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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

Is IBM Interested in RIM’s Enterprise Unit?

Analysis by Chris Marsh, Aug. 10, 2012
IBM reportedly is making inquiries about acquiring RIM’s Enterprise Division, the unit that operates a network of secure servers supporting RIM’s BlackBerrys… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

Bing Fund unveils first two startups enrolled in incubator (CNET, Aug. 9, 2012)
The Meaning of Square: What's So Great About a Cashless Society? (The Atlantic, Aug. 9, 2012)
Google settles FTC privacy case for $22.5 million, agency’s largest penalty (The Washington Post, Aug. 9, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Google, PayPal, VeriFone, Isis Form Payments Committee

Analysis by Nick Holland, Yankee Group, Aug. 10, 2012
Several big hitters in the mobile money space—including Google, PayPal, Isis, VeriFone and others—are joining together to form the Electronic Transactions Association’s Mobile Payments Committee with the goal of spurring adoption of mobile payments technologies among consumers and merchants… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Poshmark attempting to revolutionize retail with mobile-first approach (ZDNet, Aug. 10, 2012)
TapBase launches mobile POS, wallet combo (Mobile Payments Today, Aug. 9, 2012)
VeriFone Selected For Contactless Payment Rollout In Mexico City (Retail Solutions Online, Aug. 9, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

Facebook Is Venturing Into the Mobile App Ad Space

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 10, 2012
Social networking site Facebook is trying to find a new way to garner some revenue in its mobile strategy, so it announced it will begin testing a new ad program for mobile apps… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Yahoo reviewing strategy, including use of cash from Alibaba deal (Computerworld, Aug. 9, 2012)
Salesforce.com to debut 'Work.com' at Dreamforce (Computerworld, Aug. 9, 2012)
Pinterest ditches invite-only policy, throws open its doors (Computerworld, Aug. 9, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

T-Mobile USA Revenue Declines in Q2

Analysis by Rich Karpinski, Yankee Group, Aug. 10, 2012
In the second quarter of 2012, T-Mobile USA lost 5.2 percent of its services revenue from the same period last year, bringing it down to U.S.$4.4 billion and noted net customer losses of 205,000… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Dish Network rumored to have bought Clearwire's $400 million debt in secret transaction (Engadget, Aug. 10, 2012)
Unhappy about Verizon unlimited data plan? Ditch 'em for prepaid (CNET, Aug. 10, 2012)
Jolt Mobile offers new low-priced prepaid: unlimited talk and text at $35 (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 9, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Report: Google Providing Stealth Legal Support to Samsung, Other Android Partners

Analysis by Carl Howe, Yankee Group, Aug. 10, 2012
Rather than taking on Apple outright, Google is working behind the scenes to support its Android partners, including Samsung, in their various patent disputes with the iPhone/iPad maker. And its efforts range from coordinating legal strategies, doing legwork and searching for prior evidence to actually picking up some of the legal tab… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Samsung tablet sales: Teeny tiny next to iPad (CNET, Aug. 10, 2012)
Microsoft Opening a Dozen Stores for the Holidays (CIO, Aug. 9, 2012)
Apple reportedly price matching iPhone discounts from carriers and other retailers (Engadget, Aug. 9, 2012)
 
 

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