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Japan spending the most on mobile apps globally

Japan has beaten the States by 10% in overall app-spending, according to a new report. Per capita, the Japanese are spending 2.5 times as much on apps as Americans are. The majority of the apps the Japanese invest in are games, with spending on games apps having increased by 400 percent over the past year. Full Article

African Mobile Penetration Tops 80%

The latest report on the growth of African telecommunications has revealed that cell phone penetration reached 80% in the first quarter of 2013 and continued to grow all year. ...Full Article

Facebook looking to launch mobile ad network

Facebook is reportedly planning to introduce a mobile ad network at its F8 conference at the end of the month. This should come as no surprise after Facebook started ...Full Article

Unlimited Cloud Storage for Sprint Subscribers

Subscribers to Sprint’s wireless network can now benefit from unlimited cloud storage space from Pogoplug as a part of its unlimited services package. To start off with, Sprint customers ...Full Article

Ofcom Identifies Possible Spectrum for 5G Connection

The UK’s telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has potentially identified new spectrum bands which could potentially be used to transmit 5G mobile broadband connections in the future. With mobile connection technology ...Full Article

Facebook posing new threat to wireless carriers

Though the seemingly random $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR clouded Facebook’s previous (and almost equally mysterious) purchase of messaging app WhatsApp, some interesting details are emerging. In Europe, ...Full Article

Sprint Debuts 4G LTE in 70 New Cities

Residents of 70 more cities around the US will be able to kiss 3G goodbye and prepare for super-fast 4G LTE mobile internet connections thanks to Sprint’s huge new ...Full Article

South African mobile network launches rural internet cafes

South African mobile operator MTN has launched the eStreet mobile internet café project, which will give clients 24/7 internet connectivity. This initiative will be particularly focused on rural areas ...Full Article

Mobile Data Revenue to Soar to $100 Billion this Year

Mobile internet is continuing to pick up speed around the world, and data use is growing steadily along with it. This year, mobile data revenue is expected to rake ...Full Article

UK Provider Vodafone Fails to Meet 3G Requirements

Around the world, most cellular service providers are getting ready to roll out 4G speeds or better, but service provider Vodafone has failed to meet the requirements for 3G ...Full Article