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Warding Off Lions With Mobiles Shows African Technology Boom

Bloomberg  - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
Mobile technology is revolutionizing life for many of the more than 1 billion people in Africa for whom services like banking, the Internet and affordable energy were previously considered luxuries, rather than everyday staples.

Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

Jul 29, 2014
Written by
Agam Shah
Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said.

Wall Street Journal  - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
The company plans to announce this week new technology intended for its 4,200 properties world-wide. Targeting younger travelers, Hilton is aiming to leapfrog competitors that already have rolled out new services like turning mobile phones into room keys.

Sprint launches personalized Virgin Mobile Custom prepaid brand using ItsOn ...

20 hours ago
Written by
Philip Goldstein
Sprint (NYSE: S) will launch a new prepaid brand called Virgin Mobile Custom that will use cloud-based billing and service platform technology from ItsOn, allowing customers create a mobile service plan they can customize on the fly. The Virgin Mobile ...

Du test drives superfast mobile internet technology

The National  - ‎20 hours ago‎
The mobile operator du has completed a trial of high-speed mobile wireless technology, meaning that new 4G products could be on their way.

USA TODAY  - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
An anonymous Craigslist post ought to be taken with a huge grain of salt, but it still got us wondering: What do food service professionals really think about the ubiquity of mobile technology? As it turns out, at least some of them can sympathize with ...

Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires

Fortune  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Last month, it was revealed that Toyota had plans to release a plug-in electric Prius in 2016 that needed no plug at all to recharge, thanks to wireless technology from a U.S. company called WiTricity. The next day, Intel INTC announced plans to ...

Qualcomm acquires mobile ed tech firm EmpoweredU

21 hours ago
Written by
Charlie Osborne
Announced on Wednesday, the US-based chipmaker said the integration of EmpoweredU technology with other Qualcomm initiatives will "accelerate mobile innovation and 24/7 learning into education -- providing institutions, students and parents access to ...

India Today  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Flipkart, one of India's largest e-commerce marketplaces, said on Tuesday that it has raised $1 billion that it will use to make long-term strategic investments in India, especially in mobile technology. According to Flipkart it was one of the biggest ...

The Guardian  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Using 4G mobile technologies, and business applications such as Office 365 from O2, members of the business team who work flexibly or away from the office can stay connected and be actively involved in planning and collaborating on ongoing business ...

Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

22 hours ago
Written by
Lucian Constantin
The core problem is that Android fails to validate public key infrastructure certificate chains for app digital signatures, said Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer of Bluebox Security, a San Francisco company whose researchers discovered the ...

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

InfoWorld  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be removing the messaging feature from its mobile app over the next few days, and requiring people to use its stand-alone Messenger app instead.

Re/code  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
In the spirit of such aromatic experiments as Smell-O-Vision and scratch and sniff comes a new technology that seeks to bring aroma to mobile communications. The creators of the oPhone say their device will allow people to send and receive scented ...

The next disruptor in mobile technology

Jul 14, 2014
Written by
James Kendrick
It's safe to say there hasn't been a faster growing technology segment than the mobile tech space. There has not been one as disruptive to both the industry and society, either.

Samsung to open TV manufacturing plant in SA

Biztech Africa  - ‎1 hour ago‎
“The establishment of a new plant is another step in our goal to create new business opportunities, products and technology.” After thorough ... Econet Wireless has released a statement refuting recent media reports around its importation of base stations.

BlackBerry adds more security for the sensitive enterprise

Jul 29, 2014
Written by
Joab Jackson
At a company-sponsored symposium in New York today, BlackBerry executives made the case that the company's devices and services could offer levels of security for enterprises mobile devices that can not be replicated on Apple, Android, or other mobile ...

Fiksu sees annual revenue exceed $100M as mobile technology usage surges

Boston Business Journal (blog)
Jul 28, 2014
Written by
Sara Castellanos
Boston-based mobile app marketing software firm Fiksu is cashing in on the worldwide surge in mobile technology, and is seeing annual revenues of more than $100 million, said the company's vice president of marketing, Kathy Pattison.

Retailers slow to improve technology for mobile shopping – study | Marketing ...

Marketing magazine Australia  - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
New online retail research by Frost and Sullivan has found that retailers appear to be failing to keep up with smartphone-savvy online shoppers.

Subscribers to get 25% airtime bonus via Orange Money

Biztech Africa  - ‎4 hours ago‎
Orange Money is a mobile money service that allows customers to transact directly from a bank account using their Orange mobile phone. The service, in partnership with Equity Bank, enables money transfers, payment for goods, services and utilities and ...

Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8m

Biztech Africa  - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year.
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