According to a new report from ABI Research, in the first quarter of 2014, the worldwide mobile service revenue increased 0.58% year-on-year (YoY) to $264 billion.
The data leads ABI to believe that the aggregate service revenue for 2014 will grow 2.9% YoY to $1.01 trillion, “mainly driven by the robust growth of the mobile Internet market.”
Proliferating mobile data subscriptions and enhanced network capacity will drive global mobile Internet service revenue to $456.7 billion by 2019—44.7% of total mobile service revenue. Despite global service revenue growth, the Western European market is declining: 1Q 2014 service revenue declined 5.2% YoY.
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A new survey from Lookout reveals that two-thirds of IT managers are concerned about mobile security threats, such as malware, data loss and device theft.
Lookout used the occasion of this report’s publication, and understandably so, to launch its comprehensive new business security solution designed to make mobile security and device management easy and accessible to businesses and employees.
“Lookout for Business is the simplest way for businesses to secure all their devices from mobile threats, data loss and device loss,” Lookout says. “This launch marks Lookout’s first move in delivering solutions that help secure and protect mobile devices for businesses of all sizes.”
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This week, the FCC will begin enforcing a strict new set of rules poised to profoundly impact how mobile marketing is done.
For that reason, last Thursday Mobile Marketing Watch, along with our sister sites mHealthWatch and mGamingWatch, hosted an emergency webinar for marketers and related professionals across numerous industries who must urgently educate themselves on a variety of emerging issues related to consumer privacy, location based services, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Attorneys Ross Buntrock and Michael Hazzard of Arent Fox, Rip Gerber of Locaid, and Jared Reitzin and Darren Withers of mobileStorm participated in the webinar, which is now available to view online.
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With Mobile World Congress 2014 just around the corner, the GSMA is quickly laying the groundwork for next February’s event.
Spanning February 24-27, 2014 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, the annual exhibition for the mobile industry already boasts an impressive lineup of speakers.
In recent days, the GSMA confirmed the latest additions to the speaker list:
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Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that mHealthWatch been monitoring in recent days.
In their mid-year report on the state of digital health investments, health IT incubator firm Rock Health reported venture capital investment in digital health companies grew 12% in the first six months of 2013. All told, that’s $849 million in venture capital directed toward a market estimated to be valued at $6.6 billion this year and $20.7 billion by 2018.
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long awaited final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications. As expected, the guidance outlines the FDA’s tailored approach to mobile apps. But the FDA plans to regulate only the apps posing the greatest potential risks to consumers.
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Mobile marketing is reaching Canadian mobile users with increasing frequency. And they’re welcoming it with open arms, according to the latest research.
SAS Marketing Research finds that 58% Canadians actually want more mobile marketing.
38% of Canadians readily admit that they would buy more if presented with more promotional offers on their smartphone while out shopping.
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Late last month, the Mobile Marketing Association announced that it will present its New York Forum: Mobile’s Role in the Path to Purchase earlier than originally anticipated. Instead of June, the MMA is bumping up the event to May 8-10.
As of February 28th, registration for the event was open. Friday morning, however, the MMA sent out an email blast reminding potential attendees that early bird registration ends today.
“With 1000+ of the Mobile industry’s key brand, agency, technology and media influencers expected at this years’ event, the NY Forum reflects the growing power of mobile and it’s value in the path to purchase,” the organization says.
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