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We’re not short on opinion. Indeed, if you’ve got one, chances are, we want to publish to the industry. Drop a note with your viewpoint to our editor, Ewan (ewan@mobileindustryreview.com and we’ll go from there.

Larry Page - Fortune

Industry profile: Larry Page, CEO of Google

In the third of our industry profiles, we take a look at Larry Page, CEO of Google and the visionary leading the company’s lofty ambitions into self-driving cars, modular smartphones, and “Project Loon” – a fleet of high altitude balloons bringing the Internet to developing nations. Larry Page, the dreamer Larry Page is often said to live in an alternative universe, and […]

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Industry profile: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

In our second industry profile we take a look at what Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, is doing to further the company’s ambitions, especially in relation to Windows 10. You can read the first article on Apple’s Tim Cook here. Satya Nadella Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft on 4th February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who was widely […]

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Microsoft to unveil mobile version of Windows 10 today

Microsoft is set to announce Windows 10 on Wednesday, the next version of its desktop operating system that will also power mobile phones and tablets. What can we expect the Redmond-based software giant to unveil? Microsoft is undergoing huge changes at the moment, attempting to make the leap from a mainly desktop-oriented company to one that embraces mobile at the core […]

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Smartphones and social media: driving political revolution

Do you remember what it was like before smartphones and social media? Some might say that not much has changed, but young adults and anyone in their twenties would almost certainly disagree. Michael Saylor, the author of The Mobile Wave and CEO of MicroStrategy says that “The Agricultural Revolution took thousands of years to run its course. […]

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Industry profile: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

In the first of several articles profiling key leaders in the mobile industry, we examine how Tim Cook has shaped Apple since taking over the leadership role from Steve Jobs. Tim Cook Tim Cook runs the most successful consumer electronics company in the world – one of the titans of the mobile industry that generates huge profits from hit products like the iPhone, iPad […]

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Who will win the smartphone OS war?

Here at Mobile Industry Review, we like to keep on top of the latest facts and figures in terms of smartphone and mobile operating system adoption. The industry today is dominated by two major platforms: Google’s Android, and Apple’s iOS. But will there ever be a clear winner, or is is the story more complicated and uncertain? […]

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The outlook for Windows Phone in 2015

Windows Phone is entering a critical stage once more in 2015. Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s hardware division and launched a preview of the next version of Windows. So as we anticipate Windows 10 and new Lumia devices in the near future, can Microsoft grow its market share and attract more customers to its smartphones and tablets? Windows Phone […]

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What to expect at the Consumer Electronics Show

This week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas between 6-9 January. The show is always a hotbed of activity where everyone from the huge electronics manufacturers to small indie companies reveal their latest products for the coming year. As usual, there will be a wealth of high-tech delights such as 4K televisions, new mobile […]

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Have you booked your MWC travel? Get your skates on!

Have you got your MWC travel booked? If your answer is yes, let me say this: Well done. However, if you’ve not sorted it, can I strongly suggest you get on with it? You already know it’s going to be a painful experience. The longer you wait, the more eye-watering it will be. Mobile World […]

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Will tablets make a comeback in 2015…?

Last year there was a lot of conjecture, and some evidence, that tablet sales were slowing. The sales figures from companies such as Apple and Samsung appear to reinforce the idea that tablets’ phenomenal growth has stagnated, but is this trend going to continue into 2015? Apple CEO Tim Cook called slowing iPad sales a “speed bump” in 2014, but […]

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Why the Apple Watch will be a hit…

When Apple teased us with a fascinating glimpse of the Apple Watch in September, it was apparent that the forthcoming device was the culmination of years of careful design and planning, with a rich set of features which would complement and enhance the iPhone. Instead of being just another smart watch that’s packed full of technology for the sake of it, Apple has aimed squarely at the fashion and […]

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