Eight major technology companies, including mobile heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft, launched a public campaign to reform government surveillance efforts, which could also help restore their customers' trust after widespread disclosures of snooping by the National Security Agency.
There seemed to be plenty of people cheering Twitter on a few weeks ago when the company successfully launched its initial public offerings, but independent app developers were probably not among...
Including more Internet companies in the GSMA membership would get the carriers out of an insular mindset that treats over-the-top players as enemies. On the flipside, social networking and media distribution companies would benefit from having a seat at the table with wireless carriers.
A few weeks ago, when San Francisco-based game developer PlayFirst purchased mobile ad firm Big Head Mode, it wasn't reported as a normal merger or acquisition. Instead, VentureBeat described it as an "acqui-hire."
Apple's App Store is still the place where developers go to make money from downloads, but it may not be too long before Twitter is the place they go for in-app advertising.
A brief network outage at T-Mobile US last Friday provided an opportunity for CEO John Legere to once again highlight his hands-on management style at the "un-carrier."
Developers who make mobile apps in their spare time might not think of themselves as real entrepreneurs, at least until their apps start generating real revenue. However, a recent blog post on startup culture clearly struck a chord with many who have fantasized about creating a software company from nothing.
Twitter began embedding some NBA highlights in certain tweets this week through a deal with the basketball league and its digital media partner Turner Sports.
Twitter wants to be more than a platform for 140-word messages and is reportedly seeking partnerships with television networks to acquire high-quality video and advertising. The deals would reportedly allow Twitter to sell advertising to accompany the video content and split the revenue with the networks. Video seems to be something that would appeal to Twitter users, who apparently chat a lot about their TV watching experiences.
Vodafone's new head of social media has been given the go-ahead to boost the operator's brand by using social media as more than a tool for customer service.