HTC Corporation has celebrated its 15th anniversary today with the official opening of its new global headquarters in Taipei.
The ceremony was hosted by Cher Wang, HTC’s chair, along with Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou. Wu Den-yih, Vice President of the Republic of China, was among those attending.
For many people, the biggest concerns about camping at a music festival involve inclement weather and sub-standard plumbing. However, the last few years have seen Orange reminding us about a third problem: mobile phone charging.
This year Vodafone has introduced its own take on festival gadgetry with the Booster Brolly. It’s a prototype umbrella created in partnership with University College London to keep festivalgoers dry (or protected from the sun) whilst charging their phones.
The Mobile Marketing Association has announced the new members who’ll be joining its EMEA board of directors. 13 new members have been elected by the MMA’s membership to join 11 existing board members who weren’t up for re-election.
In addition, Kerstin Trikalitis, CEO of Out There Media, has been appointed to chair the MMA EMEA board.
Carphone Warehouse Group plc has published its preliminary results for the year ended 31st March 2012.
Net profit was £57.7 million, up from last year, although revenues from its European retail business were down 5.5% year-on-year to £3,313.1 million.
Juniper Research has published a report that shows growth from games and infotainment applications, helped by the increasing number of tablet devices, will help mobile entertainment revenue increase to more than $65 billion (£42 billion) annually by 2016. In comparison, last year’s total was $36 billion.
However, while overall entertainment revenues are expected to increase steadily, not every sector will do well.