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Verve Mobile adds new leadership to grow sales ops and creative development

Verve Mobile adds two key senior management appointments to its leadership team. Anna Hougart will serve as vice president of revenue operations and Walter Geer joins the company as vice president and creative director. Hailing from Viggle and Pointroll, respectively, they will infuse growth and scale to existing and new services.

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Mobile device management (MDM) market worth $3.94 billion by 2019

The solution vendors in the Mobile Device Management (MDM) market space are continuously designing and innovating on the existing products; so as to build a sophisticated IT infrastructure for the mobile environment where employees have a secured access to corporate data. The MDM market is consolidated with big players such as Airwatch, Mobileiron, Citrix Solutions, SAP, Good Technology, IBM, Symantec, Microsoft, Sophos, and Soti.

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Carrier iQ bringing big data analytics to the telecom industry

Mobile intelligence provider brings SaaS flexibility and economy to mobile network operators worldwide with iQ xPlore SmartStart, a quick-to-deploy, proven device-centric big data analytics solution.

MNOs typically have access to data from inside their networks, as well as some user-generated information, but they have little insight on what is happening on the device itself.

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Ignoring mobile will cost UK SMEs £77 billion in 2014

Hibu’s survey finds only ten per cent of UK small and medium-sized enterprises have mobile optimized websites that work with mobile devices naturally.

The research also found that SMEs value mobile optimization and know its growing. Survey respondents expect that transactions conducted on mobile devices will increase exponentially across all sales channels in 2014, exceeding £29 billion – a 10x increase over 2013.

Local mobile advertising grows significantly 1st quarter of 2011

Verve Wireless releases Local Mobile Index™ report. Local mobile advertising spends grew a healthy 82% in the 1st quarter of 2011. Verve defines local advertising spends as small and medium businesses purchasing mobile media within their respective markets. It does not include national advertisers spending in specific local markets, which Verve instead classifies as national advertising.

Motorola Survey finds hotel guest experience primary driver for mobile investments

Three-Quarters of hospitality decision makers cite guest experience as primary driver for mobile investments, according to Motorola Solutions survey. Fifty-six percent of hospitality enterprises plan to increase spending on mobile and wireless to transform operations and keep up with customer demand.

The Motorola Solutions 2011 Hospitality Market Barometer reveals that 91 percent of hospitality decision makers realize the increasing importance of mobile and wireless technology, while 78 percent recognize the role mobility plays in ensuring a competitive advantage for their business.

Nokia smartphone shipment drops 15% in Q1 2011

ABI ResearchNokia’s decline in smartphone shipments offsets Apple’s and Samsung’s mobile shipment gains. ABI Research estimates that 100 million smartphones were shipped in Q1 2011. That represents a 0.5% reduction over Q4 2010 shipments and a 75% gain over Q1 2010. In comparison the overall handset market is estimated to be 380 million devices, or a 2.5% reduction from Q4 2010 levels.

44 billion mobile app downloads expected by 2016

ABI ResearchA recent mobile research study from ABI Research reveals that the worldwide app industry is well on its way to achieving 44 billion cumulative downloads by 2016. Android and Windows Phone 7 are steadily catching up with Apple as adoption picks up pace and expansion of their mobile OS installed bases continues to grow. The mobile app ecosystem and market model is also expected to evolve with the increasing pool of smartphone and tablet users.

Apple iPad held 85% media tablet market share in 2010

Apple iPad held 85% media tablet market share in 2010. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab ranked a distant second to the iPad in market share, with about 8%, while Archos’s Internet Tablet range just barely moved the needle at 2%. These top three vendors accounted for 95% of the media tablet market between them.

Apple iOS platform reach surpasses Android by 59 Percent in U.S.

Apple iOS platform reach surpasses Android by 59 Percent in U.S. when counting mobile phones, tablets and other connected media devices. This release also includes first public data on Apple iPad users from comscore’s MobiLens Service. iPad and other connected media device data are also currently available in Europe. comScore will publicly release European data in the coming days.