After 13 years at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report, Coca-Cola has been pushed off the top spot by two mobile-focussed companies.
Apple has moved up the chart to number 1, with Google following in the number 2 position.
More people watching adult videos, photos and live cams on their phones
A new report from Juniper Research shows that 250 million people will use their smartphone or tablet to access adult content by 2017, an increase of over 30% from current usage.
This increase is expected to result from high-definition, niche-centric products for consumers as well as increasing availability of mobile-optimised free content.
Samsung Electronics says its ChatON cross-platform messaging service now has more than 100 million users worldwide.
The service was launched two years ago and offers a variety of options including text chat, voice chat, video chat and file sharing.
Changes revealed, charges concealed
Mark Bridge writes:
Things didn’t look so bad in the mobile industry last week. After the shock of BlackBerry’s job losses and restructuring, it seemed as though the saga could be reaching a conclusion. On Monday shareholder Fairfax Financial announced a bid to buy the company. BlackBerry’s board of directors has approved the terms of the agreement, although it’s still able to consider alternative proposals as well.
Highest proportion of complaints from T-Mobile
Ofcom’s quarterly report of complaints against major UK telecoms and pay TV providers shows an overall drop between April and June 2013, mainly due to a fall in the number of landline and broadband complaints.
It’s the regulator’s tenth quarterly report.