List of Services News Articles

Firefox Revamps Web Browser for Android Devices
The Firefox web browser for Android smartphones has been revamped with a new home screen and sharing features. ...read more

Amazon Expands In-App Advertising to Apple Devices
Amazon has expanded its own mobile ad network to include support for in-app adverts within Apple apps. ...read more

Blackberry Offers BBM for Windows Phone Devices
Blackberry has announced that will be expanding its BBM platform to the Windows Phone OS, following "an incredible number of requests," from users. ...read more

Commission reminds consumers to watch out for in-app purchases
New Zealand's Commerce Commission is reminding consumers about the potential to accidentally make in-app purchases when using applications on their mobile devices. ...read more

IBM Deal to Support Apple Devices for Corporate Users
IBM is to develop a range of business apps exclusively for Apple devices under a new agreement that sees Apple making a major effort to expand into the corporate device market. ...read more

Samsung Revamps its Apps Store
Samsung has revamped its own mobile apps store, and rebranded it as Galaxy Apps. ...read more

ITU to promote the global adoption of mobile money
The International Telecommunications Union has set up a new focus group to work on interoperability of mobile money services. ...read more

Bandwidth Offers MMS to OTT App Developers
USA based telecoms services provider, Bandwidth says that it has launched industry first, MMS-enabling phone numbers for over-the-top (OTT) apps. ...read more

GSMA Announces mHealth Partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa
The GSMA announces that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a new cross-ecosystem partnership designed to provide a range of mHealth services to women and children, ...read more

Aptoide Accuses Google of Crushing Independent App Stores
Portuguese app store, Aptoide has filed a complaint with the European Union competition authorities calling for an investigation into Google's dominance of the Android app market. ...read more

Accenture to Help Fiat-Chrysler Develop Telematics Systems in the EMEA Region
The management consultancy, Accenture says that it has started to work with the Fiat-Chrysler Group to develop the next range of connected services for its Uconnect systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). ...read more

Microsoft launches Outlook Web App for Android Phones
Microsoft has released its previously announced public beta release of its Outlook Web App (OWA) webmail service for Android devices. ...read more

Researchers finds thousands of secret keys in Android apps
Google has started scanning Android apps uploaded to its app store to warn developers if they have included a potential security flaw in their code. ...read more

Google Preparing Move into Mobile Health Market
Google is said to be planning a move into the increasingly crowded health-tracking market with the launch of its own health service later this month. ...read more

BlackBerry to Support Android Mobile Apps
BlackBerry and Amazon have announced a deal to host Blackberry apps on the Amazon store, and support the Amazon store in a future version of the BlackBerry OS. ...read more

Google Scans Emails for Android Calendar Updates
Google has started testing a facility that learns what users are discussing in the Gmail email conversations and then creates calendar reminders for them automatically. ...read more

Facebook Adds Easy Video Sending to Mobile Apps
Facebook is continuing to play catch up with the other major OTT messaging apps, and has released an upgrade to its own Messenger app to make sharing of media files easier. ...read more

Facebook Refreshes Tablet App to Focus on Games and Adverts
Facebook has refreshed its tablet app to make better use of the larger screens, and serve more adverts. ...read more

Amazon Appstore Selection Nearly Triples Year-Over-Year
Amazon's own Android Appstore selection has nearly tripled in the past year and the company claims that developers continue to report strong monetization from the apps they offer in the store. ...read more

Google Planning Radical Overhaul of User Interfaces for Android 5.0
Google is looking to tidy up the sometimes somewhat variable user interfaces across its various services and mobile phones for a new review that should see them all converge around a single concept. ...read more

Pinterest Releases Windows Phone App at Last
Photo focused social networking service Pinterest has released a preview app for Windows Phone OS based smartphones, although it lacks a lot of key features at the moment. ...read more

Mozilla Pushes Firefox Apps onto Android Phones
Mozilla has recognised that one of the big problems it will face in promoting its own Firefox OS for smartphones is the issue of encouraging app developers to port apps to its platform. ...read more

BBC Releasing a Child-Friendly iPlayer for Smartphones and Tablets
UK based broadcaster, the BBC has released a customised version of its TV streaming app for children. ...read more

Tesco Backed Music Streaming App Passes 1.5 Million Downloads
UK based music streaming service, Blinkbox says that it has achieved 1.5 million app downloads, a year after the service launched. ...read more

App Developers Get Royal Treatment as Tech's New Kingmakers
Device Manufacturers Increasingly Courting App Developers. ...read more

Amazon Starts a Limited Music Streaming Service
Amazon has entered the increasingly crowded music streaming market, although initially only in the USA. ...read more

BlackBerry Enters the Mobile Payments Management Services Market
BlackBerry has signed a 3-year agreement with the Canadaian mobile payments provider, EnStream to offer it secure communications services. ...read more

Monitise Opens North American Office
UK based mobile banking services provider, Monitise has announced an expansion into the North American market. ...read more

Uber Sends Peace Offering to London's Black Cabs
On the day that London's famous Black Cabs stage a protest against the private taxi hire app, Uber, the app developer has offered a conciliatory branch to the cab drivers. ...read more

Line Turns Selfies into Stickers
OTT messaging provider, Line has announced the release of a selfie-photo service that converts photos into its own \"messaging sticker\" facility. ...read more