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BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M
Russian Carrier On Apple's High iPhone Pricing: "They're In Dictatorship Mode"

Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

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Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many subscribers in Africa, SMS is the only option for text-based communication on the go. And, to give residents a more consistent method for reading and responding to...
Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

Mozilla Plans Cheap Smartphones

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Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, plans to team up with phone manufacturers to launch smartphones priced below $50 in emerging markets....
Mozilla Plans Cheap Smartphones
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch

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RIM is struggling in the US, and to a lesser extent in Europe, but its presence in parts of Asia and the Middle East belie its faltering status in the West. Aware of the importance of emerging markets, RIM is working hard to prepare the ground for the upcoming launch...
RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch
Apple Working With NYPD to Track Stolen iPhones
Big Tech: Spies or No Spies, U.S. Companies Should Fear Huawei

Blackberry unveils budget BB10 phone

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Blackberry shows off the Q5 mobile phone, its first handset to use its new BB10 operating system which is specifically targeted at emerging markets....
Blackberry unveils budget BB10 phone
Ex-Intel executive comes out as Qualcomm's chief marketing officer -- and he loves mobile devices even more now

What Happens To Nokia If Windows Phone Dies? (NOK, MSFT)

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Nokia chose Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system over its Symbian platform for its newest smartphones. However, the company’s board chairman Risto Siilasmaa recently said that the company has a backup plan, just in case Windows Phone doesn’t work out. What is it? Forbes briefly suggested the backup plan could be Android, and we agree,...
What Happens To Nokia If Windows Phone Dies? (NOK, MSFT)

HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

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HTC unveiled the Desire 600 today, the first mid-range smartphone to be equipped with dual BoomSound speakers and run its new Sense 5 Android skin, including its Flipboard-inspired BlinkFeed home screen. The device offers a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display – no pixel resolution just yet – and runs on an unspecified...
HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

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In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of “accelerated growth”, eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where he’ll be charged with leading the management team and overseeing day-to-day operations, such as sales, marketing,...
Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth
Report: Google planning to develop wireless networks, low-cost Android devices for emerging markets

HTC: 'No plans' for low-end smartphone market push

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When all else fails, hit the burgeoning emerging markets with low-end smartphones to bump the figures. Except, struggling smartphone maker HTC thinks that would be beneath them....
HTC: 'No plans' for low-end smartphone market push
A plea to HP: make your mobile products pop

Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report

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The number of smartphones in use worldwide has passed the 1 billion mark for the first time, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which estimates the landmark was surpassed during the third quarter of 2012. Strategy Analytics believes that there were 708 million smartphones one year ago, during the third...
Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report

Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

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Bloomberg reports that Apple will for the first time begin accepting trade-ins on iPhones in its retail stores, encouraging users to upgrade to the latest models and seeking to boost sales. Apple will be partnering with recycling firm Brightstar to offer the program.Used iPhones collected in the U.S. will only...
Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

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ZTE is honing in on increased investment in 4G networks by China’s major telecom operators as it struggles to catch up with domestic rival Huawei Technologies, reports Reuters. ZTE and Huawei are expected to compete for most 4G network contracts with China’s three major carriers (China Mobile, China Unicom, and...
ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile

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T-Mobile has revealed that it will exclusively offer the Windows 8 powered Nokia 521 device on its 4G network in the U.S.  T-mobile has yet to announce availability and pricing but the 521 is expected to go on the market in late Spring or early summer. Nokia launched four new...
Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile
BlackBerry Q5: an entry level BlackBerry 10 handset (hands-on)

Nokia results: treading water for now, but Lumia sales are up

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It’s still hard to tell how much Nokia’s fortunes have turned around. Following a surprise return to profitability around the end of last year, the Finnish handset maker’s latest interim quarterly report show a continuation of underlying profitability – but its shareholders are still losing money. The company’s devices and...
Nokia results: treading water for now, but Lumia sales are up
'Google Free Zone' is how Google will gain its next billion users

Hands on: ZTE's entry-level Open phone with Firefox OS

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High-end smartphones typically dominate the news at Mobile World Congress, leaving us surprised by the amount of attention garnered by Mozilla's Firefox OS. Earlier this week we checked out Alcatel's One Touch Fire, and today we had a chance to try out ZTE's Open. Both are geared for emerging markets,...
Hands on: ZTE's entry-level Open phone with Firefox OS
BII REPORT: Why The Rise Of Phablets Matters
iPhoneDevSDK Details What Led to Apple, Facebook Hacking
Google's land grab extends to the 'next billion'

Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google now warns Chinese users if their search terms will trigger connection interruption Last week US search giant Google launched an initiative which warns users based...
Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

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Apple continues to show growth in China, reporting $6.8 billion in revenue in Q1 2013, a 66 percent growth year-over-year and 26 percent growth quarter-over-quarter. “It’s clear that China is our second largest region from data that we’ve given you, and it’s clear that there’s potential there,” CEO Tim Cook...
Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013
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