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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study
Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study

Three UK has topped a sentiment analysis of UK mobile networks conducted by opinion mining company BrandsEye...

12 Oct 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

App advertising to exceed $44bn by 2020
App advertising to exceed $44bn by 2020

Latest data from Juniper Research indicates that app advertising, using context and location targeting, could rise from an estimated $13bn last year to over $44bn by 2020...

17 Mar 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Research indicates the EU legislation will affect operator-billed mobile roaming revenues
Research indicates the EU legislation will affect operator-billed mobile roaming revenues

A new study from UK-based Juniper Research indicates that operator-billed mobile roaming revenues are expected to experience a marked decline in 2017, as new EU regulations come into force...

15 Dec 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Microfinance providers, mobile carriers drive financial inclusion for the unbanked
Microfinance providers, mobile carriers drive financial inclusion for the unbanked

Mobile microfinance is liberating many of the world's poor, as service providers successfully facilitate financial inclusion...

26 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK tabloid ex-deputy cleared over phone-hacking
UK tabloid ex-deputy cleared over phone-hacking

LONDON, UK: The former deputy editor of Britain's News of the World tabloid, which media tycoon Rupert Murdoch closed down four years ago over phone-hacking, was on Wednesday cleared of involvement in the practice...

2 Jul 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Wi-Fi to carry up to 60% of mobile data traffic by 2019
Wi-Fi to carry up to 60% of mobile data traffic by 2019

UNITED KINGDOM: Juniper Research has released a report that indicates that Wi-Fi networks will carry almost 60% of smartphone and tablet data traffic by 2019...

18 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Majority of mobile data traffic to offload to Wi-Fi networks by 2019
Majority of mobile data traffic to offload to Wi-Fi networks by 2019

According to Juniper Research, UK, the forecast is that mobile data traffic, generated by smartphones, feature phones and tablets, will approach almost 197,000 PB (Petabytes) by 2019...

20 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015
MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015

LONDON, UK: MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, looks at the year ahead to predict the ten key mobile trends that will shape the global mobile landscape in 2015...

8 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK mobile operator EE says in talks with BT
UK mobile operator EE says in talks with BT

LONDON, UK: EE confirmed Wednesday that it has held "exploratory" discussions over a possible sale of its mobile business to BT Group...

27 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Data-only Apple SIM gets a voice with Roamer
Data-only Apple SIM gets a voice with Roamer

LONDON: Apple customers can make and receive phone calls with their regular phone numbers, whilst using new data-only Apple SIM, with the new Roamer app.

23 Oct 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

UK internet trolls may be jailed for two years
UK internet trolls may be jailed for two years

LONDON, UK: People found guilty of internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter.

20 Oct 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Twitter abuse: man jailed for 18 weeks
Twitter abuse: man jailed for 18 weeks

LONDON, UK: A British man was jailed for 18 weeks after his campaign of rape threats and other abuse on Twitter against a female lawmaker.

30 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line
Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk, the group said.

16 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Scottish teens not keen on independence
Scottish teens not keen on independence

EDINBURGH, UK: Young Scots aged between 16 and 17 are getting the vote in Scotland's independence referendum but the so-called 'selfie generation' looks set to reject separation.

20 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Assange going nowhere until assurances are given
Assange going nowhere until assurances are given

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London until he is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer has confirmed.

19 Aug 2014

IRELAND

A look at new work trends
A look at new work trends

BIRMINGHAM, UK / CORK, IRELAND: Information technology is constantly evolving and how we communicate with others in the workplace is changing daily. So how does today's employee keep up? (Infographic)

11 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Cameron tweets to twits who lost their jobs
Cameron tweets to twits who lost their jobs

LONDON, UK: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant loitering for hours in Downing Street waiting for ministers to emerge from the Prime Minister's office and judging their fate by the look on their face.

16 Jul 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Google starts 'forgetting' BBC and UK newspaper stories
Google starts 'forgetting' BBC and UK newspaper stories

LONDON, UK - Google has restricted access to a BBC blog posting and several British newspaper stories under a legal ruling granting people a right to be "forgotten" in search engines.

4 Jul 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Murdoch heads to UK after phone-hacking trial
Murdoch heads to UK after phone-hacking trial

LONDON, UK: News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch visited the headquarters of his British newspaper division in London after his protege Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all phone-hacking charges in a high-profile trial.

27 Jun 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone admits phones on global networks are tapped
Vodafone admits phones on global networks are tapped

LONDON, UK: Telecommunications company Vodafone admitted the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen in to conversations on its networks.

9 Jun 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum
YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The independent music trade organisation said YouTube had refused to withdraw threats over the company's plans to launch a music streaming service, despite 24 hours of negotiations.

26 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

WIN gives YouTube streaming ultimatum
WIN gives YouTube streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the body that represents the global independent music community gave YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

23 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times
Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of the News of the World tabloid hacked the phones of Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and brother Prince Harry dozens of times, a trial heard.

15 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Iranian women flout dress code in Facebook campaign
Iranian women flout dress code in Facebook campaign

LONDON, UK: Thousands of Iranian women have come together in an online campaign for greater social freedoms, posting pictures of themselves flouting the Islamic dress code required of all women appearing in public.

14 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370
Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370

LONDON, UK: British satellite operator Inmarsat said it was offering a basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airlines free of charge, following the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370.

13 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

British online piracy deal close
British online piracy deal close

LONDON, UK: Entertainment industry bodies and Internet service providers in Britain are on the verge of striking a deal to combat piracy, authorities said.

12 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Facebook craze of women eating on trains sparks anger
Facebook craze of women eating on trains sparks anger

LONDON, UK: Transport authorities in London said they were powerless to stop a bizarre Facebook craze involving photographs of women eating on underground trains.

8 Apr 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014
Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: The UK looks set to take home the title of most awarded country at the 2014 D&AD Awards, with 136 In Books and 43 Nominations*, totalling at 179 Awarded entries for the year. Across the Atlantic, the United States is in second place in the country rankings with 118 (82 In Book and 36 Nominations).

2 Apr 2014

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