Archives: May 2014 - Catchy Agency

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May

2014

Apple acquires Beats Music for $3bn

The long rumoured deal between Apple and Beats Music was finally confirmed today at an initial cost of $2.6bn, with around $400m being invested over the coming years.

Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music, includes the subscription music streaming service and the headphones division named Beats headphones, this will see… Read More

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May

2014

Mozilla Firefox OS Flame smartphone available for preorder

After years of talking about a Firefox OS Flame phone, it was announced yesterday that preorders had opened via everbuying.com. It has been revealed that Mozilla partnered with independent design house and manufacturer T2Mobile to manufacture the phone. 

The phone will run on Mozilla’s own FirefoxRead More

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May

2014

Ebay suffers cyber-attack affecting millions of customers

Ebay, the auction site which has over 233 million customers worldwide and more than 14 million in the UK has been compromised due to a cyber-attack.

While the company have urged customers to change their passwords in order to remain safe on the site, the financial arm of the site,… Read More

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May

2014

AT & T announce plans to acquire DirecTV

On Sunday, AT & T announced that it has plans to acquire DirecTV in a deal worth $48.5 billion.

AT & T has committed to expanding its services and with the addition of DirecTV the company will be able to do so by offering customers bigger and better… Read More

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May

2014

Introducing the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet

Xiaomi unveiled their first tablet the Mi Pad, in Beijing this Thursday.  The company was founded in 2010, and quickly established itself in China’s saturated mobile marketplace, recently becoming the country’s third largest smartphone vendor. 

The Mi Pad tablet is strikingly similar in design to the AppleRead More

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May

2014

Register now for the Cloud Camp event

Come join in the Cloud Camp event on 23rd May and learn how to build, deploy, scale!

Build the new breed of websites with the new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools in Visual Studio 2013. Build Mobile Applications using Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and scale/manage them using Microsoft Azure.… Read More

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May

2014

Photo and Messaging Apps continue to boom

Over 3/4 of internet users aged between 16 and 64 years old now have a Facebook account however, GlobalWebIndex’s research has shown a 6% decrease in active usage. Today’s focus is on messaging services, with Snapchat seeing a 67% increase in its user base, while WhatsApp has seen a 30%……  Read More

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May

2014

BlackBerry strengthens global sales with ‘budget’ smartphone

BlackBerry has launched this week a ‘budget’ smartphone aimed at emerging markets with an aim to increase and reinvigorate its global sales.

The new smartphone handset called ‘The Z3’ will be rolled out initially in Indonesia and then in other emerging markets.

Designed specifically with Indonesian customers in mind, the… Read More

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May

2014

Pinterest App integrates Paid Ads

After four yearsPinterest announced today that it is finally about to generate some revenue from their paid ads.  Pinterest will be partnering with a dozen renowned brands on a paid test to experiment with Promoted Pins.  The list of partners includes Gap, General Mills, Target, ABC Family… Read More

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May

2014

Apple to buy Beats Electronics

It’s been heavily speculated that Apple are close to acquiring Beats Electronics for more than $3.2 billion, although this still has not been confirmed.

Both of these brands align, with Apple’s iTunes store and iPod being extremely influential to how we listen toRead More

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May

2014

Tesco to release Android Smartphone

Tesco’s CEO, Philip Clarke announced during an interview on BBC Radio 5 on Tuesday that the supermarket giant will be releasing its own smartphone.

Having seen such success with the release of the Hudl in 2013, resulting in sales of over half a million units, Tesco have… Read More

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May

2014

App Store Optimisation

App Annie, a mobile app and analytical platform now allows app developers and publishers to better analyse their advertising and App Store Optimisation.

App Store Optimisation (ASO), similar to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), is a process of using keywords in metadata to enhance the app’s position in rankings… Read More