Alibaba makes an investment in mobile technology

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Alibaba invests in Chinese mobile technology developer Meizu Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce entities, will be investing $590 million into a Chinese smartphone developer, called Meizu. Through this investment, Alibaba aims to generate more support for its new mobile operating system, known as YunOS. The new operating system is meant to compete with Google’s Android. Alibaba is expected to leverage its considerable influence in the mobile and e-commerce space to make the new operating system popular, but its partnership with smartphone developers may determine the ultimate fate of YunOS.…

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Facebook Lite mobile app launched

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The most popular social network has now lightened up its central application for better functionality. The most popular social network in the world has now slimmed down its main mobile app and has launched Facebook Lite, in order to provide a lighter and more agile version of its experience, for improved function and less data consumption. This is being seen as a component of the social network’s effort to remain accessible throughout emerging markets. In those markets, the majority of users who have smartphones are using entry-level devices. The new…

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Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

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Analysts may have outdated perspective of the Android operating system The Android platform is quite popular among consumers, but not necessarily among businesses and large enterprises. Many analysts in the e-commerce, advertising, and software sectors believe that Google’s mobile operating system is too exposed to malicious software and is fragmented by nature. For years, analysts have also suggested that Android consumers spend significantly less money through their mobile devices and these people are not likely to engage in any dynamic marketing. This may no longer be the case. New report…

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Google Glass has been adopted by staff members of the Edinburgh Airport

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As wearable technology rapidly becomes more popular, these types of devices are turning up in all new places. It has become quite commonplace for passengers travelling through the Edinburgh Airport – or virtually any other airport, for that matter – to see staff members from customer service to security equipped with walkie talkies and cell phones, but Google Glass has now become the next step in technology that is being carried around, or worn, by these employees. It won’t be long before staffers will be wearing these augmented reality glasses…

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Demographics behind mobile commerce are varied

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Research highlights the diversity within the mobile payments spends Mobile commerce demographics in the United Kingdom are quite diverse. According to research from EPiServer, those participating in mobile shopping and payments come from a varied group with equally varied walks of life. When it comes to new forms of commerce and technology, the common consensus is that adoption and participation is highest among younger consumers. That is not always the case, however, especially in the United Kingdom. Mobile commerce is most common among millennials than any other demographic According to…

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