Global News Round-up – Week 10th June


Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content & commerce snapshot

 Global News Stories


SCREENSHOTS: Here’s A Complete Look At iOS 7 For iPhone

Business Insider

Apple’s new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 7, will be available to the public in a few months. Want to see what’s new? Here’s a full tour of iOS 7.

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Shopping: Smartphone users prefer websites over apps

Times of India

MUMBAI: More Indians prefer to log onto websites for shopping on their smartphones rather than using apps, a Nielsen Informate report said on Thursday.

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Smartphone, tablet and PC shipments to surpass 1.7 billion in 2014

Yahoo News


Emerging markets are expected to greatly contribute to the continued growth of smartphones, tablets and PCs over the next few years. Research firm IDC projects shipments of “smart connect devices” will grow to 1.7 billion units in 2014, roughly 1 billion of which will be shipped to emerging markets.

Read More… Dumps Advertising on its Games

Inside Mobile Apps

candy_650Consumers are used to being shown ads on their favorite mobile games. From stationary ads that rest across the bottom of the screen to ads that appear after a player’s turn in a popular multiplayer game, advertisements are simply a part of the ecosystem that don’t look to be going away anytime soon.

That is, unless, you ask King….

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MasterCard exec: Mobile wallets are about experiences, not payments

Mobile Commerce Daily

A MasterCard executive at the 2013 MultiScreen Summit said focusing on payments is only the beginning of the consumer journey for mobile and digital wallets to take off…

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Only 3 western mobile NFC services reach 100k users

Mobile Money Revolution

Only 3 western mobile NFC services reach 100k usersA new report from Berg Insight counted NFC mobile wallet services commercially live in 13 countries worldwide at the end of Q1 2013.

But it added that outside Asia Pac ‘only three have an effective addressable market of more than 100,000 people’.

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Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service

Yahoo News

wazeGoogle is buying online mapping service Waze in a $1.03 billion deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while allowing it to gain technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system.

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Mobile music blooms in Africa


Tech Central

Music is not as bandwidth-heavy as video and there have been a significant number of online mobile music platforms launched in Africa in the past 12 months.

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No surprise here. Telcos hoping for big bucks from connected cars


Life360 connected car mockupConnected cars will be a big business for cellular carriers as governments demand more embedded systems inside vehicles to meet safety demands. Tethering will also be big, but smartphone integration less so.

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Global News Round-up – These articles are not written by MEF and do not represent any views of individuals, members or the organisation.

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