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Apple mulling move into mobile payments
Apple mulling move into mobile payments

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal said Friday.

Apple mulling move into mobile payments
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BlackBerry shares lifted by big Pentagon contract

BlackBerry shares leapt more than nine percent Tuesday as the troubled Canadian smartphone maker got a boost from news of contract to supply the US military with 80,000 new handsets.

BlackBerry shares lifted by big Pentagon contract
China's biggest mobile firm starts Apple iPhone sales
China's biggest mobile firm starts Apple iPhone sales

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, on Friday started selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait in a key market for the US technology giant.

China's biggest mobile firm starts Apple iPhone sales
Apple fights for bigger slice of China smartphone pie
Apple fights for bigger slice of China smartphone pie

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung and homegrown competitors.

Apple fights for bigger slice of China smartphone pie
Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn

Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android
Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android

A new smartphone operating system developed by a global collaboration of tech firms to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be launched in the next few months.

Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android
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Philippines allows phone use on planes

The Philippines' civil aviation authority said Tuesday it would allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.

Philippines allows phone use on planes
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Prismatic social network follows interests

Prismatic chief Bradford Cross believes that online social networks should go beyond following people to pursuing interests.

Prismatic social network follows interests
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Apple poised to ship iPhones to China Mobile: report

China's biggest mobile carrier looks set to sell Apple's iPhone, hugely increasing the California-based company's distribution in the world's largest smartphone market.

Apple poised to ship iPhones to China Mobile: report
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Nokia to sell phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 bn euros

Beleaguered Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia will sell its mobile phone unit to US group Microsoft for 5.44 billion euros ($7.17 billion).

Nokia to sell phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 bn euros
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Facebook to buy firm specializing in voice translation

Facebook has agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a firm specializing in voice translation software, the two companies said Monday, without providing financial details of the transaction.

Facebook to buy firm specializing in voice translation
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Shift to mobile hits tech giants' bottom line

With the shift to mobile Internet gaining pace, some of the big tech firms are adapting and others are not.

Shift to mobile hits tech giants' bottom line
Mobile chip giant sees smartphone surprises ahead
Mobile chip giant sees smartphone surprises ahead

Leading mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm said Thursday that the next generation of smartphones will take another stride forward as the company reported robust quarterly earnings.

Mobile chip giant sees smartphone surprises ahead
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Scientists power mobile phone using urine

British scientists on Tuesday reported they had harnessed the power of urine and were able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the internet.

Scientists power mobile phone using urine
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AT&T to buy carrier Leap Wireless

AT&T announced plans Friday to buy mobile carrier Leap Wireless in a deal worth at least $4 billion, giving the telecom giant more spectrum and the Cricket prepaid phone franchise.

AT&T to buy carrier Leap Wireless
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3,000 iPhones and BlackBerries smuggled in Almaty

A container from the UAE supposedly carrying spare parts for cars contained over 3,000 contraband mobile phones and tablets.

3,000 iPhones and BlackBerries smuggled in Almaty
N. Korea may have up to 200 mobile launchers: report
N. Korea may have up to 200 mobile launchers: report

North Korea is now thought to have around twice as many mobile missile launchers as previously estimated by Seoul

N. Korea may have up to 200 mobile launchers: report
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'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4

Facebook fueled fresh talk Friday about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week.

'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4
Mobile shines in exploding world of games
Mobile shines in exploding world of games

The booming popularity of play on smartphones or tablet computers in a realm once dominated by videogame consoles was a hot theme at the major Game Developers Conference that ended here Friday.

Mobile shines in exploding world of games
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Bidding war erupts for Russian mobile operator

Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 on Thursday announced it had agreed to sell its Russian subsidiary to Russian state bank VTB.

Bidding war erupts for Russian mobile operator