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Google Play Music spreads to Australia, New Zealand and five European nations

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Google has been on something of a tear spreading its Google Play media services around the world; don't look now, but it's picking up the pace. The search giant is expanding Google Play Music today to cover Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Portugal. That small deluge...
Google Play Music spreads to Australia, New Zealand and five European nations
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In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

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On Monday, we wrote about a huge threat to Google and Apple that you've probably never heard of: Aliyun, a mobile operating system from Chinese Internet company Alibaba. It's a huge threat because Aliyun is increasingly popular in China. That's scary to Google for two reasons: The Chinese Internet is already...
In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

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Dangling WiFi-carrot meet your BlackBerry-made stick: the Z10. Perhaps because its user base has traditionally courted strong enterprise support -- a lot that typically overlaps with the jet set -- BlackBerry's offering an incentive to adopters of its BB 10 pearl, granting gratis Gogo-powered internet access for all domestic...
BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

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It was just a month ago that North Korea started allowing mobile internet access to visitors (while still restricting it from citizens), but now a tour group says that program has ended. First reported by North Korea Tech, a post on the Koryo Group site indicates that tourists can...
North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

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Cisco predicts that, by 2017, smartphones and tablets will consume three times more data on service providers networks than the entire, desktop Internet. What are the ramifications for this massive adoption? Cisco answers those questions and more in its annual report on the growth of the mobile Internet.Mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold...
Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

Google+ Hangouts app hands-on

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Google's new, unified Hangouts platform focuses heavily on its mobile apps, which give Android and iOS users a common platform for text and video chats. In theory, they're the cure for the consistency problems Google's messaging systems have faced for years. But are they the fixes we've all been...
Google+ Hangouts app hands-on
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MetroPCS unveils 'simpler' 4G plans with unlimited data for $60

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MetroPCS has just announced new 4G LTE data plans for those who don't want to keep one eye on data usage or try to decipher the complexity of other offerings. You'll get unlimited talk and text with all three, and unlimited, 2.5GB and 500MB of 4G LTE hustle for...
MetroPCS unveils 'simpler' 4G plans with unlimited data for $60

Stitcher overhauls its Android app to dovetail with Google's interface world

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Stitcher's Android app can do many things with radio and podcasts, but one thing it hasn't done lately is blend in -- its interface is out of sync with a platform that has had its own distinct style for more than two years. A major remake today helps make...
Stitcher overhauls its Android app to dovetail with Google's interface world

FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

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You may not be very familiar with mFoundry's name, but you'll probably know its work if you're reading this site: it's part of a deal with MasterCard for NFC-based mobile payments, powers many banking apps and wrote the earliest mobile app code for Starbucks. As such, it's no small...
FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

Twitter revamps its iPad app for expanded content, adds header photos and image streams

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Twitter's iPad app is sometimes the neglected stepchild of its mobile app family: newer features usually come to the Android and iPhone versions first and are handed down to the iPad later, if they come at all. The company is making amends for that in style with a major...
Twitter revamps its iPad app for expanded content, adds header photos and image streams

'MyXperia' trademark filing suggests Sony might launch its own cloud service

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There's no shortage of cloud storage sites and apps, but it looks like Sony might be trying to get a little more involved in ethereal storage. According to this European trademark filing spotted by Juggly, Sony Mobile has staked a claim to MyXperia, outlining that the service (or mobile...
'MyXperia' trademark filing suggests Sony might launch its own cloud service

Instagram, Twitter posts begin to flow from North Korean 3G network

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This week, tourists (and at least one reporter) visiting North Korea began accessing the web directly from their smartphones, through the country's Koryolink 3G network. Associated Press journalist Jean H. Lee has been tweeting from Pyongyang since Monday, though she didn't get around to detailing the service until yesterday....
Instagram, Twitter posts begin to flow from North Korean 3G network

Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum

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Just ahead of the auction set to start in January 2013, UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed the networks gunning for next-generation spectrum. Alongside familiar names like Telefonica (O2), Vodafone, EE and Hutchison (which powers Three), Niche Spectrum Ventures (a BT subsidiary), HKT and MLL will also be looking to...
Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum

Chinese ministry says Google 'controls too much' of its smartphone market

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China and Google just can't seem to get along. The country's ministry is the latest to take issue with el Goog, stating that it has too much control within the smartphone industry because of its Android OS and is discriminating against local rivals. China's Ministry of Industry and Information...
Chinese ministry says Google 'controls too much' of its smartphone market

Digital: The new reality

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This is a guest post by Harald Timmer, Senior Executive at Accenture Netherlands. We are organizing our TNW CxO Summit, a four-hour conference aimed at senior executives, leading thinkers, creators and founders from the worlds of Internet, mobile, technology, media, finance and entertainment, in cooperation with Accenture. The Next Web...
Digital: The new reality

Mastercard previewing smartphone internet payment system with in-person security strength

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Mastercard is already a big fish in the still tiny NFC contactless payment pond, and now it wants to take that same technology to a veritable ocean -- internet sales. The plastic purveyor is tag-teaming with ING in the Netherlands for PayPass-based smartphone internet payments that would have a...
Mastercard previewing smartphone internet payment system with in-person security strength

Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

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Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Lovine have appointed former Topspin boss Ian Rogers as CEO, specifically with the task...
Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV

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The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, has condemned social media as a "the worst menace to society" following a weekend of anti-government demonstrations across his country. He singled out the "scourge" of Twitter in particular, since protestors have been using that platform to share information and vent anger at...
Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV

Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

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The international mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot more interesting. While Xcom Global's offerings are still broader, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major way. Previously reserved for European nations, the upstart is now serving a full 50 nations, adding Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Singapore,...
Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

Nokia CEO: You can’t really call it a mobile industry. Internet & mobile are converging. PC & cellphone r merging http://wp.me/p4P8c-t03

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Nokia CEO: You can’t really call it a mobile industry. Internet & mobile are converging. PC & cellphone r merging http://wp.me/p4P8c-t03

Verizon Cloud backup service rolling out for Android, comes soon to iOS

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Smartphone owners have no shortage of cloud-based safety nets, whether it's Google's services, iCloud or any number of file sync providers. Few of these come from the carrier, however, and Verizon is gambling that its now-deploying Verizon Cloud service will serve as a crutch for anyone replacing a phone...
Verizon Cloud backup service rolling out for Android, comes soon to iOS

Yahoo confirms acquisition of Tumblr, but will run it as a 'separate business'

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Hot on the heels of yesterday's rumors, Yahoo and Tumblr have jointly announced a "definitive agreement" for the former to acquire the latter for $1.1 billion. The agreement makes it clear that Tumblr will be "independently operated as a separate business" with its own branding and line of development....
Yahoo confirms acquisition of Tumblr, but will run it as a 'separate business'

European Commission clears Vodafone, Telefonica UK and Everything Everywhere's mobile wallet and advertising plans

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Everything Everywhere's been keeping itself plenty busy on the mobile wallet frontier and its involvement with the slow-burning alliance with Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone has finally been given a nod of approval from the European Commission. The joint venture aims to "remove a number of barriers" that are...
European Commission clears Vodafone, Telefonica UK and Everything Everywhere's mobile wallet and advertising plans
New FBI unit tasked with making Web and mobile communications easier to spy on

HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st

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While there are signs HTC's fortunes might turn a corner through the launch of the One, few would doubt that its finances could use some streamlining. The company has just outlined one of the ways it will be pinching pennies: it's closing its Watch movie stores in Denmark, Italy,...
HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st
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Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 into the wild, alongside per-window private browsing for nightlies

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We knew it was en route, and now developers anxious to try out potential apps for Firefox OS can finally get to cracking without the need to source any additional hardware. The 1.0 build of the Firefox OS Simulator enables devs to test their programs for the outfit's new...
Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 into the wild, alongside per-window private browsing for nightlies

Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote

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Springpad may lack Evernote's commercial clout, but it makes up for it in a number of ways -- not least with free-of-charge features like offline access from its mobile apps (which certain rivals charge for) and Pinterest-style sharing options. The interface hasn't been a particular strong point, but that...
Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote
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