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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

Groupon Stock Hits New Lows

Analysis by Sheryl Kingstone, Aug. 16, 2012
Groupon, once deemed the fastest growing company ever by Forbes and a pioneer in the mobile couponing market, has hit a slump after stocks fell about 27 percent after its earnings release… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

AT&T suffers DNS outage, some U.S. firms affected (Computerworld, Aug. 15, 2012)
Report: More than half of mobile users convert (Direct Marketing News, Aug. 15, 2012)
Apple says DOJ's e-book proposed settlement is "fundamentally unfair" (Ars Technica, Aug. 15, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Deutsche Telekom Goes With Wirecard for M-Payments

Analysis by Nick Holland, Yankee Group, Aug. 16, 2012
Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile, is trying to make a splash into the mobile payments market and has chosen German payments processing specialist Wirecard to help get the ball rolling… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Do You Need a Mobile Wallet? (Smart Money, Aug. 15, 2012)
Dunkin' Donuts Launches Mobile Payment App (Mobile Marketing Watch, Aug. 16, 2012)
RFID Canada Introduces New NFC Reader by FEIG (RFID World, Aug. 15, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

Orange’s TVcheck App Is Available for Android

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 16, 2012
Orange has released TVcheck, a social TV app, for Android devices in the U.K. and France, just three months after it first released the app for iOS devices… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Google packs more of Postini into Google Apps (Computerworld, Aug. 15, 2012)
Showyou turns its iPad app into an Apple TV remote control (CNET, Aug. 16, 2012)
Windows 8 store will reject all apps with word "Metro" in title (Ars Technica, Aug. 15, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

Openet Partners With Huawei for Mobile Broadband Development

Analysis by Declan Lonergan, Yankee Group, Aug. 16, 2012
Huawei has added another partner for its mLAB; the telecommunications equipment supplier has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Openet, a transaction management software company to jointly explore opportunities in the telecommunications market… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Regulators OK Verizon's $3.9B bid to buy cable spectrum (CNET, Aug. 16, 2012)
TeliaSonera gains access to Kazakhstan spectrum, network assets (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 15, 2012)
Orange, Vodafone among five to submit bids for Romanian spectrum (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 15, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Will Nokia’s September Microsoft Event Feature Windows Phone 8?

Analysis by Wally Swain, Yankee Group, Aug. 16, 2012
Nokia has sent out invitations for an event it’s hosting with Microsoft on Sept. 5, and while no one knows exactly what will be at the center of the event, many are speculating it will be a launch event for the Windows Phone 8… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Lenovo's profit up 30%, mobile business unit continues to grow (Computerworld, Aug. 15, 2012)
Sony Reader gets a new design, Evernote integration and a free Harry Potter book for $129 (Engadget, Aug. 16, 2012)
RIM confirms BB10 standard screen resolutions for touch and keyboard devices (Engadget, Aug. 16, 2012)
 
 

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