No, it’s not the return of the much-missed Labs – Google is now promoting their App Store on the search bar! Smartphone users will have noticed that the previously named ‘Android Market’ has changed to ‘Play’. You might even been lucky enough to grab a few cheaper apps, such as Osmos, Dead Space and the […]… Read Article
Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has announced it will start online sales later this year. The company, which owns brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti, is due to open an online store on September 2 covering the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Inditex currently has more than 4,700 stores in 77 countries. In […]… Read Article
Search giant Google has officially confirmed the completion of a deal to buy mobile advertising company AdMob. The US company announced the acquisition of AdMob for a reported $750m in November last year. However, in April it emerged that lawyers working on behalf of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) were looking into whether to […]… Read Article
The value of payments for physical and digital products made through mobiles will reach almost $630bn by 2014, according to industry experts. Hampshire-based research firm Juniper Research said the gross value of all mobile purchases stands at $170bn this year, but that major growth is expected across all market segments in the coming years thanks […]… Read Article
An iPhone version of internet browser Opera Mini was downloaded more than one million times in its first day, according to Apple App Store figures. Statistics show that yesterday the browser was downloaded onto 1,023,380 Apple devices. Norway-based Opera Software said it has delivered up to six times the speed of other browsers in testing, […]… Read Article
A new survey has noted the effect an expanding smartphone market and the ability to browse the internet while on the move is having on the retail sector. Thanks to products such as Apple’s iPhone, Blackberrys and Google’s Android devices, 27 per cent of consumers aged 18 and above now use their mobile to research […]… Read Article
The managing director of Yahoo's European mobile operation has left the company after four-and-a-half years. Mitch Lazar, who joined the company in 2005, is not believed to have taken up another offer of employment. A report by New Media Age said Lazar’s departure makes him the third senior executive to leave the mobile division in […]… Read Article
The US Patent and Trademark Office has given the green light to a patent application by Google which will let the company use location information to improve advertising. The application was filed six years ago according to technology website Venture Beat and analysts believe the decision could have serious implications in the world of website […]… Read Article
Microsoft has launched its latest mobile operating system, the Windows Phone 7 Series, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The operating system has been in development for around 18 months and focuses its efforts on music, games, social networking and the internet. The interface involves six ‘hubs’ – games, music, people, pictures, office and […]… Read Article
A UK technology firm has signed an agreement that will pave the way for mobile devices with pressure-sensitive touchscreens and keys. Yorkshire-based Peratech Ltd has signed a licensing agreement with Samsung Electro-mechanics to provide the company with a range of pressure sensing components which include its Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) technology. The technology allows users […]… Read Article