App download growth to slow after 2014

The growth in app downloads and revenue from in-app purchases is expected to slow after 2014, according to analyst house Gartner. “We expect strong growth in downloads through 2014, but growth is forecast to slow down a bit in later …

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BBM coming to Android, iOS this weekend

The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app, previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, will be available for download on iPhones and Android devices this weekend. BBM will be offered as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean …

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SingTel backs Airtel for Indian consolidation

SingTel is keen for Indian operator group Bharti Airtel to lead industry consolidation in its home market, according to the company

BlackBerry set for severe job cuts

Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly preparing to cut up to 40 per cent of its staff before the end of the year, as it looks to manage its costs in the face of shrinking sales. According to the Wall …

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Radical transformation in managed services deals expected among operators

While efficiency and cost control are still identified as the most important concerns for operators considering managed services, research indicates these same organisations are on the brink of a complete change in strategic focus driven by the need to pursue new revenues.

Capital One leaves Isis trial

Capital One is dropping out of the NFC-based mobile payments pilot being run by Isis, the venture backed by three of the largest US mobile operators, according to NFC World. The card issuer is one of four financial institutions that …

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Accenture reports mobile payment progress in China, Belgium

Management consultancy Accenture provided updates this week on mobile payment projects in China and Belgium. In China, YSPay, a payment services provider, has rolled out a new mobile payments solution developed with Accenture. Over in Belgium, the consultancy announced it …

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App Annie wraps up $15M funding round

Analytics firm App Annie has closed a funding round totalling $15 million, which it plans to use to develop its analytics platform and drive global expansion of its operations. App Annie offers a range of developer reports and information on …

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