ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

Iliad makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

2014-08-01 13:23

French telecoms company Iliad has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US, setting up a potential bidding war with rival suitor Sprint.

New programme lets you earn cash with your smartphone

2014-08-01 11:04

Your smartphone has cost you money, but perhaps it could also earn you cold hard cash. A new but micro-jobbing platform may be the trick to earn some extra funds.

MTN strengthens leadership structure

2014-07-31 19:21

MTN has announced the appointment of a new group chief operating executive with the incumbent becoming CEO of MTN South Africa.

Huawei powers forward with huge jump in smartphones sales

2014-07-30 11:01

Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced a massive jump in shipments of its smartphones,good news as the company looks to build its brand identity.

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2 million paying subs

2014-07-30 08:30

Rhapsody International has said its partnership with T-Mobile US has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than two million.

SA mobile game switches to data - bill shock worry

2014-07-28 14:42

The game for mobile operators is shifting from voice to data, but that may leave consumers with a nasty bill shock, says an industry insider.

Smartphones online win

2014-07-28 09:35

You can save cash and effort by buying your next smartphone online.

Cell C restructures debt

2014-07-25 14:07

Cell C has said it would look to restructure €77.4m worth of senior debt, a move that could help improve its cash management.

Vodafone revenue dragged lower by SA, Spain

2014-07-25 08:51

Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa resulting in another heavy drop in its key revenue measure.

Amazon losses grow, shares tumble

2014-07-25 07:23

Amazon.com has posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a jump in revenue.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

2014-07-23 14:21

Microsoft has said profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

Strong iPhone sales drive Apple profit

2014-07-23 10:41

Apple reported a net profit of $7.7bn, or $1.28, for the third quarter of 2014, the Cupertino, California, company has said.

HTC takes new route with SA strategy

2014-07-22 12:02

After a number of missteps, mobile phone manufacturer HTC is determined to take the fight to its competitors with a new strategy for South Africa.

Mxit reaches out to aspiring youth

2014-07-21 13:12

Nkanyiso Biyela was crowned winner of Mxit Reach's Ibali Lami national writing competition, at an event that focused on education and career guidance.

Tech will drive IT growth in Africa

2014-07-17 09:58

Communications technologies will drive IT growth in Africa, says an analyst, calling for country-specific African strategies.

New Groupon SA boss eyes e-commerce, mobile

2014-07-11 10:06

Newly-appointed Groupon South Africa CEO Emilian Popa says he is keen to tap into the huge growth potential for e-commerce in South Africa.

BlackBerry takes a gamble

2014-07-09 07:39

Will BlackBerry's new high-end device win the jackpot, asks Arthur Goldstuck.

Mobile dominates global sales

2014-07-08 08:43

Global sales of electronic devices including PCs, tablets and mobile phones have reached the 2.4 billion unit mark, with the mobile segment leading the way.

Huge mobile growth, 5G networks 'around the corner'

2014-07-04 12:29

Mobile data is expected to jump - but many could find the enormity of that jump difficult to comprehend.

International visitors being treated to free calls after landing in SA

2014-07-04 08:20

Virgin Atlantic passengers from the UK and US won't have to worry about the high costs of roaming when landing at OR Tambo international.

Amazon vows to fight FTC over kids in-app purchases

2014-07-03 12:05

Amazon is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorised in-app purchases.

How Vodacom won 'Please Call Me' case

2014-07-02 09:01

The case between Vodacom and Nkosana Makate seems to have been dismissed on technical grounds, according to the judgment given in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

New way for Huawei

2014-07-02 07:12

The release of Huawei’s new P7 flagship smartphone rounds out its SA strategy, says Arthur Goldstuck.

 

Alibaba might invest in Snapchat, reports say

2014-08-01 12:09

Snapchat has held talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba toward a possible investment in the mobile-messaging start-up.

BBM comes to Windows Phone

2014-08-01 08:46

As part of its cross-platform strategy, BlackBerry has announced that BBM is available for Windows Phone devices.

Smartphone dream turns into nightmare

2014-07-31 14:29

Many people dream of owning the latest smartphone, but that dream can turn ugly if you don't watch the data bill.

Facebook offers free internet in Zambia

2014-07-31 10:02

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

Top malware threats hold your smartphone to ransom

2014-07-30 09:30

A new range of malware applications collectively known as ransomware is targeting smartphones as cyber criminals look for creative ways to extract money from people.

Afrihost losing money on mobile data

2014-07-29 16:01

Afrihost CEO Gian Visser says the ISP is losing "a fair whack of money every month" on its mobile data offering and will thus stop it for all new clients.

HTC insists on premium brand in SA

2014-07-28 11:15

HTC plans to build market share as a premium brand rather than building no-name devices for operators.

Here's how to win with online shopping for smartphones

2014-07-28 08:00

While most customers opt to buy the latest smartphones on contract because of their cost, a growing number of people are opting to pay cash and save on the latest technology.

Android tablets power ahead as iPad takes a beating

2014-07-25 11:06

Global sales of tablet computers have edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009.

Apple, Samsung lose ground as tablet growth slows

2014-07-25 08:29

Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC has said.

Apple gets smart watch patent

2014-07-24 07:23

A US patent made public has bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smart watch.

China to crack down on online pornography

2014-07-23 14:54

China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government has said.

FNB bins Internet Explorer 8 for online banking

2014-07-23 13:33

In what will no doubt come as a shot at Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser, First National Bank has announced that it would no longer be supporting IE8.

Samsung takes shot at unknown iPhone

2014-07-23 09:32

The next iPhone is not even released yet, but Samsung has gone on the offensive with a cheeky ad aimed at Apple.

Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

2014-07-21 21:14

Most of the applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware to steal personal and financial information, says a report.

Google smartphone suit plays into rivals' hands

2014-07-21 11:16

A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators.

US woman rescued at sea sues phone firm

2014-07-16 14:33

A US woman rescued with her family from a Pacific Ocean sailboat after her infant became ill, has filed suit against her phone company for cutting off service.

Bob van Dijk aims for Naspers mobile revolution

2014-07-10 07:57

Naspers has always stayed ahead of what clients want rather than be surprised by it, says new CEO Bob van Dijk, who wants to reinvent the media giant yet again.

Cellular's new frontier

2014-07-09 07:37

Vodacom and MTN are making plans to tap into fibre, says Gugu Lourie.

World leaders look to BlackBerry over security fears

2014-07-04 14:45

BlackBerry might be under pressure due to the rise of Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices, but the company is seeing adoption of its devices by people concerned about security.

BlackBerry goes aggressive with SA launch of Z3 smartphone

2014-07-04 08:20

BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa and signalled its intention to fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

Size is everything in new Hisense phablet

2014-07-03 17:00

Hisense has launched a new flagship phone in South Africa as the company moves to entice people to its brand.

Mecer wows with M785 tablet - review

2014-07-03 09:10

Value for money is not something that one usually associates with high tech devices like tablets, but the new Mecer offering is a distinct possibility as a viable player.

Alibaba frets over turning mobile into money

2014-07-02 07:24

Alibaba Group Holding may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

SA company complain app launched

2014-07-01 14:48

A South African developed application promises to help you better complain about poor products and services.

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