Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 22, including how a startup's new tablet case could help the deaf acquire jobs, Microsoft drops Nokia from Lumia smartphone brand, OTT players to take $14 billion in revenue from mobile operators this year, Macrocell mobile backhaul gear market growth to stall and the VoLTE market to reach more than 900 million connections by 2018.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 7, including the final touches on the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp, how Microsoft plans to market Office 365 to SMBs, why companies will soon need to put a premium on developing better batteries, the expected displays for future wearables and where the RFID middleware market is headed.
More than 200 million Facebook users are regularly using Facebook Messenger, the social networking site's mobile texting app for Android and iPhone, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the firm's quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday, Re/code reports.
Facebook's dodgy privacy record has prompted the Federal Trade Commission to take the extraordinary step of warning the social media giant about its proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.
If this is really an approval by the Federal Trade Commission of Facebook's pending acquisition of the messaging app maker, it did not come gift-wrapped.
The Android version of WhatsApp--the instant messaging firm being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion--has a security flaw that leaves chat histories open to theft and decryption by malicious apps installed on the same smartphone, warns an article in Ars Technica.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Feb. 20, including Facebooks multibillion dollar deal for WhatsApp, Bluebox's solution for mobile app security, AT&T's expansion to workspace management product Toggle, NetMotion Wireless' international vision and Google's ground rules for Glass users.
"Pull" mobile marketing techniques such as responsively-designed websites and customer-facing apps get a lot of attention, but "push" marketing--where a company meets the end user rather than waiting for the audience to come to it--is also important. And sometimes, it's a tougher nut to crack.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/2 including: a switchup in the game of mobile-first players, growth in the wirless LAN market, a software glitch that affects six states, Lowe's new in-store locator app and the latest on Android malware stats.
WhatsApp is rolling out push-to-talk messaging services, enabling users to share voice memos across multiple mobile platforms.