Posts tagged with Mobile Phones

Beats, HTC may launch streaming music service

Despite the woes of the music industry over the past decade, few things are as popular as music. Not surprisingly, that's true on the internet too.

Just how popular is music on the internet? Consider that once-dominant social network MySpace, long written off by many as effectively dead, has managed to attract 1m new users primarily with a revamped music player.

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UK mobile phone sites are rubbish: report

The UK's mobile phone retailers seemingly have a lot to learn when it comes to online user experience, with just two scoring 50% or more in a benchmark study.

The study by Syntagm looks at the websites of 12 mobile phone retailers, and having used plenty of mobile phone websites, it comes as no surprise that it found fault with these retailers. 

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Q&A: Claire Boonstra, co-founder of Layar

Is augmented reality a mobile killer app? Already, brands are experimenting with it and the opportunities to apply augmented reality to a variety of applications are intriguing.

One startup that's attracted attention recently in the space is Amsterdam-based Layar, which has created an augmented reality 'browser'.

I spoke to Layar co-founder Claire Boonstra to learn more about Layar and the business potential of augmented reality...

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Amazon goes 'microsite' to sell mobile phones

Amazon is expanding its e-commerce empire. Although the online retailer has been selling mobile phones for years, it has launched AmazonWireless to serve the market in a more finely-tailored fashion.

AmazonWireless, which is in beta, is essentially the online retail equivalent of a 'microsite' and is quite simply designed to provide a one-stop shopping experience for US consumers looking for a new cell phone or service plan.

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New mobile phone features confuse users

When you're a techie, it's hard not to gawk at the evolution of the smart phone and to think about the implications of a growing mobile internet.

Yet for average mobile phone users, the increasing number of features is leaving many 'baffled'.

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