According to Gil Sheinfeld, Amobee's CTO, the company's new LTV system will fill a gaping hole in the amount of information many developers need to know if their apps are not only finding an audience but keeping them. For more on this topic, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
BARCELONA, Spain--A pilot project between Syniverse and MasterCard to ensuer mobile users' credit card transactions will be enabled no matter where they travel is part of Syniverse's broader plan to become an aggregator of contextual information that links brands and mobile customers to the benefit of their mutual customers.
BARCELONA, Spain--Wi-Fi network vendor Boingo inked a Wi-Fi offloading agreement with Verizon; Boingo said it now counts Wi-Fi offload agreements with three of the nation's four Tier 1 wireless carriers. Moreover, Boingo said the offloading agreements pave the way for Boingo to generate significant revenues from the deployment of Hotspot 2.0 technology.
BARCELONA, Spain--WhatsApp plans to introduce voice calling services sometime in the second quarter, the company's CEO announced here during a keynote appearance at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The announcement is notable coming just a week after social networking giant Facebook announced it will acquire WhatsApp in a $16 billion deal.
Nokia is thinking of combining its Nokia Solutions and Networks division with Juniper Networks to get a stronger foothold in the U.S. network equipment market, according to a report in Germany's Manager Magazin Online.
Facebook's $16 billion deal for over-the-top messaging service WhatsApp likely will not have a major impact on U.S. carriers and other Western operators because most have begun offering unlimited voice and text messaging. However, the action could put pressure on carriers in emerging markets, according to industry analysts.
Facebook announced it will acquire over-the-top mobile messaging company WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The purchase pushes Facebook more firmly into the mobile and messaging market, where it has already stamped out a huge business via mobile ads and its previous $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram.
Japanese retailer and e-commerce company Rakuten, which owns Kobo e-readers and online retailer Play.com, is acquiring Viber Media and its popular Viber over-the-top messaging service for $900 million.
It's no secret that "Internet of Things" is generating an enormous amount of hype and buzz right now. It's also clearly driving a lot of activity across the wireless and technology sector.
Facebook acquired mobile backend-as-a-service provider Parse last year, and now is talking about Parse's Bolts Framework. Bryan Klimt, a software engineer at Facebook who came from Parse, talked to FierceDeveloper about Bolts and the company's approach to open source developer tools. Click here for the full interview.