Mobile World News for October seems to have adopted the Halloween Trick or Treat mantra. While Samsung killed it’s Samsung Note 7, Google gets all the hype with its new Pixel phone. Moreover, while Alipay is expanding out of Mainland China, Twitter is shutting down Vine for good.
The events occurred this month represent the consistent effort on innovation from the top mobile brands. An effort that challenges Carriers and Regulators as they have a hard time to move as fast. However, we start to see how some Network Operators are taking the step into IoT in order to keep up. As events develop, we can expect a shift in the industry that’s worth watching.
On a personal note, October is also a happening month for Forest Interactive: Monster Mountain, one of the games we launched in SEA, has been nominated for the TIGA Awards.
If you are curious to know what other events occurred this October 2016, check below for a recap:
- Telecom Asia: Singtel Expands Collaboration with Palo Alto
- Venture Beat: Moving from Virtual Assistants to Virtual Specialists
- Mobile Choice: Whatsapp has been asked to stop sharing data by EU regulators
- Mobile Live: Samsung Pay trumpets progress in the States
- Let’s Talk Payments: Sound-Based Payments as an Inclusive Technology for the Developing World
- Mobile Payments Today: Apple’s pays tenuous role in a cashless society
- Venture Beat: Google Acquires FameBit to better connect youtube Creators with brands
- The Next Web: Facebook clones Snapchat again with new camera features
- Tech Crunch: Facebook Launches Marketplace, a Friendlier Craiglist
Internet of Things
- Venture Beat: Why the second coming of facebook commerce is good for everyone
- Tech Crunch: Three Reasons why carriers are building new cell networks for the internet of things
- Telecom Asia: Huawei to Launch NB IoT solution in early 2017
- TechinAsia: Singtel wants to get you started on a smart home subscription
- PocketGamerz: Tencent generated more games revenue in the first half of 2016 than EA or Activision Blizzard ever have in a year
- Venture Beat: Finland’s Koukoi Games raises over $1 million for a Hollywood-based mobile game
- Super Data Research: Worldwide digital games market: September 2016