Tapingo secures USD 10.5 million in funding

Editor Mobile, USA

Tapingo, the Mobile shopping platform has received USD 10.5 million in Series B funding. Two major players being Khosla Ventures and Carmel Ventures who led the round with participation. Tapingo enables discovery and immediate order fulfillment through a platform that targets shoppers in dense retail environments. Tapingo is currently focused on university campuses. Tapingo is available at 25 major universities …

EditorTapingo secures USD 10.5 million in funding

Sprint to support for White House ConnectED initiative

Editor Mobile, Mobile Operators, USA

According to a recent announcement by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son, the operator will be lending its support to the ConnectED initiative by White House. It is both a public and private effort to get technology into classrooms. At an event with President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the operator stated that it would start a a …

EditorSprint to support for White House ConnectED initiative

Digital Design provides iPhone security for St Petersburg

Editor USA

As per a recent report by Cnews.ru, Digital Design, the Russian company has provided the government of the St Petersburg region with mobile device security services. Work was carried out under a contract concluded with the ICT Committee of the regional administration. Secure mail and secure link solutions from Digital Design support information protection for staff using iOS-powered mobile devices over open …

EditorDigital Design provides iPhone security for St Petersburg

AT&T family offer with Beats Music

Editor Mobile, Mobile Operators, USA

AT&T has joined forces with Beats Music, the new digital music service, to introduce a family offer. Under this offer AT&T users will now be able to get unlimited streaming music and downloads for offline listening for up to five family members across 10 devices. Families can avail this offer from January 21. The plan will cost USD 14.99 per …

EditorAT&T family offer with Beats Music

30 Billion Dollars stand in the way of the Verizon-Vodafone Deal.

Editor UK, USA

WSJ reports that Verizon’s planned bid for Vodafone’s 45% stake is likely to face a big hurdle, particularly because the apparent difference in their valuation is $30 Billion. Verizon believes the stake is worth around $100 billion, while Vodafone believes it’s closer to $130 billion. No formal offer has yet been tabled but Verizon is reported to have hired advisors …

Editor30 Billion Dollars stand in the way of the Verizon-Vodafone Deal.

T-Mobile & MetroPCS merger complete. Starts trading as TMUS

Editor Mobile Network Sharing, Mobile PrePaid, Mobile services, North America, USA

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS officially closed their merger transaction and are now trading as one entity under the stock symbol TMUS. The new entity will now be called T-Mobile US. T-mobile will start the process of migrating MetroPCS’s CDMA customers to its LTE network. The new combined entity is called T-mobile US and will be based in Bellevue, Washington. Timotheus Höttges …

EditorT-Mobile & MetroPCS merger complete. Starts trading as TMUS

US Mobile Internet trafic reaches 1.468 trillion MB in 2012: CTIA

Editor 3G, 4G/LTE, America, Mobile Broadband, USA

CTIA released figures showing mobile internet data traffic in the US rose 69.3 percent in 2012 as compared to a year ago. Mobile internet traffic rose from 866.6 Billion MB in 2011 to 1.468 Trillion MB in 2012. There is a sharp drop in terms of rate of growth compared to a year ago. In 2011 the growth rate was …

EditorUS Mobile Internet trafic reaches 1.468 trillion MB in 2012: CTIA

Via.Me mobile app now available on Android (USA)

Editor America, Mobile, Mobile App, USA

RadiumOne has introduced Via.Me for Android, an Android app that makes creating, filtering and sharing pictures, videos, audio notes, across multiple social networks as easy as two clicks. Via.Me is already available as both an iPhone app and destination web site. Via.Me is also the first photo, video and audio platform to provide a seamless user experience across mobile devices …

EditorVia.Me mobile app now available on Android (USA)

Samsung leads handset market segment with 25.6% market share, Apple at 16.3% (USA)

Editor America, Mobile, Mobile Smartphones and Devices, USA

A recent survey by comScore, which analysed the trends in the mobile segment from May to July 2012, reveals that Samsung still continues to be the market leader in the handset segment with a market share of 25.6 percent. As per the report, Google Android continued to lead among smartphone platforms, accounting for 52.2 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Apple …

EditorSamsung leads handset market segment with 25.6% market share, Apple at 16.3% (USA)

Claro announces plans to launch 4G prior to April 2013 (Brazil)

Editor 4G/LTE, Brazil, Latin America, Mobile, Mobile Data, Mobile Smartphones and Devices, USA

Mobile operator Claro has announced its plans to initially launch 4G in Campos do Jordao, Buzios and Paraty, giving it an edge over the other operators. According to reports, Carlos Zenteno, CEO, Claro Brazil said that with these announcements, they are ahead of the 4G schedule. He said that the company hopes to launch 4G in some of Fifa’s Confederations …

EditorClaro announces plans to launch 4G prior to April 2013 (Brazil)

Mobile customers to lose out on account of Apple’s victory (USA)

Editor America, Asia, Mobile, Mobile Legal Court Appeal, South Korea, USA

The everlasting infringement battle between the mobile industry’s top players, Apple and Samsung, finally saw a result on one of the cases. A jury in the U.S. found that the Korean handset maker was guilty of infringing on six of Apple’s patents and ordered the company to pay the iPhone maker $1.05 billion in damages. The ruling led to the …

EditorMobile customers to lose out on account of Apple’s victory (USA)

MetroPCS offers 4G LTE Android smartphone along with unlimited 4G data plan (USA)

Editor 4G/LTE, America, Mobile, Mobile Data, USA

MetroPCS Communications now offers more choices for those consumers who want to have it all from their wireless service at unparalleled value with a new even more affordable addition to its 4G LTE smartphone portfolio – the LG Motion 4G. The powerful Android smartphone puts a feature-rich handset experience and exceptional 4G LTE service within reach for value-conscious consumers – …

EditorMetroPCS offers 4G LTE Android smartphone along with unlimited 4G data plan (USA)