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The changing face of mobile photography

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Mobile phone photography has come a long way since the first grainy iPhone shots started a phenomenon. [Read more]...
The changing face of mobile photography

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

Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

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Skype users in Russia can now buy additional credit for making calls worldwide using their mobile phone, thanks to a direct operator billing service being offered by Mach. Users can now buy Skype Credit at any time through a browser-based transaction which the firm describes as “secure, seamless and convenient.” The...
Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

Visa expands digital wallet V.me access to 55 million customers

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Visa said Tuesday that it has expanded its digital wallet service V.me to an additional 53 banks and 23 merchant partners. About 55 million cardholders now can use V.me for their online shopping. V.me is a wallet service that aims to make it easier to pay for goods online....
Visa expands digital wallet V.me access to 55 million customers

Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory

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Sony said its current round of job cuts will include workers in its struggling TV business and at its headquarters in Tokyo, and it will close a mobile phone and lens factory in central Japan....
Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches A Redesign To Make One-Click Shopping Even Easier

That $1B for Instagram? It's 23M Shares of Facebook + $300M in Cash (and a $200M Termination Fee)

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Here is a relevant and juicy new detail buried deep in the new S-1 document Facebook just filed: In April 2012, we entered into an agreement to acquire Instagram, Inc., which has built a mobile phone-based photo-sharing service, for approximately 23 million shares of our common stock and $300 million...
That $1B for Instagram? It's 23M Shares of Facebook + $300M in Cash (and a $200M Termination Fee)
Motorola Mobility posts $86 million loss in Q1 on $3.1 billion in revenue, ships 8.9 million phones

Samsung buys CSR's mobile technology

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Samsung has bought the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and location technology portfolio of chipmaker CSR, it was announced today. Reuters reported this morning that the South Korean smartphone maker had completed the deal, paying $310 million for CSR's portfolio. The move brings Samsung's capabilities more in line with those of chipmaker Qualcomm,...
Samsung buys CSR's mobile technology

Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

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Restaurants just love to put Flash intros with auto-playing music and animations on their front pages. If you are trying to look at a one of these sites on your mobile browser without Flash, chances are there is no way to bypass the animation and get to the information you...
Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

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Did you know that the majority of Android users in China are on a 2G network? That about 44% of Android users in China use HTC phones? That almost 14% of iPhone users in China have spent $10-$20 on paid apps, with 9% spending more than $50? China has the...
[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

Here's How Much Facebook Is Expected To Make In Mobile Ad Revenue Per Quarter (FB)

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Facebook could make $300 million per quarter from its mobile ads, according to a research note from J.P.Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, and mobile revenue could eventually exceed that of its existing desktop revenues. Almost all of Facebook's ad revenue -- $872 million in Q1 2012 -- currently comes from its...
Here's How Much Facebook Is Expected To Make In Mobile Ad Revenue Per Quarter (FB)

China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch

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China Mobile has suspended account registrations for its Jego service, less than a month after it was quietly launched as a competitor to Skype. China Mobile International – a global-focused China Mobile subsidiary – announced the suspension of new account registrations for Jego over the weekend, and has also disabled Jego-to-Jego...
China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch

In Which NY Times Reporter Jenna Wortham Accidentally Reveals How She Violated Both The CFAA & The DMCA

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Over the past few months and weeks there's been much greater attention paid to both the CFAA and the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA, and how both are in need of serious reform. The attention to anti-circumvention was galvanized around the fact that unlocking your mobile phone became illegal again,...
In Which NY Times Reporter Jenna Wortham Accidentally Reveals How She Violated Both The CFAA & The DMCA

'I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks'

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Dog – the star of Text From Dog – takes time out from annoying his owner to give his thoughts on technology ... and baconWhat's your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life?I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks. It's pretty awesome but I suppose it...
'I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks'

iPhone 5 Launch Props Up Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Samsung Keeps Rolling

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Research firm IDC yesterday released its estimates of global mobile phone and smartphone shipments for the third quarter of 2012, revealing that the iPhone 5 launch helped Apple gain market share over the year-ago period that saw customers holding out for the iPhone 4S launch. The few days of iPhone...
iPhone 5 Launch Props Up Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Samsung Keeps Rolling

Plans to extend free 0800 calls

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Free calls to 0800 telephone numbers will be extended to anyone using a mobile phone, under plans announced by the regulator....
Plans to extend free 0800 calls

VIDEO: Coffee shop stirs etiquette debate

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A coffee shop in Norwich is refusing to serve any customer who places an order whilst talking on a mobile phone....
VIDEO: Coffee shop stirs etiquette debate
'Google Free Zone' is how Google will gain its next billion users

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic

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Mobile Web browsing continues to take off, with smartphones and tablets accounting for 20 percent of Web traffic in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report. The analysis, from online advertising network Chitika, finds that those stodgy old PCs still produce just under 80 percent of Web traffic,...
Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic

Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone

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Handset due to arrive in mid-2013, according to Bloomberg -- the latest in a long string of reports the social-networking giant was ready to dial up mobile presence. [Read more]...
Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone

Mozilla teases 'Something Big' for Android Firefox

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Mozilla looks to be getting ready to make a major announcement regarding Firefox on Android next week. A tweet from the Firefox team at Mozilla hints at new developments for the Firefox browser on Google's mobile operating system. The tweet, released early Friday evening, simply tells readers that "something BIG"...
Mozilla teases 'Something Big' for Android Firefox

Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

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It’s so simple and disruptive I wonder why others haven’t really tried it. Droplet is a mobile money app on iOS that lets you load cash onto your phone and send payments to anyone – including participating retailers – for free, via email. Unlike mobile payment companies like Square, iZettle...
Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

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The law is on your side - and so is Amazon's guaranteeI bought a mobile phone via Amazon Marketplace in March. I have never received it and contacted the company, which informed me it uses a parcel firm for deliveries. The delivery firm claims the phone was signed for at...
Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?
Google's land grab extends to the 'next billion'
LogMeIn Prepares To Take On Dropbox & Box With Launch Of Cloud Storage Service Cubby

Microsoft gives $75,000 to team building cloud-based stethoscope

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StethoCloud, designed by students in Australia, includes a stethoscope that connects to a mobile phone, allowing the user to upload breath recordings to a cloud service to help detect pneumonia. [Read more]...
Microsoft gives $75,000 to team building cloud-based stethoscope

HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%

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If your mobile site still mostly consists of static pages, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. According to new data from Usablenet, adding just a few interactive elements could increase your users’ engagement with your site significantly. Usablenet, which describes itself as a “technology platform for mobile and multichannel customer...
HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%
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