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Mobile Industry Review - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO”, said a statement issued by Microsoft.

'Difficult year' expected for Middle East mobile industry after Q1 slide

Gulf Business News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Mobile phone shipments have suffered their worst quarter-on-quarter decline on record in what is expected to be a “difficult year” for smartphone sales, according to research firm IDC.
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Huawei & Daydream

Mobile Industry Review - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Mountain View, California (May 19, 2016) - Huawei is excited to be one of the first OEMs to support Daydream, Google's platform for high performance mobile VR, deepening our collaboration with Google. Huawei looks forward to working with Google and ...

John Sculley's Obi Worldphone MV1 is on the way

Mobile Industry Review - ‎May 25, 2016‎
If you recall, he gave up selling sugared water to join Apple at a momentous time for the company and the personal computer industry. (A quick look at Halt and Catch ... John's back - and this time he's looking at the mobile world. Specifically Obi ...

Whopping Taxes Put Mobile Phone Industry in Crisis

PhoneWorld Magazine (press release) (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
The increasing taxes on the import of mobile phones has already pushed out a lot of players from the market. The Associations that deal with import of these devices such as KEDA, APMPI, PEMA, Lahore/Karachi & Islamabad Electronics Dealers Associations ...
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Apple Pay Eyeing International Expansion

Top Tech News - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Those two platforms have come to dominate the mobile payment space. The last day of support for the Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle apps will be June 30.

Voluntary industry agreement promotes competition among mobile networks

Brookings Institution (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
But here, a voluntary agreement by all nationwide mobile service providers to facilitate unblocking was a positive development.
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PayPal Deep Sixes Windows, BlackBerry and Amazon Apps

Top Tech News - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Those two platforms have come to dominate the mobile payment space. The last day of support for the Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle apps will be June 30.

Import duty discrimination bars local mobile industry

Business News 24 BD - ‎May 19, 2016‎
lete mobile phone sets and its prime raw materials is the main hindrance to the emergence of mobile phone manufacturing industry in Bangladesh, also leading the local handset market worth of around Tk 10 billion to remain fully import dependent, the ...

Location Score™ Index Highlights Continued Need for Mobile Industry Diligence

GlobeNewswire (press release) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Since Thinknear published the first Location Score Index in May 2014, the U.S. mobile advertising industry has seen massive increases in the volume of location data available but little change in the level of location data accuracy throughout the ...

Hong Kong mobile app industry urged to aim Southeast Asia, Taiwan amid declining profits

South China Morning Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Mobile Apps Industry 2016 survey, which surveyed 100 mobile app companies in Hong Kong and is the third study conducted by the Academy of Hong Kong Studies and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, indicated that only 25 per cent of its ...

My Top 7 apps: Francis Miers of Automation Consultants

Mobile Industry Review - ‎May 19, 2016‎
I'm back with another Top 7 apps post. Today we have Francis Miers who is the director of Automation Consultants. Automation Consultants is a UK-based company specialising in software testing and lifecycle automation.
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New phone seller promises to tackle 'injustice' in the mobile industry - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A new independent mobile retailer is promising to overhaul the mobile industry by allowing customers to switch between networks to get the best deal.
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MOBILE INDUSTRY NEWS Researchers Unveil Rubik's Cube-Like Shape-Shifting Device

Top Tech News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Nokia, the Finnish firm that was once the world's largest seller of mobile phones, is getting back into the business in the wake of a $350 million deal involving Microsoft, HMD Global, Oy and FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of the Foxconn Technology ...

New iGR Study Provides a Five-Year Forecast of IoT Mobile Connections for the Transportation Industry

Marketwired (press release) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, has released a new market study that investigates the use of IoT specifically for the transportation industry and provides a five-year forecast for the number of mobile IoT ...

French Raid Google Over 'Aggravated Tax Fraud' Allegations

Top Tech News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Project Abacus was the vision of Deepak Chandra, who until recently was head of mobile authentication at Google, Kaufman said.

Apple Reportedly Prepping Siri SDK Launch Ahead of WWDC

Top Tech News - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Among the new product announcements Apple might make at its developers conference next month is a smart home device controlled by Siri, its intelligent digital assistant.

Unilever interview: “Ad blocking shows industry needs to rethink mobile creativity”

Netimperative - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Unilever's chief marketing officer Keith Weed has said that ad blocking has come about because people find digital advertising irritating, and so advertisers and agencies need to rethink how they communicate with consumers on mobile devices. Speaking ...

MOBILE INDUSTRY NEWS Warren Buffett's Company Buys 9.8 Million Apple Shares

Top Tech News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Investors might question Warren Buffett's long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple.

Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market 2030: Industry Size, Share and Growth Report by Radiant Insights, Inc.

Marketwired (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Due to the bandwidth limitations of their traditional voice-centric LMR (Land Mobile Radio) networks, public safety agencies are keen to leverage commercial cellular network technology to support their ...