RIM launches content alert app for BlackBerry
Research In Motion has launched the new BlackBerry Web Signals which leverages RIM's push technology to allow online content providers to automatically notify BlackBerry smartphone users when relevant content has been published, and to allow streamlined, one-click access to the online information. Content providers will offer a range of services powered by BlackBerry Web Signals that enable customers to stay connected with news, weather, sports, entertainment, financial information and more.
SK Telecom opens IT-based Starbucks store
SK Telecom has opened at its T.um experience center in South Korea a IT-based Starbucks store where customers can choose, order and pay while sitting at their "Ubiquitous Tables" which is equipped with a touch screen surface and operates on mobile technology, and enable customers to enjoy various SK Telecom services from the touch screen -- including MelOn (mobile music portal), Cizle (movie portal), 11st (online shopping), Broad & TV (IPTV), and GXG (online games). Customers can pay through any mobile payment service by entering their mobile phone number for authentication, regardless of what carrier they use.
SEVEN puts up base in China
China Unicom has launched its Unicom Push Mail powered by SEVEN which established a local network operations center in China, a step meant to mitigate security concerns because no messages will be relayed outside the country. SEVEN also plans further investment in China through expansion of its research and design center in Hangzhou.
Openwave launches market analytics service
Openwave Systems has released the Openwave Mobile Analytics service that includes the Mobile Business Intelligence module that enables firms to better understand mobile data usage patterns and to identify and deliver relevant revenue generating services. It also includes the Openwave Behavioral Targeting module, which correlates data from a carrier's subscriber demographics and classifies website traffic to create behavioral categories of subscribers that can be used to develop targeted marketing and advertising campaigns.