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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

3 UK Opts Out of Government Coverage Expansion Plan

Analysis by Declan Lonergan, Aug. 20, 2012
U.K. mobile operator 3 has opted out of a £150 million project to improve mobile network coverage across the U.K. by building extra cell sites to provide better coverage in rural areas… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

Securing Mobility in the Cloud (Wired, Aug. 17, 2012)
Post-acquisition Motorola files fresh ITC complaint against Apple (Engadget, Aug. 17, 2012)
AT&T may discontinue subsidized tablet sales, will still offer slates at full price (Engadget, Aug. 19, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Discover Makes Using Google Wallet Easier for Customers

Analysis by Sheryl Kingstone, Yankee Group, Aug. 20, 2012
Credit card company Discover added a button to its online account Web site that lets customers easily add their credit cards into their Google Wallet… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Google Wallet, Isis, NFC Will Push Mobile Payments to $1.3 Trillion (eWeek, Aug. 18, 2012)
NFC technology expanding beyond mobile commerce (QR Code Press, Aug. 18, 2012)
PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants (Gizmodo, Aug. 18, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

McAfee Has Android Users Covered for Mobile Security

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 20, 2012
Android users will see improved security from McAfee thanks to its expanded Mobile Security software, focused specifically on Android tablets and smartphones… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Amazon wants to make life easier for Python developers (Computerworld, Aug. 20, 2012)
Developers slam Twitter's new restrictions on access (CNET, Aug. 18, 2012)
Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients (New York Times, Aug. 19, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

AT&T Shared Data Plans Can Get Network FaceTime

Analysis by Rich Karpinski, Yankee Group, Aug. 20, 2012
AT&T subscribers who want to use Apple’s video-calling feature FaceTime over cellular networks will have to sign up for a Mobile Share data plan, which will launch this week… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Verizon: 64 companies interested in our 700 MHz spectrum (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 20, 2012)
Telekom Austria warns on profits, remains confident on Slim deal (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 17, 2012)
Wi-Fi on Buses and Trains: Better Service Ahead (CIO, Aug. 17, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Report: HP Creates Mobility Division For Tablet Development

Analysis by Wally Swain, Yankee Group, Aug. 20, 2012
HP is reportedly making the move into the tablet market by launching its own Mobility Global Business Unit, set to focus specifically on consumer tablets and other areas the company believes it can add value for customers… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Windows Phone Expected to Pass Blackberry in November (CIO, Aug. 20, 2012)
Xiaomi Phones may enter Europe next year, because China ain't big enough (Engadget, Aug. 17, 2012)
Nook line to expand to U.K. with mid-October launch (CNET, Aug. 20, 2012)
 
 

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