Vodafone broadens M-Pesa offering
Vodafone, Safaricom and the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) are adding to the M-Pesa mobile money service with the launch of an interest-bearing savings account and the offer of small loans.
Ericsson sues Samsung after patent talks breakdown
Ericsson has filed legal action against Samsung over alleged patent infringement, claiming the smartphone-maker had …
Telefonica eyeing US listing for LatAm units
Telefonica is considering listing its Latin American business on the US stock market, according to reports originating from Spanish newspaper Expansion.
Total app revenue to reach US$30B in 2012
Mobile apps will have generated a total of more than US$30 billion revenue by the end of 2012, according to ABI Research. The total includes all money generated from paid downloads, in-app purchases, subscriptions and in-app ads since mobile apps emerged. It is almost double the amount that had been reached by the end of 2011.
MTN launches mobile money service in SA
South Africa’s MTN has debuted a mobile money service in partnership with local retailer Pick …
RIM stock soars on upbeat analyst outlook
Shares in RIM surged by 18 percent yesterday on the back of another endorsement of …
China Unicom buys fixed assets for 2B
China Unicom has acquired fixed-line assets from its state-controlled parent group, with the aim of more closely integrating its mobile and fixed networks in a bid to improve efficiencies and cut costs.
Orange launches free global VoIP app
France Telecom is the latest major mobile operator to launch a free VoIP and messaging app, taking on the likes of WhatsApp and Skype. The Orange brand today has relaunched Libon, previously a visual voicemail service, as a free iOS app available in 90 markets.
Jolla inks first carrier, chipset deals for Sailfish phones
Jolla, the Finnish start-up aiming to build phones based on Nokia’s former MeeGo OS, has …
US operator stocks rally on deal chatter
Shares in US operators Sprint, MetroPCS and Leap Wireless all closed up yesterday after a regulatory filing revealed that they were involved in a flurry of deal discussions prior to the MetroPCS/T-Mobile USA merger being made.