Top trends from the Mobile World Congress 2013

2:48PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 |  Technology advisory firm Ovum has highlighted a number of key trends to emerge from Mobile World Congress 2013, based on announcements from Telefonia, Google and MasterCard.

Facebook’s Graph Search tipped to boost online advertisers

1:28PM | Wednesday, 16 January 2013 |  Facebook’s new Graph Search product is set to leverage member data to provide advertisers with more targeted, personalised advertising opportunities.

VC cash flowing to apps rather than telco networks: Report

9:52PM | Thursday, 27 September 2012 |  Venture capital firms are too focused on funding “network users” such as mobile apps rather than the networks themselves, according to a new report.

Mobile marketers tipped to benefit from iPhone 5 roll out

9:41PM | Friday, 14 September 2012 |  The release of the iPhone 5 could be a boon for mobile marketers, it’s been suggested, with the enlarged screen increasing the potential for consumers to interact with advertisements.

Government to consider ways of cutting global roaming changes

8:58PM | Thursday, 23 August 2012 |  The Federal Government will consider ways of cutting global roaming charges, which would potentially benefit Australian start-ups doing business overseas, amid soaring complaints over large bills.

Developers warned over Microsoft’s “mishmash” Surface tablet

6:23PM | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 |  App developers have been urged to think twice before aligning themselves with Microsoft’s new “Surface” tablet, after analyst firm Ovum said the “mishmash” device could be confusing for consumers.

Global mobile advertising market grows to $5.46 billion: Report

6:26PM | Friday, 8 June 2012 |  Start-ups are being encouraged to prioritise mobile digital advertising to take advantage of mobile’s “hyper-personal” nature, after figures highlighted its growth as an advertising medium.

Apple’s new iPad set to face Google and Microsoft showdown

3:29PM | Friday, 9 March 2012 |  Apple’s new iPad has garnered positive reactions from developers, but an expert is encouraging developers to shop around, saying Google and Microsoft will provide some stiff competition.

IT service start-ups set to struggle: Ovum

2:45PM | Friday, 10 February 2012 |  Start-ups in the IT industry have been put on notice after a new report revealed Australia’s IT services sector has been shrinking since 2011.

App developers prefer Android over Apple: Survey

1:08PM | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 |  A new survey reveals Google’s Android operating system has replaced Apple’s iOS in terms of its importance to developers in the Asia-Pacific region.