Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 21st October

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Mobile privacy debate moves in-store as retailers mull Wi-Fi investments Mobile Marketer New privacy guidelines introduced this week address the tracking of mobile users’ in-store activities while also laying the groundwork for protecting consumers as retailers look for ways to engage with smartphone-wielding shoppers. Read … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 14th October

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories EBay pins hope on local services to drive mobile growth Mobile Commerce Daily Mobile-enabled local services played a bigger role in the mobile strategies of eBay and PayPal during the third quarter and will be a big focus for the company heading into the holidays and next year. Read More... Telefonica Takes A Strategic … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 7th October

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Mobile Messaging App Line Bags 10M Users In India, Readies Bollywood Marketing Push Tech Crunch Mobile messaging app Line, which has been on a marketing push in India, has added 10 million Indian users to its registered users count in around three months, as it prepares to kick off a Bollywood actress-backed TV ad campaign in the … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 30th September

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories WhatsApp Suddenly Looks Like A Huge Threat To Facebook Business Insider Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has twice addressed the issue of whether the social network is losing traction among teens recently, and twice he's said that it's a non-issue. Facebook isn't seeing a decline among younger people, he says (although he admits it's not … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 23rd September

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Bogotá Is Becoming South America's Premier Tech Hub Mashable Colombia has the third biggest economy in South America and is sitting on significant deposits of minerals such as oil, gold and natural gas. Moreover, Bogotá is already a major transport hub on the continent with direct flights to almost … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 16th September

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories HTML5 vs. Apps: Where The Debate Stands Now, And Why It Matters Business Insider An HTML5 app is housed on the Web and runs inside a mobile browser. Unlike apps built specifically for Apple or Android devices, it does not need to be built from scratch for each operating system. The promise is that it can be "write once, run … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 9th September

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Hey mobile developers — here’s one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly gigaom Excellent news for those who worry about the privacy implications of apps: MEF, a trade organization for mobile content and commerce firms, launched a privacy policy generator called AppPrivacy. I reckon it’s an important step towards developers … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 2nd September

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 and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories All The Cool Things The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch Can Do Business Insider Samsung announced its first Android-powered smart watch called the Galaxy Gear today. The Galaxy Gear syncs via Bluetooth with a new smartphone Samsung announced today called the Galaxy Note III. The smart watch has a tiny, 1.6-inch touchscreen display … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 19th August

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 Facebook And 6 Phone Companies Launch Internet.org To Bring Affordable Access To Everyone Tech Crunch Facebook has just announced a partnership with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera and Qualcomm to launch Internet.org, a project aimed at bringing affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people without it. The companies … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 5th August

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 Android Now Controls A Breathtaking 80% Of The Smartphone Market Business Insider Android's dominance of the smartphone market continues to be remarkable. According to the latest data from IDC, Android now controls 79.3% of the global smartphone market, up from 69.1% a year ago. Read More... Facebook Announces Mobile … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 29th July

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 Facebook Announces New Mobile Game Publishing Effort TechCrunch Facebook is formally announcing that effort at the Casual Connect conference in San Francisco, and they’re putting a call out for developers that are looking to participate. They didn’t disclose the revenue share they’re asking for. Read More... Are NFC … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 22nd July

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 Google launches Chromecast low-cost TV dongle BBC Google has announced a low-cost competitor to Apple TV - a "dongle" device called Chromecast. The dongle is plugged into a television's HDMI port, and allows users to stream media from smartphones, tablets and computers. Read More... Nokia joins UK startup accelerator, … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 15th July

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 The Granddaddy Of Messaging Apps, WhatsApp, Finally Goes For A Subscription Model on iOS TechCrunch WhatsApp, the Sequoia-backed messaging app that dominates in Europe and that is often tipped as an attractive acquisition candidate for companies like Google and Facebook, just went freemium finally on iOS. The app has been paid for … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 8th July

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 Report: Tablet owners spend 3x more on in-game purchases than smartphone users Fierce Mobile Content Tablet owners spend about $914 million a year on in-game virtual goods, roughly three times the amount spent by gamers who play mobile titles on smartphones, according to a new study conducted by research firm Frank N. Magid … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 1st July

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 Mobile Data Traffic To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Use, Says Strategy Analytics Tech Crunch With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics believe that this movement, … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 24th 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 Santander Mexico extends to payment service via mobile phones and tablets Mobile Money LatAm Santander Mexico has launched a collection service through a small card reader that is connected to phones and tablets, a system that aims to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. Read More... (Spanish) Juniper Study Finds … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 17th 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 Facebook’s Zuckerberg Meets Samsung to Discuss Partnerships Bloomberg Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to boost advertising sales from mobile devices, discussed potential partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co., according to the head of the South Korean company’s handset division. Read … [Read more...]

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. Read More... Shopping: Smartphone users prefer websites over apps Times of … [Read more...]

Global News Round-up – Week 4th 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 Digitally-driven shoppers most likely to be mobile: study Mobile Commerce Daily Consumers who rely on digital platforms to help with purchase decisions are also the shoppers most likely to use their mobile devices to do so, according to a new study from GroupM Next. Read More... Africa ‘is a significant contributor to global … [Read more...]

Global News Stories – Week May 27th

Each week the MEF Global team gathers a selection of mobile stories from around the world. Essential news or interesting nuggets, the Global News Round-up is an instant mobile content & commerce snapshot so you always have the latest insight, news and trends to hand.  Global News Stories Chart of the Week: How 0.0077% of players generate 33% of F2P game revenue 28 May 2013 - pocketgamer.biz Playnomics is one of those companies that's tricky to pin down. Of course, it crunches big data, and it throws out actionable data that helps player acquisition, segmentation, retention, … [Read more...]