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Thought after several questions being asked by many a friends on what are the different mobile payment methods that something simple should be shared. While an explanation is not a problem, nothing beats a good infographic at getting the point through. So here we are sharing this.

The infographic very briefly explains the different mobile payment methods that exist. Some of those are:

  • Mobile at the Point of Sale: the best example would be the Google Wallet.
  • Mobile as the Point of Sale
  • The Mobile Payment Platform
  • Direct Carrier Billing: where a purchase amount is adjusted in your carrier billing
  • Closed Loop mobile payment

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We were astonished to learn that in 2011, Ringtones were still big and earning 4 times more revenue than many Internet giants. We actually thought that ringtones were dead. I think the more hit  tunes we have on records, we will continue to have ringtones.

What’s the ringtone on your phone right now?

ringtones Infographic: What Happened To Ringtones?

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iPhone Battery iPhone 4S Inefficient Battery Is A Software Problem

The diagnosis held by an iPhone app developer proves that iPhone is suffering from a chronic software problem. This test methodically proves that the much complained about battery problems are software based rather then hardware. Phew! a sigh of relief, well at least it can be cured rather then changing the over all hardware specs.

Two iPhone devices were tested independently. Both having the same hardware, iOS ver. 5.0.1. Their model and release date was similar. They were even bought from the same location and also using the same network (AT&T). Just to make sure all other differences are avoided to check for their battery performances avoiding hardware differences. The two phones however  had different iPhone apps. stored. One was using beta applications to test while the other was a regular use iPhone with out any unorthodox applications.

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image thumb10 Google News: 190 Million Android Devices Activated, That’s Half A Million Daily!

576,900 Android Device activations a day is a mammoth number. And Google is rejoicing the number that prove the growing popularity of the Android platform. The number has gone up by almost 100,000 from June, when it was reported that Android activations total to 500,000 devices on a daily basis.

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desktop computer dodo 1 Are Mobiles Charging To Kill The Desktop

With football season kicking into full gear, the number of mobile searches will dramatically increase. Imagine a group of guys huddled around the TV watching the game. Everyone is loud and raucous for the first half which makes their appetite for the essential food groups, beer, and wings grow exponentially. Halftime is soon approaching and everyone needs a refill on beer and something to fuel them up for the next half. Buffalo Wild Wings airs an ad that lets their guests pull up a coupon on their mobile phones to present at their closest location by using ip geolocation. Everyone of the famished football fanatics reaches for their device, does a Google search for the coupon, and heads to the closest dining establishment.

With the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, it is becoming more important to make sure your mobile marketing campaign is on even keel with your overall marketing strategy. Buffalo Wild Wings couldn’t market their restaurants as effectively if they relied on a purely desktop SEO strategy. More businesses are using to their mobile strategy to reach out to potential consumers instead of relying solely on their traditional desktop campaigns.

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 iPhone 5 Release Makes Japan’s KDDI Pull Off Android Site

What could be more demeaning than the fact that someone takes off your product in an anticipation that another product is ready to surface in the market. I would find it absolutely lousy and discouraging but then that’s how businesses work, you promote what will sell. Especially when both products compete severely with each other, and both are bound to make you huge profits. I am talking about the Android and the Apple iOS based iPhone.

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googlesim 300x224 Google Flights: Introducing Google SIM, Next Landing Is Telecom?

While Google has got the Voice feature in works in the US, it is unavailable globally. The feature is a must have, one that everyone can use, would want to use. There have been rumors about Google working on bringing Google Voice to Europe as well and soon to the rest of its global community. While this is still some time away, reports yesterday put brought forth the Google SIM. Could this be how Google plan on bringing the Voice feature to the Europe and other countries?

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Windows Phone 99 Windows Phone Set For A Major Announcement Tomorrow, Maybe The First Nokia Windows Phone?

A close friend of mine recently complained about why exactly I avoid writing about Windows Phone and Nokia. To be honest, I haven’t been impressed by earlier Nokia Devices, owing primarily to the fact that the Operating System for the Nokia devices has been very lousy to say the least. I am now anxiously waiting for the much anticipated Nokia’s Windows Phone, which by all means has to be a game changer in the smartphone industry.

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iphone 5 sprint iPhone 5 Coming To Sprint In October

This is just in. Sprint might be up selling the iPhone 5 in October. That’s another plus one to make us believe in the rumors about the iPhone 5 release in October. This would make Sprint among the few carriers to provide the next generation of the Apple iPhone.

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image thumb33 Startup Sunday: Gangaroo–Because Friends Dont Let Friends Buy JunkHave you found a great product lately that you’re just dying to tell your friends about?  Or, do you need help picking out a new product?  Gangaroo is a fun site where you share and discover your favorite products with your trusted friends; whether it’s your favorite iPhone apps, sporting goods or cooking tools. We all have friends that are experts in something.  Think of your buddy that’s a camera expert.  Gangaroo lets you leverage your friends’ experiences when you need the information and you want advice from a trusted expert.  As a bonus, if your friend happens to have some cool products lying around, you may be able to borrow or buy something for a good price. Read More »