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Latest: Apple granted patent for facial recognition tech

New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password Platforms

Apple granted patent for facial recognition tech

New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password

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Google has agreed to further postpone their decision on providing Sync software, subsequently allowing for Microsoft to better prepare for a new handset Devices

Google Sync to stay on Windows Phone 8

Google has agreed to further postpone their decision on providing Sync software, subsequently allowing for Microsoft to better prepare for a new handset

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New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password Platforms

Apple granted patent for facial recognition tech

New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password

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After coming under intense and continued scrutiny from both the US and the EU, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer posts record profits after a decidedly turbulent year Platforms

Huawei sees profits through hard times

After coming under intense and continued scrutiny from both the US and the EU, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer posts record profits after a decidedly turbulent year

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The extensive developments in mobile technology has made for a widening of horizons with respect to how brokers and traders conduct business in an ever-evolving environment Finance

Forex markets turn to faster trading

The extensive developments in mobile technology has made for a widening of horizons with respect to how brokers and traders conduct business in an ever-evolving environment

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Firms are increasingly looking to restrict employee’s choice of mobile devices in a bid to regain control Productivity

BYOD vs CYOD: Which mobility strategy is right for your business?

Firms are increasingly looking to restrict employee’s choice of mobile devices in a bid to regain control

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Having invested in a comprehensive sales tracking tool, mobile-ad pioneer Facebook allow for advertisers to monitor what revenue comes from the social networking site Network

Social networking grasps sales tracking tools

Having invested in a comprehensive sales tracking tool, mobile-ad pioneer Facebook allow for advertisers to monitor what revenue comes from the social networking site

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With the dawning of the 4G era, buying the right data plan is equally as vital as having  the sufficient amount of minutes and texts with your current network service provider Data

Corporate and consumer markets weigh up 4G

With the dawning of the 4G era, buying the right data plan is equally as vital as having the sufficient amount of minutes and texts with your current network service provider

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The near future of mobile banking

10 significant factors that are going to shape the future of mobile banking

1 Growth

Juniper Research maintains that by 2017 in excess of a billion mobiles will be participating users of mobile banking. Though some banks remain largely tentative in committing finances towards mobile banking, it’s clear from these figures that the sheer weight and untapped potential of the market will result in a string of significant investments.

2 Integration

Comscore reports of approximately 44 percent of UK smartphone users having used their device for shopping activities while in a store. Though traditional retail finds itself at the brunt of digital shopping platforms, it’s clear from these statistics that the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

3 Popularity

Lightspeed Research have recently recorded a total of 56 percent in UK tablet owners who use finance or banking apps, whereas Compete claims of a comparatively steeper 57 percent of US smartphone users using mobile banking features. These reports demonstrate an increase in consumer confidence and in reliance on mobile banking.

4 Endorsement

Millennial Media, in a recent survey, have claimed that mobile finance users are 95 percent more likely to be influenced by celebrity endorsements than the total mobile user base. This surprising statistic demonstrates a markedly changed way in which banking is to be marketed in the near future; relying less so on figures and more on endorsement.

5 Loyalty

Millennial Media maintain that 50 percent of mobile banking and finance users are to stay singularly loyal to their preferred banking company. Bearing this in mind, banks will be focusing more so on innovation and usability in an effort to differentiate themselves and to improve on competitors.

6 Advertising

According to Millennial Media, spending on mobile finance advertising rose by 300 percent in 2011. With such a steep rise in advertising costs banks will be forced, more so than before, to ensure each advert is to have an overriding emphasis on lead generation above all else.

7 Usability

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 90 percent of mobile banking users have used their devices to check their balance and to view recent transactions. Identifying specific banking functions that take precedence over others is crucial in the arrangement and direction of a mobile banking site or app.

8 Payment

Pew Research Centre, in a recent report, found that only 12 percent of mobile users have gone so far as to make payments on a mobile device. This report indicates that users remain cautious in making mobile transactions; in this sense it’s crucial that banks dictate a strong sense of security and of authority in their branding.

9 Atlantic ridge

Market Strategies maintain that 62 percent of US smartphone owners trust PayPal with mobile payments, as opposed to the UK’s 45 percent. This statistic is indicative of the wider market in that banks will have to identify the area-specific traits in order to better target their consumer.

10 Personality

Mobile banking must recognise both the mobile’s primary function and untapped potential as a social tool in banking. For banks to better convert leads they will need to encourage potential customers by evolving the social element of mobile banking.

Mobile Technology Report interviews Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President of Mobile and New Media at Deutsche Post, on its document management solution DocWallet

Marco Hauprich on DocWallet | Deutsche Post | Video

Mobile Technology Report interviews Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President of Mobile and New Media at Deutsche Post, on its document management solution DocWallet

Mobile Technology Report interviews Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter, CEO and COO of Kommdirekt, about their latest innovation- the Sales Mobile App or SAMOA.

Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter | Kommdirekt

Mobile Technology Report interviews Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter, CEO and COO of Kommdirekt, about their latest innovation- the Sales Mobile App or SAMOA.

Twitter prepares for IPO with initiative to 'monetise the feed'

Is twitter’s #amex just a publicity drive?

Twitter prepares for IPO with initiative to ‘monetise the feed’

Updates

Fed told to mobilise, privately

Report suggests private sector should model itself on private enterprises, in effect closing the gap between private and public sectors in the US

CRM takes centre stage

Mobile customer relationship management solutions are getting more advanced, allowing sales people to access key information on the move

Apple computers hacked

With employee computers having been illegally accessed, Apple is the latest of a string of large companies to have recently fallen foul to a computer hacking breach

Analytics gains complexity (again)

Although a quarter of all clicks are mobile, recent studies suggest that both digital marketing and analytics are heavily neglected in business

Better security guaranteed for TEE

Companies bring knowledge to the table in cloud storage reinforcement, going some lengths in ensuring the individual security concerns of individuals are upheld

Rise in mobile collaboration

Mobile collaborating tools are rapidly becoming more complex as well as more readily available, freeing employees for work regardless of their proximity

Sales of NFC-enabled phones on the rise

Research firm, Berg Insight predict the adoption of NFC-enabled handsets to gain at an unprecedented rate, with shipments estimated to reach one billion units by 2017

Data recovery efforts challenged

With more employees bringing their own smartphones to work; IT departments are to focus on mobile in efforts to prevent disastrous data losses

O2 set to rival Skype

The UK Mobile network has unveiled plans for a VOIP service for use with smartphones local to the UK, removing the need for a mobile reception to make calls

Clouds “shake corporate core”

The fight over who controls the cloud is to be fraught over the coming year, with many firms set to release new features aimed at tying in consumers to existing services

Using licensed software is like turbo-charging a car

It’s a given that software enhances productivity at the enterprise level, writes Michala Wardell

Corporate data gets mobile

Predictions suggest that by 2014 80 percent of BI will be viewed on mobile devices, fixed-form solutions are a quick way to develop this service