Concise Comments

Half a billion people use WhatsApp

OTT messaging provider attributes increase in users to strong growth in Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia.

Lack of awareness stalling m-banking take-up

A lack of customer awareness could be hindering uptake of mobile banking services around the world, a new survey from BuzzCity suggests.


Via Finextra

Britain’s worst broadband areas take 15 hours to download a film

Massive variations in broadband speeds across Britain mean the time taken to download a film can take up to 15 hours in some areas and just nine minutes in others, a report has revealed.


Via Telegraph

AIG offers insurance against cyber injury

AIG is offering a new type of insurance policy to compensate companies for cyber attacks that damage property and even harm people in response to rapidly evolving cyber security threats.

Bubble tech sends smells and text

Scientists at Bristol University are bringing bubbles and technology together in unexpected – and potentially profitable – ways.


Via BBC News

Google introduces ‘time machine’ feature in Street View

Street-level mapping now lets users go back in time to see how cities, neighbourhoods and attractions have changed since 2007.


Via Guardian


Not only has CCgroup’s strategy helped us develop our sales pipeline, it has helped build the value of Fundamo and attract the interest of international investors — Aletha Ling, COO, Fundamo

The results delivered by CCgroup have been impressive, not just in terms of the coverage generated, but more crucially, the clear sales leads that have resulted to date — Susan Brady, Director, Marketing and Communications, AIRCOM International

The CCgroup team has an exceptional depth and breadth of industry knowledge, helping position us effectively, ensuring our message is received and understood — Michelle Sklar, VP Industry Relations, Poynt

A single ‘peak’ during CCgroup’s 2011 global campaign generated 30 sales leads and directly impacted our bottom line. This is an outstanding achievement in B2B marketing — Sonny Waheed, Senior Manager, Communications, EMEA, Tellabs

CCgroup’s insight into existing industry issues and knowledge of the media agenda ensured we delivered the right story at the right time — Tim Deluca-Smith, VP Marketing, WDS