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Samsung Pushes Into Enterprise Mobility with Android

Analysis by Yankee Group, Aug. 21, 2012
With the popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) soaring, many device manufacturers are trying to edge their way into the enterprise mobility space. Samsung is among them, working to customize its security offerings for enterprise customers… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

Android, Apple tops among smartphone users in Japan (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
Bits Blog: AT&T's FaceTime Restrictions Could Be Violating F.C.C. Rules (New York Times, Aug. 20, 2012)
Editorial: Cutting the cable cord is a young trend going in the right direction (Engadget, Aug. 20, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

MasterCard Focuses on Mobile Payment Deployments

Analysis by Nick Holland, Yankee Group, Aug. 20, 2012
Payment company MasterCard is starting to shift its focus toward encouraging its customer base to move into the mobile payments sphere by scaling up its mobile payment deployments… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Revel Touch Raises $10M To Help Retailers Create Sleek Mobile Commerce (Tech Crunch, Aug. 21, 2012)
NFC Vs. Mobile Bar Codes – The Most Pointless Debate In Mobile Marketing (Retail Solutions Online, Aug. 21, 2012)
‘European Square’ iZettle Now Works With Android; Visa Europe Dispute Drags On (Tech Crunch, Aug. 21, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

HTC Invest US$35.4 Million in Enterprise Apps Provider

Analysis by Chris Marsh, Yankee Group, Aug. 21, 2012
It looks like HTC is trying to make a run into the enterprise market, once heavily monopolized by Research In Motion (RIM); the manufacturer announced it has invested U.S.$35.4 million in U.S.-based enterprise apps provider Magnet Systems… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Can social media help mobile apps get the attention they deserve? (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 21, 2012)
Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both (Engadget, Aug. 21, 2012)
TomTom refreshes Navigation app for iOS, adds social features (Engadget, Aug. 21, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Signs Up 5 Million LTE Users

Analysis by Ken Rehbehn, Yankee Group, Aug. 21, 2012
Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, signed up 1 million LTE users in less than a month, bringing it to a grand total of 5 million LTE subscribers… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Vodafone blasts approval of Everything Everywhere 4G in U.K. (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
MetroPCS unveils budget-friendly 4G plan and new 4G phone (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
RadioShack to launch 'No Contract Wireless' on Sept. 5, report says (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Report: Xiaomi Bringing Affordable Devices to Europe

Analysis by Wally Swain, Yankee Group, Aug. 21, 2012
Chinese startup Xiaomi is reportedly looking into bringing its affordable phones to Europe next year, after seeing great success in China… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Samsung to invest up to $4 billion in Texas plant (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
RIM reshuffles European execs as BlackBerry 10 looms (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
3 Million Surface Tablets in 2012 Means What, Exactly? (Wired, Aug. 20, 2012)
 
 

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