Mobile operators must make the most of mobile social networking by offering innovative devices, tariffs and services. That's the message from Pyramid Research, which has just published a report called The Peril and Promise of Mobile Social Networks for Operators.
It says communications patterns and mobile devices are both being influenced by social networking.
Irish company Yougetitback.com has been chosen by Best Buy to provide a mobile device recovery solution.
Its 'Locked & Found' service will be available as a part of Best Buy's Geek Squad Black Tie Protection Program in stores across the USA.
Samsung Electronics has revealed a 'Smart View' mobile app that lets users watch content from their Samsung Smart TV on their Samsung mobile phone.
It works by using a home WiFi network to display content from the Samsung Smart TV on the mobile device's screen. The app will display regular TV shows, DVDs and video from any other device connected to the TV.
Location-based social network Foursquare has just raised raised $50 million in new funding, with much of the money coming from its current investors.
It says the money will help it hire more engineers, develop its services for merchants, expand into new countries and "try a ton of new things".
Mark Bridge writes:
Let's talk mobile payments for a moment. Not using your 'mobile wallet' in shops but simply purchasing something online. Opening your phone's web browser and placing an order. Opening an app and buying an upgraded zombie-killing mega-gun. That kind of thing.