The company has 200 employees and is based in Kirkland, Washington. The deal will provide the game developer with art and development support from Griptonite’s base in Hyderabad, India. Blammo … Read more Glu Mobile Inc. Acquires Griptonite Games and Blammo Games

Mobikash Launch To Compete in Mobile Money Transfer Market

Kenya’s mobile phone operators offering mobile phone money transfer services are in for competition following the entry into the market of a new firm that will offer the service to subscribers from across all networks. MobiKash Afrika Limited has joined the fray for a share of the market that currently has over 19 million potential … Read more Mobikash Launch To Compete in Mobile Money Transfer Market

BBC to Sell Programming in Western Europe for €6.99 per month

BBC programmes will become available to viewers in 11 European countries via the iPad for just €6.99 per month. The programmes will be sold by the commercial arm of the BBC, known as BBC Worldwide, which is a private company selling subsidised UK programming funded by the license payer to broadcasting companies abroad. BBC Worldwide … Read more BBC to Sell Programming in Western Europe for €6.99 per month

Safaricom CEO Sets Out Vision for a Connected Kenya at Cisco Expo 2011

Technology is changing the lives of Kenyans by giving them access to services that they didn’t have before, as well as demystifying systems and processes using a mobile phone. M-PESA (a money transferring system) is an example of a mobile phone innovation changing lives in the East African nation. “The first product in the world … Read more Safaricom CEO Sets Out Vision for a Connected Kenya at Cisco Expo 2011

Mapping Digital Media in Morocco – Mobile is Next Major Trend

Before the 1990s, the prevailing media practices in Morocco were partisan, administrative, and authoritative in nature. The country witnessed significant growth in print, broadcast, and digital media. This signalled a 180-degree turn in the form and function of the media. The new market-oriented media landscape has served to reduce mass media reliance on government funding … Read more Mapping Digital Media in Morocco – Mobile is Next Major Trend

Internet Transforming Lives in Kenya Says Vice President

Kenya’s Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said the investment that the government has made in Kenya’s fibre optic infrastructure has opened a completely new market for the local ICT vendors, software developers, writers and other related business ventures. Musyoka articulated that most of these new ICT consumers will be outside Nairobi, expanding the usage and … Read more Internet Transforming Lives in Kenya Says Vice President

Swedish Government Releases Foreign Travel Advice App

The Swedish government has released an iPhone app collating the latest travel advice for Swedes abroad. The app includes the latest information from Swedish diplomatic missions abroad as well as vaccination advice from other agencies. The info is divded into pre-travel information and updates whilst in-country such as warnings and travel restrictions. The Swedish Minister … Read more Swedish Government Releases Foreign Travel Advice App

Go Dales! Free App with Walking and Cycling Maps for Yorkshire Dales

A new app has been developed for iPhone by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in conjunction with Sport England to open up the famous rural beauty spot to the mobile generation: Malham and Hawes are the first locations to feature on the mobile application with more to follow. The app includes: 15+ walk and … Read more Go Dales! Free App with Walking and Cycling Maps for Yorkshire Dales