More than two million customers have pre-ordered Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 within 24 hours of the device being offered for sale.
That’s over twice as many pre-orders as the iPhone 4S attracted.
Telefónica Digital has announced a global partnership with augmented reality platform Aurasma that’ll see AR technology becoming one of the media services offered to Telefonica’s advertising partners.
The agreement will start in the UK with O2 Media helping brands integrate augmented reality with their marketing campaigns alongside other technologies such as location-based marketing and mobile coupons.
Videogame retailer GAME is planning to introduce free WiFi to all its 341 UK shops by Christmas.
The new service, which will be offered in partnership with BT, enables the company to showcase all its gaming content to in-store customers.
It’s reported that Acer has cancelled the launch of a new smartphone in China running the Aliyun cloud-based mobile operating system. Aliyun, which had been developed by the Alibaba Group, is already available on a number of devices from other manufacturers.
Alibaba is quoted as saying Google had told Acer it would terminate its Android-based cooperation and technology licensing if the launch went ahead.
Music discovery service Shazam has announced that it’s exceeded a quarter of a billion users worldwide.
Last month the company revealed that its service had been used to identify over 5 billion songs, TV shows and ads since launching.