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FT warns publishers not to obsess about ‘mobile-first’

The Financial Times’ CTO John O’Donovan told news executives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona not to ‘obsess’ about delivering their content via specific platforms. Instead they should keep their focus on the big picture and…

Sustainable, staged strategies to serve your mobile audiences

In many emerging markets, mobile is the only way that many people access content. If you don’t deliver a mobile-optimised experience to your mobile audience, you’re missing an opportunity to grow audience and revenue. Serving these new…

Choosing and using a mobile ad network

As audiences shift to mobile, advertising is following them, and in some major markets mobile advertising is expected to triple in the next year. Mobile industry expert Terence Eden explains how to use mobile ad networks to start earning…

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

Networking giant Cisco predicts more mobile data devices than people by end of 2013

US networking giant Cisco has released its latest five year forecast for mobile data use. The report highlights how rapidly increasing mobile data use will have profound implications for news organisations as mobile becomes the primary way…

Designing websites for mobile devices: Responsive design or mobile-specific?

An increasingly popular way for media businesses to provide news that is easily consumed on different mobile devices is responsive design – creating one website that automatically adjusts itself based on the device. We look at some key…

Firefox launches mobile OS; opens opportunities for publishers

Open-source web browser maker Firefox has launched a mobile operating system to compete with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Handsets using the web-based OS will launch smartphones at a fraction of the price of those currently on the…

What will mobile in Africa look like in 2020?

Mobile communications are one of the most exciting areas of development in Africa, and we look at predictions from more than 30 of the continent’s entrepreneurs of what the mobile revolution will bring by 2020.

Facebook by the numbers

With 900 million active users sharing 125 billion friendships, Facebook just keeps on growing. Among the mind-boggling numbers, one with major significance for news outlets is the number of mobile users: almost 500 million people.