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This week, MasterCard announced they will open APIs to third party software developers around the world to “create a new wave of e-commerce and mobile payment applications.”


Setting aside the broadest impact of the announcement and focusing strictly on the mobile perspective, the announcement caused some speculation as to what specifically MasterCard had in ...

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AT&T is experimenting with Wi-Fi hotzones - a group of access points that together provide one large coverage area. It is starting with Times Square in Manhattan, just North of where 7th Avenue and Broadway intersect between 45th and 47th Streets. This is a great approach to solving its network issues. AT&T is deploying faster HSPA ...

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With the GSM Association’s Mobile Money Summit wrapping up today in Rio, there has been plenty of media attention focused on developing world mobile P2P initiatives by Zain, Vodafone (MPESA) and MTN http://www.mobilemoneysummit.com/press/show_daily.shtml , and on the challenge of striking working arrangements between MNOs and banks.


Leaving the bank/MNO ...

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Google can now move ahead in its bid to strengthen its foothold inmobile advertising.It just won FTCapproval to acquire leading mobile ad network AdMob.



This is a big deal, and it gives further validation ofthe emerging importance of mobile marketing. It also meanswe will seemore intense competition between Google andApple as the latter ...

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Having been one of the key service providers pushing WiMAX early since 2008, Scartel's Yota was steadily growing its subscriber base of WiMAX customers. In a very short time, they ramped up to what they last reported was 375,000 subscribers. The company had mentioned that they were expecting to get to 500,000 ...

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My first thought when I saw the headline in my email was that Cisco was trying to pick up the STB business from Motorola.I was relieved when I saw that the Moto the article was referring to was Moto Development, the company that helped design the Flip video camera.In this case, I think ...

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On May 6, Belfast-based Aepona announced they had received a new $10 million round of funding led by the Blackberry Partners Fund (BPF).BPF is “is focused on investing in mobile applications… for the BlackBerry and other mobile platforms.”With the addition of Aepona, BPF are now actively invested in eight companies.A quick ...

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AT&T had at one time intended to roll out HSPA+ across its network. Since they were going to eventually roll out LTE, I thought it didn't make sense to put more CAPEX behind the 3G network. In September 2009, AT&T did decide not to roll out HSPA+ and instead focus on LTE with initial ...

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Multiple news sources are reporting that Acer is planning to demonstrate its first computing systems running Google's Chrome operating system. The company will demonstrate several new product concepts at COMPUTEX 2010 in Taiwan.





Announced in September 2009, Chrome OS intends to offer a web-centric approach to computer operating systems. Google claims that the OS ...

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The HTC Evo 4G is an exciting device because it has a lot of "firsts." It is the first handset with WiMAX in the United States and the first handset with any 4G air interface in the United States. It is not the first with WiMAX or first with 4G in the world though ...

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