New figures from research company comScore show how UK consumers are increasingly relying on their internet connections and their smartphones.
People in the UK spent more time online than the citizens of any other European country - an average of 37 hours per month - while desktop internet usage was up 5% year-on-year to 44.8 million people in December 2012.
MEF, the international trade association for companies that want to make money from mobile products and services, has restructured its leadership team.
It’s created a new role of CEO, which has been filled by former MEF Executive Director Rimma Perelmuter, and has appointed Joanne Lacey to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Inq, the Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary that started life five years ago as a mobile phone manufacturer before changing its focus to mobile software, has released the beta version of its new Material application.
Material is described as a ‘content discovery service’ that creates a twice-daily electronic magazine from information from the user’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.
More than $340 billion (£219 billion) will be generated worldwide by 4G LTE services in 2017, compared to just over $75 billion this year.
That’s approximately 31% of total service revenues from all 2G, 3G and 4G mobile services, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Last month a number of research companies published their estimates for mobile phone shipments in 2012.
Gartner is the latest to join in, noting that its figures showed total worldwide mobile phone sales dropping by 1.7% year-on-year to 1.75 billion units in 2012.