Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/26 including: examples of how brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart's reluctance for mobile advertising is hurting them, the FCC's app for iOS users to test mobile data speeds announced at Mobile World Congress, Almex's rugged tablet for hostile work environments, Sierra Wireless unveils Linux-based platform for M2M apps and BlackBerry's new handsets.
More people plan to conduct mobile commerce transactions this year than they did last year, finds research released Feb. 19 by mobile advertising company inMobi. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents worldwide, a 15 percent increase from 2013, plan to conduct mobile commerce in the next 12 months.
The hottest mobile IT news for Feb. 13, including smartphone sales vs. feature phone sales, Facebook's crackdown on mobile ad partners, the utilization of airline mobile commerce, the importance of wiping company data on perconal phones and spectrum-sharing with mobile operators.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 30, including the way Sam Adams plans to utilize mobile devices in its latest ad campaign, the forked path Android devices are taking, the best ways to integrate BYOD policies at your business, Dell's latest cloud offering and how tablets and e-readers are affecting readership numbers.
The most important mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the increasing reach of mobile advertising, Globalstar's push to popularize satellite telephony, SoftBank's attempt to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T's opposition to the federal government's disaster recovery plan and the year ahead in B2B mobile advertising.
Tablets are expected to become an increasingly important platform for in-app mobile advertising, says Juniper Research.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, 11/26.
The mobile advertising market is a hot bed of activity, with 21 mergers and acquisitions and 57 investments reported so far this year, according to advisory firm Mooreland Partners.
Location-based sensor fusion technology for smartphones represents a "huge potential" for mobile advertising and retail, judges ABI Research.
Australia's mobile advertising market is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to increase at a 39 percent compound annual growth rate, reaching $682 million in 2018.