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Global mobile news roundup, December 8th

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This week.. Instagram experiments with a standalone messaging apps, Pinterest integrates deeper with Facebook, Google makes a play for mobile Internet market in India and much more…

It happened to Facebook, and now it’s happening to Instagram. Today, the Zuckerberg empire is launching a standalone messaging app for Instagram called Direct. As The Verge reports, it’s technically a test and will only be available in six markets — Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Uruguay.

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Global mobile news round-up December 1st

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping, WeChat’s entertainment empire, Black Friday & mobile, China to Become World Leader in 5G… and much more.

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK.

It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4 million UK users by bypassing privacy settings on their iPhones.

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Global Mobile news round-up, 10th November

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Global Mobile News round-up – This week.. Mobile phone tracking data ‘could replace census questions’ in the UK, how retail has the edge on mobile payments, Uber and rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation, Tencent could play a role redesigning Snapchat following $2B investment and much more.

Thousands of people have had their movements tracked by the Office for National Statistics to see if they can find out where they live and work.

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Global mobile news round-up, 3rd November

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In this week’s global mobile news roundup.. Malaysia probes massive data leak, Razer phone is a gaming powerhouse, ad fraud challenges China market and much more…

The Malaysian authorities are probing a mobile data breach involving more than 46 million users after attempts to sell the information surfaced online nearly two weeks ago.

Customer data of major Malaysian mobile telecommunications service providers, including Maxis, Celcom and Digi, as well as mobile virtual network operators, are believed to have been stolen between 2014 and 2015, according to an update by Lowyat.net, a local technology news website that first alerted the authorities to the security breach on Oct. 19.

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Global mobile news round up 20th October

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. the ‘First 5G mobile net connection’ has been claimed by Qualcomm, 5G is set to give a boost to European mobile business, are telcos providing your number, wearables add security to voice activated devices and much more…

Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip…

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Global mobile news round-up, October 13th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Mobile OS no longer a focus for Microsoft, T-Mobile customer data plundered, rising phone prices leads to boom in second hand market, Puerto Rico phone services to be restored by Google balloons and much more…

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions. The company’s Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a “focus”.

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Global mobile news round-up, October 6th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. The biggest announcements from Google’s event, Brazil sees drop in mobile lines, UK punishes WhatsApp over e2e, mobile ad spend set to grow by double digits in India and much more…

Google’s Pixel event today confirmed a lot of leaks and rumors, but it also held some surprises and software upgrades developed with machine learning. Marking its second year making hardware, Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; an interesting new camera called Google Clips; a new Google Home Mini and Max; a Pixelbook, and an updated Google Daydream.

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Global mobile news round-up September 29th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Indian Mobile Congress underway in New Delhi, Tinder may know more about you thank you think, Delta adds free messaging to its WiFi-enabled flights, Uber’s London woes boost rival taxi apps and much more…

Indian Mobile Congress, country’s first Mobile, Internet and Technology expo kicked off on September 27 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The event started off from 27 September to 29 September and will be attended by over 500 startups and over 2,000 delegates from India and other countries.

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Global mobile news round-up September 22nd

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal, Face ID’s Ripple Effects Already Appearing in Mobile Industry, Vodafone preparing bid for Zambia mobile license, WhatsApp refused access to UK Government and much more…

Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business.
Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant.
The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.

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Global mobile news round-up August 25th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Users abandon iPhone app over location data controversy, PayPal plans full-on mobile payment App , Japanese cellphone maker calls it quits, NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia and much more…

AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention.

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