ZTE is looking to become a leader in low-cost 5G services, anticipating that the connections will be commercially available in 2020. The company's chief technology officer, Liangwen Chen, says the company is looking for larger facilities in Tokyo to test the technology.
An EEDAR study involving 33 game experiences and motivations examined North American mobile gaming preferences. The most popular ones were single-player experiences that include "progression achievement and completion."
This year's Mobile World Congress starts on Feb. 26 in Barcelona and will be notable for demonstrating how up-and-coming technologies are already being put to practical use. Mike Sutcliffe gives his recommendations on what to expect, beginning with current applications of artificial intelligence.
Telegram has raised $850 million in funding that it plans to use to develop blockchain technology and maintain Telegram Messenger while also pursuing other purposes. The funding is seen as preliminary to an initial public offering, which could raise as much as an additional $1.15 billion.
A new report from MarinSoftware highlights this year's top 10 digital trends, including Cisco's estimation that 80% of web traffic will be video by 2019 and the report's author, Brian Finnerty, recommending that marketers make the most of this popularity by focusing on YouTube and Facebook. The report also states that Messenger ads are one of the most exciting new opportunities for marketers, along with voice and visual search.
Sony will reduce the cost of its PlayStation VR by $100 from Feb. 18 to March 3. Also, the company is offering several bundles, including the "Gran Turismo Sport" bundle, which includes a headset, a camera and the racing game for $200.
Facebook is issuing its users worldwide a bold but simple directive in a bid to do better: "Please agree or disagree with the following statement: Facebook is good for the world."