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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

DOJ Approves Verizon Wireless’ Cable Spectrum Deal

Analysis by Rich Karpinski, Aug. 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) gave its seal of approval for Verizon Wireless’ plan to purchase U.S.$3.9 billion worth of airwaves from big cable providers, but did place a few restrictions on marketing agreements… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

Oracle to pay $2 million to settle SEC charges over India payments (Computerworld, Aug. 17, 2012)
Sprint's stock surge sparks M&A speculation (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 17, 2012)
Apple Store chief admits he 'messed up' (Fortune, Aug. 17, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Square Changes Up Its Pricing Plan

Analysis by Nick Holland, Yankee Group, Aug. 17, 2012
Square has decided to give more flexibility to small merchants around how they pay for credit card transactions, opting out of the 2.75 percent per-swipe fee, and moving to a flat rate instead… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Discover simplifies Google Wallet set-up with Save to Wallet API (Mobile Burn, Aug. 16, 2012)
Standard Bank, Mxit launch mobile payment service (Telecompaper, Aug. 17, 2012)
Braintree Acquires Mobile Payment Startup Venmo for $26.2M (PYMNTS.com, Aug. 17, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

Microsoft Halts App Publishing Due to Download Issues

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 17, 2012
After users ran into problems downloading applications from the Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft decided to stop publishing new apps to investigate the issue but restarted publishing a day later… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
VC pours into mobile as consumer apps lead the way (GigaOM, Aug. 16, 2012)
New API severely restricts third-party Twitter applications (Ars Technica, Aug. 16, 2012)
Google Play enables smart app updates, conserving batteries (CNET, Aug. 16, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

ZTE Brings FD-LTE and TD-LTE Together

Analysis by Ken Rehbehn, Yankee Group, Aug. 17, 2012
FD-LTE and TD-LTE have seen a lot of adoption recently, but unfortunately the two technologies just aren’t that compatible. But ZTE is changing that with its new mobile hotspot and USB modem, which can use both LTE technologies… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

11 Ways Around Using More Spectrum For Mobile Data (Computerworld, Aug. 16, 2012)
Smart Communications' new 4G LTE launch details slip out in Philippines, quickly get pulled (Engadget, Aug. 17, 2012)
AT&T's ballpark ambition: A 4G coverage grand slam (CNET, Aug. 17, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Sony Overhauls Reader Design and Adds Evernote Integration

Analysis by Carl Howe, Yankee Group, Aug. 17, 2012
Sony has been updating its e-reader, aptly named Reader, giving it a redesigned body, bigger buttons and a more intuitive interface, along with integrating Evernote functionality… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

iPhone reportedly vulnerable to text message spoofing flaw (Engadget, Aug. 17, 2012)
Motorola Droid RAZR Mini Inches Closer to Launch on Verizon (Gotta Be Mobile, Aug. 16, 2012)
Can HTC regain the Android throne? (CNET, Aug. 16, 2012)
 
 

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