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US teens go mobile for Internet: survey

Most American teenagers use their phones to access the Internet, with one-fourth of them going online mostly on their mobile device.

US teens go mobile for Internet: survey
Tablet advertising leaves smartphones in the dust
Tablet advertising leaves smartphones in the dust

Mobile advertising is soaring and growing in sophistication, industry analysts say, but the money is pouring into tablets at a much faster rate than their smaller smartphone rivals.

Tablet advertising leaves smartphones in the dust
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Transparent film uses light to power phone batteries

A transparent film that costs just one euro ($1.30) to make could bring an end to the anguish of mobile phone users facing the dreaded dead-battery message.

Transparent film uses light to power phone batteries
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Lightning-fast mobile hits speed bump in Europe

Lightning-fast fourth generation mobile networks are spreading rapidly worldwide, led by the United States, Japan and South Korea, but Europe lags behind and its economic crisis could brake investment.

Lightning-fast mobile hits speed bump in Europe
Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique
Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique

As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in more than a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid and, they hope, cut the cost of logistics in disaster zones.

Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique
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Google boosts mobile ad campaigns

Google began Wednesday letting businesses target mobile ads based on how close smartphone users might be to shops or what they might be craving at certain times of day.

Google boosts mobile ad campaigns
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Samsung hits back at Ericsson in patent battle

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it had filed a complaint to seek a US import ban on some Ericsson products in an escalating patent battle with the Swedish mobile giant.

Samsung hits back at Ericsson in patent battle
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S. Korea's KT bids for Vivendi stake in Maroc

South Korean mobile operator KT said Wednesday it has submitted a preliminary bid for French group Vivendi's stake in Moroccan carrier Maroc in a deal estimated to be worth more than $7 billion.

S. Korea's KT bids for Vivendi stake in Maroc
Afghan women learn literacy through mobile phones
Afghan women learn literacy through mobile phones

Afghanistan has launched a new literacy programme that enables Afghan women deprived of a basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone.

Afghan women learn literacy through mobile phones
Nigeria Islamists claim phone company fires, threaten media
Nigeria Islamists claim phone company fires, threaten media

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on Thursday claimed a set of fires at telecom masts across the north, while threatening journalists with the Voice of America radio network.

Nigeria Islamists claim phone company fires, threaten media
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Phone app allows US users to film police activity

A US civil rights advocacy group has launched a free mobile phone application that allows users to record police activity discreetly, saying it will help boost police force accountability.

Phone app allows US users to film police activity
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iGoogle gets axed in shakeup

Google said Tuesday it was discontinuing its iGoogle page designed as Web "portal," saying it had become less relevant in the age of the mobile Internet.

iGoogle gets axed in shakeup
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Mobile telephony and fixed Internet grew by 1/3 in 2011

The Internet services industry grew by 53,2% as compared to 2010, with Internet services to households growing by 75.7%.

Mobile telephony and fixed Internet grew by 1/3 in 2011
    Kazakhstan Minister of Transport and Coomunications Askar Zhumagaliyev. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan Transport and Communications Ministry working on implementation of mobile payments

Kazakhstan Minister of Transport and Coomunications Askar Zhumagaliyev talked about implementation of mobile payments in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Transport and Communications Ministry working on implementation of mobile payments
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Kazakhstan will see 4G technology this year

The Ministry on Transport and Communication reports that 4G will be piloted in Almaty and Astana this year.

Kazakhstan will see 4G technology this year
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Tele2 to cover all Kazakhstan cities in 2012

In 2011 the Company’s customer base in this country reached 1.4 million people.

Tele2 to cover all Kazakhstan cities in 2012
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Kazakhtelecom sold 49% in GSM Kazakhstan to Europe

Kazakhtelecom has closed the deal on selling its 49-percent stake in GSM Kazakhstan.

Kazakhtelecom sold 49% in GSM Kazakhstan to Europe
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Kazakhtelecom sells 49% in GSM Kazakhstan to TeliaSonera

GSM Kazakhstan is a mobile carrier providing its services under the brandnames of Kcell, Activ, Vegaline.

Kazakhtelecom sells 49% in GSM Kazakhstan to TeliaSonera
Kazakhstan residents made over 50 million calls on the New Year's night
Kazakhstan residents made over 50 million calls on the New Year's night

Cell phone users in Kazakhstan made over 50 million calls on the New Year’s night and sent around 13 million text messages.

Kazakhstan residents made over 50 million calls on the New Year's night
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Kazakhstan considering introduction of mobile number portability

In the post-soviet area MNP is available in the Baltic States and Georgia.

Kazakhstan considering introduction of mobile number portability