Podcast - 21st February 2014
This podcast takes a look at the issue of finance for start-ups - and, in particular, at Accelerators for tech-based companies.
It's a discussion that was recorded at Mobile Monday London earlier this week with a panel including Jon Bradford of Techstars, Simon Devonshire from Telefonica's Wayra, Diane Perlman from Microsoft Ventures and Simon Cook of DFJ Esprit.
UK-based mobile manufacturer Kazam, which was launched last year by two former HTC executives, has announced three new phone ranges.
These include the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone and five ‘easy to use’ feature phones.
Mobile content and commerce organisation MEF has published the results of its Global Consumer Trust report for 2014. The study, which looks at privacy, transparency and security concerns, was carried out in partnership with online security company AVG Technologies.
According to the report, the single largest obstacle to purchasing goods and services via a mobile device is trust.
A new report about the state of 4G LTE coverage around the world has been published by UK-based business OpenSignal, which creates crowd-sourced mobile network coverage maps from its Android and iOS apps.
The report looks at two key concerns: download speeds and the proportion of time spent in an area covered by an LTE service.
Facebook has agreed to acquire cross-platform instant messaging app WhatsApp for around $16 billion (£9.6 billion).
The deal to buy the five-year-old company includes $4 billion in cash and around $12 billion in Facebook shares.