Google UK has bought a 2.4 acre site at the new King’s Cross Central development to build its new headquarters building.
Work on the new Google HQ, which will be built above retail units, is expected to start towards the end of this year.
Figures from ABI Research suggest that smartphones will account for 50% of all handset shipments by 2014, increasing to more than two-thirds of all mobile phones by 2018.
However, this growth isn’t expected to result in Apple gaining any increased market share in the next few years: its iPhone family appears unlikely to gain any more than this year’s anticipated peak of 22%.
PhonepayPlus, the UK regulator of premium rate telephone services, says parents need to take control of their children’s smartphone bills and social media use - or face mobile phone bills that run into thousands of pounds.
The warning comes in a new report that highlights two areas of particular risk: free apps and social media linked to smartphones.
New study looks at the accuracy of apps that provide feedback on medical conditions
Mark Bridge writes:
Smartphones and health are linked in many positive ways, from remote patient monitoring via a mobile network to applications that enhance medical education.
However, patients are being warned not to assume their smartphones are as smart as they might appear.
The revenue from mobile advertising around the world is expected to reach $11.4 billion (£7.1 billion) this year, according to a new report from research company Gartner, and will hit $24.5 billion in 2016.
That means there’ll have been a 400% increase between 2011 and 2016.