Consumers across the globe are on pace to download 56 billion smartphone applications in 2013, up from 32 billion a year ago, ABI Research forecasts.
A new Microsoft job posting indicates the company plans to introduce the next major release of its Windows Phone mobile operating system in late 2013.
Google is set to become the third entity approved to a TV white-spaces (TVWS) database if its system passes a 45-day public trial beginning today.
Facebook has acquired Microsoft's Atlas Advertising Suite, a move to help marketers more effectively manage and measure campaigns across the social network's mobile and desktop properties. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed; Microsoft purchased aQuantive, the firm behind the Atlas technology, for $6.2 billion in 2007, but AdAge suggests Facebook paid out less than $100 million.
Microsoft pledged Windows Phone 8 smartphone owners will be able to update their devices to future versions of the mobile operating system, avoiding the fate that befell previous Windows Phone users.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft feels like it is getting enough financial and marketing support from its key operator partners for Windows Phone 8 and is working to build on those relationships to drive more sales, according to a Microsoft executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia plans to shift its marketing for its Lumia line running Microsoft's Windows Phone software this year away from the Windows Phone and Lumia brands and more toward Nokia-specific products and unique features, according to a Nokia executive.
According to "an extremely reliable source" speaking to 9to5Google 's Seth Weintraub, the Internet search engine-cum-online-video leader (via YouTube) is "in the process of building standalone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas."
Microsoft's co-founder and chairman, Bill Gates, called the company's initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake."
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates admitted the company failed to execute on its early mobile strategy, calling its initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake."