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The Outlook for Telco Spending in 2014

Last year was difficult for companies exposed to telco spending, but will 2014 bring better conditions? There are countless questions regarding this …

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam just took us on a tour of the next-generation internet: telco-style

Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam presides over the nation’s largest wireless provider and one of the fastest wireline broadband networks in the U.S. In …

WhatsApp shows that Facebook & Google are serious about competing with telcos

If you had any doubt about Facebook’s and Google’s intentions for the next five years, Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition makes it clear: These Silicon Valley giants have no intention of remaining dependent on the caprices of the telcos.<p>In fact, we’re seeing the battle lines being drawn on what will …

Another way to boost mobile signals?

There could be another way to boost your mobile phone signals, says Rick Maybury, but it will cost you<p><i>Last week, in reply to question about poor mobile phone coverage, you suggested that little could be done, aside from changing the handset to a model with better performance. I have another</i> …

Mobile carriers failed to use tech fixes to thwart spying: expert | Reuters

(Reuters) - The world’s mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency’s ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says.<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility …

Would you pay more for better service?

With Christmas spending in the UK predicted to top £40bn this year for the first time, it’s important for organisations to understand these trends, …

Coin wants you to forget about paying with your smartphone, use its fancy card instead (update) - Pocket-lint

UPDATE: Coin has hit its $50,000 pre-order goal in just 40 minutes.<p>Everyone in the mobile space is trying to crack how customers will pay with their …

Those Creeped Out By Retailers Tracking Their Movements Using Their Phones Will Be Able To Opt Out

A number of companies have cropped up that are in the business of bringing online tracking techniques to the offline world. Rather than tracking your clicks and movements from site to site, they specialize in tracking your movement through the real world using that convenient tracking device that …

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

Over the past couple of years, I've read more books than my flat can hold. I judged the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012 and the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and the latter alone had a submissions list of 151 books. Throw in the rereading of the longlists, the re-rereading of the shortlists and the …

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively. While a focus on lowering costs, improving quality, and providing consistent, reliable service will …

Facebook starts letting you autofill billing info when you buy things in other mobile apps - http://tcrn.ch/1b7GcmF

Bullying fears as Barclays looks into letting 11 to 15 year-olds text money by phone

Parenting groups last night criticised Barclays as the banking giant revealed plans to allow children aged as young as 11 to use a mobile phone app that allows people to text money to each other.<p>Netmums said the move could trigger a rise in bullying in the school playground in a modern day …

Why Touch ID is bigger news than any of us appreciated

Touch ID is far, far more important than most people have realised – the core message behind a <i>Quora</i> post by the CEO of a card payment service. We can expect to learn far more “in the next few months, and that’s likely to eventually include both Touch ID Macs and use of the fingerprint system for …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice …

How can I get in contact with TomTom?

Rick Maybury explains how to navigate the company's customer service.<p><i>I have a TomTom One Classic GPS and I cannot get through to them to sort out my problem. I have emailed three times since last November, (to the address from which all the offers come), to get them to accept my change of email</i> …

Mobile network optimization is a hot technology right now – no, seriously

The mobile network optimization business is not a bad one to be if you’re a tech startup looking for a big exit. Telecom billing systems maker …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

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U.S. exit to leave Vodafone with M&A war chest | Reuters

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Vodafone’s exit from the United States in a $130 billion deal expected to be sealed on Monday will give it a war chest to make acquisitions even after it rewards its shareholders.<p>A customer walks past the Vodafone logo in a shopping mall in Prague February 7, 2012. …

Retail M-Commerce: Tablet Owners Willing to Spend More Than Smartphone Owners

Recent research has examined the differences between smartphone and tablet shopping behaviors from a variety of different angles, such as how …

Demystifying m-commerce

Shane Fitzpatrick is president and managing director of Chase Paymentech Europe<p>Payments made via mobile devices are fast becoming <i>de rigueur</i> as tablet …

Couch Commerce Spans Researching, Reviewing and Buying

Americans are using smartphones and tablets for every part of the shopping process from researching to buying.<p>CMKeiner<p>But in a new survey conducted …

M-commerce market share on the rise

The number of people who are carrying out safe shopping online from smartphones will continue to grow over the coming years, with analysts expecting …

'M-Commerce' On The Rise As More Consumers Use Mobile Devices To Shop

A new report says that people buying stuff with their mobile devices — known as "m-commerce" — is way up this year over last year.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>2012 was the year of mobile commerce. …

Exploring 10 Fundamental Aspects Of M-Commerce Usability

The 18 m-commerce websites that we tested were: 1-800-Flowers, Amazon, Avis, Best Buy, Buy.com, Coastal.com, Enterprise.com, Fandango, Foot Locker, …

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Global smartphone sales eclipse feature phone sales for the first time ever

Smartphones sales are on the rise and show no signs of stopping. In fact, according to data from Gartner, more smartphones were sold than feature …