HTC has informed customers that the cloud-based HTCSense.com service to sync smartphone contacts, messages, call history and its ‘footprints’ location service will be discontinued from 30th April 2012.
Customers are being encouraged to download their personal data as a zip file.
New research from Berg Insight says global sales of NFC-equipped handsets increased ten-fold in 2011 to 30 million units.
An increasing demand for Near Field Communication technology is expected to see this figure increase at a compound annual growth rate of 87.8% to reach 700 million units in 2016.
Mobile commerce business Monitise plc has agreed to acquire US-based mobile banking company Clairmail Inc. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, values Clairmail at approximately £109 million.
Around 13 million end-users are currently served by the two businesses.
WiFi hotspot provider The Cloud is installing free WiFi at all 56 London Overground stations from this summer. Rollout is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The news follows just over a week after Virgin Media’s announcement that it’s installing WiFi services at London Underground stations.
Microsoft and Nokia are each committing to invest up to €9 million (a total of around £15 million) into a mobile application development program at Finland’s Aalto University during the next three years.
It’ll be called AppCampus, it starts from May 2012 and it’s been set up to encourage the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone, Symbian and Series 40 platforms.