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Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 18, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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A new mobile app has just become available for drivers using their smartphones in Delhi, so they will be able to better understand the flow of traffic and to be alerted in areas where there may be snarls and other problems.  Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global BYOD market to grow from $71.93 billion in 2013 to $266.17 billion in 2019. In terms of regions, North America is expected to be the largest market in terms of market size.  Read Original Content

Lenovo Group Ltd., the world’s largest maker of personal computers, reported a 25 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as its desktop models and mobile devices gained global market share.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Microsoft and SAP have expanded their global partnership to deliver new solutions that are intended to improve employee productivity, enhance workforce mobility and drive increased business value for customers and partners, according to Microsoft's press release.  Read Original Content

Nuance Communications, Inc. announced Oracle® has selected Nuance voice and language offerings for a broad set of Oracle mobile apps. Under the agreement Oracle will use Nuance Cloud Services to add speech recognition and synthesis to certain mobile apps that support Oracle Applications.  Read Original Content
First quarter sales for smartphones in the Netherlands have gone up in 2014 by 4.1 percent from a year ago. This increase is worth 12 percent, Telecom reports.  Read Original Content

Apple and Samsung held 66.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 1Q 2014 — about two-thirds of unit shipments — flat with the year before.  However, within that figure, Apple’s share declined by 3.1 percent and Samsung’s grew by the same amount, although Apple still holds a commanding overall lead.  Read Original Content

Mobile data usage is flat lining as more and more mobile consumers get savvy and opt for more Wi-Fi and tethered solutions when downloading on personal devices.  This is according to the latest Australian Mobile Services Market Study 2014 released by analyst firm Telsyte.  Read Original Content

Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, has announced the release of the new open Kony Mobile Backend-as-a-Service, an innovative set of pre-built multi-channel packaged mobile apps and significant enhancements to the Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud.  Read Original Content

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