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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

Report: Merchants Launch a New Mobile Payments Network

Analysis by Nick Holland, Aug. 15, 2012
Big-name merchants such as Wal-Mart, Target, 7-Eleven and Sunoco are coming together to build a mobile payments network, called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), to push their way into the market… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

Consumer privacy in the mobile advertising era: challenges and best practices (GigaOM, Aug. 15, 2012)
Mobile is Groupon’s future, and the future is now (GigaOM, Aug. 15, 2012)
Why Apple doesn't just sue Google and get it over with (CNET, Aug. 15, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Nexperts Forms Mobile Wallet Services Alliance With Unwire

Analysis by Sheryl Kingstone, Yankee Group, Aug. 15, 2012
An Austria-based NFC specialist, Nexperts, has joined forces with Unwire, a mobile commerce products provider, to bring a mobile wallet to the European market… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
NFC not Limited to Mobile Payments Alone: Top Three Future Uses (Mobile & Apps, Aug. 15, 2012)
CardinalCommerce adds mobile marketing to its payment offerings (Mobile Payments Today, Aug. 14, 2012)
Report: 46% Of US Bank Account Holders Will Use Mobile Banking By 2017 (The Chronicle, Aug. 14, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

Salesforce Launches Collaboration Service for Enterprises

Analysis by Chris Marsh, Yankee Group, Aug. 15, 2012
Salesforce.com is expanding its Chatter service outside of enterprises to include partners and customers in its new collaboration service, Salesforce Communities… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Adobe Flash Officially Gone From Google Play Store (eWeek, Aug. 15, 2012)
Microsoft stops publishing new mobile apps amidst download issues (Computerworld, Aug. 15, 2012)
Pinterest debuts device-specific Android and iPad apps (CNET, Aug. 14, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

VoLTE Services Will See a Slow Up-Take

Analysis by Brian Partridge, Yankee Group, Aug. 15, 2012
Even though MetroPCS rolled out the first-ever Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service last week, there won’t be many operators jumping to add it to their lists of services due to technical and business challenges… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

FCC allows T-Mobile to test spectrum sharing in 1755-1780 MHz band (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 15, 2012)
Phone companies see loss of broadband subscribers for first time in Q2, cable continues to gain (Engadget, Aug. 14, 2012)
Verizon LTE hits 34 new markets, blankets 75 percent of U.S. (CNET, Aug. 15, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

LG Hits the 5 Million Mark with LTE Smartphones

Analysis by Carl Howe, Yankee Group, Aug. 15, 2012
LG announced it has sold more than 5 million LTE smartphones since it started selling the Revolution smartphone in May 2011 and has plans to continue forging ahead in the market… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Sprint sweetens the deal for iPhone 4S (CNET, Aug. 14, 2012)
State of the Art: Samsung’s Rival for the iPad Loads on the Features (New York Times, Aug. 15, 2012)
Amazon's 10-inch Kindle Fire caught sailing through FCC certification (Ars Technica, Aug. 15, 2012)
 
 

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