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TODAY IN THE MOBILE ECOSYSTEM

Sony Mobile to Cut 15 Percent of Workforce

Analysis by Carl Howe, Yankee Group, Aug. 23, 2012
Sony, which took over the Sony Ericsson mobile phone venture at the beginning of 2012, will reportedly cut 1,000 jobs at Sony Mobile between now and March 2014 as it tries to improve business… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

BYOD Security Demands Mobile Data Protection Strategy (CIO, Aug. 23, 2012)
How Safe Is Your Mobile Data? (Field Technologies Online, Aug. 23, 2012)
MetroPCS honcho: We're no 'Podunk' business (CNET, Aug. 22, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Europe’s SumUp Launches Square-Like Mobile Payments App

Analysis by Nick Holland, Yankee Group, Aug. 23, 2012
Yet another mobile payments company is starting its business venture in the U.K., Germany, Ireland and Austria after receiving U.S.$20 million in funding… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
How beneficial are mobile payments to the retail industry? (Retail Digital, Aug. 23, 2012)
SingTel launches EZ-Link NFC payment service (Telecompaper, Aug. 22, 2012)
QR codes posted on CATA bus stops to will help commuters (QR Code Press, Aug. 22, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

DOJ Seizes Sites Accused of Distributing Pirated Android Apps

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down three Web sites for allegedly copying and distributing pirated Android apps, a copyright violation… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
TV Guide Mobile relaunches for iOS with a new look, links to streaming video and social networks (Engadget, Aug. 23, 2012)
YouTube brings skippable ads to mobile devices (CNET, Aug. 22, 2012)
Zoho cloud apps hit with service disruption (Computerworld, Aug. 22, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

Consumer Group Seeks More 4G Disclosure

Analysis by Ken Rehbehn, Yankee Group, Aug. 23, 2012
A consumer advocate group, Consumer Watchdog, thinks it’s necessary for carriers to list the speed of their 4G networks in advertisements and when consumers purchase devices. To help move this along, the group is asking for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require carriers to do so… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Why Verizon Was Allowed to Buy Wireless Spectrum and AT&T Wasn't (E-Commerce Times, Aug. 23, 2012)
AT&T suspends 2G in Oakland after cell towers step on police frequencies (Engadget, Aug. 22, 2012)
Virgin Mobile launches MVNO in Poland, eyes other Central Europe markets (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 22, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Archos Unveils Surface-Like Tablet

Analysis by Wally Swain, Yankee Group, Aug. 23, 2012
Archos, a French tablet specialist, as unveiled its latest Android-powered tablet, the Gen10 XS, and like Microsoft’s Surface tablet, it comes with a removable magnetic cover with a keyboard and dock stand integrated in to it… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Sony Xperia phones to get Android 4.0 update (NFC News, Aug. 23, 2012)
HP ready for battle with tablet-laptop hybrids, says Whitman (CNET, Aug. 22, 2012)
HTC Arrive makes its exit, leaves Sprint with a Windows Phone-shaped hole (Engadget, Aug. 22, 2012)
 
 

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