HTC Corporation and UEFA have agreed that HTC will be the official mobile phone supplier partner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the next three years.
UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football) is the governing body of European football.
Mark Bridge writes:
I’ve recently been talking to Theo Neumann from Wolverhampton City Radio about the top ten gadgets that are likely to hit the headlines in 2013. The most desirable, most likely to be talked about, most exciting… that kind of thing. Although my top 10 list isn’t entirely mobile-related, I thought it was worth sharing here.
The total value of the mobile marketing and advertising market worldwide will grow from €3.8 billion (£3.1 billion) last year to €19.7 billion in 2017, according to a research report from Berg Insight.
That’s a compound annual growth rate of 31%.
Dave Katz writes:
It has been reported recently that consumer spend via mobile is on the increase this Christmas. Further confirmation has come from research indicating that 20% of the expected £4.6bn of total online shopping will be carried out using smartphones and tablets.
If consumers want to browse, research and purchase via mobile, then is it not something of a surprise that only 7% of adspend in the UK currently goes on mobile?
33% of consumer brands will integrate payment into their mobile apps by 2015, according to a new report from Gartner.
It says the trend will be most noticeable for brands with retail outlets, including the fashion, food & drink, grocery and entertainment sectors.