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Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?

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This year will be a breakout for LTE as sales of the 4G phones are expected to increase ten times over sales in 2011. The estimate, from research firm Strategy Analytics, notes that 2011 only saw 6.8 million sales of LTE smartphones, with tablets and hotspots adding another 5.5 million...
Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?
Sweden boasts the world's fastest 4G speeds; US ranks a lowly 8th
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Barclays buys 8,500 iPads in one of the biggest corporate tablet rollouts in the UK

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In what is believed to be one of the biggest rollouts of the iPad in the UK, Barclays Bank is to outfit its staff with more than 8,500 units of the Apple tablet in an effort to improve service levels, The Register reveals. A Barclays spokesperson confirmed that it was...
Barclays buys 8,500 iPads in one of the biggest corporate tablet rollouts in the UK

Bing Brings Its Revamped Social Sidebar To The iPad and iPad Mini

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A few days ago, Bing rolled out its redesigned social sidebar for the desktop and the company just announced that it is now also bringing this new design to its search results pages on the iPad. The new social sidebar – one of the marquee features of Microsoft’s search engine...
Bing Brings Its Revamped Social Sidebar To The iPad and iPad Mini
StubHub shows off 3D maps for mobile app and site, says open APIs coming soon

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.8 update slated for early 2013

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Company says existing users should begin seeing rollouts of the new Windows Phone 7.8 operating system across "as many devices as possible" by early 2013. [Read more]...
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.8 update slated for early 2013

Motorola Xoom WiFi gets first official dibs on Android 4.0.4

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Tales of leaked Android 4.0.4 builds have been told for months, and we've even heard whispers of 4.0.5 coming to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the very near future. We still haven't seen any official firmware rollouts of either version, until now. Owners of the Motorola Xoom WiFi should...
Motorola Xoom WiFi gets first official dibs on Android 4.0.4

Square clone Payleven hits UK, Brazil, confirms double-digit million funding

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Mobile payments company Payleven is expanding its operations from Germany to Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, and the UK – and today it confirmed a double-digit million euro funding round with New Enterprise Associates, Holtzbrinck Ventures, and ru-Net. Payleven, the Square clone backed by the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet and formerly known as ZenPay and EvoPay, has moved extremely fast since starting...
Square clone Payleven hits UK, Brazil, confirms double-digit million funding
Android 4.0 update for Xperia Arc and Neo now rolling out

Netflix rolls out on Windows Phone in Latin America, the U.K. and Ireland

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OK, now it really is available everywhere. Netflix put the finishing touches on mobile-device rollouts in the regions it’s aggressively expanding into. The company announced Wednesday that its streaming video service is now available on Windows Phone in Latin America, the U.K. and Ireland. Of course, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating...
Netflix rolls out on Windows Phone in Latin America, the U.K. and Ireland

Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

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Nokia is launching its music streaming service Nokia Music as an app for its Asha range of smartphones, giving users a new way to listen to an almost unlimited number of albums and singles. The service offers listeners a number of pre-generated playlists based on a particular artist or genre,...
Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday

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Today, Microsoft unveiled its response to the rise of Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets, and sharing, in the form of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Next week, Microsoft will unleash a new version of its category-leading Hotmail email service that carries the fight against Google from corporate IT departments onto...
All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday
StubHub shows off 3D maps for mobile app and site, says open APIs coming soon

Insurance club Pitzi starts expanding across Brazil, aims to reach one in three smartphone owners

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Mobile device insurance club Pitzi is expanding into four additional Brazilian states, the São Paulo-based startup announced today. As you may remember, Pitzi launched at the beginning of the year, and was nominated in the Best User Experience category at TNW Brazil Startup Awards. According to its founder, American entrepreneur...
Insurance club Pitzi starts expanding across Brazil, aims to reach one in three smartphone owners

With A 57.5% Share, Gingerbread Still The Top Android OS; Jelly Bean Climbs To 1.2%

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New data on the state of the Android ecosystem has been posted to Google’s Android Developers site. The big reveal? Gingerbread, the version of the Android mobile operating system released back in December 2010, is still leading with 57.5% of Android OS share. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is at 20.9%,...
With A 57.5% Share, Gingerbread Still The Top Android OS; Jelly Bean Climbs To 1.2%
European Parliament approves plan to free up 800MHz band for 4G

ASUS pushes Android 4.2 to Transformer Pad TF300, makes TF700 users wait

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Transformer Pad TF300 buyers may have had to compromise on screen resolution, but the little slab's software support is second to none -- ASUS just announced that its entry level Transformer Pad will be its first to taste Android 4.2.2. Customers in the United States can grab the Jelly...
ASUS pushes Android 4.2 to Transformer Pad TF300, makes TF700 users wait

OpenSignal Opens Up Its API For Crowdsourcing Mobile Signal Strength Maps

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We’re clearly entering a time when ‘big data’ is increasingly crowd-sourced information. There are few better examples of this than what OpenSignal (formerly known as OpenSignalMaps) is doing. Via it’s Android app which runs in the background and ‘sniffs’ for signal strength, it’s bringing transparency to those maps the mobile...
OpenSignal Opens Up Its API For Crowdsourcing Mobile Signal Strength Maps

Now Wrapp goes head to head with Samwers in Germany

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Social gifting service Wrapp is going where few others have succeeded before — by taking on the controversial Samwer brothers on their home territory. Wrapp, which allows people to send each other gifts and gift cards through Facebook, announced on Wednesday that it was now live in Germany, the latest...
Now Wrapp goes head to head with Samwers in Germany
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Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Europe Wants To Slash $77B Off Broadband Rollouts But Cutting Red Tape

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The European Commission wants half of the region’s households to have Internet connections of 100Mbps or more by 2020, with minimum connections of 30Mbps for everyone; so today it kicked off one part of the plan it has to get it there: cutting €60 billion ($77 billion) of red tape....
Europe Wants To Slash $77B Off Broadband Rollouts But Cutting Red Tape

Amazon, Warner deal brings Fringe, The West Wing to Prime Instant Video exclusively

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The battle between Amazon's Prime Instant Video and Netflix Watch Instantly continues to heat up, with Amazon following up a slew of rollouts on new devices like the Xbox 360 and the addition of a queue by locking up some exclusive TV content from Warner Bros. According to the...
Amazon, Warner deal brings Fringe, The West Wing to Prime Instant Video exclusively

On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

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Finding a better, low-power way to send data over long distance is crucial for tracking energy use and monitoring the health of an electric grid. On-Ramp Wireless has been tackling this challenge and now aims to raise nearly $30 million to commercialize its technology, according to its regulatory filing on Thursday....
On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

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Another step ahead for Facebook’s strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany, with further rollouts coming this year. The option of letting users bill things like virtual gifts and game credits...
Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

As Apple readies an iOS update, Google woos developers with new tools

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At the end of 2011, Google’s internal team in charge of the developer-facing bits of Google Play decided that it was time for an overhaul. The site was pretty bare bones, not much more than an upload form for apps with some basic stats. They then began a project that...
As Apple readies an iOS update, Google woos developers with new tools

WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he's stepping down

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Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to do likewise. According to The Wall Street Journal, Genachowski is expected to leave -- presumably as his term ends on June 30th. Granted, the departure isn't a shock to...
WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he's stepping down

Samsung announces Galaxy S 4 sales of 10 million, new colors coming this summer

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Just as CEO JK Shin predicted, Samsung has announced its new Galaxy S 4 has topped 10 million units sold in record time. That bets the 50 days it took the Galaxy S III to top the mark, along with 5 months for the Galaxy S II, and 7...
Samsung announces Galaxy S 4 sales of 10 million, new colors coming this summer
Samsung officially announces the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, rolling out globally starting next month
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