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MTG acquires PlaySimple

Modern Times Group (MTG) has announced the acquisition of 100 per cent of PlaySimple, a mobile word games developer from India. PlaySimple is a rapidly growing, profitable business and one of the global leaders in the attractive mobile word games genre. The up-front consideration amounts to approximately SEK 3,090 million(€304m) on a cash and debt […]

July 2, 2021

Netflix enables watching whilst downloading

Netflix has added a feature allowing users to watch downloaded content on-the-go even if their download is incomplete. The partial downloading experience is available immediately to Android device users. In a blog post, Keela Robison, Vice President of Product Innovation at Netflix, explained: “Whether it’s a long flight or an extended commute, downloaded series and […]

June 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Pandemic boosts mobile marketing budgets

The accelerative impact of Covid-19 on digital transformation has led to improvements in mobile marketing capabilities for advertisers. Growth in m-commerce and use of social media have provided brands with new opportunities to reach consumers, driving up mobile marketing budgets set to be worth $230 billion globally in 2021 per WARC Data. However, privacy concerns […]

June 16, 2021

Research: 61% Brits watching more sport on phone

Research from Sky Mobile reveals more than a third of Brits (37 per cent) watch their favourite sports via their smartphone at work, with over a quarter (27 per cent) viewing on the toilet or in a restaurant (26 per cent). The study of 2,000 sport fans found 16 per cent will slip out of […]

June 10, 2021

Forecast: mmWave smartphones critical mass after 2023

The 5G smartphone market is becoming the most accelerated mobile technology generation ever, offering an extensive opportunity across the network options of both 5G sub-6 Gigahertz (GHz) and mmWave, which can enable ultra-fast data throughput using very short-range networks. However, up until now, the use of mmWave in smartphones has been limited at best, but […]

June 10, 2021

Apple introduces SharePlay

Apple has announced iOS 15, an update that enhances the iPhone experience by making FaceTime calls more natural, and introduces SharePlay for shared experiences. “For many customers, iPhone has become indispensable, and this year we’ve created even more ways it can enhance our daily lives,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. […]

June 8, 2021

Forecast: iPhones 40% of smartphone market value in 2022

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that sales of iPhones will bring in over $200 billion in 2022; nearly 40 per cent of the total smartphone hardware market, despite representing less than 20 per cent of devices sold that year. The research notes that although smartphone purchase cycles are lengthening, Apple has managed to consistently […]

June 7, 2021

Forecast: 5G connections to triple in 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, connections to 5G networks worldwide will triple this year to 670 million and remain on track to reach 3.6 billion in 2025, according to a new report by technology analyst firm CCS Insight. “Although our near-term expectations have been dented, we remain

May 11, 2021

Research: China 5G adoption drives smartphone demand

According to research from Strategy Analytics, China’s rapid adoption of 5G technology is powering demand for 5G smartphones. Apple and the domestic trio of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi benefitted most as the demand exploded. OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi closed on Apple capturing 16 per cent, 14 per cent and 12 per cent global market share […]

April 30, 2021

Apple Q1 revenue up 54%

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2021 second quarter ended March 27th, 2021. The Company posted a March quarter record revenue of $89.6 billion (€73.9bn), up 54 per cent year over year, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.40. International sales accounted for 67 per cent of the quarter’s revenue. “This quarter […]

April 29, 2021