November wrap-up: stories you did not want to miss

November wrap-up stories you did not want to miss

Don't have time to keep an eye on technology news as much as you'd like to? Not to worry. We have gathered up all the important stories from November across the world. Check out the list and add anything we forgot in the comments section below!

General mobile

  • Trak.in: India Mobile Subscriber Stats: 8.5M New, 997M Total
  • App Annie: Global Mobile Data Consumption Trends: A Special Report for Operators & OEMs

Payments

  • IHS Technology: Apple finally launches mobile operator billing, at first in Germany
  • Telecompaper: European Council approves PSD2 directive
  • TheNextWeb: 11 mistakes e-commerce companies make on mobile
  • Reuters: Alibaba's Singles' Day sales surge 60 percent to $14.3 billion
  • PocketGamer: Following Indian trial, minimum price for Google Play lowered in another 17 countries

Digital commerce

  • The Verge: Rdio is shutting down and Pandora is buying up the scraps
  • TechCrunch: Beats Music To Shut Down On November 30
  • TechCrunch: Vevo Follows YouTube Music’s Debut With An Upgraded Music App Of Its Own
  • Techcrunch: Deezer Introduces Family Plan, $16 For Up To 6 People
  • TechCrunch: PicoCandy Begins Selling The First Paid-For Stickers For Facebook Messenger

Gaming

  • Bloomberg: Activision Gets Candy Crush in Tax-Saving $5.9 Billion Deal
  • SuperDataResearch: Asia Mobile Games Report 2016
  • The Beijinger: The Great Click Forward: PC Gaming in China Just Got a Whole Lot Better, and Cheaper
  • Animation Xpress: Understanding Rovio's "Angry Birds" deal with Idea