MOBILE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MOBILE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207727-79/yahoo-flurry-mobile-analytics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207727-79/yahoo-flurry-mobile-analytics.html.csp">Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as the company’s tries to attract more traffic on mobile devices. The shopping spree hasn’t yet provided Yahoo with the means to boost its revenue growth at a time more advertisi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582077272014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated. The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581941672014-07-17T17:36:14.122-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T17:36:14.122-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated. The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated with the Nokia un...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581937682014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Naver, South Korea’s largest Internet company, said the plan for an initial public offering in Tokyo is not final. Line, which is also the name of the app, could list in either New York or Tokyo, or both. The move highlights the growth of Asian mobile messaging apps, driven in large ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903552014-07-16T10:25:02.192-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T10:25:02.192-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries. The applications, expected to be released this fall, will feature some of data-crunching tools that IBM Corp. sells to companies trying to get a better grasp on their ma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581880592014-07-15T17:48:01.391-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T17:48:01.391-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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PC sales have fallen in recent years, hurt by surging demand for tablets and other mobile devices. Tough economic conditions around the world have also disrupted sales. But quarterly figures released Wednesday by the research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. show the global slump is easing. During the April to June quart...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581663512014-07-09T14:34:02.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T14:34:02.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The move comes as analysts argue Europe’s fragmented telecommunications sector needs consolidation to shoulder the investments needed for faster networks and to offset losses from the EU’s crackdown on lucrative surcharges leveled on cross-border use o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581421332014-07-02T09:02:01.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T09:02:01.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate federal investigation, demands that T-Mobile refund the money to consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The FTC alle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394052014-07-01T20:20:14.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T20:20:14.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In its complaint filed in a federal court in Seattle, the Federal Trade Commission claimed that T-Mobile billed consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581391562014-07-01T15:37:02.645-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T15:37:02.645-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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On Friday, RBS, based in Edinburgh, said it would spend about $1.7 billion in its consumer and small business banking operations through 2017 as part of a more digital-focused strategy. The bank said it planned to add nearly 100 automated teller machines and transform its branches from locations that are mostly focused on transactions to centers for fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123485@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:53:01 MDT Alibaba clarifies leadership as IPO approaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58079080-79/alibaba-company-quarter-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58079080-79/alibaba-company-quarter-percent.html.csp">Alibaba clarifies leadership as IPO approaches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and PETER EAVIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T10:39:02.078-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Alibaba Group, China’s biggest e-commerce company, is continuing to slowly lift the veil on its operations. The company disclosed more information about itself Monday, including the names of the 27 men and women who will essentially control its board, as it moves toward one of the most anticipated stock offerings in recent years. The company also provided additional financial information that potential investors wanted as they tried to better understand how it makes money. The disclosures, m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58079080@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:39:02 MDT Wal-Mart tech lab’s latest buy is mobile app firm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078946-79/mart-wal-mobile-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078946-79/mart-wal-mobile-app.html.csp">Wal-Mart tech lab’s latest buy is mobile app firm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T10:27:02.274-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s innovation lab is diving deeper into mobile apps with another acquisition. The latest purchase for @WalmartLabs is Stylr, a mobile app that allows shoppers to find clothes in nearby stores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stylr is @WalmartLabs’ 13th acquisition in the past three years. The purchase is the latest effort by Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, to develop new digital tools to help create a seamless shopping experience for shoppers who are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580789462014-06-17T10:27:02.274-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T10:27:02.274-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078946@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:27:02 MDT Domino’s introduces a ‘Siri’ to take mobile orders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073886-79/domino-pizza-app-customers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073886-79/domino-pizza-app-customers.html.csp">Domino’s introduces a ‘Siri’ to take mobile orders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T09:26:01.703-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Domino’s is introducing its own version of Siri. The pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named “Dom.” The rollout is part of an ongoing push by Domino’s to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways to order. The company, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, says the updated app for iPhones and Android devices will deliver a “hum...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580738862014-06-16T09:26:01.703-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T09:26:01.703-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073886@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:26:01 MDT Keating: Central African Republican bans texts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58049948-82/government-text-african-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58049948-82/government-text-african-central.html.csp">Keating: Central African Republican bans texts</a></h4>