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Polar Mobile raises US6M to fund new media distribution platform

Mobile media distribution company Polar Mobile raised US$6 million of funding to invest in its MediaEverywhere platform

A new CEO won’t help RIM without new thinking

With RIM replacing its co-CEOs, it seems to finally be acknowledging that things need to ...

Apples developer payouts top US4B

Apple said that by the end of this month developers will have earned “over US$4 ...

Video: APAC customers demonstrating clear app preferences

While gaming is the most popular category, consumers in various APAC markets are showing a keen appetite for other types of apps, according to a new Mobile World Live video.

Poll result: An own-brand approach is most popular

Most respondents in a Mobile Money Live poll say that mobile operators should create their own brands to support NFC-based payment services.

Visa Europe: over half of all its transactions will be mobile by 2020

Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, has predicted that “over half of all Visa ...

Turkcell backs own-brand strategy for NFC handsets

Turkish operator Turkcell has introduced the third T series NFC Android smartphone confirming its support for an own-brand approach.

Feature: the critical role regulators play in mobile money

This new feature video from Mobile Money Live reveals the central role of regulation in dictating how mobile money services develop. A range of interviewees, including Jojo Malolos (pictured), Group Head Financial Services, Smart Communications, say whether they think regulation is heading in the right direction.

Distimo notes discrepancies in app store age ratings

App analytics firm Distimo noted some pronounced discrepancies between the use of app ratings categories ...

New mobile payment service planned for the UK

Ecommerce provider Powa has announced a new mobile payment service for the UK that is similar to popular US service Square.

Vodafone invests in US mobile money firm

Vodafone has led an US$11.3 million investment round in Finsphere Corporation, a US vendor of identity analytics technology that is used to secure transactions including mobile payments.

Deloitte: NFC shipments to double in 2012

Shipments of NFC-enabled handset will likely grow about 100 percent this year to almost 200 million, according to consultancy firm Deloitte.

PayPal plans rapid takeoff for retail m-pay scheme

PayPal wants to see a newly launched mobile payments trial with US retailer Home Deport scale up to its entire nationwide chain by March.

Hooked Media launches Android game recommendation tool

Mobile game discovery company Hooked Media launched a free Android app that recommends Android games to users from more than 250,000 titles on Android Marketplace

Appstores.com launches app distribution tools

US-based mobile app distribution network Appstore.com has launched a developer dashboard, a white-label publisher app store product and HTML5 mobile ad units for mobile publishers.

Apple and Facebook: The end of an affair?

There are reports that Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg had become close buddies prior to ...

OpenMarket: operator involvement can boost app market

Operators can play a greater role in the mobile apps market by providing developers with access to the data they hold

Taptu newsreader app lands on bada

Taptu has launched its social newsreader app on Samsung’s homegrown bada mobile platform. Taptu is ...

Apigee buys Usergrid API cloud service

API tool provider Apigee has acquired Usergrid, a cloud-based service that provides common APIs for managing data and users to simplify the building of mobile apps

Appitalism extends Concierge service to Android

Independent app store Appitalism extended its App Concierge feature for paid Apple apps to also support free Android Market apps, enabling customers to seamlessly download Android products from Appitalism.com without the need to transfer to Android Market for order fulfilment.