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TRAI Issues Directions To Telcos On Blocking Bulk International SMSes

For a while now the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been trying to solve the problem of SMS/call spam. Last year it came out with new guidelines for telemarketers in the hope to curb SMS spam, but that didn’t work out very well. This was because promotional SMSes were now being ro...

23 January, 2012 |More »

M-payment: What Is Holding It Back In India?

With more than 600 million active mobile phone users in the country, it is but natural to expect that mobile phone will be one of the key tools for processing electronic payments in India. However, it is yet to gain traction even among consumers who are actively paying for products and services purc...

23 January, 2012 |More »

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RIM CEOs Step Down, Hand Reins To Insider

Research In Motion’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have bowed to investor pressure and resigned as co-CEOs, handing the top job to an insider with four years at the struggling BlackBerry maker. Thorsten Heins, a former Siemens AG executive who has risen steadily through RIM’s upper ma...

23 January, 2012 |More »

Apple Jumps Into Digital Textbooks Fray

Apple Inc took a big jump into the digital textbooks market with the launch of its iBooks 2 software on Thursday, aiming to revitalize the U.S. education market and quicken the adoption of its market-leading iPad in that sector. The giant consumer electronics company has been working on digital tex...

20 January, 2012 |More »

InMobi Appoints Marketing Director For APAC Region

Bangalore-based mobile ad network InMobi has appointed Anita Swan as regional marketing director for Asia Pacific. In this capacity, Swan will spearhead the company’s marketing strategy for the region alongside the global executive team. InMobi is the world’s second-largest mobile advertising ne...

19 January, 2012 |More »

Zynga Buys Four Mobile Gaming Companies

Zynga Inc said it bought four small mobile game companies for an undisclosed sum as the top maker of Facebook games seeks to expand its lineup on smartphones and tablets. The company’s top mobile executive David Ko told Reuters on Wednesday it had acquired German company Gamedoctors in Decemb...

19 January, 2012 |More »

BlackBerry Licensing Only Way Out For RIM?

Research In Motion may still see software licensing as an important part of its turnaround plan, even though Samsung has denied that it might pay to use the BlackBerry maker’s technology or even buy the company. RIM has likely held talks with several handset makers about using its new QNX plat...

19 January, 2012 |More »

Reaching Internet-dark Mobile Users: Biz Head Of txtWeb

Texting could be on the decline in some of the more mature telecom markets but it still has a life. At least, that’s what Manish Maheswari, GM & global business head txtWeb, Intuit India, would have us believe. Speaking at the digital and mobile marketing conference Click Asia Summit 2012, he ...

17 January, 2012 |More »

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Trends In Content Consumption On Smartphones From Google India

Smartphones sales will overtake PC sales by middle of 2012 and this has huge implications in the way content will be consumed globally, according to Mahesh Narayanan, country head for mobile at Google India. The frequency with which devices are being connected itself has thrown up humongous opportun...

17 January, 2012 |More »

Samsung To Merge Bada Mobile OS With Intel-backed Tizen

Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it planned to merge its ‘bada’ mobile software with a platform backed by chipmaker Intel Corp in its latest push to diversify away from Google’s Android. Samsung, which emerged as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer on the back o...

17 January, 2012 |More »