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How ring-back tones could transform the way we use our mobile phones

Interview with Florent Stroppa of OnMobile

Mark Bridge writes:

Ring-back tones offer consumers yet another way to customise their mobile phone service. Yet despite this – and the revenue opportunities they provide – many mobile network operators don’t offer them.

Recently I spoke to Florent Stroppa, General Manager Europe for value-added service specialist OnMobile, to find out why the UK doesn’t really seem to be bothered about ring-back tones… and whether the next-generation of ring-back services will change this.

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Homeless magazine sellers in Sweden use mobile payment service iZettle

Mobile payment solution iZettle is being used by sellers of Sweden’s Situation Sthlm magazine to accept card payments.

The magazine, which has a similar business model to The Big Issue in the UK, is sold by people who are homeless.

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Latest version of Ubuntu paves the way for mobile and PC convergence

Canonical, which leads the open-source Ubuntu project, says the newest version of Ubuntu is the first true mobile release for the platform. Version 13.10 is capable of being run on compatible smartphones and PCs.

OEM versions of Ubuntu-powered mobile devices are now being planned for next year.

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Mobile app promotion - top tips and salient stats

Podcast - 18th October 2013

If you've created a mobile application, you'll want people to download it, use it and tell their friends. But how can you ensure that as many people as possible know about your app?

Today's podcast is designed to help with some of the answers. It was recorded in London at the very first App Promotion Summit earlier this year.

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Tesco Mobile launches 4G on its UK virtual network

Tesco Mobile launches 4G on its UK virtual network

UK MVNO Tesco Mobile has launched 4G on ‘pay monthly’ deals for new and existing customers.

Customers can choose to pay an extra £2.50 per month if they want 4G connectivity added to their existing tariff, including SIM-only contracts.

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