Despite the numbers of players offering ‘freemium services’ ad revenues are being forecast to exceed over $1billion worldwide by 2017. Juniper Research has conducted a recent study that predicts Ad’s on music streaming services will be approximately $780million in 2015 and that this will rise to $1billion by 2017. The increase follows an increasing movement … [Read more…]
Reza Moaiandin a software developer has discovered a flaw in Facebook’s security settings allowing users to find other users profiles simply by typing in their phone number. By default, this ‘who can find me?’ setting is set to everyone/public – meaning anyone can find another user by their mobile number. This is the default setting, … [Read more…]
Aluminium could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries. The mobile internet and smartphones have long been challenged by battery-life. The big problem are the electrodes in rechargeable batteries. They need to expand (during charging) and then shrink as the power is used. This leads to irreversible damage that shortens the … [Read more…]
A new feature from Pinterest moves them further in to the mobile commerce space competing with the likes of Amazon and Etsy. Pinterest and their ecommerce partner, Shopify, have introduced ‘buyable pins’. These allow a visitor to buy a product while viewing an image on the Pinterest iOS app. A ‘buy it’ button appears next … [Read more…]
Facebook has launched a new Pages Messaging feature that lets companies connect with customers via its messenger service. Pages Messaging will, for example, let firms respond to a complaint on its Wall by messaging the customer privately. A comment shows a note that the company responded privately so that other Page visitors know that the … [Read more…]
Uber could be running losses of several million dollars each quarter as the taxi app invests heavily in growth, according to a news report. Blog Gawker published a story on Wednesday claiming that claimed to “prove Uber is a money loser.” Quoting leaked financial documents from the company. They show operating losses of more than … [Read more…]
EE has introduced a new Euro Pass for travellers, giving 4GEE Extra customers a bundle of data, texts and calls while on the continent for £3 a day.