Mobile Minutes: Google, Walmart, PubMatic, WeChat
By Staff reports
May 21, 2014
Internet search company Google acquires mobile service company Divide
Google Inc said it has acquired Divide, a company whose software allows corporations to manage the personal smartphones that consumers increasingly use on the job.
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Walmart and T-Mobile to offer tablets with free data plans
The self-proclaimed ‘un-carrier’ is expanding its tablet presence with a rollout of its “free data for life” offer at Walmart stores.
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PubMatic acquires ad serving company Mocean Mobile
PubMatic Inc, a California-headquartered digital advertising solutions firm with offices in India, Europe and Australia, has acquired New York-based mobile ad server and monetisation company Mocean Mobile Inc (formerly Mojiva) for an undisclosed amount.
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WeChat, one of the world’s most powerful apps
As the hype of Alibabas IPO continues to soar, lets not forget Tencent and its ubiquitous mobile app, WeChat that threatens Alibabas future growth in mobile. Even in its F-1 filing, Alibaba admits that its ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving mobile commerce trend is a significant risk factor. Alibaba is genuinely concerned over Tencents dominant position in mobile, especially its key weapon of WeChat.
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