According to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the number of new devices equipped for its low-power ‘Bluetooth Smart’ technology has reached record levels.
The number of product listings for Bluetooth Smart Ready devices and Bluetooth Smart accessories has grown by more than 186% year-on-year to the first half of 2013.
UK-based mobile technology distributor Avenir Telecom has signed a new contract with Energizer.
The deal builds on a licensing agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa that was set up in 2010. Avenir Telecom is now expanding beyond that initial agreement into new Asian and Latin American markets.
America Movil, which is Latin America’s largest mobile telecom network operator, has invested $40 million in mobile music recognition and media engagement company Shazam.
The money will help accelerate Shazam’s growth as well as funding the development of new products.
Not all good news...
Mark Bridge writes:
The UK is beginning its week with news of a long-awaited sporting victory for Andy Murray. The telecoms world had its own much-anticipated good news last week, when European roaming rates fell again. And regardless of Neelie Kroes’ plans to abolish roaming rates completely, there’ll definitely be another roaming cut in 2014.