Google reveals Play Music All Access subscription service
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:18
Google has unveiled a streaming music subscription service.
Google Play Music All Access offers users the ability to listen to millions of tracks in addition to the ones they already own. The firm described it as "radio without rules".
The facility is set to compete with Spotify, Xbox Music, Rdio, Pandora and other similar products.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
Yahoo to ramp up marketing to woo younger users, says CFO
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 18:52
Yahoo Inc plans to ramp up advertising and marketing efforts as it seeks to break its reliance on an "aging demographic" and become more relevant among young adults, the company's finance chief said on Tuesday.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....)
Gartner Says Asia/Pacific Led Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales to Growth in First Quarter of 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:26
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide smartphone sales totaled 210 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 42.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012. The Asia/Pacific region was the only region to show growth in mobile phone sales this quarter, with a 6.4 percent increase year-on-year.
(Source: Press Release. Read more....)
Bing Improves Its People Search With Autosuggest
Monday, 13 May 2013 19:05
Bing recently introduced its updated people search feature and today, Microsoft is adding a few improvements to its people search that will make it even easier to find information about celebrities, politicians, athletes and many people with public LinkedIn profiles. Bing's search box now auto-suggests names as you type. Because many people share the same name, this also means that it's now easier to tell Bing who exactly you are looking for before you even hit the return key.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments
Monday, 13 May 2013 15:34
Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal's here targeting local merchants: today it has released Groupon POS, which appears to be an iPad-specific version of its mobile payments service aimed at local merchants, working as a dashboard to make and track payments.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
Hibu has £2bn debt. Can this one smart strategy save it?
Saturday, 11 May 2013 15:34
We talk to Hibu's UK CEO Richard Hanscott and CDO Matt Anderson about the former Yellow Pages.
Embattled directories publisher Hibu has been forced to bet big. With debts of around £2bn and falling revenue caused by stiff online competition, the former Yellow Pages provider, listed on London Stock Exchange, has been teetering on life support for some time.
(Source: London Loves Business. Read more....)
Why Google Glass Will Crater
Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:25
Google Glass is now "unofficially officially" out in the wild, early reviews are in, and they're not spectacular. I've been a Glass skeptic from the start, but now I'm just going to come right out and say it: If the developer version is at all an accurate representation of what Glass will look like as a finished product, it's going to fail.
(Source: Read Write Mobile. Read more....)
Will Facebook Go Out With A Bang?
Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:18
I've seen the future of Facebook, and it is... Yahoo!
(Source: Read Write Social. Read more....)
- BT shares hit 5-1/2 year high after results top forecasts
- Yellow Pages owner Hibu launches website builder for SMBs
- Mobiles 'to outnumber people next year', says UN agency
- Viber hits 200m users, rivals Skype with video calling in new Mac and Windows desktop apps
- Groupon shows signs of life, shares surge
- Yahoo Announces New Search Tools & Upgrades In Their Continued Battle To Win More Of The Search Market
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